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Vacancy: CSGN Graduate Placement

The Central Scotland Green Network is a national development within the National Planning Framework that aims to make a significant contribution to Scotland's sustainable economic development. It 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.

We currently have a placement opportunity to support our work across the CSGN.

CSGN Graduate Placement
(£7.20 p/h, dependent upon skills and experience)

This is a fixed term appointment for six months to assist in the delivery of CSGN communications and engagement. The post is intended to be full time (35 hours per week) but we would consider reduced hours, to an equivalent of 21 hours per week, to secure the right candidate for the post. The post will be responsible for researching further information on projects receiving CSGN funding in order to populate a database. This will include details of project locations, written descriptions, and key search engine words and the creation of content from this for the CSGN website, newsletter and other PR and social media outlets. The post will also assist with online media co-ordination and providing communications support for the CSGN.

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New staff for Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership (LFGNP)

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LFGNP is delighted to announce that two new staff took up posts in early December. Paul Sizeland, is the new LFGNP Manager and Alison Chisholm, is the new LFGNP Development Officer. Both will be based at Swanston with Edinburgh & Lothians Green Space Trust.

Paul and Alison are looking forward to leading and developing the next phase of the Partnership which will be to work with partners, communities and landowners to advance the strategic work already in place under the forest and woodland strategies and strategic development plans to realise deliverable partnership projects across the region.

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Four More Councils Sign CSGN Concordat

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12 December was a busy day for the CSGN Chair, with signing ceremonies with key representatives of Falkirk, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Councils.

In signing up to the Concordat, each Council has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to the CSGN, as expressed through the network’s inclusion in Scotland’s second National Planning Framework, as well as the opportunities the CSGN has to offer.

Each Council has pledged to:

  • Embed the CSGN in all relevant policies, strategies and plans - most notably in Single Outcome Agreements, Community Plans and development plans; and
  • Develop and enhance its partnership work to realise the CSGN.

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Falkirk Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in Falkirk will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and Falkirk Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks 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.

Falkirk Council is the third Council to sign up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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South Ayrshire Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in South Ayrshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and South Ayrshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks 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.

South Ayrshire Council has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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North Ayrshire Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in North Ayrshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and North Ayrshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks 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.

North Ayrshire Council has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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East Ayrshire Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in East Ayrshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and East Ayrshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks 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.

East Ayrshire Council has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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