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Senior Project Officer East Ayrshire – School Green Gyms

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £21,500
  • Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 5th August 2020

  • Advertised from 14th July 2020
  • 35 hours per week


The Conservation Volunteers is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

Every day, across the UK, TCV is working to achieve our vision of healthier, happier communities for everyone. TCV are a UK-wide organisation with a local approach. We draw on all the expertise and experience from our partners across the UK, whilst delivering local solutions to meet community needs.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 people have been spending a lot of time indoors and have become inactive or isolated. TCV are working together with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

TCV is looking to recruit a Senior Project Officer who will work in partnership with East Ayrshire’s Learning Outdoors Support Team (LOST) to deliver East Ayrshire’s post COVID-19 School Green Gym programme (working with Primary, Secondary and ASN) in East Ayrshire, including the Barony Campus, Cummnock.

The post holder will work with a range of teachers and pupils; to support schools to get outdoors, develop their skills in working and learning outdoors, and to improve individual’s physical and mental health.

The Senior Project Officer will be tasked with running School Green Gym sessions and supporting teachers through School Green Gym training. Activities include healthy growing projects, conservation tasks and school grounds development; all with an aim to improve school grounds for learning and improving pupils and teacher’s health and wellbeing, as part of the school’s attainment programme. The Senior Project Officer will also work with teachers to deliver on going School Green Gym guidance and support, to maintain school’s use of outdoor spaces within school grounds and local green spaces.

The project is delivered through a combination of funding through the Attainment fund and the Children’s Lottery is offered as a 8 months, fixed term contract.

Application notes

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Alternatively, email or call 01302 388878.

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 5th August 2020

Provisional interview dates: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Return completed application form to Amy Styles

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