13 June 2017Job opportunity - Shop Assistant

Vacancy - Shop Assistant

(20+ hrs per week)

Sleat Community Trading Company Ltd has a vacancy for a Shop Assistant based at Armadale Post Office/Shop and Petrol Station.

The position is on a part time basis for 20+ hrs per week, and involves:

  • Dispensing Post Office services, fuel and shop sales
  • The provision of tourist information to customers
  • Reconciliation of tills and banking of funds
  • Good customer service and communication skills

We are a living wage employer, rate of pay £8.45 per hour.

If you are interested in this position then please call 01471 844773 or email office@sleat.org.uk for further information.

Closing date: 23rd June 2017.


09 May 2017Job opportunity - Business Development Officer



Business Development Officer
Salary £30,000 per annum

35 hrs per week on a fixed term contract to 31 March 2019
Job share will be considered

Over the past 14 years, Sleat Community Trust, has evolved into a thriving community enterprise running a shop and post office, a petrol station, a wireless broadband service, a local tourism group, the community forest and developing a renewable energy project.  As part of our ongoing plans, an exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a full-time Business Development Officer to support the volunteer Board of Trustees and work with the community to achieve the aims of the Trust.

This person will be highly motivated, well organised, be a good communicator and ideally, with experience of community development projects in one or more of our main operational areas. Key skill requirements will include project management, sourcing/managing funding streams and

business planning.


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter by 31st May 2017 to chair@sleat.org.uk

For further details and job description, please e-mail office@sleat.org.uk or write to:

Chair, Sleat Community Trust, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS

01 May 2017Sale of plots at Tormore

House Sites at Tormore

Last November Sleat Community Trust consulted with the community on the principle of selling a small number of house sites on land forming part of Tormore Forest. The majority of those who attended the consultation agreed in principle that house site sales were acceptable in order to raise capital to re-invest in other community assets and projects. A full copy of the consultation report is available via the SCT website or at the SCT office.

Subsequently the board of SCT has agreed that three house sites should be created with a view to being sold to raise capital to invest in the redevelopment of the community-owned shop, Post Office and petrol station at Armadale. In addition, the Trust would also hope to address the remaining debt burden of its ongoing loan commitments.  Addressing this issue and moving the redevelopment of the Armadale site forward will be a major step in making the Trust more resilient and self-sufficient as well as guaranteeing the retention of lifeline services and facilities for the benefit of the wider community. 

The three sites are located on land forming part of Tormore Forest, beside the public road to Aird, at Capisdal.  Currently the three sites are being advanced to Planning in Principle with Highland Council and the planning applications will be advertised by the council in due course. SCT is still considering creating more affordable housing on the community-owned site at Armadale as part of the wider redevelopment.


If you would like to discuss this further please contact:

Archie MacCalman

Chair, Sleat Community Trust

Faoilinn Cottage, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS

Tel: 01471 844773

Email: chair@sleat.org.uk

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