TRAINING OFFICER (Uist and Barra)
We are looking for a go-ahead person to fill a new full-time Training Officer post in Uist or Barra as part of the exciting Hebridean Connections project (see www.hebrideanconnections.com). The post will suit someone with Gaelic, experience of using information technology, and a close knowledge of people and communities in the Outer Hebrides south of the Sound of Harris.
The successful applicant will work with participating Comainn Eachdraidh and other groups to train local people of all ages in the skills needed to digitise historical records, in order to support the expansion of the pioneering Hebridean Connections cultural heritage website to Uist and Barra. Training in more basic digital skills will also form part of the work, in order to equip community members to take advantage of wider economic and social opportunities.
Employer: The Islands Book Trust (on behalf of Hebridean Connections)
Salary: £24,000 pa plus pension
Location: Uist, Benbecula or Barra (travel required, so own vehicle essential)
Period of appointment: May 2015 – March 2016
The project is supported by the Scottish Government People and Communities Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and the Digital Participation Challenge Fund.
For further details and a job description, please email John Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org