The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through …

Comment posted First lambs at Auchindrain since 1967 by Bob Clark.

The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through JobCentrePlus – the Government’s official system. After reviewing applications from all over Europe (only a handful of which were from within the UK and even fewer from within Argyll), an open and objective recruitment process selected the applicant with the best mix of experience and skills.

Provided that language ability is not an issue and the applicant is an EC citizen, I do not believe it would be lawful to take an applicant’s nationality into account as a recruitment issue.

Recent comments by Bob Clark

  • The phantom wallpaper-picker of Dunoon Burgh Hall
    Builders’ and decorators’ graffiti of this nature are not that uncommon, and women are often their subject. Indeed, in our collections at Auchindrain we have a rather striking pencil-sketch “naked lady” on a piece of plasterboard, which we can date to the alteration works carried out to one of our buildings in 1967 to prepare it for occupation by the museum’s first manager. I believe it is something of a tradition, with part of the point of drawing the picture being that it will in due course be hidden under paper or within a structure, where it may be found and enjoyed by later generations.

    I have emailed the people at Dunoon Burgh Hall to offer assistance with this, and hope they reply because there probably is a way forward that could allow the image to be preserved and indeed seen by hall users. But if this is to be, it needs expert, scientific, intervention.

  • The phantom wallpaper-picker of Dunoon Burgh Hall
    And now THREE dislikes! Please, whoever you are, will you explain what you dislike about my post?
  • The phantom wallpaper-picker of Dunoon Burgh Hall
    For Argyll’s correspondents sometimes have me shaking my head in disbelief. I see this post has picked up two “dislikes”. Please, if you are one of the people who have done this, will you write to say what you dislike about something so obviously innocuous and intended to be helpful?
  • The phantom wallpaper-picker of Dunoon Burgh Hall
    It may be possible for a specialist conservator to remove the relevant section of plaster, and then to treat it like a museum object. It depends on the nature of the materials and the wall. If a representative of Dunoon Burgh Hall would care to contact us at Auchindrain (info@auchindrain.org.uk) we’d be happy to offer some informal advice and maybe facilitate a contact to see what could be done.
  • Russell congratulates the Wee Pictures on a big windfall
    Many congratulations!

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4 Responses to The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through …

  1. Glad Karol seems to be doing a good job, but couldn’t they have got someone Scottish to be in charge of the agricultural activities at the township?

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    • The vacancy was advertised for several weeks through JobCentrePlus – the Government’s official system. After reviewing applications from all over Europe (only a handful of which were from within the UK and even fewer from within Argyll), an open and objective recruitment process selected the applicant with the best mix of experience and skills.

      Provided that language ability is not an issue and the applicant is an EC citizen, I do not believe it would be lawful to take an applicant’s nationality into account as a recruitment issue.

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  2. I have no issues with a Pole doing the job, my question really is answered in the fact that the job was advertised and no-one local, or nearly local was suitable. Does that say a lot about Argyll or Poland?

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