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Scottish Land Commission

Tenant Farming Manager

The Scottish Land Commission is seeking to appoint a Tenant Farming Manager. The purpose of this role is to lead executive support for the functions of the Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC) and contribute to the good practice work programme of the Scottish Land Commission.

Salary: £40,812 - £48,049

Location: Inverness (with hybrid home working available). Regular travel to Inverness will be required.

Contract: Permanent

Key Duties

  • Lead the Commission’s delivery of the tenant farming programme within Business Plans, supporting the statutory functions of the Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC) and the Commission’s wider Programme of Work.
  • Support the TFC in delivery of statutory responsibilities, including publication of Codes of Practice and Guidance, investigating alleged breaches of Codes of Practice and appointing valuers where required in relation to Relinquishment and Assignation of Agricultural Tenancies.
  • Provide a point of contact for tenant farming casework and provide advice to external parties on the TFC’s published Codes of Practice and Guidance.
  • Contribute to delivery of the Commission’s Good Practice Programme, providing advice on implementation of Scotland’s Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement.
  • Advise Commissioners on the priorities, opportunities and positioning of the Commission in relation to tenant farming and integration with the Commission’s wider remit.
  • Support the TFC in engagement with Scottish Government and sector representatives and in supporting the implementation of legislation and/or informing the development of new legislation in relation to the tenant farming sector.
  • Provide advice and support to colleagues to help delivery of other aspects of the annual business plan.

The Person

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree or equivalent professional experience and experience of working the agriculture or land use sectors. They will have an understanding of the tenant farming sector and legislative context for agricultural holdings and land reform with a proven ability to provide objective and constructive advice. They will have exemplary written and verbal communication skills and a proven ability to engage with multiple stakeholders conflicting views. The candidate will have a willingness to learn and take on new areas of responsibility and a willingness to travel to fulfil requirements of the post.

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 20th June 2023.

Closing Date: 20/06/2023  Location: Inverness

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