Rural Jobs Round up - January

Katharine Johnston

Check out the latest rural job opportunities in Scotland.


Trees & Timber Apprenticeships x 6 - Forestry Commission (Forest Research)

The Forestry Commission is looking to take on 6 Trees & Timber Aprentices.  The role is based in Newton Research Office, Newton Nursery, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 8XR. You will be attending lectures at Inverness College throughout the duration of the 18 month modern apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship offers an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of skills working in forests and other land habitats whilst working towards a SCQF Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Level 5 qualification in Trees and Timber. The role involves manual work outdoors in all weathers in the forest environment. 

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Sunday 4th February 2024.

More information and how to apply here.


Environmental Consultant x 3 - Caledonian Climate

Caledonian Climate are looking to bring Environmental Consultants into their team who are passionate about delivering peatland restoration projects across Scotland, to help tackle the global climate crisis and reverse biodiversity loss. You will work with landholders and businesses alike to design and implement landscape scale peat wetland restoration projects across Scotland. They are looking for people with competency using GIS software, applying for Peatland Action funding, and working with The Peatland Code. You should understand the Scottish landscape and be fluent at communicating and liaising with clients and other stakeholders. 

A full job description and how to apply can be found here.


Work from Anywhere Chief Executive Officer Opportunity - South West Mull and Iona Development (SWMID)

South West Mull and Iona Development (SWMID) is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead them in a critical and exciting time of shaping the future of the organisation.

As Chief Executive Officer, you will provide effective and strategic leadership in delivering SWMID’s approach to sustainably growing the organisation. Reporting to the Board of Directors and in collaboration with the staff team, you will also be responsible for implementing and communicating SWMID’s strategy and will work to maintain a resilient business and funding model.

Closing date:  Midnight on Sunday 18th February 2024. 

More information and how to apply here.


Seasonal Staff - Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles have full- and part- time opportunities for seasonal staff this year. In joining the team at Armadale you will be a key part of welcoming our visitors, ensuring they have a great experience and being on hand to provide friendly assistance. Each of these roles offers £13 per hour + end of season bonus.

Visit their website here for full details of roles available and how to apply.


Digital Communications Officer [maternity cover] - Nature Friendly Farming Network

Nature Friendly Farming Network are recruiting a highly organised and experienced Digital Communications Officer to provide maternity cover from February 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a fast-paced environment where you can drive positive change within food, farming and land use.

The successful applicant will support the Communications Manager and play a key role in daily communications and digital media, including social media and website. This role will directly lead the weekly delivery of NFFN’s member newsletter, so experience with MailChimp and graphic design tools, such as Adobe Express and Canva, is essential.

Closing date: Midnight, 29th January 2024

Find out more about this post here.


Development Officer - Carsphairn Community Trust

This post is part-time for 3 years and is funded by Carsphairn Renewable Energy Fund Ltd. (CREFL). The successful candidate will be employed by CCT and will join a team of Trustees and Directors in helping to develop projects run by both Carsphairn Community Trust (CCT) and Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd. (CCW).

Carsphairn Community Woodland Limited is committed to acquiring, developing and managing local woodlands in a sustainable and environmentally sound way for the long-term benefit of the local community.

The postholder will contribute towards the delivery of the Trust and Woodland’s strategies, Operational Plans and overall objectives by delivering a suite of projects, activities and events approved by the boards to meet budget and outcome targets.

Closing date: Friday 16 February 2024

More information and how to apply here.


Various roles - Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust have a variety of roles advertised on their website at the moment for the Wild Strathfillan Project. 

Head to their website here for further details on the roles. 


Various roles - Highlands & Islands Climate Hub

Would you like to like to join a team committed to community led climate action? There are roles available in Shetland, Orkney and Skye and Lochalsh.

Head to their website here for further details on the roles.