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The Conservation Volunteers

Senior Project Officer: Growing Together, West Lothian

Based in Edinburgh

21 hours per week

Salary: £20,000/ annum pro rata.

Fixed term 6 month contract – (this could be extended depending on funding)

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 21 hours per week, for a 6-month fixed term contract. Core hours to be agreed to match the requirements of the service delivery and to suit the availability of the right candidate. Some flexibility will be required around these core hours with time off in lieu available for hours worked outside core hours

The primary requirement of the role is to lead community growing activities at Craigshill community gardens. This will involve preparing resources/materials, planning practical tasks, and providing training/ guidance to local volunteers. The aim of the project is to provide training to residents to build skills and confidence in food growing, harvesting produce, crop rotation and gardening skills to increase access to affordable, locally produced food. Sessions will be run with a wide range of participants including families, schools, and volunteers from the community.

Applicants should have experience of community growing activities, delivering training and delivering practical sessions with a wide range of participants.

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

  • Health and safety management, including producing risk assessments.
  • Quantifying and ordering materials in line with procurement policies.
  • Managing TCV’s local resources, including the office, tools, and vehicles.
  • Assisting with controlling the project budgets.
  • Engaging with appropriate local groups and partners.
  • Using online and offline materials to promote TCV’s work to new partners and individuals.
  • A full, clean or near clean UK driving licence is required for this post, which has been 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 50 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

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 18th October to be sent to

Interview date: Friday 22nd October

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TCV is striving to be an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 18/10/2021  Location: Edinburgh

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