Service Manager - Green Skills Centre

  • Full time
  • £34,930 – £39,806
  • On site: West Lothian, with travel across Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2024

  • Advertised from 26th June 2024
  • 37 hours per week


Are you an enthusiastic and inspiring Manager who would be excited to lead our Green Skills Centre team into its next phase?

Are you looking for a role where every day is different and you lead a team who make a real difference to people’s lives?

Would you like to work with others to create a thriving, therapeutic green space that connects people to each other, nature and community?

If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

About the service

Our newly named Green Skills Centre offers group training and development work to young people and other groups at risk of experiencing homelessness. We realise that many 'at risk' groups can suffer from a nature deficit and sense of disconnection which can intensify and compound the struggles people face. We aim to be a restorative and supportive influence. We offer workshops, accredited training and client-led learning pathways. Our learning work includes sustainable horticulture, market gardening, woodland skills, peer-mentoring and outdoor-education.

About the post

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Green Skills Centre into the next phase of its journey. Our ambition is a thriving, therapeutic green space that allows those in need to benefit from learning opportunities and skills development in a safe space that connects them to nature and to people.

This role will lead on the management and development of the Centre, with responsibility for all delivery and the site itself, as well as responsibility for ensuring it is managed in line with the organisations vision and strategic aims.

About you

You will be an experienced manager with knowledge of sustainable food production.

You will have experience of project and financial management, be well organised with the ability to manage your own workload and working within policies.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build robust relationships, treating others with respect and compassion, in line with our values.

This is a varied role that will require you to support the team and volunteers, problem solve, co-ordinate the site and to be positive, creative and flexible in providing support.

How we’ll support you

You’ll be working independently leading a team with a supportive manager. We will encourage you to use your creativity to manage the Green Skills Centre, innovate new activities and support you to introduce them.

You will have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness by taking a Public Health Approach to Homelessness Prevention. We take a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering all our services.

Read more about our impactand our values.

Application notes

Application details

• For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours) or e-mail:

• CVs will not be accepted.

Application Notes

• Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 29 July 2024

• First interviews will be held on Thursday 8 August at Cyrenians’ Farm Community and Green Skills Centre, Kirknewton, EH27 8DS