Rural Jobs Round Up: November 2016

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Norette Ferns

In Rural Jobs Round Up, you can find out about some current vacancies in rural Scotland and rural development jobs.

Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme Support Officer (Temporary)

  • Location: Kirkbank House,English Street
  • Salary: £18,696 - £20,142 per year
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Contract type: Temporary position

LEADER is seeking a confident, out-going individual to assist the LEADER Programme Manager in the delivery of the LEADER 2014-2020 Local Development Strategy and support functions of the Programme.

You will bring knowledge of working in an office environment, working to tight deadlines and processing of financial documentation. Experience of working with web-based newsletter management systems e.g. Mail Chimp and web site content maintenance would be an advantage.

You must be educated to SVQ Level 2 or equivalent.

This post is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Union – LEADER 2014-2020 programme.

For further information please contact: Nicola Hill, LEADER Programme Manager on 01387 260028 or email:

Visit the My Job Scotland website for full information and to apply.

Closing date: 8 November 2016

Tiree Ranger - Tiree Community Development Trust

  • 35 hours per week 
  • Salary – £24,000 

Tiree Community Development Trust is seeking a Ranger to work with the Access Steering Group to develop the Tiree Ranger Service, Nàdair Thiriodh. 

Evening and weekend work will be required especially during summer months, however general working hours can be flexible and time off in lieu arranged. 

Please visit the Tiree Community Development Trust website for the job description and application form.

If you need any further details or wish to discuss the role then please don’t hesitate to email or call 01879 220 074.

Closing date: 5pm on 25 November 2016

Development Manager - Clusters - Highlands & Islands Enterprise

  • Fixed Term - two years
  • Location: Inverness, Fort William or Golspie
  • Salary: £21,290 - £23,870 per annum, excellent benefits package

Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) have an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager to assist in the delivery of a key European Project entitled CLUSTERS3.

You will be responsible for providing a contribution towards the delivery of the priorities within the Scotland Economic Strategy as well as ensuring that the internal Sectors, Innovation and Programme targets are delivered in line with HIE’s objectives.

You will also lead on projects with clients and partner organisations to improve the conditions of business growth across the region, representing HIE at external meetings with clients, partners and stakeholders. You will also collaborate with partner organisations to deliver key projects which make a positive difference for businesses and social enterprises wishing to operate in international markets.

You will bring excellent relationship building skills, negotiating and influencing skills and be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines. Previous experience in managing EU projects is desirable but not essential.

Visit the HIE website for more information.

Closing date: 16 November 2016

Forestry Commission Scotland - various vacancies

Forestry Commission Scotland are currently recruiting for a number of posts in Scotland including:

  • Assistant Area Land Agent - Blackburn - closing date 13 November
  • Assistant Area Land Agent - Galloway, preferably Newton Stewart - closing date 13 November
  • Estates Craftsperson - Inveraray - closing date 14 November
  • Research worker x 2 - NRS Roslin and Lairg - closing date 16 November

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website for more information.