Scotland Community Land Advisor

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG)

£29,323 starting salary

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 0131 623 7058 Roz Corbett

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Tuesday, 1st May 2018   7 days left

Hours: 18.75 hours (2.5 days) per week or 22.5 hours (3 days) per week subject to post holder having a relevant planning qualification.

Salary: NJC 33, £29,323 pro rata starting salary (based on a 37.5 hour week). This post is part funded by the Scottish Government.

Contract: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2019, with extension subject to funding.

We are looking for a Community Land Advisor to facilitate access to land for community use in Scotland, primarily through:

  • Providing specialist advice, support and training to community groups and landowners, focusing on negotiating for sites, leases and licences, planning and associated matters such as allotments/land law.
  • Working with local authorities, other public and private landowners and community groups and networks to identify appropriate sites and help bring under-used land into community use.
  • Working with decision makers to influence future policies, funding and legislation (eg planning) that will further support community access to land.

The role of Community Land Advisor is wide-ranging in nature and as such the post-holder is required to be flexible and able to adapt to opportunities as they arise, weighing up evolving demands. We are seeking someone with a solid understanding of land transfer (leases, negotiation, legal and planning issues etc), knowledge of the community growing sector and experience of working with land owners.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Roz Corbett at or tel: 0131 623 7058.

Closing date: Midday Tuesday 1 May 2018
Interview date: Monday 14th May 2018 in Edinburgh

For a job pack with person specification and an application form, go to the FCFCG Website

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