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Development Trust advertises more vacancies

Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust is now advertising for two, part-time "Loft Emptiers/Workers".

The vacancies have arisen as the Development Trust enters "Phase 2" of its Affordable Warmth Project, which was awarded £39,798 from the government-funded Climate Challenge Fund last year, and aims to improve energy efficiency on the three islands, including the use of improved insulation.

Starting on 15 June 2010, the successful candidates will each receive £10 per hour, working for a minimum of 4 weeks (in June/July). Flexible working hours, on an 'ad hoc' basis, may be required, up until 31 October 2010.

The jobs involve liasing with the Development Trust's Community Powerdown Officer, Michelle Koster, to both assess and empty lofts and other roof spaces, with the specific duties as follows:

  • Climbing ladders
  • Working at heights
  • Entering loft hatches
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Manual handling of potentially heavy and awkward loads
  • Safe loading of vehicles
  • Driving a transit-type van


Candidates should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Polite
  • Self-Motivated
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Experience of communicating effectively with people of all levels
  • Keen to be involved in the development of our community
  • Willing to support the aims of the Development Trust
  • Based on Rousay, Egilsay or Wyre


Health and Safety training will be provided to the successful applicant.

The deadline for applications is: 18 May 2010.

An Application Form and Job Description is available from rewpowerdown@yahoo.co.uk, or by telephoning 01856 821420.

See the vacancy listed on the Development Trust's website, here.

The Development Trust has created several jobs since its inception, most recently a "Gardener/Project Co-ordinator", with interviews for that post due to be held later this month.

See also: Development Trust advertises new Gardener vacancy




08:58 Thurs 06/05/2010