Scottish Rural Action is recruiting a National Co-ordinator

Are you passionate about the future of rural Scotland? Do you have a track record of organisation and project management? Do you have experience of working in partnership with a range of organisations at local or national levels? If so, this post presents a unique and very exciting opportunity to help develop a co-ordinated movement for rural Scotland.

Scottish Rural Action (SRA) was established in 2013 with the dual objectives of delivering the Scottish Rural Parliament and developing a rural community movement. The biennial Scottish Rural Parliament is now recognised as a strong voice to advocate for rural Scotland; priority rural issues are identified and addressed, working in consultation with local and national interests; a strong relationship with the Scottish Government enables advocacy. The focus of our development activity is now on building Scotland’s rural movement.  We are doing this in partnership with the Scottish Government, other organisations and rural communities. This is an exciting challenge, which holds the potential to build an inclusive platform for rural people, interests and places.

SRA itself is also embracing significant changes in the way it is structured and operates, and the National Co-ordinator will play an important role in this change process. We are particularly interested in developing the pipeline for thought leadership between the grassroots and policy makers, and connecting more with partner organisations with similar ambitions. We aim to embed this change at both Board and Staff level, and we will be recruiting both Staff and Board Members with the capacities to deliver this agenda.

The National Co-ordinator post is advertised as initially part-time, 3 days per week, working from a home base but with the ability to travel throughout Scotland. The core post will focus on the management and development of SRA, with a parallel contract focussed on the outreach aspects of the rural movement development. It is envisaged that there will be a close working relationship between these distinct roles, and the opportunity to extend the contract in the future.


Application process:

If you wish to be considered for this post, please apply with a full CV and covering supporting letter, outlining how you meet the job criteria.

Please send your application to:

Your application should be received no later than 5pm on Friday January 24, 2020.

Interviews will be held on February 17-18 in Edinburgh.

Full details of the post can be downloaded here.

If you wish to discuss this post, please phone:  07753834910 or 01381 600736

This post is part-funded by the Scottish Government

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