Job opportunity: Project Co-ordinator

Building on the success of our first three years, we plan to increase the number of projects we support in 2024, so we are recruiting a part-time Project Co-ordinator to help scale-up our impact.

We are seeking a self-motivated, organised individual with a passion for the environmental sector. The person needs to be able to work well in a small team, primarily remotely.  There is potential for the role to grow as the charity grows.

The two key objectives of this varied and flexible role are:

  1. To lead on improving awareness of our work and the impact of those we fund through both social media and traditional comms channels; and
  2. To actively look for new projects by initiating contact with communities in the highlands and islands. This will involve being aware of what the key issues are locally.


It is expected that 30-50% of the working time will involve travelling to meet with communities we currently support or hope to support, organising knowledge sharing and inspirational events.

Salary: £24,000 FTE (£12,000 pro rata).

Hours: equivalent to 0.5FTE, flexible working as standard.

Location: remote, working from home, based in Scotland.


Working closely with the Executive Director, key activities will include:

  • Prospect research (identifying suitable potential groups and projects for HIEF to support).
  • Raising awareness of and support for HIEF through marketing and communications (content creation and posting for HIEF website, email newsletter, social media).
  • Organising fundraising and inspirational/educational events.
  • All aspects of the grant making process (identifying new prospects, application support, review, decision-making, monitoring impact).
  • General administration support, eg maintaining accurate database records, responding to enquiries, etc.


The person for this job will:

  • Have excellent organisational and communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work well remotely.
  • Be able to represent HIEF at meetings and events.
  • Be comfortable with using (or learning to use) MS Office suite, Canva, WordPress, Mailchimp, Salesforce, and social media.


Apply by 9am, Monday 15th April by sending a CV and covering letter to Sally McNaught:

1st interviews (online) will be held on Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th April

2nd interviews (in person, in Edinburgh) will be held on Monday 29th April

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