Creative Carbon Scotland
Creative Carbon Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC042687

Creative Carbon Scotland believes in the essential role of the arts, culture and creative industries in contributing to the transformational change to more environmentally sustainable Scotland. We work directly with individuals, organisations and strategic bodies engaged across cultural and sustainability sectors to harness the role of culture in achieving this change. Through year-round work and one off projects, we combine strategic expertise and consultancy; bespoke carbon management training and guidance; and a range of programmes supporting the development of artistic practices in Scotland which address sustainability and climate change.


Current vacancies

Finance & Operations Director

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Edinburgh, but hybrid working including home working and hot-desking in other office locations is the norm.
  • Closing 5th June 2022

Our growing charity needs a suitably experienced person to lead Creative Carbon Scotland's financial and operational sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness whilst maintaining our creative and collaborative nature.

The finance and operations director is a new post created to help us deftly navigate an increased workload extending from our work to support Creative Scotland’s Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan and new initiatives stemming from COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.

We need a friendly and experienced multitasker with skills in administration, finance, management, HR, IT and fundraising.

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Green Arts officer

  • Full time
  • £27,231
  • Edinburgh (currently hybrid)
  • Closing 29th May 2022

Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) believes in the power of the arts and culture to help achieve sustainability in Scotland and the world. The arts inspire, illuminate, communicate, educate, entertain and encourage new ways of thinking and shared experience – all attributes needed to tackle climate change. That’s why we support individuals and organisations in the arts and culture sector to be sustainable themselves and to lead and influence climate action through their creative work, including by collaborating with environmental experts and organisations working directly on climate change.

We are a nimble, positive, influential and growing charity in a dynamic field. We are experiencing great demand and enthusiasm for our work in carbon emissions reduction and climate change adaptation from both the cultural and the climate change sectors. Our founding partners are the Edinburgh Festivals, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. We receive significant long-term funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland.

We recently worked with Creative Scotland to help write its bold and ambitious Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan, which places the creative and cultural sectors as key agents of change in the transformation to a sustainable Scotland. It will shape Creative Scotland’s funding, policy and work until 2045, and ours as well.

Main purpose of job:

Leading the development and delivery of training and events within the Green Arts unit, in particular with members of our flagship Green Arts Initiative, and contributing to the wider Green Arts programme

Responsibilities:

• Designing, delivering and evaluating training and events for cultural organisations addressing the climate emergency (40%). Training topics will include:

o Carbon management for culture (aligning with the work of the Green Arts development officer)

o Adapting to climate impacts through cultural work

o Working with cultural influence among artists and audiences to achieve environmentally positive outcomes

• Working with the Green Arts and Edinburgh Festivals officer to support the development and growth of the 350-member Green Arts Initiative, Creative Carbon Scotland’s membership community for cultural organisations (40%) through:

o Providing high-quality virtual, physical and hybrid events and spaces for members across Scotland to connect with each other to share skills and experience

o Working with members to platform their knowledge and experience in case studies and resources

o Holding one-to-one meetings with GAI members to understand and respond to their specific environmental needs

• Providing support for cultural organisations with required environmental reporting, including one-to-one meetings and workshops (10%)

• Contributing to the wider Green Arts programme including our Carbon Management for Culture and Beyond Scotland work strands through giving talks and presentations and bringing together relevant research and knowledge (5%)

• Contributing to the wider Creative Carbon Scotland team in response to the organisation’s strategic and administrative needs (5%)

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Culture/SHIFT officer

  • Full time
  • £27,231
  • Edinburgh (currently hybrid)
  • Closing 29th May 2022

Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) believes in the power of the arts and culture to help achieve sustainability in Scotland and the world. The arts inspire, illuminate, communicate, educate, entertain and encourage new ways of thinking and shared experience – all attributes needed to tackle climate change. That’s why we support individuals and organisations in the arts and culture sector to be sustainable themselves and to lead and influence climate action through their creative work, including by collaborating with environmental experts and organisations working directly on climate change.

We are a nimble, positive, influential and growing charity in a dynamic field. We are experiencing great demand and enthusiasm for our work in carbon emissions reduction and climate change adaptation from both the cultural and the climate change sectors. Our founding partners are the Edinburgh Festivals, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. We receive significant long-term funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland.

We recently worked with Creative Scotland to help write its bold and ambitious Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan, which places the creative and cultural sectors as key agents of change in the transformation to a sustainable Scotland. It will shape Creative Scotland’s funding, policy and work until 2045, and ours as well.

The culture/SHIFT team

The culture/SHIFT team within Creative Carbon Scotland works with artists, cultural and climate change organisations to harness the power of our arts and culture and support the sector to lead and influence on climate change through its creative work. We do this by demonstrating the value of embedding artistic practices in collaborative climate change projects and developing the capacity of artists and cultural organisations to make this contribution to transforming society. The culture/SHIFT programme has a number of key strands:

· Building the capacity of the arts community and people working on climate change to instigate and participate in cultural and climate change collaborations through projects such as our Green Tease event series event series and the Library of Creative Sustainability

· Developing and delivering special projects which support artists, cultural and climate change partners to collaborate on climate action such as Climate Beacons for COP26,, the Seas of the Outer Hebrides project and embedded artist projects

· Undertaking research and development to better understand the role of culture in tackling climate change, grow the programme and our methodologies, and share our learning with national and international audiences

Main purpose of job:

To develop and deliver events, produce resources for the Creative Carbon Scotland website and elsewhere, and support new connections and collaborations between artists, cultural organisations and climate change organisations to harness the role of Scotland’s arts and cultural sector in addressing the climate emergency.

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Administration Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Remote Working / Edinburgh Office Based
  • Closing 8th August 2021

Creative Carbon Scotland supports the cultural sector in contributing to Scotland’s transformation for a climate-changed world. We are seeking a technically minded and suitably experienced individual to take responsibility for the organisation’s everyday administration as well as IT systems and tools, including one day per week contributing to the administrative work of our Green Arts Initiative. Our new colleague will be highly organised and detail-oriented, self-motivated and good at making effective decisions following appropriate criteria. They will be an excellent communicator and a positive collaborator. We are looking for someone with flair and imagination.

Creative Carbon Scotland promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and experience for this role and we will make reasonable adjustments where necessary to enable people with particular needs or requirements to work with us.

Our Equalities policy and Safe Working Statement are both available on our website.

More information on the role is given in the full job description and person specification.

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This vacancy has now closed

Public relations manager

  • Part time
  • £31,310 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (currently remote working)
  • Closing 5th September 2021

Join Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) as their first ever public relations manager!

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic charity that is harnessing the power of culture in contributing to Scotland’s transformation to a climate-changed world.

CCS’s expertise is in demand, particularly as Scotland turns its focus more directly to achieving its ambitious net zero targets by 2045 and recognises the vital role that culture can play in changing society, influencing behaviour and promoting action.

Bring your proven public relations skills to the task of strengthening CCS’s position as a change agent in both the cultural and climate change worlds and raising awareness of their work in the arts and cultural sector.

Location: Creative Carbon Scotland is based in Edinburgh, but remote working is standard at present. Any change to this prior to the end of the contract will be discussed with the postholder. If the role is extended past 31st March 2022, the postholder will be required to work in the office for a negotiated number of days each week.

There is potential for this to be a freelance contract for the right candidate, by negotiation with CCS.

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Green Arts Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,013
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) believes in the power of the arts and culture to help achieve sustainability in Scotland and the world. They shape the ways in which we live in the world and so have an essential role to play in addressing the climate crisis. That’s why we support individuals and organisations in the arts and culture sector to be sustainable themselves and to lead and influence on climate change through their creative work. We do this by connecting artists and cultural organisations interested in climate action with each other and with organisations working directly on climate change.

We are a nimble, positive, influential and growing charity in a dynamic field whose services are very much in demand by both the arts and cultural world and, increasingly, by policy- and change-makers tackling the climate emergency. We work on both carbon emissions reduction and climate change adaptation to forge a sustainable, equitable, climate-adapted Scotland. Our founding partners are the Edinburgh Festivals, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. We receive significant long-term funding from Creative Scotland.

We are experiencing enormous demand and enthusiasm for our work. We recently worked with Creative Scotland to help them write their bold and ambitious Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan, which places the creative and cultural sectors as key agents of change in the transformation to a sustainable Scotland. It will shape their funding, policy and work until 2045.

The Green Arts team

The Green Arts team within Creative Carbon Scotland works with cultural organisations to support them in addressing the climate emergency through practical action on emissions reduction, adapting to climate impacts, and working with their wider influence among artists and audiences. Main programme strands are:

• Green Arts: Providing tools, resources and training that equip and enable cultural organisations to reduce emissions and adapt to climate impacts in the context of a just transition to a lower carbon future. The main vehicle for this is our flagship 350-member community of practice and knowledge-sharing network the Green Arts Initiative.

• Carbon Management for Culture: Providing best practice guidance, tools and resources for cultural organisations to understand and manage their greenhouse gas emissions as well as direct support and coordination of environmental reporting for some groups of organisations with reporting requirements

• Beyond Scotland: Sharing our knowledge and experience and learning from others within the UK and internationally about how culture can practically address the climate emergency.

In 2022 we’re relaunching the Green Arts Initiative, holding a Green Arts Conference to bring the sustainable arts community together, developing digital tools and resources and supporting organisations with environmental reporting.

A full job description is attached below

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