Senior Project Officer - Lochshore Park


Kilbrinie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
£24,024 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 26th July 2024  

Senior Project Officer – Lochshore Park
Based in Lochshore Park Hub, Kilbrinie, North Ayrshire
21 hours per week 

The Conservation Volunteers connects people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both.

About the role:

Working in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and other key stakeholders, we are seeking a Senior Project Officer who will deliver a community engagement plan and programme to bring activity and interest to the park which includes:

  • Providing support to ‘Friends of Lochshore’ and associated groups, to identify and establish volunteer led activities.
  • Arrange for local site visit trips / tours for site work by volunteer groups.
  • In association with existing site users and the Lochshore development group, arrange and deliver open days / tours and practical sessions for the wider communities.
  • Liaise with existing site user groups and other groups including active schools, green health partnership and the NAC ranger service to produce an activity programme for the site.
  • Engage with local schools to encourage the use of Lochshore for outdoor education.
  • Fully explore any other potential opportunities for developing activity at the site not included on the above list, including arts-based activity.
  • Support the delivery of any future consultation required during the development of physical projects.
  • Establish social media accounts to raise awareness and promote activity at the site.
  • Design a Lochshore information pack to be used as a learning aid for schools, communities and visitors.
  • Monitor progress and participation and regularly report back to NAC and the Lochshore development group on progress and outcomes.

Essential skills and experience includes leading and managing groups, working in partnership with other organisations, and community groups, as well as supporting local conservation management plans.

We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that candidates may need during the recruitment process, and you will be asked whether you require any during your application. If you would like to discuss your requirements further please contact the People Team via [email protected] or by telephone on 01302 388883. We also offer reasonable adjustments on the job.

* Driving Licence preferable but not essential.

* This post is subject to an enhanced CRC check/a CRC check yes

We are The Conservation Volunteers.

Our vision is Healthier, Happier Communities for Everyone. We believe that green spaces are an essential part of healthy, happy communities.

Our mission is To Connect People and Green Spaces to Deliver Lasting Outcomes for Both.

The opportunity to connect to nature on your doorstep and contribute to its protection should be available to everyone.

The outcomes of our work:

  • Environment: Green spaces are created, protected and improved, for nature and for people.
  • Communities: Communities are stronger, working together to improve the places where people live and tackle the issues that matter to them.
  • Health & Wellbeing: People improve their physical and mental health & wellbeing, by being outdoors, active and connected with others.
  • Learning & Skills: People improve their confidence, skills and prospects, through learning inspired by the outdoors.

Join in, feel good.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website. Alternatively, email [email protected] or call 07739447993.

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 26th July 2024

Return completed application form to [email protected] 

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