Green Action Trust
Green Action Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC015341

Positive change through environmental regeneration

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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £45,000
  • Based in Central Scotland
  • Closing 14th February 2023

The Green Action Trust is one of Scotland’s leading environmental charities. We have been regenerating Central Scotland by undertaking landscape scale projects; creating and improving greenspaces, planting and managing woodlands, greening vacant and derelict land, creating and maintaining paths and enhancing a range of habitats for over 40 years. We are specifically responsible for delivering the Central Scotland Green Network. We are passionate about the positive environmental and social change we can deliver in Scotland and are seeking candidates who have a similar passion to help us create this change.

The role involves working in partnership with other organisations, developing new work, overseeing a programme of projects, and managing a team of staff.

Applications are sought from individuals with:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience within the environmental sector.
  • Excellent knowledge of how positive land use change can help tackle climate change and biodiversity loss.
  • A track record of developing programmes and projects by working collaboratively with others.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Experience of line management and capacity planning.
  • Good working knowledge of the current funding available for environmental project work in Scotland and experience in securing and managing significant funding packages.
  • Experience of financial planning and budgeting.
  • A positive, solution orientated and flexible attitude to their work.
  • Professional membership of a relevant professional body is desirable.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual to put their own mark on shaping our future. Your commitment will help us make positive environmental change. In return we offer a very flexible and supportive working environment which will help your own personal development, through training and support, so that you have all the tools necessary to succeed.

All positions advertised are offered on a permanent, full-time basis (although part-time and flexible working arrangements will be considered) and will involve hybrid working, based from our office in Shotts, North Lanarkshire. Travel within Scotland will be required, therefore a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.

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Corporate Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Central Scotland (Shotts)
  • Closing 25th June 2021

Do you want to combine your professional capabilities with a career in a leading environmental charity? If so, we want to hear from you.

The Green Action Trust is Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charity. By working with a range of private, public and third sector partners, our services deliver positive action across the country to help Scotland achieve its climate change ambitions. We turn ideas into tangible change, to build more sustainable communities and a greener country.

We are a dynamic, progressive and successful charity that is ready for its next phase of development. This is a great opportunity for a highly driven, competent and innovative individual with a successful background in corporate administration and/or organisational development. Key will be your commitment to enable us to reach exemplar status.

We have a requirement to think very differently about our future operational needs in a post Covid- 19 world. So, the successful candidate will have a very ‘hands on’ role and will be given the freedom to bring their ideas, innovation and creativity to the team to help us create our new future.

Ideally, you will be knowledgeable about the legal framework in which charities operate and will demonstrate excellent administrative, digital, financial, planning and communication skills. You will have had experience of leading on key, corporate projects whilst also working as part of a team. You will be defined by your work ethic, resilience, initiative and flexibility.

In return we offer a great benefits package and a very flexible and supportive working environment which will support your own personal development so that you have all the tools necessary to succeed. We want you to grow with us.

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Programme Manager - Central Scotland Green Network

  • Full time
  • up to £45,000
  • Shotts, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 2nd March 2022

The Green Action Trust is Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charity (registration SC015341) and the trusted delivery partner for the Scottish Government and a wide range of stakeholders including local authorities, regional partnerships, landowners, environmental groups and local communities.

To meet our future ambitions, the expectations of our partners and to play our part in responding to the twin crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss, we are pleased to be adding new roles into our organisation. We recognise that more needs to be done across Scotland to support all sectors take the necessary steps towards Net Zero and there is no doubt the Trust is ideally placed to contribute.

Additional capacity is important for us as this will enable the Trust to reach more people and increase, substantially, our environmental impact for communities across Scotland. Specifically, we are looking for energetic, passionate, and committed people to fill the following role: Programme Manager - Central Scotland Green Network (Up to £45,000)

The Green Action Trust has responsibility for managing and developing the CSGN, which is one of the largest and most ambitious green infrastructure projects in Europe.

The CSGN Programme Manager will have responsibility for engaging with all CSGN stakeholders and partners, managing these relationships and ensuring excellent two-way communication and engagement in support of the CSGN priorities, action plans and strategic initiatives.

The CSGN Programme Manager will work very closely with key Scottish Government contacts providing appropriate reports, monitoring and evaluation data, policy analysis and ideas for innovation and development. They will have a specific responsibility for promoting the impact and value of the CSGN programme across all media channels as well as increasing its funding base.

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Development Manager

  • Full time
  • up to £40,000
  • Shotts, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 2nd March 2022

The Green Action Trust is Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charity (registration SC015341) and the trusted delivery partner for the Scottish Government and a wide range of stakeholders including local authorities, regional partnerships, landowners, environmental groups and local communities.

To meet our future ambitions, the expectations of our partners and to play our part in responding to the twin crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss, we are pleased to be adding new roles into our organisation. We recognise that more needs to be done across Scotland to support all sectors take the necessary steps towards Net Zero and there is no doubt the Trust is ideally placed to contribute.

Additional capacity is important for us as this will enable the Trust to reach more people and increase, substantially, our environmental impact for communities across Scotland. Specifically, we are looking for energetic, passionate, and committed people to fill the following role: Development Manager (Up to £40,000)

This position, within our Development Directorate, is a key element of the Trust’s forward plan to consolidate and grow its business with existing and new customers as part of an ongoing commitment to deliver social and economic outcomes through environmental regeneration.

As a key line manager, the Development Manager will support the Director of Development in delivering the Trust’s development function and will lead on the development and realisation of new project opportunities in relation to climate change, climate adaptation, green infrastructure. the biodiversity crisis, Net-Zero and the green recovery.

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Development Officer x 2

  • Full time
  • up to £35,000
  • Shotts, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 2nd March 2022

The Green Action Trust is Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charity (registration SC015341) and the trusted delivery partner for the Scottish Government and a wide range of stakeholders including local authorities, regional partnerships, landowners, environmental groups and local communities.

To meet our future ambitions, the expectations of our partners and to play our part in responding to the twin crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss, we are pleased to be adding new roles into our organisation. We recognise that more needs to be done across Scotland to support all sectors take the necessary steps towards Net Zero and there is no doubt the Trust is ideally placed to contribute.

Additional capacity is important for us as this will enable the Trust to reach more people and increase, substantially, our environmental impact for communities across Scotland. Specifically, we are looking for energetic, passionate, and committed people to fill the following role: Development Officer x 2 (Up to £35,000)

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will support the Director of Service Delivery with the development and delivery of projects and programmes related to: climate change, climate adaptation, green infrastructure, biodiversity loss, Net-Zero and the green recovery.

They will assist with the creation of new areas of work, supporting initiatives and work programmes building on, and expanding, the Trust’s existing skills and services. The Development Officer will also assist and contribute to the organisational priorities set out in the annual Business Plan.

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Forester

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £35,000
  • Shotts, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 9th May 2022

The Green Action Trust is one of Scotland’s leading environmental charities and has been planting and managing woodlands in Central Scotland for over 30 years. We are passionate about delivering positive environmental and social change in Scotland and are seeking candidates who have a similar passion to help us expand and grow our activities. The Forester role involves woodland design, woodland management planning, cost estimating, management and delivery of work programmes (including management of contracts and contractors) and securing forestry grants.

Applications are sought from individuals with:

  • A track record of managing and overseeing woodland creation, woodland management and/or environmental projects.
  • Relevant academic qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills, computer literacy and confident in using GIS.
  • A positive, solution orientated and flexible attitude to their work
  • Good knowledge of the Forestry Grant Scheme in Scotland.
  • Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable.

At the Green Action Trust we do things differently: we want our staff to enjoy their work, we believe balancing life and work; we work flexibly; we invest in our people by offering training and support and, above all, we value our staff.

This is a permanent, fulltime, position based from our office in Shotts, North Lanarkshire (with optional home working). As travel within Scotland will be required, a clean driving licence and access to a car are essential.

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Top job! Development Manager (CSGN)

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Central Scotland/Flexible
  • Closing 9th May 2022

The Green Action Trust drives positive change through environmental regeneration.

Green Action Trust is Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charity and the trusted delivery partner for the Scottish Government and a wide range of stakeholders including local authorities, regional partnerships, landowners, environmental groups and local communities.

They provide bespoke solutions to support action on climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental inequality linked to national policy across a range of sectors. Specifically, they are responsible for delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network, a £2.4 billion, 40-year programme and one of the largest green infrastructure initiatives in Europe.

By 2025, Green Action Trust’s strategic ambition is to be regarded as the nation’s leading environmental regeneration charity and go-to-organisation working with a wide and varied range of stakeholders and organisations across Scotland.

The CSGN is more than just a ‘Green’ initiative, it is designed to support, link up and build on existing greening partnerships and programmes with the objective of improving the social, physical, cultural, and environmental well-being of central Scotland. Covering an area of 10,000km2, which includes 19 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, from Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Dunbartonshire in the West to Fife and the Lothians in the East, the CSGN takes in 87% of the country’s most deprived areas and offers the potential to improve the lives of 3.5 million people, or 65% of the population.

The Development Manager (CSGN) is a new and unique role with not many like it in the UK. It has specific responsibility for the operational management and development of the CSGN, in partnership with a multitude of high profile stakeholders. It is a significant role with key objectives around raising awareness, increasing interest and driving action. You don’t need to have a background in the environmental sector, although you should have a passion for it. You should be experienced in understanding and conveying government policy, reports, monitoring and evaluation data. You should be innovative, a confident communicator, planner and thinker who can engage and build partnerships with the aim of getting stakeholder buy in.

If you want to be a leading force in shaping our environmental future and have the desire and capability to help others achieve the ambition, please get in touch.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Shotts
  • Closing 9th January 2023

The Green Action Trust is one of Scotland’s leading environmental charities. We deliver positive change through environmental regeneration, building more sustainable communities and a greener Scotland.

As a Best Companies ‘One to Watch’ Employer, at Green Action Trust we do things differently: we believe in balancing life and work; we work flexibly; we invest in our people by offering training and support and, above all, we value our staff.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Development Team to lead on Communications activity for a large-scale regeneration programme in Leven in Fife and supporting general communications work for the Trust. This is a fulltime position until 30 Nov 2023 with the potential for extension until 31 March 2028 following successful award of a NLHF Stage 2 Delivery phase grant. The post will work 4 days a week on the Leven Programme projects and 1 day a week on supporting general Green Action Trust communications work.

Further information on the Leven Programme can be found in the recruitment pack.

We are looking for an individual who is solution-orientated, motivated by their work and has enthusiasm for improving the environment.

Applications are sought from individuals with:

  • a background in communication and social media activity
  • excellent communication skills,
  • Strong computer literacy skills and adept at writing press releases,
  • Experience managing social media accounts, websites, and digital assets.

We support a hybrid working practice, with home working combined with office working from our office in Shotts, North Lanarkshire. We are also exploring a hub space within Leven itself. Travel within Scotland is potentially required, therefore, a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.

The Leven River Parks project is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create this post for the development phase of the project.

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Leven Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £36,000 pro-rata
  • Leven
  • Closing 9th January 2023

The Green Action Trust is one of Scotland’s leading environmental charities. We deliver positive change through environmental regeneration, building more sustainable communities and a greener Scotland.

As a Best Companies ‘One to Watch’ Employer, at Green Action Trust we do things differently: we believe in balancing life and work; we work flexibly; we invest in our people by offering training and support and, above all, we value our staff.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Development Team to lead on behaviour change and stakeholder engagement activity for a large-scale regeneration programme in Leven in Fife. This post will oversee the development of plans for community wealth building activities through providing behaviour change and engagement support, that will inform delivery phase applications to Sustrans and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This is a 28 hour a week position until 30 Nov 2023 with the potential for extension until 31 March 2028, subject to funding. Further information on the Leven Programme can be found in the recruitment pack.

We are looking for an individual who is solution-orientated, motivated by their work and has enthusiasm for improving the environment. Applications are sought from individuals with:

  • a background in stakeholder and community engagement, behaviour change and community wealth building
  • excellent communication skills
  • computer literacy skills
  • experience working with communities
  • experience of working on large, multi-disciplinary projects would also be desirable

We are currently operating a hybrid working practice, with home working combined with office working from our office in Shotts, North Lanarkshire. We are also exploring a hub space within Leven itself. Travel within Scotland is potentially required; therefore easy access to transport is essential and clean driving licence and access to a vehicle, desirable.

The Leven River Parks project is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create this post for the development phase of the project.

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