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The Conservation Volunteers

Senior Project Officer: PPL

Based in Edinburgh

35 hours per week

Salary: £20,000 / annum

Fixed term - until end of July 2022

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 35 hours per week, fixed term contract until the end of July. Core hours Monday – Friday 9.00 - 5.00. 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 oversee the recruitment, induction and support six - eight 16-18 year old school leavers with no current positive destination to take part in the employability programme. The Senor Project Officer will manage, develop, and supervise delivery of a range of practical landbased conservation tasks and on the job training on partners sites to develop participants skill set and provide practical work experience.

Applicants should have a good level of practical conservation skills and of working with young people in a training setting.

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 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

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 20th October to be sent to

Interview date: Wednesday 27th October

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TCV is striving to be an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 20/10/2021  Location: Edinburgh

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