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Sustainability Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,109 pro-rata
  • Livingston, West Lothian
  • Closing 9th April 2021

  • Advertised from 12th March 2021
  • 20 hours per week. Fixed term for one year


Carers of West Lothian has provided support to unpaid carers for 30 years, in the last 3 years expanding support to disabled people. In response to COVID, we are at an important point in our journey to enable us to explore different income generating ideas, including funding, securing contracts and also generating income through trading.

To prepare us to do this in the best way for our organisation, our service users and our staff, we are looking for someone to work with our CEO to drive our sustainability plans forward over the next five years. This opportunity will suit someone with strong funding and tendering experience and success, as well as a commercial mind with an understanding of how to turn research for an idea, into a trading opportunity. This person will be results focussed with strong interpersonal and communications skills.

We see this post working from home until COVID restrictions allow more working from offices; when possible, our team will adopt a blended approach to working from home and from our Livingston offices. Limited travel throughout the West Lothian area is expected as part of this role.

Main Function of the Job

Roll out 2 pilots for trading ideas:

Review research informing pilots

Prepare plan to roll out pilots

Coordinate promotion and recruitment of volunteers

Main point of contact for both pilots with all customers and volunteers

Evaluate pilots

Prepare plan to roll out first 3 years of trading projects

Secure funding to employ Development Officer to roll out project


Update Funding Plan

Source project funding from 2022 for up to 5 years

Work with CEO to prepare and submit funding applications

Tender Preparation

Work with CEO to prepare for tender submission

Work with CEO to respond to tender documentation

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

To apply, please download the application pack from

Closing date: 9th April 2021

We expect interviews will take place via either MS Teams or Zoom link on Wednesday 21st April.