Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.
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. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have:
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute and we are seeking to fill this key vacancy.
This exciting role is to support the development and delivery of community-led active travel initiatives and activities across multiple community areas in Scotland working with local communities, local authorities, groups, businesses and other interested parties leading to behaviour change following the promotion of walking, cycling and sustainable travel modes in the community.
With a good standard of education, you will have experience in the delivery of practical projects with community involvement as a core element, experience of workshop design and facilitation, of organising community events and of report writing. Your excellent written and verbal communication will enhance your interpersonal skills, your community networking skills and your ability to motivate and enthuse others. You will be IT literate, with knowledge of social media and MS Office, be very organised, have strong administrative skills and be committed to cycling and walking and the promotion of sustainable transport. Employment will be conditional on clearance by the appropriate PVG Disclosure check.
An exciting opportunity to coordinate and manage Scotland’s largest civil society coalition, bringing together over 40 organisations committed to ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change within a generation.
You will help lead the coalition and its campaigning network and identify and deliver activities to support our members’ shared aim to achieve local, national and international action on climate change.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
The Friends of Loch Lomond is seeking to appoint a part time Support Officer who will be an experienced administrator with a proactive attitude to work with the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park’s only independent conservation and heritage charity. The position is currently based in the National Park offices in Balloch.
For over 40 years we have been working to protect and nurture the special qualities of the National Park, promote and celebrate its natural and cultural heritage, and provide support to make the National Park a better place for people and nature. We currently are active on a number of fronts and this post involves supporting a Board of voluntary trustees with the delivery of an interesting and diverse range of programmes and activities.
Use of a car will be required for this post on an occasional basis.
The Support Officer role will include:
· General administrative duties including email & telephone enquiries and taking minutes of meetings
· Manage and update financial, member contact and statistical information in MS Access and other MS Office applications
· Maintain positive contact with Friends of OUR park visitor giving scheme members, business supporters and including collection of monies raised.
· Assist with press and marketing activities to promote the Friends activities including the Friends of OUR park visitor giving scheme
· Regular updates and maintenance of the project award files, the Friends’ website and Facebook posts
· Assist with compilation and distribution of ‘OUR park’ newsletter updates,
· ‘The Voice’ magazine and news releases;
· Identifying and making contact with potential individual members and businesses as directed
· Assist with all aspects of OUR park and Friends events – these include volunteer / fundraising events, scheme member events and meetings.
An expert campaigner you are ready for a new challenge in a role that will develop your talents and have worldwide impact. That is exactly what we can offer you as a Campaign Manager with WWF Scotland. Our planet is amazing and we want you to help keep it that way!
As part of the team, we will look to you to build a movement for nature by collaborating with colleagues to inform and implement our strategy in Scotland. You will focus on leading advocacy and supporter engagement campaigns, currently covering climate, nature and food. This will involve engaging with our existing network of campaigners and activists, bringing on board new ones, and providing them with the tools and support they need to campaign with us. You will work with colleagues across the organisation to deliver compelling public campaigns to increase our impact and reach. From producing campaign messaging and creating bespoke communications to developing a network of campaigners and ensuring activities are integrated into UK plans you will play a key role in our ambitious strategy to halt the damage to the natural world and restore nature.
You must be experienced in developing and delivering effective campaigns to mobilise the public and influence decision makers. You will have experience in using digital and social media tools for engaging, mobilising and influencing key audiences, and be adept at using CRM software, online advocacy platforms, email builders and CMS.
Highly organised, you will be good at balancing multiple requirements and can deliver under pressure. You will have an eye for detail and exacting delivery standards coupled with excellent project management and communication skills.
A team player, you are adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate an interest in the natural world, and WWF’s core mission too.
Knowledge of Scotland including its institutions, political structures, culture, stakeholders and environment would be an advantage.
2050 Climate Group is a youth-led charity working to engage, educate, and empower young people to take action on climate change. Our dynamic organisation is run for and by a talented group of young professionals. In 2016 the group delivered its first major programme of work, the Young Leaders Development Programme which has won several awards. The group continues to evolve and will focus on the aims outlined in the Strategic Plan 2019-2021. The programme of work is delivered by a large committed group of operational volunteers, currently comprising of 3 teams, with key support from the board of trustees and a small staff team.
This job requires a flexible individual to support the operations and will play an essential role in coordinating activities of 2050 Climate Group. Crucial to this role is working with the Development and Operations Manager, supporting day-to-day processes on behalf of the charity and acting as a critical link with other lead contacts, including our operational volunteers, trustees, funders and other stakeholders, on different activities, including securing funding to continue this post. The role will work closely with volunteers therefore occasional evening and weekend work will be required.
Excited by the thought of being a part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.
We have administered and managed the Climate Challenge Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government since the Fund was introduced in 2008.To date the CCF has made over 1000 awards to community led organisations totalling more than £100 million.
We are seeking a Climate Challenge Fund Development Officer to work with communities as they develop and implement new projects and associated grant applications. This will involve monitoring and evaluating progress, documenting success, processing claims, and developing and maintaining partnerships.
The ideal candidate will have experience of budget and financial management and project management, including the ability to manage a suite of complex projects. The ability to create and maintain positive working partnerships is also essential for this role.
An interest in the climate change agenda, knowledge of community development, administering grants and workshop facilitation are all desirable skills and experience, although not essential to be considered for this role.
The post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Scotland (PVG) check.
We’re looking for someone join our team who has a love and knowledge for local organic vegetables, a strong belief in the need to build more sustainable food networks, and a desire to be at the forefront of pushing this forward in Scotland.
The post holder will be responsible for the overall management and development of our veg box and wholesale produce services. This will include both day-to-day operational tasks to ensure the smooth running of the service as well as focusing on business development, promotion and looking after the rest of the team.
The applicant will be business minded with a focus on continuous improvement and have lots of relevant experience to demonstrate this.
A full Job Description is available for downloads below.
LEAP Car Club gives you all the convenience of a car without the hassle and expense of owning one. A community, not for profit club, we have cars parked centrally in Linwood, Lochwinnoch and soon in Johnstone, that can be hired for as little – or as long as you want, with access to the cars 24 hours a day. Cars can be booked online at a moments notice or booked up to 6 months in advance.
LEAP Car Club are adding this role to its existing team to assist its delivery of new zero-emission Car Clubs (15-20 Mins from Glasgow) 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, and market to, Linstone Tenants and the wider community in these new locations in order to increase Car Club membership and usage. Most of the work undertaken will be in Linwood and Johnstone, LEAP's Office in Bridge of Weir and occasionally Lochwinnoch.
LEAP car Club was launched by Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) SCIO in 2012. LEAP is the organisation that manages LEAP Car Club as part of our work with sustainable transport. LEAP Car Club also secured funding for an e-bike initiate where LEAP will help increase the number of people on ebikes as a mode of travel. LEAP work in sustainable transport, energy efficiency, waste reduction and run a number of social enterprise initiatives across Renfrewshire.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Community Engagement Officer will report to the Car Club Coordinator and work in a team with other contractors.
The contract is for a period of 1 year with the potential to extend.
The Conservation Volunteers is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.
This project will be delivered by TCV who have been appointed to deliver it on behalf of the North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership (GHP).
The main purpose of this post is to lead the development and delivery of the GHP in North Ayrshire, which is one of three strategic interventions coming under the umbrella of Our Natural Health Service.
Our Natural Health Service is a national programme led by Scottish Natural Heritage with representation from a range of partners from education, sport, transport, NHS and environment sectors.
The programme aims to make better use of Scotland’s natural environment as resource to improve health and wellbeing by mainstreaming green exercise into health and social care policy and practice and building capacity and participation within communities.
The Senior Project Officer will lead the work in N Ayrshire providing support and training for local community Green Health projects. They will develop referral pathways alongside our partner KA Leisure as well as managing staff and projects aligned to TCV’s wider work on Our Natural Health Service.
Please note – the core hours of this role will be Monday to Friday and 9-5. However, the nature of the role involves providing activities and events for a range of communities. It is therefore expected that the post holder would support and deliver events during evenings and weekends. This will be planned on a flexible basis and time off in-lieu will be provided. However, we anticipate it will amount to approximately 1 weekend and a handful of evening sessions each month.