The Conservation Volunteers
The Conservation Volunteers

Charity registered in Scotland SC039302

TCV is a leading UK community volunteering charity that works with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.  Join us and you too can be part of achieving our vision of healthier, happier communities for everyone.


Current vacancies

Green Health Activities Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Based in Howden, Livingston (with partner organisation)
  • Closing 3rd June 2022

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects, and outdoor places.

About the role:

The Ladywell and Howden Green Health project will offer volunteers and members of the community opportunities to take part in ‘Green Health’ projects around Howden Walled Garden, Howden Park, and St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

TCV has worked in partnership to secure project funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and will deliver a range of activities that connect people to local greenspaces and help improve our community’s health and wellbeing. Working closely with our partners, the post holder will create an exceptional opportunity for community volunteers and NHS patients to work alongside each other supporting shared outcomes, for participants, local residents, and for the natural environment.

Projects will be delivered in local green spaces and within the grounds of St John’s Hospital. The post holder will be responsible for delivering high quality environmental volunteering activities for members of the community. The role will also include delivery of ‘Green Health’ focused volunteering sessions for patients and service users of St John’s Hospital.

The post holder will work closely with the local community and will be hosted with our partner organisation Ladywell Neighbourhood Network in Livingston. This is a three-year post.

The successful applicant will be able to lead and develop health focused volunteering sessions, be responsible for risk assessing activities and managing resources such as tools and materials.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space, or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy, and connected communities for everyone.

Join in, Feel good.

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Senior Project Officer : EPIC project - Clackmannanshire

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 31st May 2022

TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

This role, offered at 21 hours per week, is a fixed term contracted position for 12 months supported by TCV, EPIC, Clackmannanshire Council and EDF Energy

The requirements of the role will primarily be to coordinate and deliver the EPIC project, predominantly in the Hillfoots area of Clackmannanshire. This will involve;

  • Maintenance of projects undertaken previously by TCV and EPIC in the area, including, upgrade and maintenance of access paths, Kirkyards and education activity with Hillfoots Primary Schools. This will involve the training and development of volunteers, volunteer officers and trainees.
  • Restoration works improving the local natural environment, water and land to assist biodiversity action plans whilst improving interest and understanding for residents and visitors.
  • Improving the path network to advance access for recreational purposes including installation and maintenance of steps, boardwalks and bridges.
  • Providing opportunities to access and learn about natural, cultural and historic heritage.
  • Provide an opportunity for children and young people to learn about the local environment and assist in its conservation.
  • Support and enable community groups to undertake projects serving specific interest of their residents where appropriate to the aims and objects of EPIC and TCV.

Other elements of the role will include, but not be limited to -

  • Health and safety management, including producing risk assessments
  • Managing and supporting Volunteer Officers and Trainees.
  • Managing TCV’s local resources, including the office and tool store
  • Assisting with controlling the project budget
  • Engaging with appropriate local groups
  • Using online and offline materials to promote TCV’s work to new partners and individuals through social media and the EPIC website.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For over 50 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

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Senior Project Officer: Outreach Officer

  • Part time
  • £19,500 pro-rata
  • Based in Grangemouth/ Delivery Camelon
  • Closing 25th August 2021

TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

This role is offered at 28 hours per week, 2 year contracted position starting August 21.

The main requirement of the role is to engage up to 40 young people living in Camelon in a two-year programme called Wild Outdoors. This is a programme of outdoor activities which they have chosen themselves and which will help them cope with day-to-day challenges, increase wellbeing, skills, confidence and life chances.

Specific outdoor activities will be chosen by the young people but might include: path-building at the Nature Trail, shelter-building, using the kelly kettle to make hot chocolate, stick-carving and pond-dipping. "

Wild Outdoors builds on outdoor action and nature-based activity delivered over the past two years and reflects feedback/consultation from the young people we have engaged throughout Covid 19 lockdown and restrictions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to deliver this youth project supporting individuals to gain a valuable experience.

We are looking for candidates who can combine experience in environmental, conservation, with experience of working with young people with barriers.

Other elements of the role will include, but not be limited to -

• Health and safety management, including producing risk assessments.

• Managing TCV’s local resources, including the office, tools, and vehicles.

• Assisting with controlling the project budgets and writing reports

• Engaging with appropriate local groups and partners.

• Using online and offline materials to promote TCV’s work to new partners and individuals.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

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This vacancy has now closed

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

About the role:

The TCV Building Roots Ayrshire project is an exciting partnership project between TCV Scotland and three local authority departments in North, East and South Ayrshire, that are working on resettlement, integration, community learning and development, and ESOL. TCV have a track record of bringing refugee families together, visiting special local places where they meet new people and support local connections, and this has a profoundly positive impact on their lives. This project aims to improve families and individual’s experience of daily and social life, to grow confidence to visit greenspaces and to join into activities to learn about and engage in natural and cultural heritage activities. Those activities are best explored and learned about as a group to encourage building social connections, and improve the participants well-being and feeling of belonging.

The Senior Project Officer will oversee the general running and organisation of the project (including communication with all partners and participants, facilitation and logistics of sessions/activities, monitoring and evaluation of activities and feedback from participants)

This role will be key in supporting participants to practice English in TCV organised activities and this will be backed up with ESOL language classes and other activities organised by the Councils. The project will offer valuable learning opportunities in a supportive group environment while benefiting from engagement with local green spaces.

Other requirements of the role include:

  • Health and safety management, including producing risk assessments
  • Managing and supporting Volunteer Officers and trainees
  • Managing TCV local resources, including the office and tools
  • Assisting with managing the project budget and produce written reports when required
  • Using online and offline materials to promote TCV’s work to new partners and individuals

* A full driving licence is required for this role.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

Join in, Feel good.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer: ETU Falkirk

  • Full time
  • £20,500
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 15th December 2021

TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects, and outdoor places.

This role is offered at 35 hours per week, for a 14-month fixed term contract. Core hours Monday – Friday 9.00 - 5.00. Some flexibility will be required around these core hours with time off in lieu available for hours worked outside core hours

  • The primary requirement of the role is to oversee the recruitment, induction, and support six - eight 16–18-year-old school leavers with no current positive destination to take part in the employability programme. The Senior Project Officer will manage, develop, and supervise delivery of a range of practical landbased conservation tasks and on the job training on partners sites to develop participants skill set and provide practical work experience.

Applicants should have a proficient level of practical conservation skills and of working with young people in a training setting.

Other elements of the role will include, but not be limited to -

  • Health and safety management, including producing risk assessments.
  • Quantifying and ordering materials in line with procurement policies.
  • Managing TCV’s local resources, including the office, tools, and vehicles.
  • Assisting with controlling the project budgets.
  • Engaging with appropriate local groups and partners.
  • Using online and offline materials to promote TCV’s work to new partners and individuals.
  • A full, clean or near clean UK driving licence is required for this post, which has been held for a minimum of one year.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have unique needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space, or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.

For over 50 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy, and connected communities for everyone.

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This vacancy has now closed

Operations Leader

  • Full time
  • £32,876
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th March 2022

Every day, The Conservation Volunteers works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone. We do this by connecting people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both.

We are seeking an Operations Leader to lead and develop our operations activity in Scotland with a particular focus on the West of Scotland. Being an Operations Leader in TCV provides the opportunity to make a real difference to people, communities, and green spaces.

We are looking for someone who can develop a range of volunteering and community activities; increasing the amount of activity which TCV delivers, the number of people who will benefit from these greenspace improvements and those who have least opportunity to experience these benefits.

You will be able to develop excellent relationships with funders and partners and create compelling and supported project proposals from TCV. You will effectively manage adherence with funder requirements to achieve our desired outcomes for people and places.

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Clyde Climate Forest Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,000 – £37,000
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 13th April 2022

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your energies into dealing with the climate and ecological crises and make your mark?

Here is an exciting chance to be part of The Clyde Climate Forest (CCF) - an ambitious high-profile initiative which aims to see 18 million trees planted in Glasgow City Region (GCR) over the next decade. The CCF aims to increase woodland land cover - helping to sequester carbon emissions, connect woodland habitats - helping wildlife cope with a changing climate, and increase urban tree canopy - helping people to adapt to heatwaves and cloudburst events.

The CCF is a collaboration between several delivery partner organisations (TCV, Trees for Cities, Woodland Trust Scotland, Green Action Trust), Scottish Forestry and the councils that comprise the GCR Partnership.

We need somebody who is looking for an opportunity to display their drive, ingenuity, and creativity by developing processes, promotions and proposals that will attract new resources and commitment for tree planting projects in line with CCF aims.

You will be a vital member in the CCF team working within TCV alongside the other partner organisations and with the support of the CCF Steering Group and Programme Board.

You will take the lead on the ‘Connectivity’ strand of the CCF, working with landowners, farmers, council officers, and others to bring forward woodland creation projects in locations which connect existing woodland habitat networks. You will also develop work for the ‘Canopy’ and ‘Carbon’ strands of the CCF lead by other team members.

You will need to be commercially astute, confident, and able to work autonomously and have experience of developing successful relationships, delivering successful initiatives, and developing business opportunities.

A full driving licence is required.

This post is subject to a CRC check.

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Training Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 16th May 2022

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

About the role:

TCV will be delivering this youth project in partnership with Article 12. The role delivers training and qualifications in line with one or more services, which contributes to local operational plans and towards the achievement of the TCV’s strategic plan. The key to achieving this will be delivering high quality training, to meet awarding body standards, SQA delivery. This is a new funded project to work with the young gypsy travelling community age 11-16 across Falkirk. Your role will be to run events, practical conservation sessions to include woodland management, grounds maintenance, habitat management and outdoor learning, gardening/food growing, wood working skills eg. building raised beds and planters.

We are looking for someone who has vast experience of delivering youth work in disadvantaged areas and communities. (Experience of working with the gypsy travelling community is desirable but not essential)

* A full driving licence is required as the post holder has use of a company vehicle.

* This post is subject to an enhanced PVG check.

Desirable: Valid First Aid at Work certificate.

21/hrs per week (flexible hours due to nature of delivery)

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For over 50 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

Join in, Feel good.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Project Officer – Lochshore Park + QEUH

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Based in Ayrshire/Glasgow
  • Closing 10th May 2022

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

About the role:

An opportunity has arisen for an exciting role to engage communities to shape green spaces in North Ayrshire and Glasgow.

North Ayrshire – Lochshore

North Ayrshire Council are working on a redevelopment of the former Glengarnock Steelworks site and TCV will be partnering with them to transform Lochshore into a parkland destination for the benefit of local communities and visitors alike.

Based on community consultation, we are looking for a senior project officer to provide health, volunteering and community engagement activities on the site as part of the transformation.

Glasgow - Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

We have an exciting partnership with the hospital based on newly established green infrastructure. The Senior Project Officer would use the development of the land itself to engage patients and staff in green health initiatives and develop new outdoor activities.

We are seeking high level organisational and facilitation skills, a creative approach coupled with a passion for engaging communities in local greenspaces. This is a great opportunity for an individual who wants to get stuck into two exciting new projects and make a real difference to people and the environment.

* A full driving licence is required for this role.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

Join in, Feel good.

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