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Greenspace & Health Manager

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

  • Advertised from 30th September 2021
  • + 8% pension contribution. Permanent. 35 hours per week


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.

Application notes

For a job pack and further information about ELGT, pleasevisit our websiteor contact the Trust at: Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, 109/11 Swanston Road, Edinburgh EH10 7DS or email

To apply for the post, please complete and return an application form by 5.00pm Monday 25th October to

Interview date: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

CVs will not be accepted.

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.

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust. Registered Scottish charity no. SCO18196. Limited company number no. 132480