Greener Kirkcaldy
Greener Kirkcaldy

Charity registered in Scotland SC041412

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change and by the impact of rising food and fuel costs. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet.


Current vacancies

Energy Advisor (Female)

  • Part time
  • £23,480 – £24,480 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 15th November 2019

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change, social justice and community development. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet.

We lead the ‘Cosy Kingdom’ partnership of organisations who deliver energy and fuel poverty advice services for householders across Fife – including community engagement on energy efficiency and micro-renewables, and advice on tariffs and switching. The service helps people stay warm while spending a lower proportion of their income on fuel, and develops skills and confidence for participants to take more control of their energy use and bills.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced female energy advisor to join our team. Our team of Energy Advisors deliver energy advice work in Mid and West Fife, making home energy advice visits, delivering talks and workshops on saving energy, and attending events to raise the profile of the service. We are looking to appoint a female candidate based on exemption under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 - Occupational Requirements. The successful candidate will work with a wide range of people including some vulnerable women whose circumstances require us to provide a female advisor.

You will have excellent communication skills, an ability to communicate with a broad range of people, and a genuine desire to tackle fuel poverty and help our community go greener. You will be motivated, have excellent organisational skills, work well on your own initiative and as part of a team, and be flexible to adapt to the needs of the project.

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Development Worker (maternity cover)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,480 – £24,480
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 19th August 2019

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change, social justice and community development. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced community development worker (maternity cover) to join Greener Kirkcaldy’s Community Engagement Team. We are currently delivering two Climate Challenge Fund projects ‘Gear Change to Tackle Climate Change’ and ‘Zero Waste Kirkcaldy’. We also deliver other projects (subject to funding) to meet the needs and aspirations of local people: tackling fuel and food poverty, protecting and enjoying the environment, and bringing the community together. You will be responsible for developing and facilitating programmes of events and activities, recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, developing marketing and social media campaigns, and working with local partners.

You will have experience of, and a passion for, engaging communities in climate change, sustainable transport, reducing waste, sustainable food and food skills, and ‘going greener together’. You will be motivated, have excellent organisational skills and the flexibility to work with a range of people, work well in a team and use your own initiative and be willing to adapt to the needs of the project. You will also Experience of planning and delivering practical carbon reduction activities, and communicating the impact of climate change would be a particular advantage for this post.

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Community Chef/Trainer

  • Full time
  • £23,480 – £26,364
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 14th October 2019

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity and social enterprise working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We launched The Lang Spoon Community Kitchen in April 2019. We have created a new post of Community Chef / Trainer to play a lead role in the development of the Kitchen into a thriving community enterprise.

We offer courses and workshops on a large range of world cuisines and cooking skills such as bread making, baking, and lots more. We also offer basic cooking courses, training, volunteer and work experience opportunities, community meals and engagement with our community on healthy, sustainable food.

The Community Chef / Trainer will coordinate and deliver courses, workshops and events for community groups and for paying members of the public. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has extensive experience in food and cooking, and a passion for sharing it widely. You will be a creative cook with lots of ideas about how we can grow our community kitchen, and be motivated to work with a range of partners to make this happen. You will have some experience of working or volunteering in community or educational settings. You must be able to run a kitchen to a high standard.

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Volunteering

Driver (Community Fridge Volunteer)

Driving / Escorting

4th July 2019

Greener Kirkcaldy's Community Fridge redistributes surplus food from local businesses, organisations and individuals. We receive donations daily, and anyone is welcome to come and take food from the fridge. The fridge is open Monday - Friday. We are looking for volunteers to c… Read more

Cycle Ride Leader/Assistant

Sports / Outdoor Activities

4th July 2019

Do you enjoy cycling? Would you like to encourage more people to get on their bikes? We are looking for volunteers to help run (or help with) leisurely bike rides, either for the public or within a group/organisation. Volunteers can run activities for their communities, or ass… Read more