Project Manager Wanted

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Project Manager – Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Project

(Fixed Term until 31 December 2016)

£23- £28k

35 hours per week/Job share considered

 CALL group

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to lead on the ongoing development of the pioneering Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Project (CALL).  This is a groundbreaking partnership currently comprising of 12  partners working together to deliver landscape scale conservation management and community benefits over an area of 70,000 hectares in the North West of Scotland.

As Project Manager you will work closely with a number of organisations and individuals, locally and nationally, to develop and deliver a range of environmental, social and economic projects in the area.  You will have excellent all round project management, communication and organisational skills, strong nature conservation knowledge and a sound understanding of rural community issues in Scotland.  Importantly, you will have the enthusiasm and initiative to make things happen.

Applicants should be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, self-motivated and able to demonstrate achievements in partnership working and environmental and / or community projects.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be based or willing to relocate to the project area.

For click on the link for job description:

CALL Project Manager JOB DESCRIPTION January 2015

 For further information and an application form please go to:

www.swt.org.uk, email recruitment@swt.org.uk, or contact the HR Manager, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF

Closing date for applications:  Monday 16th February 2015

Interview date likely to be week beginning 23 February 2015

 

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.

 

Coigach 2020 – what’s your vision?

 We have put together a vision for Coigach in 2020 – an ideal ‘written picture’ of what our community could look like.  The idea is that we look at the ideal then work backwards, to see how we could achieve this.  Is this vision your vision?
Our traditional industries of  and crofting are a vital part of our employment, our culture and our landscape. Coigach produce is well renowned for its quality and our are celebrated far and wide.  These strengths link into our tourism, and visitors are keen to take up the opportunities to experience our qualities as part of their holiday.  Our community enjoys local produce from local businesses, and our shops and local trades are well supported.

Visitor numbers to Coigach are healthy, given the good range of quality accommodation and our mix of visitor attractions and activities.  Our visitor season never really ceases as a significant improvement in provision of short stay accommodation encourages local businesses to offer seminars, training /teaching and activity events – and businesses flourish on the back of the additional short stay accommodation in all seasons.  Touring visitors can now easily lengthen their stay in Coigach.

 Our well established heritage centre offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to enjoy, learn from and contribute to the fascinating legacy of our social and cultural history.

 The availability of additional affordable housing  has encouraged families to settle here, and a healthy mixture of social and private enterprise offer our young people satisfying and varied work opportunities.  Improved business infrastructure,  good tele-communications and new crofts have added to their opportunities.

 The 2010 Coigach and Assynt Living Landscapes (CALL) initiative is encouraging the development of habitats to strengthen local biodiversity. This initiative involving crofters, the community and land owners creates land based .

 The local primary school is flourishing and our teenagers are encouraged to take advantage of   opportunities, part funded by proceeds from the community renewable energy project.   Pre-school education and mother and baby  groups are provided in the community hall.  Our older population are well catered for within our community.  Our emergency and is responsive to local needs.”

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