Living Landscapes Manager

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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5 days ago


Title: Living Landscapes Manager

Location: Edinburgh and Cumbernauld

Salary: £33,000 per annum

Status: Full-time, Fixed Term (2 years)

Closing Date: 06 November 2022

About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. 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.

About the role:

Based in Edinburgh or Cumbernauld, with regular travel required between these locations, the Living Landscape Programme Manager will work closely with both internal colleagues and external partners to develop, envision and oversea the delivery of urban and peri-urban nature conservation projects. Our Living Landscapes are helping to catalyse large-scale change to accelerate nature’s recovery through a collaborative and pioneering approach.

Our Living Landscapes aim to ensure that land is managed at the ecosystem-scale to benefit people, wildlife and the economy. Cumbernauld Natural Connections and Thriving Green Spaces are the current delivery mechanisms for Cumbernauld and Edinburgh Living Landscapes respectively. The Living Landscape Manager will provide strategic input and leadership to ensure the delivery of partnership objectives across these projects, as well as securing future delivery phases to ensure the Living Landscape long-terms visions are realised.

The successful candidate:

The successful candidate will be educated to degree/HND level or have substantial experience in successfully managing extensive environmental work programmes. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in partnership working across a range of stakeholders, communities, and geographic locations. Importantly, they will have a working knowledge of nature conservation in urban / peri-urban settings, ecosystem scale nature conservation project management and land-use policy, and how this aligns to local community engagement and empowerment. An organised approach, high motivation and natural communication ability will be essential to leading, supporting and developing successful partnerships as well as direct reports. A high level of IT literacy will enable the successful candidate to monitor, evaluate and report the impact of this work to funders, policy makers and stakeholders.

What we offer:

  • Salary sacrifice schemes including Cycle to work & Pension schemes;
  • We have always been hugely flexible in our approach to how you wish to work and continue to offer a flexible approach.
  • Hybrid-Working
  • 1 Wellness hour per week
  • Enhanced Pension rate upon completion of probation
  • Generous Sick Pay Allowance
  • Enhanced Maternity/ Paternity Leave
  • Training and Development e.g. study fees and external courses

HOW TO APPLY: Complete an application form and sumbit by the closing date: 06 November.


The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.


Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 24 months

Salary: £8.46-£15.20 per hour


  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme
  • Work from home

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • English not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Edinburgh

Application deadline: 06/11/2022
Expected start date: 01/12/2022