Outer Hebrides LEADER Development Officer, Balivanich

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
£11,142 - £12,423 per year
07 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

You will support and contribute to the successful delivery of the Outer Hebrides LEADER and European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Programme 2014-2020; network with communities and businesses to identify, investigate and assess innovative development projects coming forward for LEADER funding; support clients in LEADER grant-claim procedures; assist in maintaining the public profile of LEADER through acting as animateur to support the stimulation, planning and implementation of projects and community capacity-building.


You must be educated to Degree level in Business, Economics or a related discipline OR have proven practical experience of operating in an economic, rural or community development environment. In addition, you must have: experience of partnership working and/or working with a range of external stakeholders/agency partners, community organisations, and/or businesses; knowledge of the EU LEADER Programme and other EU funding programmes; knowledge of local economic and community development and current socio-economic circumstances of the Outer Hebrides; awareness of the State Aid, Scottish Government Procurement and Audit requirements and regulations; excellent written and oral communication skills, in particular report-writing and proven customer-service skills; the ability to develop networks and engage with stakeholders; the ability to undertake in-depth investigation, examination and assessment of project funding enquiries/applications, business plans and financials. A current driving licence and access to vehicle is essential.

Fixed term to 31 March 2019.

The Outer Hebrides LEADER LAG is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community LEADER 2014-2020 programme.

Salary for the above post is inclusive of distant islands allowance. Appointment to the post will be on the first point of grade.

See also:
LEADER Development Officer JD&PS.rtf