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Volunteer Progression Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,578 – £27,300
  • Silverburn Park, Leven with occasional travel within Fife
  • Closing 6th August 2023

  • Advertised from 14th July 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Contract Length: to end June 2024 with expectation to run to 31 March 2025, (subject to continuation funding). Annual Leave: 37 days per year including public holidays. Responsible to: Heart, Mind & Soul Project Manager.
  • Annual Leave: 37 days (pro-rata) per year including public holidays


Who are we

Heart, Mind & Soul is a volunteer project based at Silverburn Park in Leven. Volunteers give their time to help us maintain the Walled Garden and 27 acres of mixed woodland. They are vital to keeping Silverburn beautiful. In return they will learn new skills, enjoy socialising with each other and hopefully feel a sense of achievement, giving their time to their community. Tasks include the removal of invasive species and weeds, planting trees and shrubs, litter-picking and much more.

What’s the Job

As the Volunteer Progression Officer, you will be responsible for designing and executing a plan for helping volunteers move through their journey, rotating tasks, trying out new ones and stretching comfort zones. Working alongside a Gardener, who will organise and supervise practical tasks and volunteer sessions, the key areas of the overall programme are:

Delivering activities which will help implement the overall Park master-plan, Conservation Management Plan and Urban Woodland Management Plan supported by individual and group volunteers, peer supporters, local community members and partnership organisations.

Working closely with the Horticulture Project Lead, you will support volunteers in their progression towards qualifications through SQA, John Muir and other awards. You’ll help volunteers progress into employment, within Silverburn and more widely

More information about the job can be found in the job description.

Application notes

If this sounds like you then you can apply hereVPO Application

Closing date: 6th August 2023

What we offer

FEAT and HM&S foster a supportive and inclusive culture, where working as a team and helping each other to constantly improve is at our core.

We offer a comprehensive induction, ongoing training as well as weekly support and supervision. Ongoing training is part of the role where we offer a mixture of required training and personal development flexibility.

Organisationally we offer a competitive salary, pension and generous holiday allowance. FEAT are aDisability Confidentemployer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants.

Whilst FEAT are a flexible employer, this role is based at Silverburn Park, with some volunteer meetings in the local community. The role allows a degree of autonomy and trust to achieve the best possible results for clients. On successful completion of probation, usually six months, we are happy to discuss other flexible work options.

Application Process

Before applying we recommend having a look at the below links to the HM&S pilotevaluation

We are also open to answering any questions about the role or the service in general. You can reach Martin McDonald, HM&S Project Lead by phone: 07736 901047 or, or Wendy People & Operations Lead by phone: 07736 901022 or

We use a ‘seen interview’ which means, if invited we will provide you a list of the questions you will be asked prior to the interview to help you prepare fully and help what can be a stressful situation.

Thank you for taking the time to consider our job advert. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with and good luck in your application should you wish to go ahead.