Appointment of a Development Manager

The Trust has secured funding by the Lottery and the Robertson Trust to enable the Trust to employ a Development Manager.  Interviews are scheduled for December, with the expectation that the successful candidate will take up the post as soon as possible thereafter.

The Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded from the Documents page along with an information pack about the post. If you would like to discuss the role please email Jane Churchill 

The advertisement on the SCVO jobs website, Goodmoves, reads:

Development Manager – Luing Community Trust

  • Organisation:The Isle of Luing Community Trust
  • Salary: Up to £36,000 pro rata
  • Salary info: 30hrs per week worked flexibly as some evening, week-end and overnight work will be required.
  • Status: 0.8 FTE, 3 years contract subject to match funding
  • Closing date: 27th November 5pm
  • Location: Isle of Luing


We are looking for an outstanding people and facilities manager who has a track record of securing and managing investment.  We need a confident and experienced individual who understands the third sector working with communities, boards and volunteers.  We want an excellent communicator with a background in community development/engagement and who is comfortable working both strategically and operationally. We need someone able to work flexibly to deadlines, ensuring community needs and wishes are sought, listened to and met.  This is a full and varied role which would suit someone living on or close to the Isle of Luing.

Organisation Profile: The Isle of Luing Community Trust is the community anchor organisation for the Isle of Luing, population 169.  It has a fully owned trading subsidiary Luing Trading Company. Luing is a fragile, remote Scottish island community with very limited services.   The Trusts vision is of “Ensuring a growing, happy and sustainable community”

We are community led and look to our community to help us identify our priorities which then informs our work.   Since 2005 the Trust has successfully carried out a range of work, the most significant of which has been the ten-year development and opening of the Atlantic Islands Centre (AIC) in Summer 2015.

Application notes:

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter which clearly outlines how you meet the Person Specification.  For further information please contact:

Jane Churchill:

Closing date: Monday 27th November 5pm

Interviews will be held on Luing on Wednesday 13th December

This position is funded through a National Lottery award from the Big Lottery Fund and Robertson Trust.

Scottish Islands Federation

The Scottish Islands Federation is holding its AGM and also hosting the annual meeting and AGM of the European Small Islands Network on Orkney Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 September 2017.  Both the Trust and the Lorn Islands Partnership will be represented.



Lorn Islands Partnership

The Lorn Islands Partnership of the community trusts on Easdale, Kerrera, Lismore and Luing is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with two directors from each trust forming the board of the new company, which is wholly owned by the four partners.  The directors from the Luing Trust are Neil McCorrisken and Alastair Fleming.  This step was taken to enable applications for funding to funders that require the recipient to be a properly constituted body.

The partnership is being funded for a second year under the Scottish Government’s Strengthening Communities Fund, administered by the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), which provides for project officer support from two consultants, Gill Law and Jane Churchill.  Jane has a particular focus on supporting Kerrera and Luing, while Gill is mainly involved in supporting Easdale and Lismore though also having a wider brief across all four partners.

The leaflet promoting a Lorn Islands Trail to tourists visiting the Oban area has been distributed through most tourist outlets in and around Oban, and is available at the Atlantic Islands Centre.