By: Stuart Williams
The Board had identified that the previous development plan was out-dated and needed refreshing. With funding from HIE we engaged with professional consultants to help collate a new Strategic Plan along with input from community consultations.
It is important to have a Development Plan, not only to provide a clear communication to the residents of the three islands of the path we are following, but also as an essential document required by external funders when it comes to grant funding.
A 'easy read' summary of the plan is here
The full version can be viewed here:
In Other News..
Please click here to read the approved REW DT board meeting minutes from the meeting held on 16 August 2023
Community Car Driver
We are looking for a reliable driver(s) to join our friendly driving team.
The successful candidate will need to hold a valid UK driving licence.
The role involves driving our community Electric Car on ‘dial-a-ride’ runs every Monday & Wednesday, and trips to Mainland the first and third Thursday of each month. Trips on island are generally to the shop, post office and surgery. Trips to Mainland are generally to Kirkwall. Drivers will be expected to provide any necessary assistance for passengers before, during, or after travel, consistent with their transport needs.
There is a possibility of extra hours on an ad-hoc basis. Drivers will be required to perform basic vehicle checks and keep the car clean & tidy.
Full training will be given.
We welcome applications from people who can only do certain days of the week.
Job Type: Part-time until March 2024.
Part-time hours: 10-15 per week. Mon & Wed typically 9.30-15.30. Mainland trips catch 10.05 and return on 14.45.
Salary: £10.90 per hour when driving, but there is a daily allowance for being available (£18/day for 6 hours). There is an uplift of 12.07% pay enhancement in lieu of holiday.
Interested? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01856 821229, we are looking forward to hearing from you!