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

Woodland & Greenspace Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,923
  • based at ELGT office in the attractive setting of Swanston, Edinburgh,
  • Closing 24th October 2022

Due to the increased awareness of the benefits of greenspace ELGT is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic additional Woodland & Greenspace Officer to develop and deliver environmental projects as part of the ELGT programme of activities.

The Woodland & Greenspace Officer will further develop and deliver a programme of woodland and conservation activities, develop new programmes of activity, particularly with young people and associated organisations focussed on the area in and around Craigmillar Castle Park, Edinburgh. ELGT was the winning recipient of the Scotland’s Finest Woods Award for the Large Community woodland Group in 2021.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of delivering similar woodland and conservation activities using a community-based approach appropriate for the activities undertaken. Experience in the delivery of upskilling programmes of work, focused on environmental activity, with young adults will be advantageous.

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Trustees and Vice Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th October 2022

We are seeking up to 4 new members for the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) Board. Our Non-Executive Directors perform a vital role, overseeing the management of the Charity and acting as ambassadors for our work.

For over 30 years ELGT has been delivering inspiring, ground breaking, and imaginative programmes of environmental and community projects that benefit local people, wildlife, landscape, and heritage. Our Board is vital in supporting ELGT to realise its vision of providing quality greenspaces to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to improve their health and wellbeing. We are seeking skilled, committed and engaged people who want to act as a catalyst for change and support ELGT through being part of our Board.

What we are looking for

  • Ability to contribute to Board insight and scrutiny, helping to shape ELGT’s vision and strategy
  • Good knowledge of the issues facing local communities and confidence you can make a valuable contribution to our work.
  • The ability to contribute professional and expert knowledge in the following areas: health benefits of greenspace and green active travel, biodiversity policy, fundraising and income generation, urban renewal and housing development.
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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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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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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This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

Greenspace & Health Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,689
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th December 2021

Due to the increased awareness of the benefits of greenspace ELGT has created an additional Greenspace & Health Project Officer post to contribute towards the delivery of the Thrive Physical Activity in Greenspaces programme.

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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Interim Finance and Office Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with some home working
  • Closing 14th December 2021

ELGT is looking to appoint an Interim Finance & Office Manager to have responsibility for the management of financial and accounting functions and to assist the Chief Executive in the smooth and efficient operation of the Trust. You will be responsible for all aspects of the administration of the Trust, whilst ensuring that the office is run cost effectively in compliance with legal obligations.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of managing a modern office environment and ability to maintain all areas of responsibility, including finance, HR, IT and general administration.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,689
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th December 2021

Due to the increased awareness of the benefits of greenspace ELGT is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic additional Community Project Officer to develop and deliver environmental projects as part of the ELGT programme of activities.

The Community Project Officer will develop a programme of woodland activities, conservation activities, community gardening workshops and physical activities in local greenspaces, particularly with young people and associated organisations.

The role will deliver activities and personal support that allow people to get active outdoors.

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 delivering environmental activities.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,325 pro-rata
  • Based at ELGT office in Edinburgh & GP Practices.
  • Closing 9th March 2022

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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This vacancy has now closed

Healthy Lifestyles Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,689
  • Based at ELGT office in Edinburgh, with limited home working as agreed by Head of Operations
  • Closing 16th March 2022

ELGT are seeking a dynamic Healthy Lifestyles Officer to assist in the further development and delivery of an established programme of activities, primarily in South Edinburgh, that supports people to get active and enjoy their local greenspaces.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with proven experience of delivering healthy lifestyle activities, conservation and greenspace management and experience of volunteer and community engagement with an environmental focus.

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This vacancy has now closed

Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £32,500 – £35,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th June 2022

ELGT is looking to appoint a permanent Finance Manager following the retirement of the previous postholder due to ill health. You will be responsible for the management and oversight of the financial and accounting functions and to assist the Chief Executive in the smooth and efficient operation of the Trust.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day financial management of the Trust, with an annual income of c.£1.5M, whilst ensuring that the office is run cost effectively in compliance with legal obligations.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of managing the finances of a charity, or similar organisation, and will be part of a friendly and flexible team of 14 staff.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,325 pro-rata
  • ELGT office in Edinburgh & GP Practices
  • Closing 26th September 2022

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 and Ratho Medical Practice 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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