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Based in the Outer Hebrides, the West Harris Trust is a charitable organisation responsible for sustainably managing land on the west side of Harris. It aims to create housing and employment opportunities and protect the natural environment.
There is now an excellent opportunity for a 12-month graduate placement to enhance community engagement. This will be done through research and collaboration, developing and delivering events, and educating the community about its environment, culture, heritage and history.
The successful candidate will enhance community engagement through research, consultation and collaboration.
Specific tasks of the placement will include:
Carry out community survey and produce a report of the results.
Explore ways to increase membership of Friends of West Harris, making improvements to the current marketing of the scheme.
Following feedback from the community consultation, develop ways to improve the Trust’s communication processes.
Maintain the Trust’s membership databases.
Utilise the information from the community consultation to develop more activities and services in the area.
Develop and manage a series of events, with the support of the fundraising committee, to take place across the estate.
Explore ways to develop and promote the culture, environment, history and heritage of the area.
For informal enquiries regarding this position please contact Linda Armstrong on 01859 503900.
This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.
Knowledge of marketing and its principles.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Good collaboration skills.
High level of IT literacy.
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.
Ability to time manage and prioritise workload.
Flexible regarding working hours.
Knowledge of community consultation and engagement.
Knowledge of community land ownership.
The ability to speak Gaelic.
Experience of living in a rural community.
Previous relevant work experience.
Minimum Degree Level, preferably related to Business Studies, Rural Development, Marketing. Other subjects accepted provided the candidate has the required skills.