Posted 06/03/2019
By: Helen Castle

Sarah is our Community Well-Being Co-ordinator.  This is a fixed term part-time position until 31/03/2020 and is funded mainly via the Aspiring Communities Fund.  Sarah’s role is support the well-being of REW residents.

If you or someone you know needs support or information that may help enhance well-being, then maybe Sarah can help.  
Whether it is seeking practical support, or maybe it is for seeking advice to manage physical or emotional issues. 
If you would like to arrange a visit with Sarah please contact Sarah on : Tel 821 229 
Or email:  Her normal working hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 8am – 3pm, visits can be arranged for any day of the week. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

In Other News..

Project Officer Job Vacancy
Posted 31/10/2019
Closing Date: 22/11/2019

Project Officer Vacancy

                                        £22,750 salary per annum; 35 hours per week
                                    Initially a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021,
                                                    with potential for extension.

An exciting position has arisen for a Project Officer to join our team, on an initial fixed-term contract, with the potential for extension.

This is a varied role, for which the successful candidate will:
  • be responsible for the delivery of the Trumland land purchase and sub-projects associated with our Scottish Land Fund grant, co-ordinating the administrative and practical delivery of this project;
  • work with our Project Manager on the successful delivery of the Rural Housing Fund project;
  • work with our Project Manager to deliver our current and future projects, which currently include the development of a community space, and high-speed broadband;
  • assist our Project Manager with our grants distribution system, which includes various funding pots that have been created to distribute funds to individuals and groups within our community, in line with our Charitable Aims.

The duties will require excellent administration and communication skills and the successful applicant must be able to use Microsoft Office applications and perform day-to-day office duties as required.   

Applicants should be able to work as part of a team, have experience of communicating effectively with people at all levels, and be keen to be involved in community development. The successful applicant will be polite, self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, able to work without supervision, able to make decisions, and must support the aims of the Development Trust.

Appropriate training will be provided. The successful applicant may be subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups checks. 

The successful applicant will be expected to work from the Trust’s Offices at the Manse, Rousay and be required to travel around the Trumland Estate. Travelling within and, possibly from time to time, outside Orkney for possible training and meetings for which travel and subsistence costs will be met at HMRC approved rates.

This post is part-funded by Highland and Islands Enterprise.

For an application form and job description please contact the Trust’s Offices on 01856 821 229 or email  

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd November 2019.

Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee.
Company Reg. No. SC318527 Charity Reg. No. SC040407


Posted 15/10/2019

The REW Heritage SCIO AGM will be at the Rousay Communtiy School on Saturday 19 October starting at 10:15 with refreshments, we look forward to seeing both members and non-members at the meeting.

Please come along to find out all about the lastest exciting heritage projects that are in progress or starting very soon.

Hope to see you on Saturday

Screen Machine on Rousay
Posted 15/10/2019

Screen Machine will be on Rousay on Monday 18 November & Tuesday 19 November.

They would like us all to vote on the extra film to be shown - see poster around the island.

Please make sure you vote by either putting your name on the posters around Rousay, completing the survey monkey link below or emailing your choice to by Tuesday 22 October 12 noon. A copy of the poster can be found here