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.

Current vacancies

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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Communications Coordinator (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £26,519 – £33,513 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh Office
  • Closing 6th December 2019

Living Streets wants to create a walking nation, where everybody has the chance to gain from the health and social benefits this simple act can bring. Living Streets manages innovative national projects, working with schools, communities and workplaces to encourage more people to walk short journeys.

WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge, is perhaps the most notable, capturing the imagination of children in over 3,000 schools. We work with local authorities to help them improve streets and neighbourhoods. And with our supporters we campaign for positive change and public policies that enliven our streets. Join us and together we will create a walking nation.

We’re looking for a creative and confident communications professional to join our dynamic Policy and Communications team at Living Streets, based in Scotland. As part of the team, you’ll play a key role in helping us strengthen the voice for walking and ensuring our message is heard in Scotland. You will be a member of the Policy and Communications department and work day-to-day with the Living Streets Scotland team.

To excel in this role, you’ll need to be organised, collaborative and resourceful and have a good understanding of a variety of communications channels specific to Scotland and Wales. You’ll work closely with our wider policy and communications, project delivery and commercial teams and play a central role in communicating the impact we’re having in our work throughout Scotland. Your role will involve ensuring all our communications in Scotland is on brand and our impact is reflected in the Scottish media. You will also help to raise our profile throughout Scotland via smaller, targeted communications projects and wider stakeholder engagement.

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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