Shale Trail Project Manager

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

£30,000 (pro rata)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01314454025 Jenni Green

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 29th April 2019  

ELGT is seeking 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.

Salary: £30,000 pro rata + car allowance + 8% pension contribution

Part-time, 28 hours per week, fixed-term contract to October 2020

To apply for the post, please download an application form from our website and return by 5pm on Monday 29th April 2019 to CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th May at ELGT's office in Swanston, Edinburgh

About us:

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is a successful and widely-respected independent charity that undertakes community-based environmental projects, working with partners to improve the quality and accessibility of greenspaces in and around Scotland’s capital city. We believe that quality local greenspaces can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, particularly those living in disadvantaged areas.

We raise up to £1M annually to fund and manage projects that include the creation and improvement of parks and gardens, woodlands, vacant and derelict land and cycleways, in addition to delivering programmes of community activities to support healthy living and active travel.

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