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Service Manager - Green Skills Centre

Cyrenians has an ambitious plan to develop its services that support people to gain the confidence, skills, qualifications and experience to lead a healthy working life. We deliver a range of services focused on those who face barriers to employment, training and further education. We also recognise that access to greenspace and opportunities to connect with others is essential for wellbeing

Our newly named Green Skills Centre, based at Cyrenians’ Farm in West Lothian, is at an exciting stage in its development. It transitioned from an enterprise into a service at the end of last year which has provided many opportunities to open access to the site to those who need our support most. There have also been recent improvements to the facilities at the Green Skills Centre which will allow us to offer more varied activities to groups in a setting well-suited to support and development.

At the Centre we offer group training and development work to young people and other groups at risk of experiencing homelessness. We deliver trauma informed and person-centred outdoor learning and wellbeing opportunities. These foster a range of soft life-skills and opportunities for personal growth alongside the more practical and vocational learning outcomes – we want people to leave with enhanced learning and employability options ahead of them, to feel better skilled and resourced and able to make progressive choices themselves.

The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Manager to lead the Green Skills Centre into this 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 Green Skills Centre management and development, 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.

It will be based at Cyrenians’ Farm in West Lothian, but may include work with other Cyrenians’ services and with external organisations so includes a small amount of travel within East Central Scotland.

Cyrenians requires all staff to be flexible in their approach and to display care, respect and a non-judgmental approach, being prepared to work tenaciously and imaginatively towards successful outcomes.

Contract length



£34,930 to £39,806 per annum, plus pension



Closing date

29th July 2024

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