Scottish Land Commission
Scottish Land Commission
The Scottish Land Commission is working to create a Scotland where everybody benefits from the ownership, management and use of the nation’s land.

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Training Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,264 – £35,812
  • Flexible (home-based in Scotland or office-based in Inverness). Regular travel to Inverness and across Scotland will be required.
  • Closing 26th May 2022

The Scottish Land Commission is seeking to appoint a Training Coordinator on a fixed-term contract for 18 months. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Land Commission team and shape changes in the way land is owned and used.

Scottish Land Commission

The Scottish Land Commission stimulates fresh thinking in the ways we own and use land in Scotland. We are a public body, established by the Scottish Parliament in 2017, and our role is to advise on changes in policy and law, and to support good practice and change on the ground.

The Commission’s strategic plan 2020-23 sets out our delivery focus in three themes:

• Reforming land rights

• Reforming land markets

• Responsible land ownership and use

The Role

This role will support adoption of the Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement (LRRS) principles by delivering a programme of high-impact online and in-person training for key stakeholders.

Key Duties

• Design an impactful and high-quality programme of training on land rights and responsibilities (LRR), tailored as appropriate to different sectors and circumstances, and drawing on the experience and expertise of SLC colleagues and external input (where appropriate).

• Work with colleagues to deliver the LRR training programme, engaging external stakeholders and speakers as needed, and providing all technical and organisational support.

• Work across the organisation to develop a suite of resources to accompany and embed training in practice, using existing resources and identifying opportunities to create new resources.

• Create an online library of resources for others to draw on, including case studies, presentations and recorded training, targeting different sectors and demographics.

• Monitor and evaluate the training programme to achieve positive feedback, adapting the methodology in response to feedback and providing regular reports.

• Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to develop and deliver an effective training programme that meets their needs.

• Work with colleagues to promote training opportunities and achieve good participation numbers.

• Deliver specified projects and take responsibility for delivering defined outputs in the Commission’s business plan ensuring that agreed outputs are delivered on time and to the expected standard.

• Actively collaborate with colleagues on other projects to deliver Commission outputs.

The Person

The successful candidate will have professional experience in developing and delivering training programmes. They will have extensive experience in designing and delivering impactful training programmes and facilitating workshops that deliver real-world change. They will have knowledge of different training and facilitation approaches and when to use them.

The candidate will have the ability to build relationships and engage constructively with a wide variety of stakeholders to deliver coordinated programmes of activity. They will have the ability to work with a wide range of different groups and broker communications amongst potentially conflicting motivations and views.

They must have strong project coordination/management skills and the proven ability to meet deadlines. They will also have experience in evaluating and monitoring activities.

The candidate must be willing to learn and take on new areas of responsibility and to quickly assimilate new information. They must be willing to travel to fulfil the requirements of the post.

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Good Practice Adviser

  • Full time
  • £31,964 – £36,512
  • Inverness with hybrid home and office working
  • Closing 25th August 2022

The Good Practice Adviser will support landowners, land managers and communities, to adopt the Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement (LRRS) principles by delivering a programme of good practice advice, support and guidance.

About us

The Scottish Land Commission stimulates fresh thinking in the ways we own and use land in Scotland. We are a public body, established by the Scottish Parliament in 2017, and our role is to advise on changes in policy and law, and to support good practice and change on the ground.

The Commission’s strategic plan 2020-23 sets out our delivery focus in three themes:

  • Reforming land rights
  • Reforming land markets
  • Responsible land ownership and use

Scotland’s Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement sets out the overall framework for the relationship between people and land in Scotland through six principles. The Land Commission plays a key role to support the practical implementation of these principles. These posts will play a pivotal part in delivering this support and influencing practice on the ground through our Good Practice Programme.

The Good Practice Programme promotes and supports change and good practice in the way land is owned and used by all landownership sectors in both urban and rural Scotland. We work with stakeholders to create a range of protocols, tools and guidance to encourage and enable those with an interest in land to recognise and fulfil their rights and responsibilities. We promote greater diversity in ownership of land including more community ownership, high standards and transparency of land ownership and use, and better community engagement in decisions about land.

Key duties

  • Deliver a proactive and effective programme of training and advice on land rights and responsibilities (LRR), tailored as appropriate to different sectors and circumstances.
  • Provide individualised support and advice to landowners, managers and communities to identify and deliver actions to improve practice.
  • Develop and disseminate written protocols, guidance and case studies to support implementation of the LRRS, working closely with stakeholders to encourage uptake and use.
  • Seek to achieve positive outcomes for landowners and communities through good practice casework by providing information, advice and signposting.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to support culture change in practice emerging from Land Commission reviews and promote wider opportunities to develop a culture of responsible land ownership.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards the LRRS to inform future guidance, policy and support.

The Person

The successful candidate will have experience in providing practical advice, guidance and support to others to facilitate meaningful change and an awareness of land reform and the land ownership / management sector.

They will possess a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area. They will have an ability to build relationships and engage constructively with a wide variety of stakeholders to support change in practice and deliver coordinated programmes of activity. They will also have experience of representing an organisation with external stakeholders and have exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

The candidate will have strong project co-ordination / management skills, the proven ability to meet deadlines and experience in evaluation and monitoring of their own activities. They must have a willingness to learn and take on new areas of responsibility as well as the ability to quickly assimilate new information. They will also have willingness to travel to fulfil the requirements of the post.

The standard working week is a 5-day week, Monday to Friday, of 37 hours. Flexible working is available and both part-time and full-time applications are welcomed. Applicants will be based at our office in Inverness but hybrid-working is welcomed.

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Top job! Head of Communications & Corporate Services

  • Full time
  • £50,254 – £61,517
  • Inverness (with hybrid home working available).
  • Closing 7th September 2022

The Scottish Land Commission is seeking to appoint an experienced communicator as Head of Communications and Corporate Services. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Land Commission in a senior leadership role to shape the way we communicate, engage and operate.

Scottish Land Commission

The ways we own and use land impact many parts of lives from the price and availability of housing, impacts of derelict sites in the heart of communities, meeting our climate targets or simply giving people the means and confidence to build businesses and functioning communities. The Scottish Land Commission stimulates fresh thinking in the ways we own and use land in Scotland. We are a public body, established by the Scottish Parliament in 2017, and our role is to advise on changes in policy and law, and to support good practice and change on the ground.

The Commission’s strategic plan 2020-23 sets out our three strategic objectives:

  • Scotland’s land is owned and used in ways that are fair, responsible and productive
  • More of Scotland’s people are able to influence and benefit from decisions about land
  • The way we own and use Scotland’s land creates public value and economic wellbeing.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Head of Communications and Corporate Services will be a member of the Commission’s management team, working closely with the board and managing a team of staff to deliver effective communications and corporate functions. The post will lead a strategic approach to communications across the organisation, leading our communications and engagement with the public and stakeholder organisations.

The post will also oversee our corporate support functions, managing the corporate team to ensure good governance in our finance, audit and administration support. As a member of the management team, this person will work collaboratively to provide organisational leadership, shaping our culture and managing our delivery and performance.

Key Duties

  • Lead and advise Commissioners on our communications strategy and approach to engagement, building the reputation and increasing the profile of the Commission and the role of land reform in contributing to Scotland’s ambitions.
  • Lead delivery of the communications and organisational development programmes within our business plans.
  • Lead and develop a creative approach to public and stakeholder engagement across the organisation that joins up our work and connects with a wide range of people.
  • Lead the organisation’s commitment to continuous organisational improvement and development, including regular staff engagement, effective internal policies and ways of working.
  • Responsible for the organisation’s commitment to staff wellbeing, support and training and development.
  • As a part of the management team, co-ordinate the strategic planning, resourcing and reporting of workstreams to deliver our Strategic Plan.
  • Build a strong reputation and profile for the Commission including representing the Commission regularly at a senior level with stakeholders, Scottish Government, Parliament, public meetings and events.
  • Lead effective internal communications to support valuable staff engagement across the organisation.
  • Oversee implementation of corporate governance and business systems, supporting the Audit & Risk Committee, internal and external auditors and the finance and data management.
  • Hold delegated budget responsibility ensuring that expenditure is planned in accordance with the Commission’s budget requirements and procurement principles.

The Person

The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree or have equivalent professional experience. They will have experience of designing and delivering creative and effective communications with a proven ability to lead a strategic programme of public and stakeholder communications to deliver organisational impact. They must have experience of creative approaches to public and stakeholder engagement with a proven ability to articulate complex messages to a variety of audiences with exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

The candidate will have strong management skills and the proven ability to manage and empower a staff team. They will have the ability to work as part of a management team providing organisational leadership. They will have experience of business planning and budget management as well as a willingness to learn and take on new areas of responsibility and to travel to fulfil the requirements of the post.

The standard working week is a 5-day week, Monday to Friday, of 37 hours. Flexible working is available and both part-time and full-time applications are welcomed. The Commission expects to move to a 35 hour working week during the current financial year.

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