AN ENGINEERING working on the £48m flood prevention scheme on Cumbrae is advertising for a new employee to act as a liaison with island residents.

Civil engineering firm Mackleys are seeking a 'community liaison officer' to be based at their Millport site one day per week.

The job advertisement says it is a temporary position until August.

The person appointed to the role will be the point of contact for members of the public wanting to find out more information about the project and manage community and school engagement to ensure the local community are informed.

Part of the job will include writing content for project newsletters, attending progress meetings, responding to public queries and plans and manage events for local community groups.

We previously reported in February that work is progressing well on three flood protection schemes in Millport as part of the £48m project, on which work started last spring.

The construction of an offshore breakwater, which will create a calm area of water, is ongoing.

This part of the works is essential to allow a proposed marina, an Ayrshire Growth Deal project, to be constructed in the future.

Foreshore rockworks started at Clyde Street in October, and at Crichton Street/Clyde Street in January, using a barge.

Work also started last summer to create revetments – slopes that absorb wave energy to help reduce coastal erosion at Kelburn Street, Millburn Street and Clyde Street.

Installation of onshore flood walls is also ongoing.

Mackley is a subsidiary of the main contractor for the Millport flood protection work, Van Oord UK Ltd.

For more information about the role contact HR advisor Jen Andrews on 07449 524757.