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We aim to bring real change to the environment, economy and people of Central Scotland. We do things differently: we believe in balancing life and work; we work flexibly; we invest in our people, and above all, we value our staff.

John Muir Way Development Officer
12 Month, Temporary Post
(Salary circa £30,000-£34,000)

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) seeks to change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

The John Muir Way stretches 134 miles across the CSGN and through Scotland’s heartland running between Helensburgh in the west through to Dunbar on the east coast and Muir's birthplace.

The vision for the John Muir Way is: “An outstanding coast to coast route across the diverse landscapes and rich heritage of central Scotland; easily accessible and attractive to local people, businesses and visitors and providing opportunities for all to increase understanding of John Muir’s legacy and philosophy through getting closer to nature.”

In partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and others, CSGNT is now seeking to recruit a Development Officer to help realise this vision through leading on further development of the route and engagement of communities, businesses and other stakeholders along the John Muir Way.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead on business planning, developing funding bids, evidence research and stakeholder management. Working closely with SNH and communications colleagues, the successful candidate will also support wider communications and promotional work.

Applications are sought from motivated individuals with a track record of development of initiatives and/or projects, particularly involving local, regional and European funding.

This is a temporary 12 month post (35 hours per week) based in our offices in Shotts, North Lanarkshire. It is also expected that the successful applicant will spend a proportion of their time traversing the John Muir Way. Travel within central Scotland will be required; a clean driving licence and access to a car are essential. We are looking for the right candidate to fill this role. We offer flexible working and are open to alternative work patterns such as reducing 5 days per week to 4 days per week (which could effectively lengthen the contract). We will consider alternative work locations to minimise travel time. We would be happy to consider secondment opportunities.

Application Process

Download an application form and additional information about this post below:

Please send your completed application form along with your CV and any other supporting material in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 28 July 2016
Provisional interview dates are between 8 – 12 August 2016

For particular queries relating to the post, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Board Member

This is an unpaid position, expenses remunerated.

Board membership offers a fantastic opportunity for an individual to support the delivery of the CSGN Vision, which is to ‘transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality’.

We are looking for individuals with a range of appropriate skills and experience to add to the capacity of the board, particularly an individual who can demonstrate recent and relevant financial experience, or someone who has a background in private sector development. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our board such as women, disabled people and people aged under 40.

Board members typically contribute around 8 to 12 days a year made up of board and sub-committee meetings, working groups, partner engagement, events and tours.

In the first instance, please send your CV with a letter explaining why you are interested in joining the Board and what you can offer in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no fixed closing date for applications. For particular queries relating to the post, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Roles and responsibilities

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