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Development Officer - Ian Findlay Path Fund (IFPF)

  • Full time
  • £29,342
  • Blended working between Stirling office and home
  • Closing 12th June 2023

  • Advertised from 26th May 2023
  • 35 hours per week


Paths for All has an exciting opportunity to join our Community Paths team to support the delivery of the Ian Findlay Path Fund

Paths for All’s 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 improving the accessibility and suitability of our walking environment to enable more people to choose to walk for both leisure and practical journeys in Scotland.

The Ian Findlay Path Fund (IFPF) first opened in August 2022 and allocated £1.3M towards path projects before the end of March 2023. It is about to enter the second round with a further £1.5M funding available to be allocated this year. It is named after our late Chief Officer.

The fund ensures that local path networks and routes are available and suitable for daily travel needs of the communities they serve. It helps to build-in climate resilience to local path management and funds path development and improvement to remove barriers and increase walking, wheeling and active travel within and between communities.

The Development Officer, Ian Findlay Path Fund has a key role in supporting the continued development of the fund and the delivery of its aims and objectives.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills alongside a commitment and passion for encouraging and developing community development and behaviour change linked to the sustainable transport sector.

This fund is a significant investment in active and sustainable travel. Therefore, the role has responsibility to demonstrate how our funding contributes to Scotland’s climate change and public health priorities whilst also supporting communities and organisations across Scotland to build back after the COVID pandemic.

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.

Application notes

The application pack for this role and information on how to apply are available on our website . If you have any difficulty accessing the recruitment documents, please get in touch at

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 12th June 2023 with interviews to be held remotely on Monday 26th June 2023.

Paths for All is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.