THE OIL & PIPELINE COMPANY
Groundsman (Loch Striven)
The OPA is a Public Corporation formed at the end of 1985 by virtue of
the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985. It is sponsored by Secretary of State for
Defence. The OPA is the Ministry of Defence’s professional expert on
bulk fuels storage and transportation by pipelines and its mission is to
provide for the safe, eﬃcient, economic and eﬀective management of
the MOD’s Oil Fuel Depots (OFDs).
We are seeking applications for the position of Maintenance
Groundsman (or woman) at our location in Loch Striven; near Dunoon
PA23 7UL on a 6 month ﬁxed term contract.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the post holder will be
responsible for ensuring the grounds are maintained to a suitable
standard in keeping with a top tier COMAH site, with a strong focus on
ensuring no harm to people or the environment.
The job will require the post holder to be qualiﬁed, or qualiﬁed by
experience, in horticulture or grounds maintenance, and have the
ability to work collaboratively with other team members and others
with whom they may have dealings in a professional manner
The primary responsibilities include:
• Routine grounds maintenance of the Depot; including, but not
limited to, internal and external tank bunds and roadsides, to ensure
vegetative growth, including grass, is kept under control.
• Weeding, including the application of appropriate weed killer
(ensuring protection of the environment and wildlife).
• Clearing of Depot drainage systems, building gutters and down pipes.
This may include minor repairs within the competency of the post
• Reinstate the work area after completing tasks.
• Keeping line managers informed of progress.
• Report equipment defects.
• Report any observations of damage, ie fencing.
• Carry out any reasonable task as requested by Depot Management.
• Operation of all relevant Grounds Maintenance Equipment, including
(but not limited to);
• Strimmer ’s
• Grass Cutters/Mowers
In addition to having a qualiﬁcation in horticulture or grounds
maintenance, or qualiﬁed by 5 years relevant experience, candidates
will have a full driving licence.
The salary is £18,345 p.a. (Pay Review Pending), plus paid overtime,
30 days’ holiday plus bank/public holidays (full year entitlement), life
assurance and DC pension scheme.
To apply: Please send your cv and covering letter to humanresources@
oilandpipelines.com, or post to Human Resources Department, Oil
and Pipelines Agency, Aviation House, 1st Floor, Zone A, 125 Kingsway,
London WC2B 6NH
ADVERTISING 01369 706082
Dunoon Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)
Project Ofﬁ cer (Temporary)
£32,447 - £35,494 Dunoon Ref: DVE00243
☎ 01546 604334
Closing date: 12 May 2017.
To apply visit our website
When responding to Classiﬁed
adverts, please mention the Dunoon
Observer and Argyllshire Standard
Treat your feet at
61 Hillfoot Street
By K. Holland B.Sc. Hons.
Kames & District Recreation Club
42nd Annual Art &Photography Exhibition
and Sale inc. soup and sandwich lunch
(Sat 12.00 - 2.00pm)
29th - 30th April – Kames Hall
Open: 11.00am - 5.00pm Saturday
12.00 - 5.00pm Sunday
Admission: Lunch £5 min.
Exhibition only £1
Argyll and Bute Council
These applications listed below together with other related documents may be inspected
between 09:00-12.30 –13.30-16:00 hrs Monday to Friday at Milton House Milton Avenue
Dunoon PA23 7DU, at the alternative locations detailed below during their normal
opening times or by logging on to the Council’s website at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 REGULATION 20(1)
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 (AS AMENDED),
RELATED PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS)
(SCOTLAND) ACT 1997
Ref. No. Proposal Site Address Location of Plans
17/00717/PP Refurbishment and change
of use of former village hall to form dwellinghouse
The Old Village Hall St Catherines Cairndow
Argyll And Bute PA25 8AZ
Here We Are Argyll Service point
17/00497/PP Erection of extensions Scottish Salmon Co
Cairndow Argyll And Bute PA26 8BH
Here We Are Argyll Service point
17/00949/PP Slipway refurbishment and
improvement to parking and marshalling facilities
(Amendment to planning permission 15/00233/PP
– refurbishment of slipway area and associated works).
The Ferry Terminal Colintraive Argyll And Bute PA22 3AP
Sub Post Ofﬁce
Written comments can be made to the above address or submitted online http://www.
within 21 days of this advert. Please quote the reference number in any correspondence.
Any letter of representation the Council receives is considered a public document and will
be published on our website. Anonymous or marked conﬁdential correspondence will not
be considered. A weekly list of all applications can be viewed at all
Area Ofﬁces, Council Libraries and on the Councils website.
To ﬁnd out more about living and working in Argyll & Bute visit us at:
Comhairle Earra – Ghàidheal agus Bhòid
DUNOON BURGH HALL
DIRECTOR - Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 pro rata
3 year ﬁxed-term post
This newly-created post is a dynamic opportunity to
lead an arts-led community venue, based in the recently
transformed Dunoon Burgh Hall. This requires a Director
with the ability to head up and energise projects, mobilise
and establish working relationships locally and with the
wider region, generate income and develop high-level arts
and culture relationships.
The Director will lead in all business, strategic and
development aspects to deliver the ﬁve-year business
plan and to continue the development of the on-going,
inspired arts programme. The successful candidate will
strengthen relationships with funders and stakeholders,
lead and manage the operating team, align with the Board
on performance targets, as well as continuing to develop
community and partnering relationships.
Strong commercial, ﬁnancial, organisation and communication
skills are required, as well as the ability to consider
broader social issues. Knowledge/experience of visual
and performing arts is an important asset.
Full job description and applicant’s pack can be found at:
For information on Argyll and Bute Council’s Rural
Resettlement fund, visit www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/rrf
Please submit your covering letter, C.V. and a personal
statement with subject heading Director Recruitment to
be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22nd May
2017. Interviews will be held on either 31st May or 1st
June 2017 in Dunoon.
This post is supported by the Big Lottery Scotland,
Growing Community Assets Programme
3 x Energy Advisors
Based in Fyne Homes oﬃces in
Campbeltown, Lochgilphead & Dunoon
Fixed term 40 weeks - 16 hrs per week
Fyne Homes are seeking highly motivated individuals to be
part of our FyneHEAT project.
Funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, Fyne Homes will
provide tenants with information and assistance to reduce
their energy use through energy eﬃciency advice, supplier
switching and encouraging behaviour change.
Essential Skills Required:
• Good general education, prepared to undertake training
• Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills
• Experience of working within a team, as well as using own
• Experience of working with people with a wide range of
• Awareness of energy and fuel poverty issues
• Delivering front line customer focused service to the general
• Self- motivated, able to work unsupervised and to prioritise work
• Ability to communicate eﬀectively and politely
• Discreet and tactful with an appreciation and commitment to
For more information contact:
Karen Hilton on 0345 607 7117
Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 15th May 2017
Residential Home for the Elderly
RGN/ Senior Carers/ Carers
Experienced staff required to join our team!
RGN, Senior Carers and Care staff for day and night shifts.
Experience and SVQ 2/3 preferred.
Competitive rates of pay. Contact ofﬁce for application form
10 Glenmorag Avenue Dunoon PA23 7LG
opening in Dunoon town
centre. Must have a basic
food hygiene certiﬁcate.
Experience not essential,
in house training will be
Please contact James
on 07707 073166
Saturday Night@New Life
Praise and Testimony Night
Saturday May 6 at 7.00pm
with Craig and Yvonne Halkett
New Life Christian Fellowship
96 Queen Street, Dunoon
Contact phone 07901 502588
(The blood cancer research charity)
on Wednesday 3rd May
Red Cross Rooms,
George Street, Dunoon
Mini Beer Festival
The Strone Inn
18th - 21st May
(or till it runs out!)
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL)
will host a public meeting to update communities
on the project to reconstruct the slipways
at Colintraive and Rhubodach.Raynesway Limited
has been appointed to complete the onstruction
work on behalf of CMAL.
Individuals, roups and businesses are invited to
attend the meeting where representatives from
CMAL and Raynesway ltd will present details of the
proposed works and host aquestion and answer session.
Public meeting:Colintraive Community Hall
Wednesday 3rd May 2017,19.00 hrs
Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd,
Municipal Buildings Fore Street
LOCH FYNE OYSTERS
Based at the head of Loch Fyne on the West Coast of
Scotland, we have been producing and supplying premium
quality produce worldwide, for over 35 years.
Our internationally known products are processed from the freshest
and the highest quality fish and seafood, using sustainable methods
STARTING RATE £7.50 PER HOUR
(Increases to £7.80 per hour upon successful completion of
We require additional staff to join our Production Team
to work in a variety of different areas; assisting with the
preparation, slicing and packing of smoked salmon for the
retail trade. The ideal candidates will be committed, reliable
and able to work well as part of a team. Previous experience in
food handling is not essential, as training will be provided.
Current Counterbalance Forklift Truck Licence would be
We have a range of positions available in our:
Filleting/Smokehouse, Slicing Room, Despatch and Yard
Full time hours, based on a 40 hour week.
Public transport is available from/to Dunoon.
Beneﬁts include; 30 days holiday per annum (pro rata), plus
Please contact us for an Application Form or send your
current CV to: HR Department, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd,
Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL
Tel: 01499 600462, Fax: 01499 600396 or E-mail:
For further details, please visit our website at:
Pupil Escort (Permanent,
£14,044 - £15,356 Dunoon Ref: CTF01187
☎ 01546 604334
Closing date: Friday 5 May 2017.
To apply visit
We provide solutions Call our Sales Team
TOWARD SAILING CLUB
Events and Training Registration
Community Events at the Club
Sunday 30th April 2.00 - 4.00pm
FREE CPR and Deﬁbrillator training open to all with Dougie Whyte
Saturday 13th May 11.00 - 3.30pm
Pirate Family Fun Day – FREE have a go and try sailing, sea kayaking rib
rides and open swimming. Bouncy castle, pirate fun and crafts for the
children. Food and drink by Coast Coffee, Chouxmake’s cakes and ice
creams. Table top sale at Toward Memorial Hall at the same time.
Push the Boat Out (RYA) and South Cowal Community Festival.
Registration for Learners at the Clubhouse
Sea kayaking ages 10 - adult Tuesday 16th May 7.00pm
Dinghy sailing ages 10 - adult Wednesday 17th May 7.00pm
Club Notice of EGM
Friday 12th May
KILMUN YOUNGER HALL
SATURDAY 29th APRIL
Stallholders entry 12 noon
PUBLIC ENTRY 1pm
Please call Rosemary (01369) 840793
CONFIRMATION IS REQUIRED ENTRANCE FEE 50
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