The North Highlands and Islands Climate Hub is recruiting a Full Time Development Officer based within the Highland Council region. You’ll work from home and travel throughout Highland as required.
The North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is one of a network which will be established across Scotland to offer networking, support and encouragement of community led climate action. The vision for the Hub is to support and empower communities to develop local solutions to make the transition to net zero and climate resilient living through empowerment and capacity building in communities throughout the region. The Hub has been operating since September 2021 as a pathfinder project and has now secured up to 3 years funding from the Scottish Government. Thurso Community Development Trust are the current operators of the Hub and it recently moved to being its own Community Interest Company, North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC where a membership will be built throughout the region to support onward governance.
The role of Development Officer will be to contribute towards the delivery of the North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC successfully for the Scottish Government supported by the Project Manager and Climate Hub team. The role will support communities throughout the region to collaborate, network and assist community groups in design, development and delivery of community led climate action projects. This may involve signposting to local TSI’s for governance support, to other support services and additional climate action themed organisations. A degree of knowledge of the various structures, organisations and mechanisms within the third and community sector are therefore required.
At Key we support people living in their own home, in their family home or in their community. We start by seeing the person first. The support we offer can range from just a few hours a week, a few hours a day to 24-hour support, including overnights.
Could you be Key?
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then…you could be Key!
What we offer you…
In return you will be part of a supportive, local team and will receive:
• 31 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays
• Public holidays are paid at double time
• Company sick pay
• Full training provided
• Fully funded SVQ qualification with support given to achieve this
• Paid PVG Membership
• Eligible to apply for Blue Light Card/Blue Light Ticket Schemes offering discounts and savings
• Registered with Concert for Carers
• Eligible to register for a Costco Membership
• Credit Union Membership
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension Contributions
What do we need from you?
No experience necessary! Full training will be provided and support will be given to help you reach your full potential.
Applicants must be able to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people we support. This will include evening, weekend and sleepover work. Waking nights may also be required.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our Relief Register of bank support workers. This means you can work flexibly to suit your current commitments. Please specify this within your application.
We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convince as we may be able to offer interviews at an earlier date to shortlisted candidates.
Key are a Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to any applicant who has a disability and meets the minimum criteria.
If you would like more information then please get in touch with Michael Lewis, Area Manager email@example.com or call 07799470870