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The Conservation Volunteers

Senior Project Officer: Edinburgh Volunteers

Based in Edinburgh
28 hours per week
Salary: £22,000 per annum (0.8 FTE)
Permanent Contract

TCV 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 TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

This role is offered at 28 hours per week. Core hours to be agreed to match the requirements of the session delivery and to suit the availability of the right candidate. Some flexible working including evenings and weekends may be required.

The primary requirement of the role is to plan and lead high quality practical environmental volunteering opportunities around the Edinburgh and Lothians. This will involve working with community and local authority partners, preparing resources/materials, planning practical tasks and providing training & development for our volunteers. This role will require the development of new and existing partnerships to provide a diverse range of volunteering opportunities. Our practical conservation activities vary but will include: Tree planting, wildflower meadow management, practical greenspace improvements, path building, woodland management, habitat creation & management and supporting community groups.

Applicants should have experience leading practical conservation activities, delivering training as well as a focus on partnership working with communities.

Other elements of the role will include, but not be limited to -

  • Health and safety management, including producing risk assessments
  • Managing and supporting Volunteer Officers and Trainees.
  • Managing TCV’s local resources, including the office and tool store
  • Assisting with controlling the project budget
  • Engaging with appropriate local groups
  • Using online and offline materials to promote TCV’s work to new partners and individuals through social media and the TCV Scotland website.


A full, clean or near clean UK driving licence is required for this post, held for a minimum of one year.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.tcv.org.uk

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 31st August to be sent to josh.thornhill@tcv.org.uk

Interview date: Tuesday 6th September

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TCV is striving to be an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 31/08/2022  Location: Edinburgh

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