Paths for All
Paths for All

Charity registered in Scotland SC025535

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity whose priority is to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere.


Current vacancies

Chair of Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • On site: Stirling
  • Closing 29th July 2024

Paths for All, the leading voice for the promotion of physical activity and walking in Scotland, is seeking an exceptional leader to steer the charity through an exciting journey of change.

Our new Chair will see Paths for All establish an infrastructure supporting fundraising and income generation to help support walking programmes across Scotland as we deliver our ambitious ‘Step It Up’ strategy.

As Scotland’s national walking charity our mission is to encourage the people of Scotland to be physically active through walking. We know that walking (whether on foot or with a wheelchair or mobility aid) makes a valuable contribution to our physical, mental and social health. This is why we champion national walking programmes in schools, workplaces and communities and work in partnership to increase levels of physical activity, by helping to create inclusive, safe and attractive environments for walking.

The Chair will work with the trustees and senior management team to spearhead this mission, upholding Paths for All’s values and supporting the delivery of the strategy and new programmes that put walking at the heart of our communities across Scotland. They will ensure effective governance for the organisation, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and other trustees to build relationships and collaborate to ensure success.

The ideal candidate will have the following key experience:

  • A strong and visible passion and commitment to our mission to support the people of Scotland to be physically active through walking.
  • Experience as a trustee, ideally as a Chair.
  • Experience of fundraising or income generation.
  • The ability to demonstrate strategic leadership and strong inter-personal and relationship building skills.
  • Experience leading organisations through periods of development and change.
  • Ability to apply principles of good charity governance.
  • Understanding of the third sector.
  • Understanding and connections into the Scottish Government.
  • Eligible to be a Director at Companies House

About the Board

Paths for All board meet on a quarterly basis held in-person and take place at the Barracks conference centre within an accessible building in a central location in Stirling. The venue is close to the railway station and has parking nearby.

Our Quarterly Board meetings generally take place from 10am to 1pm, including lunch. In addition to the quarterly board meetings and AGM, we have a staffing and finance subgroup and an outcomes subgroup, both of which are led by the Chair and which meet online as and when required. In total, the Chair role requires an average time commitment of around 1-2 days per month, to allow for regular meetings with the Chief Executive Officer and attendance at relevant events in addition to Board meetings.

About us

Paths for All pathsforall.org.uk is one of Scotland’s leading charities. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be active every day. With your support, we can make sure we create a happier, healthier, and greener Scotland. Our office is located in Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK81QZ a short walk from Stirling train station.

We work in partnership with national organisations who share our vision of Scotland being a walking nation.

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Development Officer Workplaces - Shetland

  • Part time
  • £30,516 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Shetland
  • Closing 26th July 2024

The post involves blended working between home, meetings in the designated workplaces and occasional requirement for attendance at Paths for All offices in Stirling, for which expenses would be paid.

Are you someone with a passion for physical activity?

Do you have the enthusiasm and energy to pass that passion on to others and help get them more active?

Do you want to be part of an exciting new initiative to get people moving more?

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a clear focus. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere. Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland. A key element of this work involves encouraging behaviour change and participation in daily activity through the right programmes, infrastructure and community opportunities.

This exciting and impactful role is part of a brand new project which aims to get more people walking and travelling actively in Shetland. It will involve working in partnership with agreed workplaces including NHS Shetland and Shetland Islands Council. The development officer will spend much of their time in these workplaces to promote and encourage walking. This will include the development and roll out a high-quality programme of surveys, travel planning and walking interventions (such as the Step Count Challenge vimeo.com/402957376 ).

The first task, supported by the Workplaces Senior Development Officer will be delivering a workplace assessment in each workplace before developing a programme of incentives, promotions and encouragement based on the barriers identified within the initial assessment. It will also be important to identify and recruit volunteer workplace champions as the programme progresses. The initial focus and the key skills required will be around building relationships, recruiting volunteers and carrying out the assessments before delivering targeted interventions.

Above all we want someone with a passion for physical activity and the enthusiasm and energy to pass that passion on to others and help get them more active. If this is you then we would love to talk to you about the role.

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Walking for Health Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,516
  • Hybrid: travel across various regions of Scotland and to the Stirling office
  • Closing 5th August 2024

An exciting opportunity to join our Walking for Health Team

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a clear focus set out in our Step it Up strategy. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere. Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland. A key element of this work involves encouraging behaviour change and participation in daily activity through the right programmes, infrastructure and community opportunities.

As a result of some of our team taking up exciting new opportunities within Paths for All, the Walking for Health team is looking for two Development Officers to join us to empower and develop the Scottish Health Walk Network.

Are you passionate about empowering communities to tackle inactivity, improve health and health inequalities to positively impact well-being on a population-wide scale? Well, you could be the person we are looking for!

Day to day tasks for the postholder will include working mainly with the Scottish Health Walk Network member organisations and strategic partners in disadvantaged communities, supporting management of our Walking for Health grants and developing and promoting national resources and campaigns for Walking for Health.

The successful candidates will enjoy working to make a positive difference to individuals health and well-being through Health Walks. They will thrive in a busy environment on a wide range of activities. They should have the ability to form strong relationships with our partners, strategic organisations and SHWN members.

We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy.

If you’re looking for a new challenge in a varied role, and you’re interested in supporting communities to thrive and reducing health inequalities and working towards net-zero, we’d love to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Gill McShea, Senior Development officer by email at Gill.McShea@pathsforall.org.uk

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Freelance Trainers with focus on Strength and Balance

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Remote: Locations across Scotland or delivery online
  • Closing 19th August 2024

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a clear focus. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere. Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland.

Our Walking for Health programme offers opportunities for people across Scotland to enjoy the benefits of walking and wheeling. We achieve this by supporting the delivery of short, safe, social, local, low-level Health Walks, led by trained staff and volunteer Walk Leaders. We also support walking, mobility and movement for older adults by working with staff in health and social care settings.

To support people towards meeting the UK Chief Medical Officers Physical Activity Guidelines for adults and older adults, we support the delivery of our Strength and Balance programme, promoting gentle movements to strengthen muscles, improve balance and boost confidence, which can be integrated into a Health Walk, health/care settings or done from the comfort of home.

We are looking for experienced freelance trainers to support this growing area of our work. The role will involve delivering training sessions to Health Walk Leaders, (many of whom are volunteers) and staff supporting adults in health and social care settings to enable them to promote walking with strength and balance. In some instances, we also deliver train-the-trainer courses to upskill staff to deliver Strength and Balance training in their own locality.

In the first year, we anticipate the requirement for delivery of 4 to 6 training sessions of 3.5 hours each.

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Freelance Trainer – Schools

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Hybrid: Locations across Scotland or delivery online
  • Closing 19th August 2024

Freelance Trainers to support Health Walk training in High School settings.

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a clear focus. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere. Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland.

Paths for All is launching a new Walking for Health programme in high school settings. The aim of the programme is to improve the physical, mental and social health of young people by creating a culture of walking within high schools and doing this in an inclusive and sustainable way. Young people will be trained as Health Walk Leaders and empowered to deliver Health Walk opportunities within their schools.

The Walk Leader training for young people will be a flexible, modular course with around 4 hours of delivery time. This course will be delivered by a range of partner organisations including schools and third sector organisations.

We are looking for experienced freelance trainers who will primarily deliver a train-the-trainer course to upskill professionals working in high schools to deliver the Walk Leader training for their young people.

There may also be some direct delivery for young people who do not have access to a trainer locally. There may also be opportunities to provide additional support to our community of practice through specific networking and CPD days. We anticipate the training will be delivered face-to-face, but some courses may be online.

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Development Officer Community Transition Fund

  • Full time
  • £30,515
  • Hybrid: Blended working between home, travel across various regions of Scotland and the Paths for All office base in Stirling.
  • Closing 5th August 2024

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity. We have a very clear focus. We want to get Scotland walking: Everyone. Everyday. Everywhere. Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland. A key element of this work involves significantly increasing the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland for both leisure and practical journeys.

The Development officer will work as part of a team delivering the Community Transition Fund, in a partnership between Tactran (Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership) and Paths for All. This role will sit within Tactran and will support them with additional capacity to deliver. This will involve managing the quarterly reporting requirements from both a Tactran and a Transport Scotland perspective. The role will also be involved in the delivery of the co-design and networking elements of the programme.

If you’re looking for a new challenge in a varied role, and you’re interested in supporting communities to thrive and reducing health inequalities and working towards net-zero, we’d love to hear from you.

We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy.

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