Rural Jobs Round-Up | February 2019

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Hannah Downey


  • Full time 35 hrs per week, fixed term appointment (until 31/12/20).
  • Salary £25,750

Solway Firth Partnership is seeking applications for the post of Project Officer for the SMILE (Solway Marine Information Learning Environment) Project. The Project Officer will be an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated person who will deliver the remaining two years of the three year SMILE project, developing and using novel methodology for engaging with the public / local communities / sectoral groups around the Solway to both raise awareness of marine planning and to gather local knowledge and information on sectors within the Solway. The successful candidate will have a relevant degree (or equivalent qualifications) and appropriate experience in a related field; a wide understanding of Dumfries and Galloway’s coastal/marine stakeholders; excellent organisational and communication skills; good IT skills; experience of using social media to engage with the public; and a flexible and enthusiastic approach. A full driving licence with use of a vehicle is required.

This post is supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund through the Scottish Government and the European Union.

For further information or to download an application pack for this post visit the website,

The closing date for applications is 12.00noon on Wednesday 13 February 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 25 February 2019. Candidates will be informed by Monday 18 February if they are going to be called for interview.




  • Location flexible
  • 6 months contract, salary £20,000 inc. expenses

CHArts is an emerging culture, heritage and arts network for Argyll and the Isles of 400 members.

It will support and promote an impactful and high quality network of Culture Heritage and Arts practitioners and organisations, placing the network at the forefront of market trends and opportunities. It will support its network to be innovative and enterprising while being resilient to future change, providing space and capacity for collaboration and shared learning.

They are seeking an experienced, visionary Development Manager who will help them drive this ambition forward providing;

  • Proven Management experience
  • Driving ambition
  • Strategic management
  • Leadership and Communication

For further details and job description, please click here.

Or Visit the CHArts website here

Please note interviews will be held on Monday the 25th February in Helensburgh.




  • Full time, 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24580 - £27515

The Scottish Government are currently seeking applications for Agricultural Officers within the Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID) based in various Area Offices throughout Scotland. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

RPID is a large Division within the Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate with around 600 staff who are based throughout Scotland including Saughton House, Edinburgh as well as in our 16 area offices.  We are responsible for the implementation and delivery of grants, subsidies and Government policies to the rural sector. We inspect agricultural land and livestock to ensure compliance with regulations, make payments worth around £650m per annum.

Agricultural Officers work within RPID and undertake a wide range of duties, mainly connected with agriculture and environmental legislation and with Government schemes for the benefit of Scottish agriculture.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Bill Dundas who can be reached at or 0300 244 9340.

​You can find more information here.

The deadline for applications is 19th February 2019 at midnight.




  • Galashiels
  • ​Salary: TBC

Applications are now welcome for the Centre Director role for The Great Tapestry of Scotland, the nationally-significant attraction set to be housed in a purpose-built setting for the first time in Galashiels. 

Charity Live Borders is offering a career-defining role to a talented manager with the skills and experience to operate this major addition to the tourism sector in the Scottish Borders.

For further information please contact for an application pack quoting job reference 0377. The closing date for applications is 8 February 2019.  Interviews are expected to be held on 25/26 February 2019.




  • Forfar, Angus
  • Seasonal
  • ​Salary: TBC

The team at Greenhillock Glamping are looking for an active and enthusiastic couple or pair of friends with a can-do attitude and great customer service to join their team for the 2019 season to assist with the operation of their eco-camping  site. Applicants should work well under pressure and as part of a team, be able to work under their own initiative and prepared to work varied hours. Previous experience in a similar role is preferred but not essential if you have a willingness to learn, enthusiasm, flexibility, a sense of humour and an ability to tactfully deal with problems. Still interested? Then click here for more information and details of how to apply. The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 18th Feb.




  • Salary: £36,328 – £43,923
  • Longman House, Inverness

The purpose of this role is to lead the Commission’s programme of good practice to deliver practical implementation of the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, delivering a proactive programme of promotion, advice, codes and guidance that informs and influences practice on the ground. This post will report to the Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities/Tenant Farming.

Closing date: 5pm on 11 February 2019


  • Salary: £36,328 – £43,923
  • Location: Longman House, Inverness

The purpose of this role is to support the Head of Policy and Research in delivering the Land Commission’s programme of work, with a particular focus on our Land for Housing and Development priority. The successful candidate will be expected to lead project delivery on a number of priority work-streams:

  • vacant and derelict land – we have established a cross sector task force to significantly reduce the amount of vacant and derelict land in Scotland;
  • land value capture – we are investigating options for capturing more of the publicly created uplifts in land values to help fund infrastructure delivery; and
  • public interest led development – we are looking at ways of encouraging a more proactive approach to delivering major development.

The successful candidate will also be required to make a proactive contribution to the strategic direction of the areas of work in which they are involved and build relationships with key stakeholders in relevant sectors.
This post reports to the Head of Policy and Research.

Visit the Scottish Land Commission website for more information.

Closing date: 5pm on 11 February 2019




Deadline 10th February 2019


Deadline 10th February 2019


Deadline 25th February 2019


Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Various vacancies:

  • Graduate Trainee
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Senior Engagement & Customr Service Officer (Flooding)
  • Principal Policy Officer (Innovation)
  • Specialist II

Please visit the SEPA website for more information.