Community Development Manager vacancy

The North Ronaldsay Trust is looking to appoint a Community Development Manager to support the trust in taking forward specific community projects. This post will run initially for 2 years. This role is to undertake studies and research for the projects identified in the Island Development Plan which has as its core the increase in population and economy. This will include communications with a variety of actual and potential stakeholders in order to identify the most effective outcome including identifying and sourcing funds for potential projects.

The successful applicant will be flexible, computer literate, have excellent communication skills and preferably have experience in project management. You will have a strong interest in the community of North Ronaldsay and will have the ability to use your own initiative. It would be preferred if the candidate lived in North Ronaldsay.

To discuss this role, please contact Applications are available at Voluntary Action Orkney, Anchor Buildings, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR; online at or at The closing date for applications is 6th April 2018 at 5p.m. Interviews will be held from 16th April 2018.

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Working for the future of North Ronaldsay

It is often said of the Island of North Ronaldsay that the visitor can be nearer to the Orkney of old than anywhere else... or that it is the Island that time forgot. Indeed, North Ronaldsay's landmark sites, such as the Old Beacon, the New lighthouse, the history of shipwrecks, the Norse traditions, the Broch of Burrian, and the megalithic Standing Stone, the unique seaweed-eating sheep, the thirteen-mile stone dyke, the Pictish and Viking, heritage, and the unique dialect do reinforce the idea that this is a place like no other.

The North Ronaldsay Trust (NRT) aims to preserve the built and natural heritage of the island for the benefit of the community and the public at large. These include structures such as the Old Beacon, the two Kirks, the unique stonewall dyke, the seaweed-eating North Ronaldsay sheep, the flora and fauna, the geological and archaeological features, and the Island's natural beauty. The Trust also promotes industry and commerce through projects such as the self-catering Cottages and Cafe at the New Lighthouse. Other activities of the NRT include housing, the relief of poverty, help for the aged, handicapped and infirm, and the advancement of education through creative applications of technology for distance learning.

Preserving North Ronaldsay's unique sheep

Promoting a sustainable community respecting heritage and embracing change

Providing visitors with an extraordinary experience

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