greenspace scotland
greenspace scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC034078

greenspace scotland provides a national lead for local action on greenspace to regenerate and revitalise places and communities. Our goal is that everyone living and working in urban Scotland has easy access to a quality greenspace which meets local needs and improves their quality of life. We work with a wide range of local and national partners to support the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces and green networks as a key part of the green infrastructure of our towns and cities. greenspace scotland is a registered Scottish Charity (No. SC034078) and a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland (No. 236105).


Current vacancies

Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Central Scotland
  • Closing 6th December 2022

Greenspace makes a big difference to our quality of life and sense of place. Parks and greenspaces are our natural health service, our children’s outdoor classrooms and our cities’ green lungs.

greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace since 2002. As Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity, we have been influential in shaping a supporting policy context for greenspace, promoting good practice on greenspace delivery, and pioneering new approaches to managing and resourcing parks and greenspaces.

After completing his full term of office, our current Chair, David Jamieson, will retire in April 2023. To ensure a smooth succession and transition, we are now looking to recruit a Chair Designate to join the Board and take on the role of Chair from April 2023.

Our next Chair will be a champion for greenspace scotland, with a passion for what can be achieved through action on greenspace and blue-green infrastructure, coupled with influencing and advocacy skills to make wider connections. Working with the board and CEO you will provide strategic leadership, demonstrating the skills and experience to lead the board effectively, ensuring the proper governance of the organisation and supporting our continued growth as a sustainable social enterprise.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

• Strategic leadership and development skills – supporting the board and staff team to review and develop strategy and business plans

• Networking, influencing and advocacy skills – making connections to develop and support greenspace scotland activities

• Partnership skills – supporting and collaborating with the Board, Chief Executive and developing wider partnerships

We recognise the environment sector is under-represented by people from ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds, LGBT+ and disabled people, and we want to change that. We especially welcome candidates from these backgrounds and from young people. If you need any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

We are also seeking up to four trustees to join our Board – more details here greenspacescotland.org.uk/trustees-greenspace-scotland

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Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Central Scotland
  • Closing 6th December 2022

greenspace scotland is looking for up to four new Trustees to join our Board.

Greenspace makes a big difference to our quality of life and sense of place. Parks and greenspaces are our natural health service, our children’s outdoor classrooms and our cities’ green lungs.

greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace since 2002. As Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity, we have been influential in shaping a supporting policy context for greenspace, promoting good practice on greenspace delivery, and pioneering new approaches to managing and resourcing parks and greenspaces.

Never before has our work been more important. The experiences of the last two years – both the pandemic and extreme weather events - have led many to re-evaluate the importance of greenspace and blue-green infrastructure in our lives and places.

Our Trustees play a key role in the governance and strategic leadership of our organisation.

You will be joining an experienced Board and we are looking for Trustees who will bring their own individual range of knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to the overall richness of the Board.

We want a diverse board of Trustees with a depth and breadth of insight experience and perspective. We welcome and value people of different backgrounds, thinking and skills. We recognise that the environment sector is under-represented by people from ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds, LGBT+ and disabled people, and we want to change that. We especially welcome candidates from these backgrounds and from young people.

We are interested in hearing from experienced or first-time Trustees who are committed to our work and can make a valuable contribution to our development.

Our Chair will retire in April 2023 following completion of his full-term of office and so we are also looking to recruit a new Chair – more details here greenspacescotland.org.uk/chair-greenspace-scotland

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This vacancy has now closed

Covid Community Memorials – Creative Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Stirling or home-based (some travel required throughout Scotland)
  • Closing 19th May 2021

greenspace scotland is looking to recruit an experienced and creative Project Officer to support the development and delivery of this important national initiative working with artists, cultural organisations and communities to commemorate and reflect on Scotland's experiences during the pandemic.

The Covid Community Memorial programme was announced by the First Minister on 23 March 2021. Through the programme communities across Scotland will be supported by artists, artistic partnerships, creative practitioners and cultural organisations to develop projects that help them reflect on the impact of the pandemic – supporting remembrance and reflection, hope and healing.

greenspace scotland and local partners will commission artists to engage with community groups, faith groups and those hardest hit by the pandemic to shape ideas that benefit communities, reflect people’s experiences of the pandemic and commemorate those who have lost their lives to coronavirus.

The Covid Community Memorial projects, which could include commemorative gardens, memorials and artworks, are supported with £4.1 million provided by the Scottish Government and administered by greenspace scotland.

As Creative Project Officer you will support the Programme Manager to develop, manage and coordinate the national Covid Community Memorial programme. This will include working across all 32 Scottish local authority areas to support local organisations and partnerships to develop briefs to commission and manage artistic/creative practitioners to engage creatively with communities; and, managing at £3million fund to realise the projects and activities identified by these creative engagements.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of working in the arts, culture or creative industries, coupled with experience of participatory approaches where creative practitioners and communities work collaboratively. You will be a strong team player, with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and experience of project management and working in partnership.

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This vacancy has now closed

Covid Community Memorials – Creative Programme Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Stirling or home-based (some travel required throughout Scotland)
  • Closing 19th May 2021

greenspace scotland is looking to recruit an experienced and creative Programme Manager to lead the development and delivery of this important national initiative working with artists, cultural organisations and communities to commemorate and reflect on Scotland's experiences during the pandemic.

The Covid Community Memorial programme was announced by the First Minister on 23 March 2021. Through the programme communities across Scotland will be supported by artists, artistic partnerships, creative practitioners and cultural organisations to develop projects that help them reflect on the impact of the pandemic – supporting remembrance and reflection, hope and healing.

greenspace scotland and local partners will commission artists to engage with community groups, faith groups and those hardest hit by the pandemic to shape ideas that benefit communities, reflect people’s experiences of the pandemic and commemorate those who have lost their lives to coronavirus.

The Covid Community Memorial projects, which could include commemorative gardens, memorials and artworks, are supported with £4.1 million provided by the Scottish Government and administered by greenspace scotland.

As Creative Programme Manager you will lead on all aspects of developing, managing and coordinating the national Covid Community Memorial programme. This will include working across all 32 Scottish local authority areas to support local organisations and partnerships to develop briefs to commission and manage artistic/creative practitioners to engage creatively with communities; and, managing at £3million fund to realise the projects and activities identified by these creative engagements.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of working in the arts, culture or creative industries, coupled with experience of participatory approaches where creative practitioners and communities work collaboratively. You will be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and extensive experience of project and programme management, and coordinating partnership projects.

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This vacancy has now closed

Freelance Associate - Green Health Network and Events

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home-based (some travel required throughout Lothian)
  • Closing 25th August 2021

geenspace scotland wish to appoint a freelance associate to develop and deliver networking and engagement opportunities as part of the NHS Lothian greenspace and health programme.

The connection between nature and health has never been more pertinent and this contract will play a pivotal role in unlocking this connection for health professionals, associated services and partners within NHS Lothian. As part of the Greenspace and Health Strategic Framework, funded by the Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation (ELHF), this role will support the development of peer-to-peer networking of NHS staff and partners who are passionate about green health on the NHS estate.

By supporting the development of the emerging Grounds for Health network you will connect NHS staff and partner organisations to make the most of the NHS estate as a health and wellbeing asset. Building on the existing contacts, the associate will facilitate the development of

a peer-to-peer support network for those involved or interested in green health projects and

greenspace enhancements.

This role will support the Green Health programme manager with targeted communication about greenspace and health programme activity in the Lothian region. This will involve working with delivery partners and sourcing new and relevant information to be shared through the networks.

Following on from the successful publication of Lothian’s Green Health prescribing report the freelance associate will bring together key partners at a networking event so that potential providers and prescribers can share experiences and best practice.

This work forms part of the ongoing Lothian Green Health Strategic Framework and support will be provided by Green Health Programme Manager. Further strategic support and advice will be provided by the wider ELHF funding programme team and greenspace scotland team. Support from the greenspace scotland team will be provided for event organisation and logistics.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of developing networks and delivering events. They will be an experienced project manager who understands how to engage with a range of partners and balance various needs. They will have a good understanding of healthcare settings and how to communicate and engage with different audiences. Finally they will be able to work independently whilst maintaining good communication with a wider team.

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Programme Manager – Park Managers Forum

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,000 – £33,600
  • Stirling, home-based or hybrid (some travel required throughout Scotland)
  • Closing 31st October 2022

greenspace scotland is looking for an experienced professional to lead the next stage of development of Scotland’s Park Managers Forum.

The award-winning Park Managers Forum was established by greenspace scotland in 2015 to connect local authority park managers and officers, sharing practice and learning. It connects over 200 colleagues from all 32 Scottish Councils. The Forum originally met quarterly with meetings, workshops and study tours. During the pandemic, the Forum moved online with monthly meetings – this has enabled us to extend our reach and engagement. Recent topics have included: (re)wilding parks, nature networks, parks safety and lighting, open space strategies, green health, using data, ash dieback, income generation, climate resilience.

Funding from the Future Parks Accelerator programme futureparks.org.uk will enable us to step-up the pace, scale and ambition of the Forum to develop a sharing practice, innovation and accelerator hub for parks and greenspaces in Scotland – influencing and informing local and national policy and practice.

The Programme Manager will lead on all aspects of developing, managing and coordinating the Park Managers Forum. This includes working with colleagues from Scottish local authorities and the Future Parks programme to develop the Forum as a ‘fast follower’ network and ‘accelerator hub’. The postholder will also lead and support work on other sharing practice programmes, learning networks and pioneer projects.

This post is supported by funding from the Future Parks Accelerator programme.

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This vacancy has now closed

Parks4Life Campaign Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,000 – £33,600
  • Stirling, home-based or hybrid (some travel required throughout Scotland)
  • Closing 31st October 2022

greenspace scotland is looking for an experienced fundraising, communications or marketing professional to lead the public facing phase of our exciting programme to develop Parks4Life - an Endowment Fund for Scotland’s parks.

We’ve secured a match-funding grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the first £1million – this will match £ for £ funds raised through the campaign. Our longer-term ambition is for a multi-million endowment fund to help keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. We are now looking to engage in creative and meaningful ways with parks and greenspace lovers across Scotland and beyond.

You will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of an integrated fundraising, marketing and communications strategy and events plan to support the public-facing phase of Scotland’s Parks Endowment Fund campaign. With a strong track record in fundraising, communication and/or marketing, the ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator, experienced in delivering creative, successful and cost-effective marketing and fundraising campaigns. You will bring creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and passion to work with our team and partners.

This post is supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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