Rural Jobs Round Up: October 2019

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Norette Ferns

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

General Manager - Timber Frame Manufacturing - Glennon Brothers

  • Location: Troon
  • Salary: £55,000 - £60,000

Glennon Brothers is a leading timber processor in the UK & Ireland with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. One of its key business units to realising this growth potential is Alexander Timber Design (ATD). ATD manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the housebuilding sector.

Due to continuous growth, Alexander Timber Design is now looking to appoint a General Manager to manage and co-ordinate the activities of the timber frame business through the achievement production metrics including throughput, changeover times, minimising downtime and driving ongoing improvement.

Go to the S1 jobs website for more information.

Closing date: 18 October

Enterprise Facilitator -- The Bridge

  • 3-month post (can be freelance)
  • £24,736 (35 hours per week)

Funded until 29 Feb 2020 through the European Programme LEADER this post will assist the development of Borders communities.

The post-holder will:

  • provide developmental support service to new and existing development trusts across the Scottish Borders
  • organise four networking events
  • support the development of a learning network 

Project development, business planning and the development of social/community enterprise activities are the main skills we are seeking for this post, with experience of working with geographical communities.

The Bridge is a membership-based community development organisation and partner in the Borders Third Sector Interface (TSI). This post is delivered in collaboration with their TSI Partners, Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (Bavs).

For a copy of the job description and application form, please contact 01835 863554 or email

Closing date: 7 October 2019

Farming and Land Use Manager -- Soil Association Scotland

Soil Association Scotland is looking for a Farming and Land Use Manager to help deliver their Farming for the Future programme. It’s an exciting time to join a forward-looking team working to support, enable and connect farmers.

The role involves running on-farm knowledge exchange events, building networks and supporting farmers to put climate and nature-friendly farming practices in place that improve business resilience. This work supports the Soil Association’s broader organisational aims addressing climate change, and restoring nature and health.

For more information and how to apply visit

Closing date: 18 October 2019

​Scottish Government vacancies

The Scottish Government is currently recruiting for a number of vacancies including:

  • ​Administrative Officer, Perth - closing date 15 October 
  • Chief Executive, Scottish Forestry, Edinburgh - closing date 18 October
  • Official Veterinarian, Aberdeen - closing date 28 October
  • Head Veterinarian, Aberdeen - closing date 29 October

Visit the Civil Service jobs website to find out more.

Forest Management and Stewardship Works Site Supervisor​ - Forestry and Land Scotland

Location: Brora

You will work as part of a dedicated team to deliver forestry and woodland management operations such as restocking, natural regeneration management, native woodland management and the management of visitor services attractions.

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website for more information.

Voluntary Sector vacancies

Take a look at the Goodmoves website to find out about jobs in the voluntary sector including:

Go to the Goodmoves website to find out about these and more voluntary sector vacancies.