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Vacancies at Paths for All

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Paths for All is a Scottish Charity whose main funders are the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage. They are currently recruiting for the following four vacancies, two of which are in partnership with other organisations: Macmillan Walking Development Officer, Commonwealth Woodland Walks Development Officer, Active Travel Policy Officer, Paths for All Development Officer.

Full details of all of these posts and application packs are available on the Paths for All website.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st March. Interviews for FCS, Active Travel and Maternity Leave posts will be held in Alloa week commencing 11th March. Interviews for the Macmillan post will be held in Alloa on 19th March.

Vacancy: CSFT Chair

csftlogoThe Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) is seeking a high quality candidate to take over the important role of Chair of the Board when the post becomes vacant later this year.

CSFT is an environmental regeneration charity, working with partners across central Scotland to carry out woodland planting and management, access and recreation works, community projects and landscape improvements. CSFT aim to improve the lives of those living, working and playing in the area by improving their environment, their access to healthy activities and strengthening their communities. In addition, CSFT have a key role in supporting the Central Scotland Green Network.

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Berlin School Grounds Study Tour

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Berlin probably has the most amazing school playgrounds anywhere, driven by a strong belief in the importance of good external environments for children’s wellbeing and learning. You can get a feel for these amazing spaces by looking at the case studies and images from Grounds for Learning.

Following a successful study tour to Berlin last June, Grounds for Learning is hoping to run another tour in June 2013, provisionally from 12th - 15th June.

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LGN Street Design Awards 2013

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Local Government News (LGN) is accepting nominations for the 2013 Street Design Awards. The Street Design Awards recognise best practice and innovation in street design schemes across the UK. The awards are free to enter and are divided into six categories: urban green space, highways, public lighting, children's play, community-led design and pedestrian environment.

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Vacancy: Cycling Hub Officer

FEL_logo_colourForth Environment Link seeks two Cycling Hub Officers for the Stirling Cycle Hub.

The cycle hub is a pilot which aims to promote and increase cycling.  Based at Stirling Train Station, the hub will provide information and resources about cycling, and develop partnerships in the local community.The hub is being funded by Transport Scotland in partnership with ScotRail, and will be open 7 days a week. The role of the Cycle Hub Officer is to provide cycle-related information and referral services to the public and be an ambassador for cycling.

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JNCC Habitat Restoration Audit

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The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has commissioned a review of habitat and ecosystem services restoration projects across the UK, to help determine if the UK is on course to meet the 2020 target of maintaining and enhancing ecosystem services and restoring 15% of degraded habitats.

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Scottish Soils Database & Website

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In February, staff from the CSGN Support Unit attended a seminar on The Scottish Soils Database and Website project. This is the development of a pilot national website for soils supported by a database holding data from a range of sources. It is intended that the database be populated with relevant data and information on soils in Scotland held by stakeholders including the James Hutton Institute (JHI), SEPA, SNH, FCS, and others where identified. It is anticipated that the SSDW will eventually constitute a daughter soils website within the SEWeb resource.

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