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Logo: LantraRural Skills Development Manager

Salary range: circa £32,000 depending on skills and experience.

18 months Fixed Term Contract or secondment opportunity

Full-time 37Ĺ hours per week

Location: Perth, with Scotland-wide travelling (an alternative base may be considered)


Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the UKís land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation industries.  Following a review of business requirements in Scotland, we are now seeking to recruit a Rural Skills Development Manager to join our team. 


This is an exciting opportunity for professionals with relevant sector knowledge and experience, and an understanding of Scotlandís rural education, qualifications, training and skills Ďlandscapeí.


Your primary responsibilities will be to lead the co-ordinated development and delivery of rural skills education, work-based learning and training initiatives for Lantra in Scotland, and the development of Scotlandís land-based instructor resources.  To achieve that, you will engage with, support and influence sector employers, learning and training providers, instructors and other skills stakeholders.


To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Experience in a rural education, skills or training influencing role.
  • Excellent knowledge of education and skills policies and support in Scotlandís rural sector, and of current provision.
  • A strong interest in, and understanding of, the agriculture and wider rural sector in Scotland.
  • Excellent project management, communication, negotiation and influencing skills, and a proven track record of successful delivery.
  • Experience in active engagement with, and of influencing, decision makers and key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the training instructor and workplace assessor network in Scotland.
  • The ability to travel and work flexibly.


For further information, please log on to our website, call 02476-696996 or e-mail recruitment@lantra.co.uk


Applications should include a CV and covering letter, and can be submitted to recruitment@lantra.co.uk  or by post to Recruitment Team, Lantra, Lantra House, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LG. 


The closing date for applications is 13 May 2018.

Prospective date for interviews: 24 May 2018.


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Lantra Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government. 




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