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Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Langholm
  • Closing 19th February 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd January 2021


An exciting opportunity has a risen to play a major part in one of the most ambitious community regeneration 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 are now recruiting a Development Manager to play a leading role in establishing a mixed portfolio of revenue streams to ensure the long term sustainability of the community owned venture (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 3 year fixed term contract (subject to annual performance review) with a pensionable salary of £40k per annum.

Application notes

The full job description and important information about the role, along with the application process can be found on the link below or at the Langholm Initiative website

Applications from candidates with suitable experience and qualifications are gratefully received by the closing date of 19th February 2021.

This position is supported by: South of Scotland Enterprise.