Living Streets
Living Streets

Charity number 1108448

We want a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys. Our mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more. Progress starts here: one street, one school, one step at a time. Read our three year strategy to find out more about our vision, mission and values.

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Project Coordinator, Scotland (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £25,519 – £33,513
  • Home based in/around Scottish Borders (Hawick area) & Homebasedin/around North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 19th January 2020

We are Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for every day, local journeys; free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illnesses and social isolation. We want to achieve a better walking environment and to inspire people of all generations to enjoy the benefits the simple act of walking brings.

Join us and together we will create a walking nation.

Our Out & About project aims to improve the wellbeing of older people through walking. It will support people in later life to be more physically active through walking and creating new opportunities for increased social interaction. Critically the work will aim to empower older people to have more say in the planning, management, and maintenance of local streets and spaces that meet their needs.

Taking a partnership approach, our Project Coordinators will recruit and support Out & About groups of older adults, their supporters, service providers, and statutory agencies. Out & About groups will identify barriers to walking and public transport for everyday journeys and prioritise the issues that have the most impact on walking, isolation and empowerment. The post holder will develop and deliver a programme of activity in partnership with the groups including peer-to-peer support and walking promotion activities and better access to public transport and local services.

The post holder should have some experience of working with older adults and supporting agencies and services within a community setting, and previous experience in a community capacity-building. This will be a varied and exciting role and an ability to work independently and embrace a broad diversity of tasks is essential.

Living Streets is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk; and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to background and criminal records checks as relevant to the job role.

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Project Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £35,966 – £40,722
  • Home-based, with regular travel throughout Scotland and to our Edinburgh office
  • Closing 26th August 2020

We are Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for every day, local journeys; free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illnesses and social isolation. We want to achieve a better walking environment and to inspire people of all generations to enjoy the benefits the simple act of walking brings. Join us and together we will create a walking nation.

We are looking for an experienced project manager to join our team in Scotland. The post will oversee our core programmes focused on schools and behaviour change. The role will involve all aspects of project management from team development, planning, line management, monitoring, reporting and evaluating impact.

Maintaining strong partnerships with a range of funders is essential to maximise our impact. This will involve working with multiple local authorities, grant funders and large employers with regular travel across Scotland.

Living Streets is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk; and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be subject to background and criminal records checks as relevant to the job role.

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Project Coordinator (Communities) Scotland

  • Full time
  • £27,050 – £34,183
  • Home based and covering Central Scotland
  • Closing 21st September 2020

We are Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for every day, local journeys; free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illnesses and social isolation. We want to achieve a better walking environment and to inspire people of all generations to enjoy the benefits the simple act of walking brings. Join us and together we will create a walking nation.

We are looking for an experienced project coordinator to join our team in Scotland. The post will oversee our core programmes focused on schools and behaviour change. The post holder will coordinate the delivery of community engagement and capacity building work, taking a community development approach to enabling and encouraging people of all ages and abilities to walk more for everyday journeys, health and leisure. Activity will range from supporting local communities to improve their streets and spaces for walking, to working with key statutory and voluntary partners to develop interventions that promote walking and sustainable transport choices. A strong focus will be working in partnership with people experiencing significant barriers to everyday walking to co-produce solutions.

Core to the role will be the ability to work effectively with statutory, voluntary and community level partners at levels to influence strategic decision making and effect change.

Living Streets is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk; and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to background and criminal records checks as relevant to the job role.

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