Community Researcher – Cumbernauld Living Landscape Job in Cumbernauld, Scotland at Scottish Wildlife Trust

Temporary

Purpose of the Role:

  • To carry out interviews with community members in Cumbernauld and learn about their experiences of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape project as part of the monitoring and evaluation strategy.

Main Duties:

  • The main purpose of the role is to carry out online interviews with stakeholders in the Cumbernauld Living Landscape Creating Natural Connections project.
  • You will work with the project team led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the social science team at the James Hutton institute to discuss the background of the research, receive training and agree a work plan for carrying out the interviews.
  • You will be supported by the Project Officers to identify key contacts at community organisations and approach them to check their willingness to be interviewed about their experience of working with the Cumbernauld Living Landscape Creating Natural Connections project.
  •   The post-holder will work with the Cumbernauld Living Landscape project team to evaluate the impact of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s activities to help support local community groups and organisations to increase their local capacity.
  • The post-holder will, together with other community researchers, conduct online interviews with community members in and around Cumbernauld and contribute to reporting about the findings of the interviews.
  • The post-holder will work with Cumbernauld Living Landscape project staff to make sure interviews are recorded and stored safely and securely.
  • Where possible, the post-holder will also contribute to the presentation of the findings of their research.

Requirements:

  • There is no specific background that we’re looking for, but if you’ve had any experience asking people about their thoughts and experiences this would be advantageous

Advantageous: 

  • Understanding of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape project
  • Interest in people and communities; interest in the natural environment.

This is a temporary, part-time role working 24 hours per month, for a duration of 3 months.


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a registered charity dedicated to conserving the wildlife and natural environment of Scotland. From major species and landscape projects to managing wildlife reserves, education work and campaigning for nature, we protect Scotland’s wildlife for the future.

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