Development Officer Workplaces - Shetland

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

  • Advertised from 8th July 2024
  • £15,258 - 0.5 FTE but there may be scope to increase the hours. Initially temporary until 31st March 2025, although it may be extended depending on funding. Secondment requests will be considered.


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 ).

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.

Application notes

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Graham McQueen by phone on 07717 683217 or by email

The application pack for this role and information on how to apply are available on our website

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The closing date for applications is 5pm on 26th July 2024.

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.