Business Development Officer
Community Land Scotland
Community Land Scotland, based on the Isle of Harris, are recruiting for a recent graduate for a Business Development role. The graduate will be required to set up a Knowledge Exchange Strategy by organising 6 seminars where knowledge exchange between actual and aspiring community landowners plus invited “experts” will take place.
The role will also involve:
- Working closely with one of the Directors to establish Scottish International Land Trust by investigating the appropriate structure and remit of the Land Trust and thereafter developing publicity, website, and implementing strategy.
- Looking at the membership structure of organisations which he/she identifies as comparable to Community Land Scotland.
- From this and from development of our basic website, the Graduate will investigate use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
- The Graduate will investigate all methods of communication suitable for the membership.
As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme in the Highlands and Islands, the candidate will benefit from support from a team within Highlands and Islands Enterprise and also access training focussed on employability and business skills, including a five day residential course.
This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.
Skills and Qualifications
- Computer literacy
- Website management
- Good communication skills
- Rural community knowledge and/or background
- Ability to travel occasionally
- Administration skills
- Experience in working in admin and communication
- Gaelic speaking
Community Land Scotland is an umbrella organisation, formed in 2010, by community landowners who wished their sector to be represented to national and local government, to educational establishments, to funding organisations and similar bodies whose actions impinge on community landowners. Its main function so far has been in drawing up policies and prosecuting these policies in particular with reference to the Crown Estate, Land Reform Act, Transfer of Public Land, new Scottish Land Fund and Community Empowerment Bill.
Its membership is increasing and its aim is to become a sustainable organisation fully responsible for its own financial stability and to build up knowledge exchange between its members.
Isle of Harris, Western Isles, Highlands and Islands
24th June 2012
Placement Start Date