Rural Jobs Round-up: July 2018

Hannah Downey

Dumfries & Galloway Local Action Group

Project Manager, Crawick Multiverse, Sanquhar

Salary: £36,000

Crawick Multiverse, funded by the Duke of Buccleuch and designed by Charles Jencks, is a major land restoration and art project in Dumfries & Galloway which has utilised landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into a space for people to walk, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

This role will involve managing a key and exciting project in the development of a world-class & innovative science/art visitor experience and events space in the heart of Sanquhar at the currently derelict Glove Factory.

An understanding and/or experience of master-planning in a project management context will be a distinct advantage.

Interested? To request a role description and for details of how to apply please contact the HR team at

Closing Date: 20th July 2018


Scottish Government,

Rural Payments & Inspections Division, Administrative Officer, Portree

Salary: £18,392 - £20,732


RPID are currently seeking applications for an Administrative Officer within the Rural Payments & Inspections Division based in Portree. 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.

Portree Area Office is part of a network of local offices within the Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate of the Scottish Government. We are responsible for the administration of agricultural grant & subsidy schemes, processing casework on behalf of the Crofters Commission & management of the 7 Scottish Ministers Estates on the Isles of Skye & Raasay. This post is a key support role in the duties referred to above.

Closing Date: 31st July 2018, midnight


Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) - various vacancies

Communications Officer - media – Edinburgh, closing date 30th July at midnight.

Communications Officer – Web & Digital – Edinburgh or Inverness, closing date 30th July at midnight.

Peatland Action Project Manager – Across Scotland, closing date 31st July at midnight


Forestry Commission – various vacancies

Head of Estate Development – Edinburgh/Inverness, closing date 30th July

Visitor Experience and Design Planning Manager – Edinburgh/Inverness, closing date 29th July

Contract Officer – Edinburgh/Inverness, closing date 2nd August

Wildlife ranger – Tay Forest, Central Scotland, closing date 30th July

Forest Soils Surveyor – Dumfries, closing date 5th August

Marketing and Sales Administrative Officer – Inverness, closing date 5th August

Forest Management Works Supervisor – Maybole, closing date 5th August

Machine Operator – Banchory, closing date 15th August

Forest Management and Stewardship Forester – Newton Stewart, closing date 15th August


Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), various vacancies

Senior Policy Officer –  Choice from multiple locations, closing date 10th August

Senior Information Officer – Stirling, closing date 29th July

Unit Manager (Response, Enforcement, Development and Innovation) – Aberdeen/Holytown, closing date 29th July

Senior Policy Officer – Holytown, closing date 29th July

Head of Ecology – Flexible location, closing date 5th August