LEAP – Local Energy Action Plan
LEAP – Local Energy Action Plan

Charity registered in Scotland SC044019

LEAP deliver a wide range of free and impartial services in communities across Renfrewshire. We help increase climate literacy, save residents energy and money through our free impartial energy efficiency advice. We encourage sustainable community development around areas such as energy, transport, waste reduction, active and shared transport. LEAP offers groups and organisations partnership opportunities to help engage their service users in areas such as climate literacy, energy awareness, circular economy, waste reduction and ‘how to run’ events such as swish and bike swaps.

Current vacancies

Shared Transport Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,300 pro-rata
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) is a Renfrewshire-based environmental charity. We are committed to highlighting the social, environmental and financial benefits for communities of shared transport and facilitating lower levels of car ownership and encourage travel by public transport, walking and cycling.

Since 2012, we have operated LEAP Car Club to provide low carbon emission vehicles for hire for as little as an hour or as long as required. We currently have five vehicles in Linwood and Lochwinnoch – three electric cars and two hybrid cars.

We are also about to launch a shared E-Bike pilot in Linwood in partnership with Linstone Housing Association. The pilot, involving five E-Bikes and 2 cargo bikes, has been primarily been funded by the Energy Saving Trust.

LEAP is seeking a Shared Transport Coordinator to spearhead our E-Bike pilot and assist in delivery of zero-emission Car Clubs in Linwood and Lochwinnoch.

The purpose of the role is to engage with communities in Linwood, with particular emphasis on Linstone Housing Tenants, and Lochwinnoch to build E-bike usage and increase Car Club membership and usage.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead on delivery of E-Bike pilot to meet Energy Saving Trust and Smarter Choices Smarter Places funding outcomes.
  • Drive new member signups to increase the number of users of the E-Bikes and Car Club.
  • Effectively communicate the benefits of shared transport and zero-emission vehicles to a new audience.
  • Demonstrate bike and car booking, pickup and charging to new members
  • Work with maintenance partners to ensure bikes are properly maintained.
  • Manage regular cleaning of Car Club vehicles.
  • Support basic operations of LEAP Car Club as required.
  • Oversee and deliver marketing and communications – online and print.
  • Manage inbound enquiries, phone, email, messenger, via drop-in, face to face.
  • Work in partnership with Linstone Housing Association, Local Authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintain regular contact with Line Manager and other Contractors
  • Organise, attend and deliver outreach events where possible, including holding focus groups
  • Be an enthusiastic advocate for the value/benefits of making behaviour and structural changes to reduce the amount of CO2 released from daily activities, particularly through transport/travel

Team Structure

The Shared Transport Coordinator will report to the Project Manager.

Contract Period

The contract is for a period of 12 months with the potential to extend.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in community engagement
  • Experience in motivating individuals to change their behaviours
  • Confidence in communicating and ability to clearly articulate information
  • Ability to communicate to people from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds
  • Self-motivation and tenacity, ability to motivate others
  • Consistent and thorough approach to work with an eye for detail
  • Flexible and able to work occasional weekends
  • Holder of a clean driver’s licence for at least two years (or no more than 6pts)
  • Required to complete Disclosure Scotland check

Desirable Requirements

  • Community Engagement qualifications
  • Experience of developing and working with databases and/or excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign or similar
  • Interest in/experience of shared transport and sustainability
  • Good understanding of how energy is consumed in the home & through transport
  • Understanding of the Third Sector
  • Familiar with local area
  • Access to laptop/computer, and car
  • Available to commence work immediately
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This vacancy has now closed

Car Club Community Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,040 pro-rata
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

LEAP Car Club is a social enterprise based in Renfrewshire which provides low carbon emission vehicles for hire for as little as an hour or as long as required. We are committed to highlighting the social, environmental and financial benefits for communities of shared transport and facilitating lower levels of car ownership and encourage travel by public transport, walking and cycling.

LEAP Car Club is seeking a Community Engagement Officer to assist its delivery of zero-emission Car Clubs in Linwood and Johnstone for Linstone Housing Association through the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged In Households Programme.

The purpose of the role is to engage with Linstone tenants and the wider community to increase Car Club membership and usage.

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