Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Excited by the thought of being a part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for.
We are seeking a dynamic and pro-active individual to join our management team as our Development Manager. You will support the development and implementation of our new fundraising strategy for general and specific giving, including the development of messaging and cases for support. You will be responsible for identifying and aligning Keep Scotland Beautiful to productive relationships with a range of sources including companies, trusts and individuals. You will also develop and strengthen relationships with existing and new funding partners.
We are looking for candidates with experience of developing evidence-based supporter communications with a proven track record of developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships. You will have the ability to research policy to develop fundraising cases and the ability to present in a compelling manner. You will also have experience in a fundraising and/or communications role together with experience in managing multiple projects and an awareness and interest in current environmental issues.
Ready to join us?
Have you got the passion, experience and skills to help more people know and feel the benefits of enjoying Scotland on foot?
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed candidates for co-option to its volunteer Scottish Council Executive Committee (SCEC).
Ramblers Scotland is a membership organisation and charity with a grassroots network of 54 local groups, who run 3,500 group walks a year, organised and led by experienced volunteers.
As the representative body for walkers in Scotland and a governing body of sport, we work to champion walking, protect and promote access rights and develop our path networks. We are part of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity.
We are going through a rapid period of ambitious technological and cultural change, so it’s a particularly exciting time to join Ramblers Scotland. By becoming a co-opted SCEC member, you could help shape the future of our organisation – and walking in Scotland.
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed members to join SCEC to help shape our strategic direction, oversee the business plan priorities, and support fundraising and our advocacy work.
We are particularly seeking Committee members who have a knowledge of or background in one of the following areas:
- Fundraising, corporate and trusts
- Public health policy within Scotland
- Strategic planning / organisational leadership
The members are a key part of the democratic framework for the Ramblers, and ensure that the volunteers, members, and staff work together.
The successful individual will gain expertise of supporting and advising a small but dynamic Executive Committee. As a committee member, they will help to shape the future of walker’s rights and environmental policy in Scotland. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for walking and presents great potential for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people and new networks and making a genuine difference to walking in Scotland.
The Executive Committee is looking to co-opt up to three individuals for this role.
Meetings are held five times throughout the year, usually in February, May, August, and November, with an additional meeting at Scottish Council annually in March. These meetings are usually held in Edinburgh, Perth, or another Central Belt location. Attendance at all meetings is expected unless there is good reason, but there is an option to join via video conference if the travel makes the location unreachable.
Members are expected to prepare for meetings by reading the papers they are sent, attend meetings regularly, and participate in discussions and the decision-making process.
The post is non-remunerated although reasonable travel and meeting expenses will be reimbursed according to the Ramblers Scotland’s policies and procedures.
As a member of the SCEC you will be an ambassador for Ramblers Scotland and you will need to represent the organisation effectively to others.
This role entails:
- Working with other SCEC members to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organisation
- Ensuring the Ramblers Scotland meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
- Ensuring that Ramblers Scotland is effectively run and meets its legal and regulatory requirements
- Taking a role on specialist sub-committees as required (for instance the access sub-committee)
Members are also expected to follow the Code of Conduct by upholding high standards of professional behaviour, showing respect for fellow members and staff, use objectivity and good judgement in decision-making, and maintain integrity and confidentiality in the performance of the role.
As a member, you will use your networks and connections to help promote Ramblers Scotland’s work and activities.
Terms and Conditions:
Co-opted members will be selected and confirmed by the current members of SCEC and the term will last until March 2020, though further co-option is possible. Ramblers Scotland members can stand for election each year in March at Scottish Council once they have been members for at least one year.
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:
Other elements of the role will include, but not be limited to -
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.
Urban Roots is a thriving environmental and health improvement organisation working across the Southside of Glasgow. The Southside Schools Digging into Nature project will develop and deliver an ambitious outdoor learning project with five primary schools in Glasgow Southside. The post holder will be responsible for day to day management and delivery of the project.
The role will involve working with school staff to organise and deliver an exciting program of learning sessions at natural heritage sites local to the schools, to support teachers to plan other activities based on learning at the sites, deliver a program of twilight CLPL to the wider school communities and to produce learning packs to encourage ongoing use of the sites. The ideal candidate will hold a PGDE certificate or equivalent. Significant weekly travel will be required across the project locations.
This post is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Recycle to Cycle/ Bike Station
The Bike Station is Edinburgh and Perth’s leading bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. The aim of the organisation is to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport and to protect and preserve the environment for the public benefit across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and beyond. It also aims to advance the education of the public in the safe use of bicycles and their repair.
The Bike Station’s key activities include: reconditioned bike sales, fix your own bike sessions, bike maintenance training, professional mechanic training in our Velotech training courses, on-road cycle training,workplace engagement with cycle promotion with Dr Bike as a mobile bike safety check, Dr Bike as a community outreach service, bike repairs, Build your own Bike courses with youth groups. Partnerships, and contract work, all operated as a social enterprise alongside a thriving volunteer base. The combination of these many avenues for individuals and families allow people find the right opportunity to get a reconditioned bike, gain the confidence to plan and make journeys, and maintain their own bike at low cost.
Our objective is to increase cycling rates in and around the city of Perth. Our research shows that our activities bring new people into cycling, support current cyclists to extend their cycling behaviour and maintain “marginal cyclists” cycling behaviour. The partners in this project are Perth and Kinross Council, Zero Waste Perth, Perth College and the Bike Station (Perth).
The project will provide:
● 50 open access Dr Bike sessions in community locations which supports existing cyclists through mechanical interventions and by providing cycling advice;
● 25 supported bike rides which will allow our clients to explore cycling infrastructure, the experience of cycling, and create informal cycling networks;
● An application to be a Cycling Friendly Community for Perth College; and,
● 100 bike loans to people who want to start cycling but for whom access a good quality bike is a barrier.
The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is a national award scheme, administered by Cycling Scotland, open to all organisations in Scotland. The award supports businesses and organisations who wish to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to travel to work.
The role of the Cycle Friendly Officer is to identify and support organisations in Perth and Kinross. through the award process. The Officer will also provide advice to organisations on the Cycle Friendly programmes in schools, campus and community settings to promote cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as on available funding opportunities.
The post is based in The Perth Bike Station office with some travel across Perth and Kinross. The key responsibilities include:
1. Managing the delivery of the Cycle Friendly Award programme in Perth and Kinross.
2. Identifying and contacting organisations that would like to engage with the Cycle Friendly programme, supporting them through the award process, and ensuring award criteria is met.
3. Re-assessing previous award holders to ensure continued compliance with the Award.
4. Ensuring the project delivers its stated targets.
5. Providing advice to employers on funding opportunities, cycling best practice, etc.
6. Completing monthly project reports to Cycling Scotland.
7. Writing a quarterly e-newsletter to all Cycle Friendly Employers.
8. Attendance at the annual Cycling Scotland Conference and networking meetings.
9. Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.
10. Providing PR support to organisations who have successfully achieved the award, e.g. by writing press releases.
11. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored.
12. Perform any other duties considered relevant to the post.
13. To comply with all current legislation and Recycle to Cycle policies.
· A qualification and/or equivalent experience in managing and delivering projects .
· Experience of delivering a cycling project is desirable.
· Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Experience of using social media to support project delivery.
· Experience in working to targets and generating leads.
· Ability to manage your time effectively and prioritise your own workload
Living Streets wants to create a nation, where walking is the natural choice for local, everyday journeys. Walking is a vital ingredient of successful communities and walkable towns and cities are often more vibrant socially and economically. Living Streets manages innovative national projects, working with schools, communities and workplaces to encourage more people to walk short journeys. WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge, is perhaps the most notable, capturing the imagination of children in over 2,000 schools. We work with local authorities to help them improve streets and neighbourhoods. And with our supporters we campaign for positive change and public policies that enliven our streets.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join Living Streets technical team.
The Living Streets Technical Coordinator will play a critical role in helping to create environments which support and encourage walking. Through auditing streets and engaging the public the Technical Coordinator will identify a range of large and small-scale physical improvements and develop the case for investment in walking infrastructure.
Ensuring strong partnership and policy links will also be essential to maximise our impact. Key partners will include local authorities, regional transport partnerships and public transport operators.
We are a social enterprise and charitable company dedicated to helping people to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland. We recycle donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to help more people across Scotland get cycling, help people learn to ride their bicycles safely and learn to repair them themselves. As a charitable company we also support our activities through grant funding. We work for a future where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy cycling and its benefits, and can access the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road. Find out more at thebikestation.org.uk
Time commitment and locations:
Board members attend six meetings a year, at least one of which is in Perth. Meetings are usually on a week night from 18:45 to 20:45. Trustees are also invited to the Annual General Meeting.
Bike Station locations are: The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1UU and The Bike Station, 284 High Street, Perth PH1 5QS. Note: We are particularly keen to recruit board members in the Dundee and Perth & Kinross area; there will be potential to attend Edinburgh meetings by videoconferencing as appropriate. Expenses incurred travelling to meetings will be reimbursed.
Treasurer: Job description:
In addition to the responsibilities of all trustees (see below), the overall role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the Bike Station's affairs, ensure its financial viability, and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. They will assist other trustees to perform their financial duties by:
The responsibilities of the Treasurer will include:
Person specification for Treasurer:
All trustee board members have the duty to:
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise.
We are particularly keen to recruit trustees with experience in HR and financial management.
Each trustee board member must have:
Are you passionate about green spaces and encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles? We are looking for a self-motivated, team-orientated and enthusiastic individual to support the implementation and development of the Green Health Prescription pilot project in Dundee, and coordinate other local initiatives which promote and maximise the use of green spaces for health benefits. The post holder will also develop approaches and interventions to achieve travel behavioural changes and promote sustainable travel choices across different audiences.
The service is being co-designed and will be delivered by Volunteer Dundee, through the existing Dial-OP Information Line service, in collaboration with the Green Health Partnership. We are also working with Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside, a range of third sector organisations and individuals who promote the benefits of the natural environment for health and wellbeing benefits.
This post is funded by Paths For All Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund; Scottish Natural Heritage; and Common Good Fund.
If you are have experience of collaborative working, including with people from diverse backgrounds and experience, managing volunteers, and an interest in health and wellbeing and sustainable transport, we’d like to hear from you.
On behalf of the partners, ELGT is looking to appoint a part-time Shale Trail Project Manager to oversee all aspects of development and delivery of the Shale Trail project in West Lothian.
The ‘Shale Trail’ is a new strategic project that will create an inspiring, enjoyable off-road trail of approximately 16 miles, linking some of West Lothian’s key shale villages, sites and features. It will shine a new light on the rich oil shale heritage of West Lothian, enabling local people and visitors to engage with social, cultural, ecological and other aspects of local history specific to the industry, as well as enabling recreation and outdoor exercise.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with proven ability and a successful record of managing similar scale projects through partnership working.