Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust
Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC018196

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is a successful and widely-respected independent charity that undertakes community-based environmental projects, working with partners to improve the quality and accessibility of greenspaces in and around Scotland’s capital city. We believe that quality local greenspaces can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, particularly those living in disadvantaged areas. ELGT generates up to £1M annually to fund and manage projects that include the creation and improvement of parks and gardens, woodlands, vacant and derelict land and cycleways, in addition to delivering programmes of community activities to support healthy living and active travel.

Current vacancies

Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2021

The Community Links Worker programme, funded by EVOC & Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, is delivered in partnership with GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

The Community Link Worker will be employed by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and will work as part of two practice teams (St Leonards and Braefoot) in South East Edinburgh, to provide 1:1 person-centred and practical supports to people in contact with the GP practice team

Taking a person-centred approach, you will work with individuals to enable them to identify personal outcomes and priorities for their health and well-being and link them to local, city and national activities and support services.

The postholder must have experience of working with people who are facing complex social and emotional circumstances, a strong understanding of the challenges affecting people living in areas of disadvantage in relation to living well, extensive effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis as well as experience in networking and relationship building with other professionals and organisations.

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. Application will be processed for the successful candidate.

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Greenspace & Health Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,000
  • Based at ELGT office in Edinburgh, with home working as agreed with Chief Executive
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

ELGT has created a new Greenspace & Health Manager post to have the responsibility for the development and management of the Thrive Physical Activity in Greenspaces programme of work. The role will also include the line management of the ELGT Community Link Worker and the Greenspace & Health Project Officer.

The Thrive Project is a collective between ELGT, Edinburgh Leisure, Cyrenians and SAMH to deliver a 5-year programme of activities and personal support that allow people to get active outdoors. It will provide a range of meaningful group activities that include walking and jogging groups, and conservation activities.

The successful candidate will also contribute towards the delivery of the programme of physical activities in greenspaces.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of managing a similar health-based programme of activities using a person-to-person approach, and experienced in evaluation and reporting on similar projects addressing health and wellbeing outcomes.

About Us:

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is a successful and widely respected independent charity that undertakes community-based environmental projects, working with partners to improve the quality and accessibility of greenspaces in and around Scotland’s capital city. We believe that quality local greenspaces can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, particularly those living in disadvantaged areas.

ELGT generates up to £1.5M annually to fund and manage projects that include the creation and improvement of parks and gardens, woodlands, vacant and derelict land, and cycleways, in addition to delivering programmes of community activities to support healthy living and active travel.

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Greenspace & Health Project Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,689 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

ELGT has created a new Greenspace & Health Project Officer post to deliver the Thrive Physical Activity in Greenspaces programme, reporting to the Greenspace & Health Manager.

The Thrive Project is a collective between ELGT, Edinburgh Leisure, Cyrenians and SAMH to deliver activities and personal support that allow people to get active outdoors. It will provide a range of meaningful group activities that include walking and jogging groups, and conservation activities.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of delivering a similar health-based programme of activities using a person-to-person approach and experienced in evaluation and reporting on similar projects addressing health and wellbeing outcomes.

About Us:

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is a successful and widely respected independent charity that undertakes community-based environmental projects, working with partners to improve the quality and accessibility of greenspaces in and around Scotland’s capital city. We believe that quality local greenspaces can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, particularly those living in disadvantaged areas.

ELGT generates up to £1.5M annually to fund and manage projects that include the creation and improvement of parks and gardens, woodlands, vacant and derelict land, and cycleways, in addition to delivering programmes of community activities to support healthy living and active travel.

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This vacancy has now closed

Greenspace Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2021

ELGT is looking to employ a Greenspace Projects Officer to assist the Head of Operations in the day-to-day delivery of greenspace and other woodland and green network projects as identified in the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust annual work programme.

The successful candidate will be a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with qualifications/experience in environmental, woodland or community development related areas, and have a proven track record of project development and implementation and partnership working.

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New Board Members and Vice-Chair Wanted

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust as Non-Executive Directors. Directors perform a vital role, overseeing the management of the Charity and acting as ambassadors for the work of the organisation.

Over the last 30 years, the Trust's mission has been to provide quality greenspaces to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to improve their health and wellbeing. ELGT delivers an inspiring, ground-breaking, and imaginative programme of environmental and community projects that enables them to work for the benefit of people, wildlife, landscape, and heritage.

This is a great opportunity to support our work in making a real, positive impact in the lives of local communities. We are looking to recruit four new Board members and a Vice-Chair with a keen interest in improving the quality of life for communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians through the creation and development of sustainable, well-managed and accessible greenspaces, which have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals.

Over the last year the Trust has responded exceptionally well to the challenges of the pandemic and there is great potential for our organisation to meet the needs of our communities and greenspaces and contribute towards our Green Recovery.

To perform the role successfully potential candidates should have a good knowledge of the issues facing local communities and be confident that they can make a valuable contribution to our work. The Person Specification details a range of experience and knowledge that is applicable to the work of the Board. We are keen to recruit at least one person with HR experience and one with a health background. Previous Board experience is desirable but not essential and we encourage applications from all ages and backgrounds.

Directors are appointed in a personal capacity for an initial three-year period and meetings take place quarterly. The Board commitment is to attend the four meetings each year, reading and reviewing papers, and providing occasional support to the team. In addition, some engagement activities also benefit from participation from the Directors, such as attending events and opening of projects.

Directors are not remunerated for this work; however, all necessary travel and expenses will be reimbursed.

We're an equal opportunity organisation and value diversity within our organisation. We’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process.

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Greenspace & Health Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Based at ELGT office in Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2021

ELGT has recently created a new Greenspace & Health Manager post to have the responsibility for the development, delivery and management of the Thrive Physical Activity in Greenspaces programme of work. The role will also include the line management of the ELGT Community Link Worker and the Greenspace & Health Project Officer.

The Thrive Project is a collective between ELGT, Edinburgh Leisure, Cyrenians and SAMH to deliver a 5-year programme of activities and personal support that allow people to get active outdoors. It will provide a range of meaningful group activities that include walking and jogging groups, and conservation activities.

The successful candidate will also contribute towards the delivery of the programme of physical activities in greenspaces.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of managing a similar health-based programme of activities using a person-to-person approach, and experienced in evaluation and reporting on similar projects addressing health and wellbeing outcomes.

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