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Scottish Land Commission

Good Practice Adviser

The role

The Good Practice Adviser will support landowners, land managers and communities, to adopt the Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement (LRRS) principles by delivering a programme of good practice advice, support and guidance.

About us

We are a public body, established by the Scottish Parliament in 2017, and our role is to advise on changes in policy and law, and to support good practice and change on the ground.

Scotland’s Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement sets out the overall framework for the relationship between people and land in Scotland through six principles. The Land Commission plays a key role to support the practical implementation of these principles. These posts will play a pivotal part in delivering this support and influencing practice on the ground through our Good Practice Programme.

The Good Practice Programme promotes and supports change and good practice in the way land is owned and used by all landownership sectors in both urban and rural Scotland. We work with stakeholders to create a range of protocols, tools and guidance to encourage and enable those with an interest in land to recognise and fulfil their rights and responsibilities. We promote greater diversity in ownership of land including more community ownership, high standards and transparency of land ownership and use, and better community engagement in decisions about land.

Key duties

  • Deliver a proactive and effective programme of training and advice on land rights and responsibilities (LRR), tailored as appropriate to different sectors and circumstances.
  • Provide individualised support and advice to landowners, managers and communities to identify and deliver actions to improve practice.
  • Develop and disseminate written protocols, guidance and case studies to support implementation of the LRRS, working closely with stakeholders to encourage uptake and use.
  • Seek to achieve positive outcomes for landowners and communities through good practice casework by providing information, advice and signposting.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to support culture change in practice emerging from Land Commission reviews and promote wider opportunities to develop a culture of responsible land ownership.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards the LRRS to inform future guidance, policy and support.

Application Information

Applications are invited by application form which can be found on our website along with a detailed job description, privacy statement and equality statement. Completed applications should be submitted to
prior to the closing date.

Closing date for applications is 5 pm on 25th August 2022

Closing Date: 25/08/2022  Location: Inverness

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