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Green Health Activities Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Based in Howden, Livingston (with partner organisation)
  • Closing 3rd June 2022


  • Advertised from 6th May 2022
  • 35 hours per week

Role

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects, and outdoor places.

About the role:

The Ladywell and Howden Green Health project will offer volunteers and members of the community opportunities to take part in ‘Green Health’ projects around Howden Walled Garden, Howden Park, and St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

TCV has worked in partnership to secure project funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and will deliver a range of activities that connect people to local greenspaces and help improve our community’s health and wellbeing. Working closely with our partners, the post holder will create an exceptional opportunity for community volunteers and NHS patients to work alongside each other supporting shared outcomes, for participants, local residents, and for the natural environment.

Projects will be delivered in local green spaces and within the grounds of St John’s Hospital. The post holder will be responsible for delivering high quality environmental volunteering activities for members of the community. The role will also include delivery of ‘Green Health’ focused volunteering sessions for patients and service users of St John’s Hospital.

The post holder will work closely with the local community and will be hosted with our partner organisation Ladywell Neighbourhood Network in Livingston. This is a three-year post.

The successful applicant will be able to lead and develop health focused volunteering sessions, be responsible for risk assessing activities and managing resources such as tools and materials.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space, or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy, and connected communities for everyone.

Join in, Feel good.

Application notes

This post is subject to a PVG check.

For further information and to apply, please visit tcv.org.uk. Alternatively, email alice.kenny@tcv.org.uk or call 07773591453.

Closing date for completed applications: 3rd June 2022

Interview date: Thursday 9th June at: Ladywell Neighbourhood Network.

Return completed application form to alice.kenny@tcv.org.uk


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