Nature and Wellbeing Project Manager
Location: Flexible in Scotland
Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum pro rata
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 24 days Annual Leave
Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months, 30 hours per week
Our client is looking for a Nature and Wellbeing Project Manager to develop initiatives that will increase engagement with nature through a range of health and wellbeing workstreams, primarily developing and rolling out their Nature Prescriptions initiative across Scotland.
They have never been more aware of how important nature is to our health and our wellbeing, with many of us turning to nature for support as we deal with the ongoing stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst reports of a growing health crisis and increasing pressures on our health and care systems, it has never been more important to enable people to experience the direct health benefits of nature. However, nature is also in crisis and access to nature and its benefits is not equal for all communities. Now is the time to change this.
The charity’s Nature Prescriptions project provides health care professionals with the resources needed to encourage patients to connect with nature as part of their treatment plan. The resources offer ways of engaging with nature that can support mental and/or physical health, as well as potentially cultivating personal and lasting connections with nature that inspire a desire to protect it.
At this organisation in Scotland, they have developed the initiative because they recognise that for nature to thrive it requires people to access it, enjoy it, value it, and in consequence, lend their support to saving it. The perseverance of GPs and other health care professionals in delivering a Nature Prescriptions pilot during a time of unprecedented demands, and the positive responses of those who received them, demonstrates the enormous value of Nature Prescriptions in supporting health and encouraging positive relationships with nature.
Specific tasks include:
- Working with the Nature and Wellbeing Project Manager at their branch in England to develop, test and learn from approaches to health and wellbeing that improve nature connectedness.
- Liaising with colleagues in Edinburgh and Shetland where Nature Prescriptions pilot projects have been undertaken in order to roll out the project more widely and helping to seek funding to do so.
Essential skills, knowledge, and experience:
Please describe how you meet each of these within your application:
- Experience of working within the health and wellbeing sector, ideally with knowledge of NHS/health sector structures and ways of working.
- Experience of developing and implementing initiatives relating to health and wellbeing.
- Interest in how nature can contribute and enhance wellbeing and knowledge of green/social prescribing.
- Project Management experience including data gathering, budgeting and report writing.
- Networking – internally and externally – liaise with a range of contacts bringing people together to a shared vision, integrating health and nature.
- Presentation and communication skills to disseminate findings and seek funding.
- Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage and deliver a diverse workload ensuring effective prioritisation and balancing of the needs of a range of stakeholders.
This is a Contract, Part-Time role for 12 months, for 30 hours per week. The successful candidate can be based flexibly within Scotland, however regular attendance to their Scotland HQ in Edinburgh will be required.
The employer reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.
Closing Date: 23:59, 26th January 2022
They are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 4th February 2022.
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This organisation is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
No agencies please.