Rural Jobs Round Up: November 2020

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Katharine Johnston

Find out about some current rural development jobs and vacancies in rural areas.

Development Manager - John O’Groats Mill Trust 

The John O'Groats Mill Trust are looking for an experienced and dedicated Development Manager (an individual or organisation) to work with the Trust to lead on the development and regeneration of the Mill into a Community Hub and Visitor Attraction.

Salary of £56,064 over two years. Contract – based on a work commitment of 26 hours per week. They are looking to award the contract to an enthusiastic, patient and community focused individual or team to take this exciting project forward. The successful candidate will have a knowledge and understanding of community-based projects, the capability of establishing proactive links with members of the community, local businesses, young people and appropriate organisations. Knowledge of the local area is desirable but an understanding of the issues affecting remote rural communities is essential. The successful candidate or organisation will work with the Board of Directors to play a leading and co-ordinating role in securing funding that will take the project to the next stages in its development. 

Closing date for applications is 23rd November with interviews held in early December.

Further Information and how to apply here.


Finance and Office ManagerGalloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere 

The UNESCO Biosphere is just entering an exciting period of sustained growth both in staff numbers and initiatives that support local communities, businesses and land managers in delivering the sustainability ethos of the Biosphere.

The Finance and Office Manager is the first of a series of new positions to be appointed who will join the existing Biosphere Manager and Business Development Lead Officer in growing the organisation.

The role will be responsible for taking the lead in setting up the Biosphere as a new independent business, putting in place the processes and policies that will enable us to employ staff and deliver projects that will see the Biosphere grow to become one of the key environmental influencers in SW Scotland.

With a projected turnover of £0.5m – £0.8m each year they are looking for a someone who can bring their financial expertise, knowledge of HR, office management and communication skills to help ensure the Biosphere really is the success it deserves to be.

Closing Date for Applications is 20th November 2020

Visit the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere website for full details


Various vacancies - Forestry and Land Scotland

Forestry and Land Scotland are currently recruiting for a number of posts including:

  • Wildlife Management Support Officer
  • Trees & Timber Modern Apprenticeship
  • Finance Administrative Officer
  • Procurement Modern Apprenticeship

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website to find out more about these posts and to view other civil service vacancies.