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About the Role
At Sustrans, we are proud to be making Scotland a healthy, happy place to live, work and play. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our team in a brand new role as a Capital and Technical Advisor.
Playing a key part in driving forward our active travel infrastructure programme for Transport Scotland, you will have the opportunity to manage a wide range of high profile medium to large sized capital funded projects, helping us to ensure they deliver excellent value. You will also play a key part in supporting our grant making offer including providing support and guidance to colleagues throughout the lifecycle of the grant.
We are looking for excellent communicators with previous experience in a similar role to join us and bring your expertise. So, if you are a quantity surveyor, or from a similar technical background, who is passionate and committed to the ideals of sustainable transport, this could be the role for you.
The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, one half of the leadership duo that manages the Iona Community. The Executive Director and Leader of the Iona Community are equal partners, with the ED responsible for developing and implementing the business plan that will deliver the Community’s recently agreed strategic vision.
The key responsibilities include to:
· Develop and implement an ongoing commercial strategy, fundraising plan and oversee donor support.
· Work with the Leader and Council to guide and develop the Community’s strategic planning.
· Overall responsibility for the finances, in consultation with the Leader and the Finance Team.
· Shared annual revenue budgetary responsibility of £1.4 million.
· Attend Council and Community Resources Committee meetings.
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
SEPA is happy to consider flexible work arrangements and we proudly use the “Happy to Talk Flexible Working” logo on all our job vacancies. If you want to work part-time or through some other flexible arrangement, we strongly encourage you to apply.
Every day SEPA works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment, helping communities and businesses thrive within the resources of our planet. We call this One Planet Prosperity.
Our statutory purpose is clear, that we need to create environmental success in ways that, as far as possible, also create social and economic success. The two core services we deliver for the people of Scotland are regulation and flood risk management and we have established a radical strategy for how we’ll drive change - One Planet Prosperity.
Great communication is integral to the delivery of this strategy. We recognise that a world-class environment protection agency requires world-class communications that inspire confidence in SEPA, its strategy, services and people through clear, strong, innovative and collaborative communications.
To do this we will make great communications an integral part of the role each one of our people plays across the organisation.
Working closely with the Head of Communications, the successful candidate will drive SEPA’s Digital Communications activity, supporting the ‘Communicating One Planet Prosperity’ communications strategy and annual operating plan within a fresh, dynamic and fast paced Communications & Marketing Unit.
Working across a series of teams, you’ll be responsible for a series of digital communication programmes including a web refresh project and channels including SEPA websites, microsites, social media channels and new Sharepoint intranet.
You’ll do so against the backdrop of a global health pandemic, where the organisation is following home working requirements. You’ll also do so in a period where the organisation is recovering from a significant cyber-attack.
Working as part of the wider team you’ll support a 24/7, 365 days per year out of hours digital and communications rota, with the availability to drive and travel, including out of hours as required (subject to COVID restrictions).
Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to receive your application.
Our charity supports young people around 18 to 35 years old. 2050 Climate Group’s vision is that by 2050, young people will be active citizens, having led and accelerated the progress to a just and sustainable society. Since we started in 2014, we have been volunteer-driven and the majority of our programme of work is delivered by a large committed group of operational volunteers with key support from the board of trustees and a small staff team.
2050 Climate Group has been working to empower Scotland’s Young Leaders to lead action on tackling our climate crisis and our work continues to evolve. In 2016 the group delivered its first major programme of work, our award-winning Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP). In 2018, 2050 Climate Group undertook its first international project in partnership with Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP), the Malawi Climate Leaders Project. This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we prepare for activities in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
This role requires an individual experienced in delivering international development projects and partnerships. The person recruited will co-ordinate the fourth year of the Malawi Climate Leaders Project in partnership with the Malawi-based staff team, and will be responsible for leading 2050 Climate Group’s side of the project delivery in Scotland, including securing funding to continue the project. The role will require fast paced delivery of milestones and strong experience in a similar or project-based role is essential.
The role will require close working with volunteers in Scotland and Malawi, therefore occasional evening and weekend work will be required. If Covid-19 restrictions significantly ease, the role may also require management and co-ordination of country exchange visits.
The post-holder will have a unique opportunity to work with our trustees, volunteers and staff to help shape and deliver key aspects of our international work programme, including planning and co-ordinating activities in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Over the past 10 years, Edinburgh Garden Partners (EGP) has developed a unique approach to addressing the risks of social isolation in our communities. By matching volunteers who are looking for a space to grow with local garden owners who have a space to share, our garden partnerships create meaningful and lasting social connections between people of different ages and cultural backgrounds. It is the shared interest in gardening and the exchange of skills, knowledge and life experience that make our garden partnerships so special and rewarding for everyone involved.
We are looking for a Project Coordinator who is committed to our values and has the skills and energy to develop the organisation and further EGP’s mission. This is an exciting and dynamic role which blends responsibility for project delivery and day-to-day operations, with longer-term planning and development.
You will therefore have skills in strategic leadership, experience of project management and volunteer management, and be highly organised and capable of working with a large degree of autonomy. You will also be a natural collaborator who thrives on building good relationships and partnerships with colleagues, multiple stakeholders and external organisations.
The Project Coordinator will report to the Board of Trustees, working with them on strategy and fundraising. You will also have line management responsibility for EGP’s Volunteering Development Coordinator, working closely together to create new garden partnerships, facilitate the matching process and to ensure safe and supported garden sharing experiences for all.
This is a permanent position, subject to continued funding. We anticipate filling this as a full-time post (35 hours per week) but are willing to consider alternative arrangements for the right candidate. EGP strives to be an employer that promotes the wellbeing of its staff. The postholder will receive an annual holiday entitlement of 25 days plus 8 public holidays, employer’s pension contribution, as well as opportunities for flexible working, training and development.
Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for?
If you answered yes to the above question, please read on……
Who we are
Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
What the role is
Our Campaigns Support Officer will play a key role in supporting the development, administration, and delivery of a range of our campaigns, in particular Clean Up Scotland, Upstream Battle and Treasure Your River. This is a varied and interesting role that will see you assisting with activities such as engagement with community groups and stakeholders, campaign specific communications and marketing, event organisation, campaign monitoring and data management.
What you’ll need to have
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual with an understanding and/or experience of campaign development and delivery who has the ability to develop positive working relationships and influence people.
You will have experience of managing a complex workload and an understanding and/or experience of a range of communication activities including social media techniques and applications. An understanding and/or experience of administration processes and procedures is also an essential element of this role as is experience of data management.
Location: A combination of home working, Leith Edinburgh and Jupiter Grangemouth (the successful candidate with be expected to be living close to one or other of these two locations).
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We have a rare opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of nineteen wildlife reserves in the counties of Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, including managing three staff and the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre
The successful candidate will co-ordinate all practical habitat conservation work, including designing and delivering externally funded projects to be implemented by volunteers and contractors. This will involve working closely with statutory bodies, partner organisations, landowners, Scottish Wildlife Trust members, and the public.
A key role is to advise other Trust staff on the management of species rich grasslands; With a view to demonstrating innovative and pioneering habitat management. The post will be primarily home working, but the successful candidate will be expected to work from the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre for part of the year and occasionally visit the Trusts Leith office in Edinburgh.
You must be qualified to degree level or equivalent in countryside management, grassland ecology or similar discipline and be able to demonstrate your achievements and extensive experience in practical conservation management and species monitoring across a range of habitats.
The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of conservation/land management issues, have strong project management skills and be able to operate as a lone worker and as part of a team. A current UK driving licence is essential, as is a willingness to undertake travel, overnight stays and occasional weekend working.
We are recruiting a Community Engagement Manager (CEM) to join our project in West Lothian.
Initially, the CEM role will ideally be delivered during July, August and September and into early October 2021
Love to Ride
Love to Ride is the online platform that gets more people riding bikes. With 15 years’ experience in delivering successful behaviour change projects right around the world, we have a solid reputation as a specialist social business creating positive change.As well as encouraging existing riders to ride more often and commute by cycle, we also support people returning to or completely new to cycling. Our year-round programming - Ride365 - gives seasonal campaigns, online activity and social engagements, also providing information, incentives and encouragement to overcome real and perceived barriers. We then monitor, measure and report on the outcomes.
Check out this animation to learn more about how we achieve actual behaviour change
We believe that life is much better when we feel happy, healthy, energised and connected to the people and places around us. We believe riding a bike has so many benefits to us individually, to our communities and our world. We know how great it feels to ride and we want more people to experience this feeling too.
Is to create, maintain and deliver the very best online platform and behaviour change programmes in the world, that are proven to get more people riding bikes more often. The rest will follow.
Background to the CEM roles
Community Engagement Managers work in a single UK location to promote and support our flagship year-round programme – Ride 365. This includes Cycle September (previously the National Cycle Challenge), the centrepiece of our annual programme in the UK, as well as Winter Wheelers in December, Ride it Out in March, and Bike Month in June. Each regional project is supported by a local, regional or transport authority client, with funding from central Government departments such as DfT, Public Health or other sources.
Cycle September is a fun, free competition between workplaces and individuals to see which can encourage the most employees and people living or working in the target area to cycle. The organisations and departments that earn the most points for riding and encouraging will win. There are 7 size categories to level the playing field and incentives and rewards for individuals who play an important role in making the programme successful. Points are heavily weighted towards encouragement because we’re all about getting more people on bikes.
The Scope of the CEM roles
The purpose of this role role is to successfully deliver the Ride 365 and Cycle September programme, by encouraging organisations, communities and individuals to take part. An aim of this role is to enable ‘new-riders’ or ‘non-riders’ to participate and for this group to be around 20% of all participants. The focus will be on working with existing riders to encourage new or inexperienced riders to participate. A bonus payment will be linked directly to a performance ‘stretch target’ and included within your agreement as a contractor.
The primary roles and responsibilities of the CEM are to:
As the CEM, you will be a friendly people-person who is excellent at building relationships and capable of representing Love to Ride in a professional manner. An enthusiastic, quality-driven self-starter, you will also have a can-do attitude and a structured approach to your work. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
Reporting and working locations
As CEM you will report to the designated Project Manager at Love to Ride. However, the role is best facilitated from an appropriate regional base, such as the client offices or cycling hub for example. This is dependent on the recruited individual(s), availability of desk space and evolving guidance under the ongoing C19 pandemic. Home office and/or remote office working will be required, so this role will suit someone who generally has a flexible approach to their working environment.
This position is a fixed-term contract for an independent contractor working a minimum of 50 days over a 3-4 month period from July to October 2021. Some projects may also secure extra funding for more LPM days after this initial delivery period, as our engagement and support work is ongoing.
The contractor rate is £125 per 7.5 hour day worked, so in this case 50 days = £6,250 + bonus. The package is the pay equivalent of a £32,500 pro-rata salary. The bonus of up to £1000 will be made available based on achieving or part achieving specific targets around engagement levels and within the programme delivery timeframe.
If you think you would be a great match for this Community Engagement Manager role, live locally or within the target region and have what it takes to help us deliver a successful and highly engaging local programme, we look forward to hearing from you soon.
View the live platform here: lovetoride.net/westlothian
To assist in delivering the key outcomes of the One Planet Forth Valley project as agreed with the Climate Challenge Fund.
The key objectives of the project are detailed below:
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a Circular Economy Campaigner. This is a key campaign role and you will work closely with the Director and our oil and gas campaigners to help deliver our work on plastics, waste and the circular economy.
There has been massive public concern over plastic waste and we have been involved in helping create the Deposit Return Scheme, banning single-use plastic items and lobbying for a strong Circular Economy Bill, as well working with local campaigns to highlight the mistake Scotland is making in allowing more incinerators to be built. You will help us do even more, including campaigning for strategic changes to improve the way that materials flow through society and engaging with the government’s incineration review. The forthcoming Circular Economy Bill presents a major opportunity to make fundamental changes.
You will be a strong campaigner, with excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of relevant issues. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of the Scottish political and policy context would be a significant advantage.