North West Mull Community Woodland Company Ltd
North West Mull Community Woodland Company Ltd

Charity registered in Scotland SC037336

NWMCWC was set up in 2006 to purchase and manage the Langamull and West Ardhu forests in the north west of Mull. The woodlands were purchased through the National Forest Land Scheme from Forestry Commission Scotland with the assistance of the Scottish Land Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Robertson Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation, significant local fundraising and an interest free loan. In order to bring the timber to market the company had to construct a 16.5km haul route, the total cost of this was just under £2.4 million, of which just under £700,000 was borne by the company in the form of an interest free loan, this loan is now being paid back by our harvesting output from Langamull forest To date the company has successfully set up nine forest crofts which are all now let as well as building a forest school. As soon as the harvesting was finished in Langamull North an all access path along with signage were created for the archaeological site at Kildavie. Currently we are working on establishing a micro-hydro scheme within West Ardhu forest as well a woodland burial ground in Langamull. In 2013 the company purchased Crannich woodfuel to form Island Woodfuels (islandwoodfuels.com).

Current vacancies

Ulva House Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,000 – £34,000 pro-rata
  • Isle of Mull
  • Closing 28th January 2020

In 2018 the North West Mull Community Woodland Company (NWMCWC) took the Isle of Ulva into community ownership. The objectives of the acquisition are to manage the island to provide sustainable benefits with a focus on repopulation and ensuring community ownership delivers benefits for the wider North West Mull area as well as the island itself.

Since coming into community ownership work has been progressing on several key projects, one of which is the refurbishment and repurposing of the former Laird’s House, Ulva House, as a heritage visitor centre with associated self-catering accommodation. To this end the company are seeking to appoint an ambitious and experienced project manager.

Working with the NWMCWC Board and the Ulva Development Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for leading, overseeing and driving forward this exciting project. A proven track record in procuring and managing capital build projects is essential. Project and budgetary management skills are also important, as is experience of working within a community setting. In addition, experience within the heritage sector would be an advantage.

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