This vacancy has now closed

Greenspace & Health Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,689
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th December 2021

  • Advertised from 26th November 2021
  • Permanent Full time, 35 hours per week, will consider 28hrs for the ideal candidate
  • + 8% pension contribution


Due to the increased awareness of the benefits of greenspace ELGT has created an additional Greenspace & Health Project Officer post to contribute towards the delivery of the Thrive Physical Activity in Greenspaces programme.

The Thrive Project is a collective between ELGT, Edinburgh Leisure, Cyrenians and SAMH to deliver 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.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of delivering 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

Location: based at ELGT office in Edinburgh, with limited home working as agreed by Head of Operations

Closing date: 5.00pm Wednesday 15 December 2021

Interview date: 21/22 December 2021

To apply for the post, please complete and return an application form by 5pm on Wednesday 15 December 2021 to

CVs will not be accepted.

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

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.