Project Manager – Sustainable Selkirk

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £29,500
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 28th July 2022


Sustainable Selkirk is a project initiated and managed by Selkirk Regeneration SCIO, a community-based charitable organisation in the Scottish Borders. This post is funded by The National Lottery Community Led Fund to tackle one of Selkirk Regeneration’s prime objectives, bringing benefit to the people of Selkirk and surroundings through sustainable development towards a low-carbon future.

Sustainable Selkirk supports the community in Selkirk and surrounding area to make sustainable lifestyle changes through home energy savings, sustainable travel, climate awareness, climate action and recycling.

Since it began in June 2020, Sustainable Selkirk has delivered:

  • the Selkirk Community Energy Advice Centre
  • home energy assessments, advice and visits
  • e-bike trials
  • talks and workshops on various aspects of practical sustainability
  • led walks in and around Selkirk
  • fuel-efficient driving training
  • bike maintenance classes

The project is funded until March 2024 by The National Lottery’s Community Led Fund and Together For Our Planet Fund, and subject to additional funding, will grow further and continue beyond this point.


The Project Manager will assist Selkirk Regeneration in leading and managing Sustainable Selkirk, to raise awareness of energy, transport and other climate-related issues. The Project Manager will have responsibility for developing, implementing and managing actions in response to these issues, including managing the Selkirk Community Energy Advice Centre and its staff and volunteers.


The Project Manger, on behalf of Selkirk Regeneration, will be responsible for developing and implementing detailed action plans within the local community, including the following specific tasks:

  • engage with local community groups, including young people, on energy- and climate-related issues
  • plan and implement a programme of meetings / information events to raise awareness of energy and climate issues, how to achieve home energy savings and to promote low-carbon and active travel
  • encourage and co-ordinate local community participation in measures to reduce Selkirk’s carbon footprint
  • evaluate and keep records of all events, visits, meetings and the resultant carbon reduction outcomes
  • assist in recruiting and managing staff and volunteers to implement a range of project tasks
  • day-to-day management of the Project budget
  • provide regular Project progress reports to the Selkirk Regeneration Board of Trustees
  • engage with the media to raise the profile of the project
  • advise on possible funding to secure sustainable continuation of the project
  • support and promote Selkirk Regeneration’s aims and activities within the community

Please download the Job description below to find out more abut the role.

Application notes

Any enquiries by e-mail (below) to David Bethune, Trustee, Selkirk Regeneration (SCIO).

To apply, e-mail your CV with covering letter to David Bethune, Trustee, Selkirk Regeneration (SCIO), by 12 noon, Friday 19th August 2022. Covering letter should provide your contact details (email and phone), names and contact details of 2 referees, indicate your reasons for applying and how your experience and skills meet the requirements of this post.

Email: Phone: 07835 715817


  1. Communication will normally be by email, so always check your spam folders for responses. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.
  2. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and have the appropriate documentation in place at the application stage and proof of this will be sought before starting the post.
  3. Due to the ongoing COVID situation, it may be necessary for the post to be home-based at times, depending on current regulations.

This position is funded through The National Lottery Community Led Fund.