The Langholm Initiative
The Langholm Initiative

Charity registered in Scotland SC041085

We are an award-winning community development trust for Eskdale, based in Langholm and working to make our area a better place to live, work and visit. By working with and for the communities of Eskdale, for over 25 years we have been at the forefront of development.

Current vacancies

Project Officer (Inspiring Engagement in Nature)

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Langholm
  • Closing 25th June 2021

The Langholm Initiative is seeking a Project Officer to manage and deliver the Inspiring Engagement in Nature project over a 2 year period.

The project will have the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve at its heart and will deliver learning and volunteering opportunities for local people and visitors to the area.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Nature Reserve Estate Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Langholm
  • Closing 30th April 2021

This role is being re-advertised.

An exciting opportunity has a risen to play a major part in one of the most ambitious community ecological restoration projects in the UK.

The Langholm Initiative, a community development trust based in Dumfries and Galloway in the Scottish Borders is currently in the process of buying over 5,000 acres of land and 6 residential properties from Buccleuch Estates in what is the South of Scotland’s first large scale community purchase.

The Langholm Initiative is now recruiting an Estate Manager to lead the creation and development of the new Tarras Valley Nature Reserve.

The community purchase is high profile and has been well covered in the media over the past 18 months. In addition to the major funders (Scottish Land Fund, South of Scotland Enterprise, John Muir Trust, Carman Family Foundation, Bently Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Woodland Trust), nearly 4,000 members of the public donated to the purchase.

The role is offered on a permanent contract with a pensionable salary of £35k per annum.