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

Senior Project Officer : EPIC project - Clackmannanshire

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £21,500
  • Stirling
  • Closing 25th September 2020

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 35 hours per week, is a fixed term contracted position until October 2021 supported by TCV, EPIC, Clackmannanshire Council and EDF Energy.

The requirements of the role will primarily be to coordinate and deliver the EPIC project 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. An objective within this is to train and utilise community volunteers who can then give support to new projects.
  • 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 where appropriate disabled people.
  • Providing opportunities to access and learn about cultural and historic heritage.
  • Provide an opportunity for children and young people to learn about the local environment and assist in its conservation.
  • Support the development and need for community hubs within the Clackmannanshire communities.
  • 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
  • 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

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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Trustees

  • 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.

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Local People Senior Project Officer

  • Part time
  • £19,500 – £21,500 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 31st August 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 31st August, 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.

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Senior Project Officer East Ayrshire – School Green Gyms

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £21,500
  • Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 5th August 2020

The Conservation Volunteers 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, across the UK, TCV is working to achieve our vision of healthier, happier communities for everyone. TCV are a UK-wide organisation with a local approach. We draw on all the expertise and experience from our partners across the UK, whilst delivering local solutions to meet community needs.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 people have been spending a lot of time indoors and have become inactive or isolated. TCV are working together with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

TCV is looking to recruit a Senior Project Officer who will work in partnership with East Ayrshire’s Learning Outdoors Support Team (LOST) to deliver East Ayrshire’s post COVID-19 School Green Gym programme (working with Primary, Secondary and ASN) in East Ayrshire, including the Barony Campus, Cummnock.

The post holder will work with a range of teachers and pupils; to support schools to get outdoors, develop their skills in working and learning outdoors, and to improve individual’s physical and mental health.

The Senior Project Officer will be tasked with running School Green Gym sessions and supporting teachers through School Green Gym training. Activities include healthy growing projects, conservation tasks and school grounds development; all with an aim to improve school grounds for learning and improving pupils and teacher’s health and wellbeing, as part of the school’s attainment programme. The Senior Project Officer will also work with teachers to deliver on going School Green Gym guidance and support, to maintain school’s use of outdoor spaces within school grounds and local green spaces.

The project is delivered through a combination of funding through the Attainment fund and the Children’s Lottery is offered as a 8 months, fixed term contract.

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Senior Project Officer: Stirling Volunteer Group

  • Full time
  • £19,500
  • Stirling
  • Closing 18th September 2020

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.

The Stirling volunteer group carry out a wide range of activities in and around the Stirling area ranging from habitat management to improvements to community greenspaces. We are looking for a project officer who can engage with local communities and partners, identify valuable volunteer projects, source funding to support projects and deliver those projects with a team of volunteers.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and energetic individual who can combine experience in environmental conservation, with experience of working with volunteers including those with additional barriers.

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 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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