Work with The Swan Trust

18 January 2019

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work with The Swan Trust.

We are very grateful for the support from the Scottish Government, Shetland LEADER Programme 2014-2020 and Highlands and Islands Enterprise towards our project to recruit a Business Development Marketing Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the Trust and help create a more sustainable business model for the operation of our restored herring drifter, Swan. The position will be based at Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.

The successful candidate will help us transform the Trust's activities and set us on a better financial footing for the future. New and exciting programmes will be explored and developed.

To find out more, or apply for this position, please visit our Vacancy page


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