Green Volunteers Co-ordinator

We are looking for someone with experience of delivering practical conservation projects, working with young people in outdoor learning settings and supporting volunteers.

Green Volunteers is a youth environmental volunteering programme carrying out practical improvements to greenspaces in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We are looking for someone to develop the programme over the next 12 months to raise the profile and increase participation. The Green Volunteers Co-ordinator will plan, promote and deliver the programme with the support of adult volunteers.

We require someone who is highly motivated and very organised and can take responsibility for managing their own project. You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively supervise and motivate volunteers. Conservation skills and environmental education experience are essential. A full driving licence would be an advantage.

The Green Volunteers Co-ordinator will be involved in all aspects of planning and delivering the Green Volunteers programme. Approximately 40% of your time will be spent in contact with young people and much of this time will be spent working outdoors.

Key criteria:


  • Carrying out practical conservation work
  • Leading groups of young people
  • Working with volunteers
  • Delivering outdoor learning
  • Project management


  • Environmental youthwork experience
  • Project development
  • Use of social media
  • Knowledge of the John Muir Award
  • Delivering presentations

The post is for 18 hours per week, to be worked in a flexible way. This post will require substantial weekend working and some evenings.

Stakeholder pension with 5% employer contribution.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th October and we will conduct interviews on Monday 5th November.

To apply please take a detailed look at the job description here and then submit a completed application form to

If you would like to discuss your application please call Penny Radway on 0131 337 7227.

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Key Information


£24,778 pro rata


The Green Team (Edinburgh & Lothians) Ltd




Part Time




Countryside & Land Management, Education, Environment


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

26th October 2018 at 11:45pm