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Our Gracemount Community Action Researcher

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd December 2020

  • Advertised from 19th November 2020
  • £15-25 per hour. Up to 60 hours in total by negotiation to be worked over December 2020 – April 2021 with potential for additional hours or extension subject to funding availability


We are seeking two experienced freelance community action researchers to support local stakeholders to use an assets-based approach to developing the local greenspace and variety of community initiatives led by Transition Edinburgh South such as Gracemount Community Garden, The Gracemount Mansion House and the Stable Block.

The successful candidate will help recruit and support team of volunteers to deliver action research and help deliver activities which will involve the wider community. This will:

• Support local people to increase their involvement in their community

• Allow local people an opportunity to have a full say in the development of the local greenspace, community garden, the Mansion House and Stable Bock

• Increase volunteering opportunities and events in Gracemount

• Increase participation of vulnerable groups

Transition Edinburgh South (founded in 2009) has been based in the Gracemount community since 2013 and currently runs Gracemount Community Garden. We are looking to further develop the local greenspace and support vulnerable local families and individuals to improve local facilities whilst creating a more sustainable environment.

This is a new and exciting project being run by Transition Edinburgh South in partnership with The Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability of The University of Edinburgh.

Application notes

To apply for this role, please download the project description, job description and person specification along with our application form from our website and return your completed application to:

If you have any informal questions about the role please leave your contact details with and we will be in touch.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 and interviews will take place on Monday 7th December 2020.