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Applications invited for Crofting Commission Jobs in the Western Isles


In July this year we announced that additional funding provided by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, would allow us to establish four permanent new posts in the Western Isles.  We are therefore pleased to say that today the first of these posts have been advertised on our behalf by the Scottish Government.

The posts we are looking to fill first are for two Crofting Development Officers, one based in Stornoway and one in Balivanich.  The two remaining posts will be advertised shortly, one of which will be to work with our Duties team and one post within our Corporate Services team. Candidates applying for the Corporate Services post will be expected to be fluent in Gaelic. 

All these jobs will be permanent appointments, and both full-time and part-time applicants are welcome. 

Although the advert headings are labelled ‘Stornoway’, the appointments will be split between Balivanich and Stornoway, and applicants should indicate their choice of location.  The office location will be within the SGRPID offices in Stornoway and Balivanich, although initially the successful candidates will be asked to work from home.

These posts will be an integral part of the Crofting Commission together with their colleagues in Inverness, but their presence in the islands will enable us to develop new and better ways of working with these communities.

Application forms and full job descriptions can be found at Scottish Government (


Covid -19

The majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do NOT have access to our office at present. We will continue to give priority to applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register forms to notify the Commission that an event has taken place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

Site visits are still not possible until the government eases the current restrictions on movement. Similarly, no hearings will take place until public meetings (with appropriate social distancing) can take place.

Where possible you should continue to contact us by email as although our reception line is operational it is not possible to transfer calls to staff who are working from home. However, staff will respond to any enquiries to our reception line by email.
November 2020.

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