Forth Environment Link
Forth Environment Link

Charity registered in Scotland SC019276

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley, leading the way on connecting people and place on actions which make a positive response to the Climate Emergency. We support more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and we help increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

Current vacancies

Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 11th July 2022

About Us

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

· People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.

· Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.

· Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.

· Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.

· Passionate – Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.

· Fair– Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

The Opportunity

Forth Environment Link is looking for new Trustees to join the organisation and help shape our future direction as we emerge from the last 12 months of working within a global pandemic.

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about the environment and climate action, possess good independent judgement, will appreciate the collective responsibilities of the Trustee Board and who think strategically. Our Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can be re-appointed for two further terms of up to three years each.

We wish to increase the diversity, knowledge, age and experience on our Board so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.

Applications from people with a commitment to community climate action would be welcomed. We are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas but these are desirable, not exclusive:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Fundraising
  • Digital Leadership
  • Youth Engagement
  • Lived experience of food or transport poverty

The Board is currently made up of 8 members and meets every 2 months. This is an unpaid position, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

General Trustee Duties:

To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees will contribute towards:

  • Setting and maintaining the vision, mission and values
  • Developing the strategic direction
  • Ensuring the organisation has the structure and resources it needs for delivery.
  • Establishing policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff.
  • Establishing appropriate systems for reporting and monitoring.
  • Managing risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law.
  • Ensuring the financial affairs of the organisation are well managed and reported on accurately.

Other duties

In addition to the statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This involves:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on strategic priorities
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives

Equal Opportunities

FEL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We would welcome applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We would love to hear what you can bring to the organisation. Training and support is available for anyone who doesn’t have previous board experience.

Shortlist

Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Based at Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ but with outreach activity throughout Forth Valley and FEL’s active travel hubs. There will be some home working.
  • Closing 8th July 2022

About Us

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley. We work in partnership with others in the public and third sector to enable citizens to live more climate-friendly lives, while also making our communities better places to live.

Through our work, we support more day-to-day journeys on foot, by bike or wheeling, we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities, and we help promote the principles of reuse. We create opportunities to test new ideas, learn from them and share that learning with others. FEL is an organisation anchored in our communities. Our team are passionate about practical climate action and work in a way that supports collaboration and partnership working. We focus on inclusivity in everything we do, reflecting the needs of the people and communities we work with.

We are a flexible, welcoming and friendly organisation with a reputation nationally for delivering great projects. Make a difference to where you live by joining the FEL team and help us put cycling, walking and wheeling at the top of the climate action agenda.

About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to drive forward our work with employers on a range of sustainable travel projects. Help us transform our everyday travel landscape and increase walking, cycling and wheeling across Forth Valley and beyond. The role will collaborate with local, regional and national partners.

As Senior Project Officer, you will be helping workplaces take practical steps to becoming more resilient to the effects of climate change. The successful candidate will work with private and public sector employers and their employees to promote active travel for everyday journeys, commuting and wellbeing. NHS Forth Valley, one of the region’s largest employers, will be a primary focus for your role and your work will involve supporting and promoting active and sustainable travel choices for staff, visitors whilst also leading on patient health projects.

You will manage a small, flexible and dynamic team helping to create a positive active travel environment and shape our employer services. Together, you will plan and deliver outreach activities and support behaviour change with existing and new employers. Working alongside the Active Travel Co-ordinator, you will play a key role by ensuring FEL continues to innovate as an active travel hub exemplar, leading the way on demonstrating the practical steps we can all take to tackle climate change.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is passionate about active travel

• Has excellent communication skills

• Excellent engagement skills with partners and stakeholders

• Is self-motivated and proactive

• Is committed to helping people live well locally.

You will become part of a highly motivated, committed and enthusiastic team and will enjoy the benefits of joining a flexible, adaptable and ambitious workplace that puts people at the heart of everything we do.

Shortlist

Active Travel School Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,250
  • Based primarily at Alloa Academy, but with some working from home and travel across Forth Valley to FEL’s other active travel hubs.
  • Closing 8th July 2022

About Us

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley. We work in partnership with others in the public and third sector to enable citizens to live more climate-friendly lives, while also making our communities better places to live.

Through our work, we support more day-to-day journeys on foot or by bike, we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities, and we help increase the lifespan of our everyday items. We create opportunities to test new ideas, learn from them and share that learning with others. FEL is an organisation anchored in our communities. Our team are passionate about practical climate action and work in a way that supports collaboration and partnership working. We focus on inclusivity in everything we do, reflecting the needs of the people and communities we work with.

We are a flexible, welcoming and friendly organisation with a reputation nationally for delivering great projects. Make a difference to where you live by joining the FEL team and help us put cycling, walking and wheeling at the top of the climate action agenda.

About the Role

Working within Alloa Academy, this exciting role will expand FEL’s successful secondary school Hub programme. You will work closely with school staff and pupils to develop and deliver a programme of activities with the aim of increasing everyday cycling, walking and wheeling journeys across the school community.

You will be an ambassador for active travel in the community, working closely with key local stakeholders. You will have a good standard of education and a keen interest in sustainable travel.

You will develop and deliver ‘in-school’ educational programmes and community outreach activities which will engage, encourage and support pupils to consider more environmentally friendly and physically active modes of transport, contributing to health, education and attainment outcomes. This will include delivering led rides and walks, events, competitions and bike repair workshops.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is passionate about active travel

• Has excellent communication skills

• Is self-motivated and proactive

• Is committed to helping people live well locally.

Shortlist
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

· People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.

· Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.

· Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.

· Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.

· Passionate – In everything we do, we demonstrate a love for the environment and our place within it.

· Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

Forth Environment Link are recruiting new Trustees to join the organisation and help shape our future direction as we emerge from the last 12 months of working within a global pandemic.

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about the environment and climate action, possess good independent judgement, will appreciate the collective responsibilities of the Trustee Board and who think strategically. Our Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can be re-appointed for two further terms of up to three years each.

We wish to increase the diversity, knowledge, age and experience on our Board so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.

Applications from people with a commitment to community climate action would be welcomed. We are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas but these are desirable, not exclusive:

· Digital Leadership

· Training Development

· Youth Engagement

· Energy Systems

· Working with Marginalised Groups

· Diversification of income

· Health & Safety

· Marketing

In addition to general Trustee roles, FEL is also looking for a Treasurer to support the financial aspect of the organisation as well as to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the existing Board.

Some key responsibilities of the treasurer are:

  • to oversee all financial aspects of the charity, on behalf of the board of trustees, to ensure its short and long-term viability
  • to assist the chair, other honorary officers and the chief executive in ensuring that the board of trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the charity.
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Active Travel Project Officer (NHS Support)

  • Full time
  • £24,250
  • FEL Stirling Office, Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ and NHS Forth Valley Sites in Stirling and Larbert, and working from home.
  • Closing 1st September 2021

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

  • People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.
  • Enabling– Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
  • Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.
  • Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.
  • Passionate– Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.
  • Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

About the Role

Working as part of the Active Travel team, you will support the Senior Project Officer for NHS in shaping the services offered by the Active Travel Team, with particular emphasis on NHS engagement activity as well as supporting general Active Travel outreach activities. Working alongside the Senior Project Officer for NHS and the wider Active Travel Team you will help to identify new cycling and walking demonstration projects which will ensure FEL’s Active Travel activity remains at the forefront of Active Travel development in Scotland.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining excellent working relationships both internally and with external partners and crucially members of the public. You will have strong practical and communication skills ensuring FEL’s reputation as an exemplar project is retained, leading the way in encouraging behaviour change in relation to Active Travel.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate about active travel, sustainability and the environment
  • Is motivated and proactive
  • Has excellent organisational skills
  • With customer service experience
  • Is experiences in working with Active Travel initiatives
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Bike Medic Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,250
  • Based primarily at Falkirk Active Travel Hub, 203 High St, Falkirk FK1 1DU with travel across the Forth Valley area. Some working from home will be required.
  • Closing 1st September 2021

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

  • People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.
  • Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
  • Collaborative- Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.
  • Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.
  • Passionate – Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.
  • Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

About the Role

FEL is looking for two qualified Bike Mechanics to work as part of our Bike Medic Project, based out of our Falkirk Hub. You will effectively support the maintenance and servicing of FEL’s fleet of electric bikes as well as supporting FEL’s external bike servicing contracts. You will be a key member of staff ensuring excellent customer service as well as ensuring all e-bikes and pedal bikes are maintained to a high standard. You will support with the development and maintenance of excellent working relationships internally and with external partners, as well as with members of the public.

You will also have a supporting role in running the Bike Medic rescue and roadside recovery for cyclists, which may include out of hours call out service, principally supporting FEL’s eBike fleet.

The Bike Medic Officer will have strong practical and communication skills ensuring FEL’s reputation for delivering exemplar projects is retained, leading the way in encouraging behaviour change in relation to active travel and climate action.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a qualified Bike Mechanic, preferably with E-bike Mechanic certification
  • Is passionate about active travel, sustainability and the environment
  • Is motivated and proactive
  • Has excellent organisational skills
  • With customer service experience
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Blended home and office working
  • Closing 13th December 2021

About Us

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

• People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.

• Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.

• Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.

• Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.

• Passionate – Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.

• Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

About the Role

Forth Environment Link is looking for and experiences administrator to effectively support the delivery of the Falkirk Food Futures Project. Working as part of the wider Falkirk Food Futures team, you will be responsible for supporting the administration and delivery of the grant elements of the project, which is in the Falkirk local authority area. The purpose of the project is to work closely with communities and organisations to address food insecurity in Falkirk and build a fairer more sustainable food future.

We will do this by providing grant funding to local organisations who can reach the populations within Falkirk facing the greatest challenges, in relation to access to sustainable and dignified food. We want to help create more resilient communities with a focus on net zero outcomes around food and reuse.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is experienced in accounting, financial management, and/or administration

• Has strong planning and organisational skills

• Has excellent communication skills

• Is self-motivated and proactive

Location: As a result of the ongoing Covid pandemic, FEL currently offers a blended model of home working, office-based work and outreach activity – working patter to be agreed with line manager. Locations for outreach will include communities across Falkirk. Our main offices are Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling and Falkirk High Street Hub, 201A-203 High Street, Falkirk. The majority of outreach work will happen in Falkirk.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Active Travel Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,250 – £25,950
  • Based at Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ but with outreach activity throughout Forth Valley and FEL’s active travel hubs. There will be some home working.
  • Closing 30th May 2022

About Us

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

·People first- Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.

·Enabling– Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.

·Collaborative- Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.

·Innovative- Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.

·Passionate– Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.

·Fair– Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

About the Role

The Project Officer will help to deliver our Active Travel programme across Forth Valley. The successful candidate will work with schools, employers and the general public in supporting cycle training, led rides/walks, bike maintenance classes, ebike and ecargo bike demonstrations whilst also delivering national active travel campaigns on behalf of our partners. The Project Officer should be proactive and seek out new partnerships whilst also helping with FEL’s wider activity, including co-development of our climate work, and participating in developing new services and ideas.

We are looking for someone who:

·Is passionate about active travel

·Has excellent communication skills

·Is self-motivated and proactive

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Active Travel Project Officer - Communications

  • Full time
  • £24,250 – £25,950
  • Based at Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ but with outreach activity throughout Forth Valley and FEL’s active travel hubs. There will be some home working.
  • Closing 30th May 2022

About Us

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

·People first- Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.

·Enabling– Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.

·Collaborative- Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.

·Innovative- Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.

·Passionate– Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.

·Fair– Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

About the Role

The Project Officer will help to deliver our Active Travel programme across Forth Valley. The successful candidate will lead on our digital presence and take responsibility for our external communications. The role will co-ordinate digital content on social media, websites, newsletters and other platforms with a focus on active travel. The candidate should actively encourage new audiences and partnerships through our media. The Project Officer will support cycle training, led rides/walks, bike maintenance classes, ebike and ecargo bike demonstrations whilst also delivering national active travel campaigns on behalf of our partners. The Project Officer will help with FEL’s wider activity, including co-development of our climate work, and participating in developing new services and ideas.

We are looking for someone who:

·Is passionate about active travel

·Has excellent communication skills

·Has knowledge and expertise in digital content

·Is self-motivated and proactive

Shortlist