Get paid to improve your local area

As a Trainee Environmental Officer, you will work as part of a team, to maintain and upgrade landscaped and communal areas, which will contribute towards improving the overall quality and appearance of Glasgow’s neighbourhoods.

Prior experience is not required, we will provide training on how to use the essential machinery to a safe and high standard. This will include training on pedestrian lawnmowers, strimmers, hedge cutters and blowers. All personal protective equipment will be provided.

To be selected, we need those who are willing to work flexibly with others in the team, participate in physical duties, and provide excellent customer service to those you meet while out working. Due to the unpredictable Glasgow weather, it is also essential you are comfortable working outdoors in all weather.

For those who can drive, increased wages will be paid for the responsibility of transporting the team to and from location. Additional training will also be provided to ensure driver competence in a van and First Aid safety.

The finer details:

To be eligible for this fixed term, 26-week employment opportunity, you must be aged 25 years or over, and have been unemployed for 12 months or more.

If you would like to be considered for a Drivers position, you must have a valid full driving licence.

All those selected, will earn a weekly wage, holiday entitlement, and receive other employee benefits. For this reason, it is important that you have a bank or credit union account in your name.

How to Apply:

Existing JBG customers please contact your JBG Adviser to register your interest in this opportunity.

New customers must be registered with JBG. To book a Registration Appointment please call our Customer Service Team on: Freephone 0300 123 2898 quoting your interest in the Environmental opportunities.

Please note, you are also required to provide proof of address and proof of current benefit (where applicable).

Dates for your diary:

  • Closing Date: 12 noon on Fri 1st Jul 2022
  • Job Interviews: Scheduled week beginning 19th Jul 2022
  • Training: taking part on 2 days, running from 20th July to 26th Aug 2022
  • Job start date: 29th Aug 2022


  • Must be Glasgow City Council resident, aged 25 years or over, who has been unemployed for 12 months or more.