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

Local People Senior Project Officer

  • Part time
  • £19,500 – £21,500 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 8th July 2020

TCV – 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.

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 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. This role supports TCV in enabling people to improve their health, well-being and local community.

TCV is looking for someone who can engage with communities in Smithton and Culloden, Inverness as part of the People's Health Trust funded Local People project. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual who can engage local people in identifying what positive changes they’d like to make in their community, prioritising issues and delivering solutions. As the priorities which the project delivers are steered by the needs identified from the local community, the activities will be varied and creative.

The Project Officer will have a key role in working with the committed and enthusiastic, established local community decision-making group and will administrate the associated community grant fund. You will need to be confident in engaging and facilitating people and chairing meetings. You will also need to be capable of working independently and on your own initiative.

So, if you are passionate about empowering local people to address their local health, well-being and community issues; and you want to be part of a vibrant TCV team, then this could be the role for you? This position will be offered until the 12th January, 2021 with a strong possibility of this being extended for subsequent years. The Local People’s Programme is a multi year program, it has been running for 6 years and is reviewed and funded annually by the People’s Health Trust. The position is for 28 hours a week, which will include working some evenings and weekends.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification via the link below and submit application forms by the 8th July, 2020. Interviews will take place by Zoom and the date is to be confirmed.

Criminal Record Check:

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check

As this post requires a Criminal Record Check, please view TCV's Ex-Offender Policy.

Please note:

Unfortunately, due to the necessity to keep our costs down we are not able to respond to everyone who applies to our vacancies. If you do not hear from us by 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • UK – location flexible
  • Closing 31st January 2020

TCV is an ambitious organisation seeking an exceptional individual with a financial background, preferably in risk and audit, to join on our Board of Trustees and to Chair our Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) soon after appointment. We are keen for our Board to reflect the diversity of the communities that we work in. Therefore we encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

We are specifically looking for someone with significant recent and relevant financial experience. As Chair of ARC, you will work in partnership with the Chair of the Board, Chief Executive and Finance Director, to provide leadership and direction to ARC in carrying out its governance and oversight role. Our current ARC chair will support the induction of this person to the role and ensure an appropriate handover period before they step down.

Candidates will ideally have experience of working on both local and national affairs and will be able to help advance and develop TCV’s interests at all levels of public and private life. In general, you will have an interest in the community, environmental and cultural diversity sectors, and the highest standards of ethical conduct and corporate governance. Previous board experience is essent ial , whether on commercial or not for profit boards.