The Crofting Commission has today, Monday the 14th of February 2022, announced an expansion to their staffing. The increased staff numbers will work on processing crofting regulatory applications for the Non Departmental Public Body.
Speaking today, Malcolm Mathieson, Convenor of the Crofting Commission said:
“I warmly welcome the new members of staff to the Commission and look forward to working with them in the future. We have worked hard to recruit staff who are of a very high calibre to support and enhance our current team.”
“With these new members of staff we will see a 40% increase in our regulatory team; once our new team members are fully trained this will make a significant and positive change. We know that crofters are currently experiencing an additional wait for regulatory applications, which I understand is frustrating for many. The Commission is committed to addressing this issue.”
“Many of this month’s new staff will be working in remote rural communities throughout the crofting counties. They will undergo significant training over the next few months to support the Commission in becoming far more efficient and effective in processing regulatory applications.”
Adding to Malcolm’s comments, Bill Barron, Chief Executive said:
I’m delighted to welcome our new members of staff to the Commission, many of whom are starting immediately. These new team members will go a long way to meet the recommendations of the recent independent review of staffing; which highlighted that we required far more staff to be effective in our regulatory work.”
“Over the coming months there will be more progress within the Commission to support our aim of becoming more efficient at dealing with regulatory casework. The new members of staff starting today are part of a comprehensive plan to improve response times.”