Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC039643

SCCS is a diverse coalition of organisations campaigning together on climate change.  Our combined supporter base totals over 1.5m people across Scotland.  Our members range from environment, faith and development organisations to trade and student unions and community groups, including the Church of Scotland, Oxfam, NUS, the Scottish Seabird Centre and WWF.  We work on UK-wide campaigns, when appropriate, with our sister organisations in England and Wales, The Climate Coalition and Stop Climate Chaos Cymru respectively.

SCCS came together in 2006 to campaign for strong climate legislation for Scotland.  This work came to fruition in 2009, when the Climate Change (Scotland) Act was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.  Since that legislation was passed, SCCS has continued to push for climate action in Scotland and beyond.  

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Current vacancies

Co-Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th January 2022

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations in Scotland campaigning together on climate change, is seeking a new Co-Chair.

This is a voluntary position and the new Co-Chair will work in close partnership with a Co-Chair already identified.

The appointment of a Co-Chair will be for three years in the first instance. The successful candidate will initially be supported by other board members and their co-chair who will already be in post.

Our Co-Chairs will work with our Board, and our expanding membership, to deepen our Coalition’s influence at a critical and exciting time for climate action in Scotland.

SCCS is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage applications from anyone who meets the below criteria, but we particularly welcome and encourage applications from female and non-binary people and those from backgrounds who are currently under-represented on the current Board of SCCS.

Role

To perform the role of Co-Chair, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency.

Beyond this, SCCS is a member-led coalition and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved – and particularly from its Co-Chairs.

In addition, we are looking for a Co-Chair who will:

  • Help oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS
  • Help manage SCCS’s Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships
  • Chair SCCS Board meetings (six per year) – alongside the Co-Chair – and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers
  • Alongside the Co-chair, be a spokesperson for SCCS at external events and with the media
  • Alongside the Co-chair, liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented
  • Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.

Criteria

As Co-Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, you should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position)
  • Management of senior staff
  • Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking
  • Some understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and anti racism
  • Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.

The successful candidate should be willing to spend time on SCCS-related work for 2-4 days per month. Some of this time should be during the normal working week to accommodate Board and other meetings.

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Chair of the board

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 7th June 2021

To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a member-led coalition and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but

particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:

  • Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;
  • Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;
  • Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;
  • Act as an SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;
  • Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;

Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.

Criteria

The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and

experience:

  • Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);
  • Management of senior staff;
  • Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
  • Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;
  • Commitment to equal opportunities;
  • Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.

The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria, but particularly welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in chair or board roles.

We are open to this role being worked as a job share between two co-chairs

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