The Conservation Volunteers
The Conservation Volunteers

Charity registered in Scotland SC26100939302

TCV is a leading UK community volunteering charity that works with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.  Join us and you too can be part of achieving our vision of healthier, happier communities for everyone.


Current vacancies

Senior Project Officer North Ayrshire (Healthy Active Journeys)

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £21,500
  • Irvine, North Ayrshire
  • Closing 24th May 2019

The Conservation Volunteers 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, across the UK, TCV is working to achieve our vision of healthier, happier communities for everyone. We believe that too many people are indoors, inactive or isolated and we work together with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places. We’re a UK-wide organisation with a local approach. We draw on all the expertise and experience from TCV and its partners across the UK, but we deliver local solutions to meet local needs.

The Healthy Active Journeys project will test the basic premise that if you can build confidence and knowledge in being outdoors and being active, that forms the basis of changes in behaviour to include more active travel in every day life. The senior project officer will use a range of walking groups, green health programmes and activities to encourage participants to take the first steps to being more outdoors and active. These will include walking groups based at Ayrshire Central Hospital and a weekly Green Gym in Kilwinning. Through these sessions TCV will then seek to educate, build confidence and monitor use of active travel both in getting to the sessions and in the participants day to day lives.

The project is delivered through the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funding and is offered as a 1 year, fixed term contract.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £24,500
  • Glasgow, Edinburgh or Stirling
  • Closing 26th April 2019

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.

We’re a UK-wide organisation with a local approach. We draw on all the expertise and experience from TCV and its partners across the UK, but we deliver local solutions to meet local needs.

We are ambitious in Scotland to achieve more for people AND for greenspaces and we have two exciting opportunities for leaders to join our team.

Our work is extremely varied and rewarding. You could be managing HLF funded programmes to engage Syrian refugees in their local natural heritage, setting up Citizen Science engagement, running projects which make the outdoors more accessible to people with Autism or dementia or supporting our regular volunteer teams who make a massive difference to the habitat management and accessibility of greenspaces across the Central Belt. We also deliver health programmes in partnership with the NHS and the renowned TCV Green Gym programme which supports people across the UK to get outdoors, active and healthy whilst connecting to their local community and greenspaces.

All our projects focus on delivery of outcomes for both people and the environment – so we are interested to hear from Team leaders with experience across a range of health, employability, ME and accessibility engagement as well as those with experience of managing environmental projects.

For full detail of the specification please see the full job description.

In summary, the key responsibilities/result areas include:

• Leading up to eight TCV project staff and supporting them to deliver a range of projects with our volunteers

• Project management and oversight

• Supporting identification of new ideas and funding opportunities

The role can be based in either our Glasgow, Edinburgh or Stirling offices and will include Scotland-wide travel.

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.

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Senior Project Officer : Unlocking Community Capacity Cumbernauld

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £21,500
  • Cumbernauld
  • Closing 10th May 2019

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, offered at 35 hours per week, is a fixed term contracted position until 31st March 2023 supported by TCV, Cumbernauld Living Landscape (CLL) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The requirements of the role will primarily be to deliver and develop TCV and CLL’s Creating Natural Connections project in and around Cumbernauld. Creating Natural Connections is a new 4 year project which aims to put nature and people at the heart of Cumbernauld’s future.

This role will focus on developing new and existing elements of the ‘Unlocking Community Capacity’ workstream of the project and will include:

  • Identifying strengths within the community using an asset-based approach to improve greenspaces and reconnect people with the outdoors.
  • Delivering training opportunities for community groups to increase their skills and capacity to take forward the improvements they want to see.
  • Developing skills of participants through the ‘Nature Ninjas’ volunteer offering.
  • Supporting local groups to undertake environmental improvements in their neighbourhoods.
  • Working with partner organisations and funders on developing and delivering the project goals.
  • Promoting the long-term sustainability of the ‘Creating Natural Connections’ project through advocacy and by contributing to the evaluation process, keeping accurate records, conducting research and producing reports.

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 and CLL local resources, including the office and tool store
  • Assisting with controlling the project budget
  • Using online and offline materials to promote TCV’s work to new partners and individuals

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.

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