Green Spaces Project Development Officer x2

City of Edinburgh Council

£30,563 - £36,499 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 0131 529 4877 Linda Anglin

Reference: EDN11242

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 22nd September 2019   5 days left

We are seeking two experienced and motivated project development officers to lead on key work streams on the Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces Project. This pioneering new project will explore new ways of working together that allows Edinburgh’s green spaces to grow, thrive and adapt over the next three decades. The role will include carrying out research, analysis, testing, consultation, communications, and reporting on selected project actions and pilots in areas such as Community, Technology, Commercial and Governance.

Edinburgh is one of only eight urban areas to share in £11 million worth of funding from the Future Parks Accelerator programme to secure the future of the UK’s parks and green spaces. Aligned with the Edinburgh 2050 City Vision, the aim of the Thriving Green Spaces project is to create a sustainable strategy that will ensure Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces are enhanced, protected and cared for into the future. It will establish a sustainable funding model that enables us to resource a green space service relevant for 21st century urban living and take a lead on delivering many of the capital’s aspirations on place-making, health, sustainable energy, active travel, and biodiversity. See for details.

We are looking for professionals with passion, creativity and energy to build support and drive forward ambitious proposals within a relatively short timescale. You will have a good understanding of how public green spaces are managed and/or how to engage with the citizens of Edinburgh in this programme. You should be able to bring stakeholders to create consensus and contribute to the development of strategic plans. To deliver this successfully you must be an excellent communicator who is able to collaborate with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

As part of the Park’s Greenspace and Cemeteries Team and working with a wide range of partners you will have the opportunity to influence how the city develops over the next 30 years.

You will be based at Waverley Court although you will have the flexibility to work out of other partner offices and at home on occasions. Some evening and weekend working is required for community engagement and overnight travel may be required occasionally.

Interviews will be held 30 September and 1 October and we are looking to appoint the successful candidates by 4 November or sooner.

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