PLACE in the Biosphere

The Southern Uplands Partnership – PLACE in the Biosphere

Post Title:                                   PLACE Community officer

Location:                                   Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Offices Kirroughtree

Salary:                                         £25k full time

Duration:                                    Full time Two Years fixed term contract      

“PLACE (People Land Art Culture Environment) in the Biosphere” is a new project developed by the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Council, South Ayrshire Council, Southern Uplands Partnership and Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.

PLACE in the Biosphere will run across three contrasting landscapes within the UNESCO Biosphere: the Borgue Peninsula; the Wigtownshire Moors; and the Stinchar Valley. They cover two local authority areas and were selected due to their distinctive landscape character and the desire of the nine local communities to engage more with their local natural and cultural heritage.

We are looking for two confident and outgoing PLACE Community Officers who have a good understanding of both the challenges that isolated rural communities face but also the attractions that living in such locations can provide.

You should have a proven interest and understanding in the natural and / or cultural heritage of south west Scotland and will be used to finding innovative ways of bringing it alive to people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

You’ll also need to have an understanding of the roles that the different public agencies play in influencing the rural environment and how communities can engage with them.

You’ll need to be used to working both on your own and also as part of a team and should have experience of mediating between groups and individuals who may have strong views.

 

If this sounds like you then download the Job Description for more information.

Closing Date for applications Friday 30th March 2018

Interview Date Tuesday 17th April 2018