Another job opportunity with the Development Trust
Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust is seeking to fill yet another vacancy this month,
as it advertises for a Part-Time 'Turbine Development Officer'.
15:01 Weds 19/05/2010
After accumulating the funds required to install a 900kW community wind turbine at Kingarly
Hill, Rousay, including an award of £435,000 from the Big Lottery Fund earlier this
year, the Development Trust now requires a suitable person to follow the project through to
The islands of Hoy, Shapinsay, and Stronsay are also set to install their own community
turbines, and will appoint their own Part-Time Turbine Development Officers. In addition, a
Project Management Contractor will be appointed, and shared between the 4 communities, as
well as the island of Eday. By working together, the communities will save a total of
The Development Trust's successful applicant will be employed for a total of 17.5 hours per
week, at £12.50 per hour, for an expected period of 2 years.
The job involves the following duties:
- To co-ordinate the installation and commissioning of the site at Kingarly Hill
- To act as a key point of communication between the Development Trust, its trading
subsidiary, an appointed Project Management Contractor, as well as third-party
contractors, and stakeholders, such as the wider community
- To liaise with the appointed Project Management Contractor
- To develop working relationships with volunteers and employees of the Development Trust
- To compile monthly progress reports for local groups and funders
Candidates should meet the following criteria:
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- Good team-working skills
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Good organisational skills
- Computer literate
- Good communication
A good understanding of relevant construction projects would be advantageous. In addition,
an interest in renewable technology and/or community sustainability and development would be
The successful applicant may need to attend relevant training.
The deadline for applications is: Friday 28 May 2010, 5pm.
An Application Form and Job Description is available from firstname.lastname@example.org, or by
telephoning 01856 821235.
The vacancy represents an exciting opportunity to oversee a project which is expected to
generate a £2.7 million community trust fund for Rousay, Egilsay, and Wyre, over a
20-year period. This will provide a vital boost to the islands' economy, ensuring the
continued development of the 3-island community, in areas such as business and transport.
It has been a busy month of recruitment for the Development Trust, with a
'Gardener/Project Co-ordinator' and two 'Loft-Empitiers/Workers' expected to be recruited
this month, following completion of the interview process.
See the vacancy listed on the Development Trust's website,
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