Project Manager – Creating Natural Connections

Since 2011, the Cumbernauld Living Landscape partnership has been enhancing, restoring and reconnecting green areas of the town to improve the environment for both people and wildlife. This award winning partnership is now entering a new phase and needs an experienced highly skilled project manager to lead the delivery of the Heritage Lottery funded Creating Natural Connections project.

About us:

For over 50 years, the pioneering Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

The Role:

The purpose of the Project Manager role is to lead the delivery of the NLHF-funded Creating Natural Connections project. The vision of this project is to put nature at the heart of Cumbernauld by:
1) Supporting a community network that connects a wide range of people to nature
2) Improving the quality of Cumbernauld’s wild land for people and wildlife

Main Objectives:

Staff Management

  • Lead and support the team of CNC Project Officers to deliver all aspects of the project, in accordance with the Creating Natural Connections project plan
  • Responsible for line management of two direct reports, including daily support, regular goal-setting and appraisal, and task manage a further two staff hosted in a partner organisation

Project Management

  • Coordinate the delivery of habitat and access projects across Cumbernauld, on land owned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and North Lanarkshire Council
  • Review project impact and communicate this with stakeholders and funders
  • Organise regular meetings for the CNC team, steering group and project board

Financial Management

  • Manage the overall budget of approximately £2,000,000 ensuring the project stays within budget and regular financial reports are supplied to the project board, funder and Trust staff.

Legacy Planning

  • Communicating the benefits with partners, funders and key stakeholder
  • Maintaining a high profile for the project within local community and project partners


  • Oversee communications outputs and ensure that all target audiences are engage
  • Engage in advocacy of the Project Vision to key decision makers

This position is Full time (35 hours p/w) until March 2023. (We are currently submitting an extension request to September 2023.)

How to Apply

Visit our website to find out more & apply.

*Interviews can be held on Teams or in person following Covid-19 guidelines.

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

If you would like more information, please phone 0131312 4718 or email

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Key Information


£31,000 per annum


Scottish Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term, Permanent


Full Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Environment


Cumbernauld, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

31st August 2022 at 12:00am