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Logo: The City of Edinburgh CouncilProject Development Officer (Thriving Green Spaces) x 2

£30,563 to £36,499

Fixed Term until end May 2021

36 hours per week


We are seeking two experienced and motivated project development officers to lead on key work streams on the Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces Project. 


This pioneering new project will explore new ways of working together that allows Edinburgh’s green spaces to grow, thrive and adapt over the next three decades.  The role will include carrying out research, analysis, testing, consultation, communications, and reporting on selected project actions and pilots in areas such as Community, Technology, Commercial and Governance.  See www.edinburgh.gov.uk/thrivinggreenspaces for more details.


We are looking for professionals with passion, creativity and energy to build support and drive forward ambitious proposals within a relatively short timescale. 


You will have a good understanding of how public green spaces are managed and/or how to engage with the citizens of Edinburgh in this programme. 


You should be able to bring stakeholders to create consensus and contribute to the development of strategic plans.


To deliver this successfully you must be an excellent communicator who is able to collaborate with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.  


As part of the Parks, Greenspace and Cemeteries Team and working with a wide range of partners you will have the opportunity to influence how the city develops over the next 30 years.  


You will be based at Waverley Court in Edinburgh although you will have the flexibility to work out of other partner offices and at home on occasions.  Some evening and weekend working is required for community engagement and overnight travel may be required occasionally.


For more information and to apply please visit myjobscotland Job Ref EDN11242 


Closing date for applications: 22 September 2019

Interviews will be held on: 30 September 2019 and 01 October 2019   



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