You’re reading a job advert!
We are looking for people willing to give their time by joining Greener Leith as executive board members. Executive board members do the leg work that keeps Greener Leith ticking and engaged with our network of supporters.
What kind of people are we looking for?
Passion for what Greener Leith is trying to achieve – making Leith a better place to live and making the public realm of our neighbourhood more sustainable and attractive for everyone.
Enthusiasm and willingness to commit time and energy to being on the Greener Leith board. Don’t live in Leith? We consider that being a Leither is a state of mind rather than geography, so you don’t necessarily have to live in north Edinburgh.
What could you do? Here are five ideas:
- Improve Leith’s parks
Interested in helping improve parks in our area? We’re looking for board members who would be interested in doing things like applying for funding to develop facilities, making submissions to the council, organising clean-ups, working with friends of parks groups and getting involved in some very exciting proposals to regenerate unloved areas.
- Get involved in town planning
Want to see Leith developed sustainably and ensure new buildings and facilities are in the best interest of our neighbourhood for the long term? A large part of our work at Greener Leith is responding to planning applications, organising consultations and participating in developing planning policy at all levels of government. Come and help improve urban planning with us.
- Enliven local democracy
Want to help run Edinburgh, sort of? Greener Leith believes that local community councils are an important way of ensuring voices in our neighbourhood are heard. We’d welcome board members who wanted to participate in community councils and help make this part of our local democracy work for Leith.
- Accounting and lawyering for a good cause
Do you have accounting and legal skills that you’d like to apply to the task of making Leith a better place? We’d welcome legal and accounting professionals on our board to assist us with governance and developing our wind turbine project (more information). We’ve got a project vehicle that needs a secretary/accountant, legal documents to draft and lawyering on investment agreements to be done
- Thinking out of the box
Got an idea to make Leith a better place to live but need to find some like-minded people to make it happen? Got web, IT, design, skills you’d like to apply to greening Leith? Come see us.