Paths for All
Paths for All

Charity registered in Scotland SC025535

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity whose priority is to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere.


Current vacancies

Walking for Health Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,050
  • Blended working between Stirling office and home
  • Closing 26th September 2021

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a very clear focus. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere.

Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland. A key element of this work involves supporting communities and networks to make walking part of their everyday life.

Our Walking for Health team deliver and fund evidence-based behaviour change walking programmes in our communities, workplaces, education and care settings, with a focus on working with the least active groups. They work to facilitate and expand the Scottish Health Walk Network to increase activity levels and reduce health inequalities.

As well as being an active member of Paths for All’s Senior Management Team, this role offers the rare opportunity to lead our Walking for Health team and help support more people to be active in their communities. This role will manage and further develop our work relating to the Scottish Health Walk Network, our Workplace, Long Term Condition and Strength and Balance delivery programmes. It will provide leadership to a high performing team, who deliver guidance, training, funding and resources to our large network of partners and stakeholders.

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in a community/ health/social care development role along with the ability to manage a diverse and complex workload.

We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy. Paths for All has achieved the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £60,000 – £65,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 24th May 2021

Founded in 1996 Paths for All works in partnership with 30 national organisations who share their vision of Scotland being a walking nation where everyone has the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier, and greener Scotland.

As Scotland is emerging from the Covid lock-down we firmly believe our mission to encourage and enable physical activity for everyone, at anytime and anywhere is deeply relevant with the wide-reaching benefits of active lifestyles for mental and physical health, and the value of shared activity in our social lives having become clear.

Reporting to Paths for All’s Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity and champion its vision for a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all. Leading by example and ensuring Paths for All maintains its strong culture of openness, collaboration and partnership working you will maintain and enhance the organisation’s reputation, credibility and profile, re-affirming its position as a strong and recognised voice for the promotion of physical activity, active travel and fit for purpose environments in Scotland, directly influencing the development and delivery of national policy.

A proactive, solutions focused and visionary leader with experience of managing, motivating, and developing staff both individually and collectively and a proven track record in effectively managing resources and budgets to deliver long term financial sustainability and value for money. You will be an accomplished communicator with credibility when engaging with internal and external stakeholders coupled with the ability to create alliances and encourage collaboration with other organisations.

The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate:

• Experience of leading both strategic and operational planning processes

• A good understanding of positive governance; ideally with direct experience of working with a voluntary board

• Strong political acuity coupled with knowledge of, or the ability to quickly gain an understanding of, the wider policy landscape within which Paths for All operates

• A good understanding of how advocacy can change public perception and influence change and policy agendas

As an organisation we have an important part to play in Scotland’s future. If you are excited by the opportunity, we offer and can identify and develop new opportunities to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for people in Scotland.

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Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,050
  • Based in Stirling (although initially homeworking in line with Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Closing 5th July 2021

Paths for All's vision is for a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all. Our aim is to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland and a key element of this work involves promoting active travel.

Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) is Paths for All’s behaviour change programme aimed at getting people to walk, cycle and wheel more for short journeys and adopt sustainable travel options for longer journeys. Currently in its seventh year of funding from Transport Scotland, the Programme provides grants to public and third sector organisations, encourages the sharing of good practice and promotes collaborative work at local, regional and national level. SCSP is used by all Scotland’s local authorities and funds many other third and public sector organisations to deliver locally specific initiatives that meet local needs.

The role of the SCSP Manager is pivotal in ensuring that the Programme continues to deliver on its core mission whilst expanding its reach to new audiences. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills alongside experience of developing and implementing innovative operational plans and managing a high-performing team. This is an exciting and challenging time to ensure Paths for All’s increasing levels of investment in active and sustainable travel make a contribution to Scotland’s climate change and public health priorities.

In addition, the SCSP Manager is a member of Paths for All’s senior management team contributing to all aspects of organisation wide strategic and operational planning and delivery.

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Senior Development Officer, Active Environments

  • Full time
  • £32,672
  • Blended working between Stirling office and home
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a very clear focus. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere.

Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland. A key element of this work involves supporting development of paths and environments that are accessible for everyone to enjoy active lives.

Our Active Environments Team provides advice, support, training and funding to a wide audience including community organisations, community groups, outdoor access, and active travel professionals on improving local paths throughout Scotland. Having access to good quality, well maintained community paths networks close to where people live is essential for encouraging everyone to be active. Welcoming, safe, inclusive, and accessible outdoor environments can improve our physical, mental and social health by allowing people to be physically active outdoors and helping people to connect with and get closer to nature.

This role offers the rare opportunity to lead our Active Environments Team and help empower communities in Scotland to take the lead in creating, promoting, and maintaining safe, welcoming community paths and active routes for everyone. Through experience of programme management and strategic development there will be a specific focus on community engagement, climate adaptation and nature connectedness. This role will further develop these areas of work and support the team to provide technical guidance training, advice and funding opportunities to external audiences.

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in a community/ environmental / access development role along with the ability to communicate well with a diverse range of audiences.

We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy. Paths for All has achieved the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award.

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Senior Development Officer - Smarter Choices Smarter Places (Open Fund)

  • Full time
  • £32,672
  • Blended working between Stirling office and home
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Paths for All's vision is for a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all. Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland. A key element of this work involves significantly increasing the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland for both leisure and practical journeys.

Smarter Choices Smarter Places is Paths for All’s behaviour change programme aimed at getting people to walk, cycle and wheel more for short journeys and adopt sustainable travel options for longer journeys. Currently in its seventh year of funding from Transport Scotland, the Programme provides grants to public and third sector organisations, encourages the sharing of good practice and promotes collaborative work at local, regional and national level. Smarter Choices Smarter Places is used by all Scotland’s local authorities and funds many other third and public sector organisations to deliver locally specific initiatives that meet local needs.

The Senior Development officer, Smarter Choices Smarter Places (Open Fund) has a key role in ensuring that the Programme continues to deliver on its aims and objectives while also expanding its reach to new audiences. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills alongside a commitment and passion for encouraging and developing behaviour change within the sustainable transport sector. This is an exciting and challenging time, and the successful candidate will help to ensure Paths for All’s increasing levels of investment in active and sustainable travel make a contribution to Scotland’s climate change and public health priorities whilst also supporting communities and organisations across Scotland to build back after the COVID pandemic.

We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy. Paths for All has achieved the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award.

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