Rural Jobs Round Up: September 2015

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Norette Ferns

In Rural Jobs Round Up, we highlight some current vacancies in rural Scotland, as well as rural development jobs.

Scottish Borders LEADER Programme Coordinator

  • Location: Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire
  • Salary: £26,177.95 - £28,568.70 per year
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Temporary until 31 December 2020

The LEADER Coordinator will be responsible for developing and managing the delivery of the Scottish Borders LEADER programme. This will involve promoting the programme on behalf of the Local Action Group partners, providing ongoing advice to external project managers, and processing and evaluating project applications.

In addition, the Coordinator will undertake project monitoring and evaluation, organise and undertake projects visits and on-the-spot checks, monitor and report on project and programme expenditure, assist with the submission of Scottish Government reports and arrange and participate in Local Action Group meetings. More information on the Scottish Borders LEADER programme is available at

Visit the myjobscotland website for more information.

For informal queries contact Hugh Williams on 01835 826773 or email

Closing date: 28 September

Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership - Development Officer

  • Location: New Lanark
  • Fixed term contract up to 31 March 2018 - 21 hours per week
  • Salary level up to £27,270 per annum per annum pro rata

On behalf of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, the Rural Development Trust [RDT] is now recruiting a Development Officer.

The main objective of the post is to manage the development and delivery of a range of projects supporting the delivery of Landscape Conservation Action Plan [LCAP]. This will involve engaging and liaising with communities in the Partnership area. The Partnership aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valley.

You can get more information, including the job profile, on the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership website or by calling 01555 663430. Application is via the submission of a CV and covering letter which should be emailed to

Closing date: 27 September

Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action - Head of Policy and Projects

  • Salary:£38,000
  • Status:Full time
  • Location: Aberdeenshire – Mintlaw, Inverurie or Banchory

Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA) is the Third Sector Interface for Aberdeenshire. Their mission is to promote the growth of strong, resilient communities by connecting, supporting and representing the third sector. They are currently seeking a senior manager with lead responsibility for policy development, external communications and specialist projects you will be a strategic thinker with excellent people skills.

Visit the Goodmoves website for more information.

Closing date: 14 September

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) - Account Manager

  • Location: Lochgilphead
  • Salary: £26,229 - £29,907 per annum

In this key role you will provide account management support to a portfolio of clients on a mainly reactive and transactional basis in order to achieve business growth and impact in the local economy. Support will be mainly through the appraisal of projects which will require to demonstrate a business case for HIE investment. It may be necessary to work across boundaries as required. The role of account managers will/should include an element of sectoral work as it is key to delivering HIE’s objectives through their engagement with clients.

Visit the HIE website for more information.

Closing date: 13 September

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) - Trainee Livestock Nutritionist - Beef & Sheep

  • Salary: Depending on experience and qualifications
  • Location: Edinburgh

SRUC are currently looking for an Livestock Nutritionist/Trainee Graduate to work between the SAC Consulting Beef and Sheep Services and SRUC Research Division. The nutritionist will play a key role in training and providing advice to Rural Office staff and crucially in providing advice to farmers via local consultants on the suitability of diets, feeds and processing/treatments.

The role would suit those with Beef and Sheep Research experience and/or a Livestock Nutrition background who wish to use their expertise to work more closely with specialists and consultants advising within the day to day farming sector.

Visit the SRUC website for more information.

Closing date: 20 September

Moray Firth Partnership - Moray Firth Partnership Manager

The Moray Firth Partnership (MFP) promotes integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and aims to bring together people, resources and information to help make the best, sustainable use of our coast and seas.

They are looking for a self-starter with well-developed skills in company and resource management, experienced in working with other stakeholders across different sectors, with knowledge of marine and coastal management, environmental management or planning issues. The post-holder will have a practical and entrepreneurial attitude, and will be responsible for a wide- ranging, fast-changing and challenging workload.

For information regarding the post please contact Kathryn Logan, Vacancy Manager, SNH on 01463 725028 and email:

Visit the SNH jobs website for more information.

Closing date: Midnight on 23 September