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North Uist Development Company


Local Development Officer  


Part-Time : Job Share : 21 hrs per wk.   Fixed Term to 31/3/2019        

Salary   £ 26,280   pro-rata



North Uist Development Company - a locally elected group - is looking to recruit an energetic and self motivated individual to act as a catalyst for innovative and sustainable community development. This individual will work the equivalent of 3 days per week, job-sharing with another officer who works 2 days per week, already in post. There may be some flexibility possible in the hours worked.


The successful candidate will work with the group and the wider community to develop and implement a community growth plan, which takes account of opportunities to enhance the socio-economic, cultural and environmental welfare of the North Uist and Berneray area.


A key focus will be to work on the development of the North Uist Renewable Energy project, which is currently at a critical stage and will lead to the longterm sustainability of NUDC.


Support is provided by a nominated person within Highlands and Islands Enterprise, under their Community Account Management approach, which seeks to deliver intensive development of the most remote and disadvantaged communities within the Highlands and Islands.


The applicant will ideally have experience of developing a renewable energy project in the Highlands & Islands. They will also have a good understanding of the issues affecting fragile rural areas and be IT literate. A relevant qualification or prior experience in community-led development would be advantageous, as would a knowledge of and affinity for the locality. The ability to work on your own initiative is essential.


There is the possibility of this post being extended if funding is available to allow significant projects to be completed by NUDC.



For a job description and person specification please contact:

Mustapha Hocine, Chair

North Uist Development Company

Claddach Kirkibost Centre

Isle of North Uist    

HS6 5EP           



Applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter to the above email address.        





EMAIL:  nudc@isleofnorthuist.com

Tel: 01876 580331