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  • Ref no: EDN11242
  • Published: 6/9/2019
  • Closes: 25/9/2019
  • Location: Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
  • Salary: £30,563.00 - £36,499.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description


Project Development Officer (Thriving Green Spaces) x 2 - Fixed term until 31/05/2021
Waverley Court with some travel to other sites

Salary: £30,563 - £36,499
Hours: 36 per week

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.  

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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 2019and 1 October 2019 and we are looking to appoint the successful candidates by 4 November 2019 or sooner.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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