Work with Earthtime

Earthtime is excited to announce that there are three vacancies within our organisation which we are currently looking to fill. These are being funded through CCF and ERDF.  The roles are Project Manager (14 hours per week); Workshop Manager/Volunteer Coordinator (25 hours week/it may be possible to split this post into two positions) and Development and Research Manager (25 hours per week). (See below for full job descriptions.)

 Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, including details of how you fit the role specified in the job description and what you feel you would bring to the Earthtime organisation and either email to or post to Earthtime, West Lodge, Cooper Park, Elgin IV30 6DW. 

 The closing date for applications is 2pm on Thursday 16th March.  Interviews will be held on the week commencing the 20th March and we hope to fill the positions as soon as possible with a starting date of the 1st April. These positions are for a fixed-term contract of one year.


Project Manager (14 hours per week)

Job Title:  Project Manager

Department: Earthtime For All Ltd

Reports to Board of Directors

Salary range £22,000  – 25,000 (pro rata)

Main Duties: –

·        Implement strategy and be responsible for achievement of targets

·        manage budgets and resources

·        keep up to date with legislation and policy related projects

·        generate income, write funding bids and implement fundraising to make projects sustainable

·        monitor and evaluate activities and write reports for funders and board of directors

·        supervise staff in order to help them fulfill their own job descriptions

·        authorize expenses, holiday and sick leave and keep appropriate records

·        network with local agencies to develop presence and raise profile of the charity and its projects

·        initiate and develop activities to support projects

Skills: –

·        experience of managing projects and people

·        excellent oral and written communication skills;

·        well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build successful partnerships;

·        flexibility and time management;

·        commitment to, passion for and belief in the organisation’s aims;

·        good understanding of the charity and volunteer sector and its relationship with other sectors

·        appreciation of marketing and PR methods

·        strong administrative skills and organisational skills

·        initiative, creativity and ability to be forward-thinking

·        research, analysis and planning skills

·        ability to multi-task and prioritise

·        understanding of the important role of volunteers


Workshop Manager/Volunteer Coordinator (25 hours per week or job share)

Department: Up Project

Reports to Earthtime Project Manager

Salary range  £22,000 – £25,000 (pro rata)

Main Duties:-

·        setting up and running the woodwork workshop

·        maintaining high levels of health and safety within the workshop

·        teaching and developing projects

·        generating appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the project

·        ensuring there is appropriate support and training for volunteers, including induction to the project

·        interviewing and recruiting volunteers and ensuring they are appropriately matched and trained for a position

·        organising rotas

·        monitoring, supporting and motivating volunteers and their work

·        updating volunteer policies and procedures

·        writing risk assessments

·        liaising with colleagues to assess volunteering needs

·        offering advice and information to volunteers and external organisations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact;

·        profile-raising events to attract new volunteers


·        high level of joinery/carpentry/woodwork skills

·        evidence of ability to pass on skills/upskilling others in a supportive and comprehensive way

·        excellent communication skills

·        strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people

·        experience of managing volunteers

·        an empathy with volunteers and an understanding of their needs

·        capacity to inspire and motivate others

·        ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity

·        good organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks;

·        administrative and IT skills, and an ability to maintain records and produce clear written and oral reports;

·        experience of working across different sectors and developing links with other agencies;

·        a flexible and non-judgemental approach to people and work.



Development and Research Manager (25 hours per week)

Department: Up Project

Reports to Earthtime Project Manager

 Salary £22,000 – £25,000 (pro rata)


Main Duties: –

 ·        marketing and public relations to raise the profile of the project

·        designing promotional materials such as leaflets and flyers;

·        creating and organising initiatives and events

·        liaising with external agencies, including voluntary sector organisations, the media, local authorities, business contacts etc

·        administrative tasks including gathering data, preparing reports, database 

·        complete and submit regular project monitoring and reporting in line with organisation and funder requirements

·        research the sustainability of the project through surveys, monitoring and evaluation monitoring and evaluating activities and writing reports for funders and trustees;

·        maintaining databases and undertaking any other administrative duties

·        research potential new ways of developing further upcycling projects to reduce the level of Co2e emissions of the local (Elgin) community

·        promote and develop educational materials to increase awareness of the community to reduce CO2e emissions


·        practical and creative problem-solving ability

·        strong communication and interpersonal skills

·        presentation skills

·        the ability to manage pressure and prioritise workload

·        organisational and planning skills

·        an awareness of environmental issues, including an understanding of recycling legislation

·        enthusiasm and a proactive outlook

·        ability to multi-task and prioritise

·        research, analysis and planning skills

·         strong administrative and IT skills