New job is cre­ated on Mull

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

MULL and Iona Com­mu­nity Trust is cre­at­ing a new post for a deputy gen­eral man­ager in re­sponse to an in­creas­ing work­load.

Mull and Iona Com­mu­nity Trust (MICT) was es­tab­lished in 1997 and is based at a pur­pose-built com­mu­nity hub in Craignure.

Its projects in­clude re­cy­cling, coun­try­side ranger ser­vices, improving broad­band, re­new­able en­ergy, hous­ing, train­ing and ca­pac­ity build­ing.

With a vol­un­teer board of di­rec­tors, the work of the trust con­tin­ues to evolve and ex­pand and now needs a deputy gen­eral man­ager.

MICT cur­rently em­ploys more than 20 full-time and part-time staff, and is a ma­jor year-round em­ployer on the is­land, with the spe­cific mis­sion of ‘en­hanc­ing the qual­ity of life on Mull and Iona’.

The role, ini­tially part-time, will al­low the trust to de­velop new projects and to sus­tain ex­ist­ing ones.

Sandy Brun­ton, con­vener, said: ‘This is an ex­cit­ing time for com­mu­ni­ties in Scot­land with real op­por­tu­ni­ties to take on more re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and con­trol, in terms of as­sets and ser­vices.

‘The board has been con­sid­er­ing this for some time now and has man­aged to find some funds to al­low us to re­cruit to this new post.’

For more in­for­ma­tion on the va­cancy, visit or con­tact gen­eral man­ager Mo­ray Finch at

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