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The North Harris Trust is responsible for the management of approximately 70,000 acres of community-owned land in North Harris. The Trust is a company limited by guarantee. The company consists of twelve directors, who are elected from within the community. In addition to land management, the Trust engages in a range of projects which deliver economic, social and cultural benefit to the local community. The company has grown considerably since its formation in 2003, and it is now an established presence within the North Harris community and further afield.
The Board is currently seeking to recruit a Manager. The successful applicant will have:
• strong leadership qualities
• relevant experience of project planning and delivery
• relevant knowledge of land management issues, including crofting legislation
• strong financial acumen
• proven experience of staff management
• good oral and written communication skills
• a commitment to the principle of community ownership and management of assets
Salary: £32,500 per annum
Closing date for applications: Friday 28th February 2020
Application forms and further information are available from:
Calum J Mackay, Tiorga, 1 Ardhasaig, Harris, HS3 3AJ
Tel: 01859 50 2385 / 07796511499
NORTH HARRIS TRUST: SELECTION OF DIRECTORS
To ensure all members can get involved and bring fresh ideas, there is an annual rotation of the North Harris Trust Board requiring a third of the longest standing Directors to retire. This year we have four vacancies.
These vacancies are for Directors representing the following areas:
AREA NUMBER OF VACANCIES
Urgha to Glen Carragreich 1
Bowglas, Scaladale & Ardvourlie 1
The selection process requires nomination forms to be submitted. If we receive more nominations than there are vacancies for an area, there will be a ballot of the residents within that area. Selected nominees will be proposed for appointment at the AGM which will be held on Monday 24th February 2020.
If you are a member of the Trust and interested in serving as a Director for one of the areas listed above, nomination forms are available from the Trust Office, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will be happy to answer any questions you have about the roles and responsibilities of Directors.
The deadline for the submission of completed nomination forms is Friday 24th January 2020.
Note: NHT Members can represent any area of the Estate, but they must receive nominations from two members who reside within the relevant area.
The Guided Walks Programme 2020 has now been confimed and taking acount of feedback recieved over previous years we have changed the programme a little to include more regular weekly walks taking place throughout the season.
Busy morning at NHT today as we marked out the location of the Ardvourlie Woodland Obervatory with O’Mac Construction Limited with construction due to begin later this week. Once completed the Woodland Observatory will sit at an elevated position within the 100ha broadleaf plantation offering 270 degree views over Loch Seaforth and up Glen Vigidale. Thanks to our funders: Outer Hebrides LEADER, Muaitheabhal Community Windfarm Trust, CNES, Highlands and Islands Enterprise & John Muir Trust .