Charity registered in Scotland SC005792
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a membership-based registered charity with the aim of advancing the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations.
We are seeking an experienced, confident urban ecologist with the skills to lead the development of the ecological change theme for the Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces project. This is an opportunity to put nature at the heart of a pioneering programme designed to find sustainable ways to manage and fund parks and open spaces in Scotland’s capital city.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. We are proud to have the support of more than 40,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 20 local (volunteer led) groups. 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 Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement. The Trust’s flagship Edinburgh Living Landscape initative has brought together partners who share the long-term vision that nature should be at the heart of the city’s future.
The Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces project is one of eight urban areas to share in £11 million worth of funding from the Future Parks Accelerator to secure the future of the UK’s parks and greenspaces. Aligned with the Edinburgh 2050 City Vision (external link), the aim of the project is to create a sustainable strategy that will ensure parks and greenspaces’ are enhanced, protected and cared for into the future. It will establish a sustainable funding model that enables us to resource a greenspace 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. To achieve this, we will harness the enthusiasm, skills and wherewithal of communities and partners, exploring new ways of working together that allows our green spaces to grow, thrive and adapt over the next three decades. Our work will focus on six change-categories, which collectively have the potential to revolutionise our green spaces: Community; Ecological; Commercial; Technological; Governance; and Sharing.
We are looking for a motivated experienced ecologist to work as part of the team embedded in the City of Edinburgh Council. You will have a good understanding of urban ecology and ecosystem services. Working with key stakeholders you will deliver an ecological coherence map that brings together habitat networks, ecosystem services and opportunity areas. 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 project team you will support the other staff and partners to integrate the learning from the ecological change theme into the overall strategy. This will include leading on and supporting others to carry out research, analysis, testing, consultation, communications, and reporting on selected project actions and pilots. You will have excellent analytical skills and use information technology to interpret and analyse spatial data.
Employed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and working with a wide range of partners you will have the opportunity to influence how the city develops and explore new ways of working. As part of a motivated passionate organisation you will be supported by the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s network of staff and be part of the Living Landscape team who are delivering ground-breaking projects across Scotland.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. We are proud to have the support of more than 40,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 20 local (volunteer led) groups.
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 Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Administrator to join our busy Membership Care Department. As our new Senior Administrator, you’ll play a key role in ensuring we provide a high level of supporter care. This will be achieved through first class communications (written and verbal), efficient workflow planning and processes and secure handling of financial and personal data.
You’ll supervise, lead and motivate the Membership Care Team (currently consisting 2 employees and a range of volunteers) in order to manage, maintain and develop the Trust’s Membership and Fundraising records to ensure supporter satisfaction and loyalty.
We are looking for a positive and proactive Administrator with previous line management experience who shares our commitment to improving processes and providing an excellent service at all times. Numerate and IT literate, if you are the ideal candidate, you’ll also be able to demonstrate good working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or a similar customer relations database package.
You should have 3 Higher level equivalent qualifications in relevant subjects or have relevant work experience. Ideally, you will also have some knowledge of legislation relating to Data Protection, HM Revenue & Customs and Charities Law in relation to the operation of databases and associated procedures.
Given the nature of the role, and access to sensitive data, the Trust will require permission to run a credit record check prior to appointment.
Conservation / Gardening,Short-Term / Seasonal Working,Sports / Outdoor Activities
20th August 2019
Cumbernauld Living Landscape are setting up new weekly volunteer groups in Cumbernauld to improve green spaces. Work to be carried out in the future includes meadow sowing, woodland management, path building and much more! Volunteering is a great way to get fit and experience … Read more
Conservation / Gardening,Playschemes / Childrens Clubs,Sports / Outdoor Activities
30th July 2019
Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. There are hundreds of local Watch groups where young people get stuck into environmental activities. Here at Scottish Wildlife Trust's Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centr… Read more
Conservation / Gardening,Youth Work,Events
16th July 2019
Our events volunteers gain experience in events management, environmental education and public engagement. Jupiter's events tend to be around 2 hours long and will focus on a theme such as 'brilliant butterflies', 'captivating creepy crawlies' or 'phenomenal pond-life'! Most even… Read more