In order to protect nature we need to take on the big issues facing our planet. We're facing up to challenges such as the urgent threat of climate change. 2020 marks a significant milestone for UN processes including biodiversity and climate as well as being the 75th birthday of the UN itself. The 2020 climate summit (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow is seen as the deadline for countries to commit to delivering on the Paris Agreement. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be meeting in autumn 2020 to agree a new framework up until 2030 and Scotland will host an intersessional event in spring 2020 in Edinburgh as part of the build-up. There is a real opportunity for Scotland to play a role on the global stage!
Both COP and the CBD offer WWF the opportunity to leverage significant wins on climate and nature in Scotland and as COP26 Co-ordinator (Scotland), you will have a unique opportunity to help shape and deliver key aspects of our work programme in 2020. Planning and co-ordinating activities in the lead up to COP, alongside a counterpart at WWF-UK, you will work with external stakeholders supporting WWF Scotland’s involvement to ensure WWF’s voice is heard.
A passionate supporter of environmental and conservation issues and with a good understanding of Scottish politics, you will have experience of leading complex, multi stakeholder projects and matrix working.
Organised, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will be capable of working collaboratively and in partnership, and comfortable liaising with ministers, government officials, other NGOs and businesses.
Most importantly, you will have clarity of focus and be able to see the bigger picture and make the links between your work and wider WWF objectives.
Having gained extensive experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change you are ready to step up to a bigger stage. This role of Climate and Energy Policy Manager in Scotland will provide you with the chance to significant impact the future of our planet by providing robust policy evidence to influence decision makers at all levels of government and the corporate sector
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team informing and implementing our strategy in Scotland. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. 2020 is an exciting year to join us with Glasgow hosting the UN climate conference and Edinburgh hosting a major event on biodiversity.
As Climate and Energy Policy Manager, you will collaborate with colleagues across the organisation and lead the development and advocacy of solutions as well as policy positions designed to accelerate Scotland’s response to climate change and halve emissions every decade. Acting as our technical expert for climate and energy, you will develop our evidence base, manage supplier partners and provide understanding and analysis of relevant Scottish government policy and legislative activity. Important will be the ability to keep abreast of policy developments. You will help formulate and deliver compelling messaging, be our climate and energy representative in printed and broadcast media and advocate policy to high level decision makers and wider stakeholders. You will also develop strong partnerships with coalitions, the public, private and third sectors to develop broad support for climate and energy policy priorities. Important, will be the ability to ensure WWF Scotland’s climate and energy policy contributes to WWF UK/EU and global network priorities.
Of graduate calibre, you will have significant experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change to decision makers. You will possess in-depth knowledge of both UK and Scottish climate and energy policy and politics as well as of Scotland including its institutions, political structures, culture, stakeholders and environment. We would expect you will have worked on energy, climate change or related issues in an NGO, the public or private sector or a research organisation too.
Experience of working on Scotland’s Climate Change Act or Scotland’s transition to renewable energy would be an advantage.
Highly organised, you will be good at balancing multiple requirements and can deliver under pressure. You will also have an eye for detail and exacting delivery standards coupled with excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills.
A team player you are adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate a passion for the natural world and WWF’s core mission.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
The Partnership Team works with a range of organisations to ensure that people at risk of fuel poverty can access Home Energy Scotland’s support. We have an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent customer service and engagement skills to join our team to support the delivery of home visits to vulnerable householders.
The primary purpose of this role is to represent and promote the Home Energy Scotland (HES) Energycarer service, which is designed to help those struggling to heat their homes, to access appropriate support to achieve a level of affordable warmth. You will do this primarily through the delivery of home visits and by providing follow-up support to vulnerable householders.
You will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Advice Centre’s programme of outreach events with partners, such as workshops and advice surgeries as well as training events for existing and new partner organisations. The role will be challenging, rewarding and varied - you could be delivering home visits one day and briefing a partner organisation on Home Energy Scotland’s services the next - no two days are the same!
Our ideal candidate
You will relish the challenge of doing a job that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. You will be committed to offering first-class customer service and have excellent communication skills – both verbal and written. You will be someone who enjoys interacting with customers and who is comfortable delivering advice both face-to-face and on the telephone. You will like variety, be flexible in your approach and be a real team player. You will have a good working knowledge of the current support available to householders to help them stay warm at home. As the role involves a significant amount of travel across south-east Scotland, a full valid driving licence or other ways of fulfilling the mobility requirements of the job is essential.
We're seeking a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer to join a leading social research organisation. Working from home you'll travel (within 40 - 50 miles of your home address) collecting valuable social research insight by interviewing participants. You don't need to have experience just a positive outlook and great communication skills!
This vacancy is 35 hours per week however we also have available 28 hour/week and 21 hour/week contracts available (pro-rata)
Offering flexible working hours, generous paid holiday, mileage allowance and other benefits this is a unique opportunity to get out and meet people conducting valuable research across an array of subjects that they truly care about. Part time and full time hours are available, however 60% of your time will need to cover evenings and weekends.
With a mission to make the public heard, this independent social research organisation have an unrivalled reputation in the field and lead the way in collecting key data for government departments, universities and major charities. Joining as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer you'll work at the frontline, interviewing people in their homes about key subjects.
As a key member of the Field Interviewing Team you should expect to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospects at addresses. These addresses will have been sent a letter letting them know you will be calling, but it will be up to you to persuade people to take part in the survey. If selected as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer, you'll undergo a comprehensive training and induction programme (as well as ongoing professional development)
To qualify… You should be outgoing, confident and a great communicator happy to meet new people. Whether you call yourself a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer / Social Researcher or similar we don't mind, you just need the right attitude and a CV that demonstrates:
· Self motivation;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Rapport building skills;
· Comfortable using laptops and tablet devices;
· Driving licence (with car).
In return the Field Social Research Interviewer can expect a competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday, performance bonus, flexible working, generous staff pension scheme, training and much more!
We are recruiting for a Fundraising Assistant to work within the Fundraising & Marketing team. Providing support for corporate supporters, responding to enquiries from individual donors and supporting marketing activities.
The Brock is a charity and social enterprise that provides constructive therapeutic work activities and facilitated social integration for people with chronic mental health conditions. We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. We offer stimulating opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, woodwork and a variety of crafts.
A society where every individual with a mental health condition feels
included, supported and valued.
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic person who shares our vision and who has the necessary skills to help take the Garden Centre and Mind Garden forward, building upon the existing production of bedding plants, planters and baskets. You will be joining the Brock at an exciting time as we develop as a social enterprise and expand our areas of activity.
Our service users need you to be kind-hearted, caring, helpful and have a sense of humour.
You will be a people person, with good horticultural knowledge and experience, will be confident in leading therapeutic activities, and will have a customer focussed approach and the commercial acumen to develop new products and initiatives.
Under the direction of the operations manager, the successful applicant will take responsibility for the day to day running of the Garden Centre and Mind Garden. There is also significant opportunity for the post holder to work alongside the woodworking and craft facilitators to support other enterprise initiatives that the project is delivering.
In return you will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of a young organisation; and to use your imagination and creativity to influence the direction of the organisation and its impact on service users. Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important to us as having the right experience and skills. If you feel that this could be you, we look forward to hearing from you!
The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.
If you are interested, we encourage you to visit he Brock. During the winter months we are open to the public Mon-Fri 10am till 3pm. For further information, an informal conversation or an application pack please contact Koen Van der Straeten on 01506 858080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit thebrock.org.
Big Bike Revival Scotland:
The Bike Big Revival Scotland is a community-based cycling initiative, focused on supporting a range of community organisations and agencies to engage with a wider audience though events, training, promotion and community cycling activities.
Scope of Role:
To manage the delivery of the Big Bike Revival in Scotland; this established programme engages voluntary sector organisations, community groups and grassroots groups to facilitate a programme of cycling events, training, activities and opportunities throughout the year. Funded by Scottish Government, the initiative aims to support more people in Scotland to get cycling by supporting grassroots organisations to offer cycling activities to their communities.
Working with National Active Travel Delivery Partners, such as Sustrans and Cycling Scotland, you will manage the delivery of ambitious project targets. Working closely with Cycling UK colleagues, national active travel partners and local stakeholders you will be enabling over 20,000 people to get cycling, distribute £80,000 in community grant funds and coordinate the delivery of 500 events and activities
You will have line management responsibilities for 12 members (around 6 full time equivalent) of field staff, each one working from home in locations covering the length and breadth of Scotland. Your duties will require you to support each member of the BBR field team, monitor individual staff budgets and targets, coordinate team meetings and support personal development and appraisals.
We’re looking for an experienced marketing and community engagement professional with a passion for tackling the climate emergency to join our busy waste projects team.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who can develop and deliver clear, engaging information for a variety of audiences using multiple channels and formats. You will be an enthusiastic and positive team player, highly organised and able to prioritise a demanding workload.
Reporting to the Waste Team Manager and working closely with the central Marketing and Communications team, you will support the delivery of high quality, high impact communications and engagement campaigns to drive positive changes in waste behaviours and achieve our organisational objectives.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus nine public holidays per year.
Community Energy Scotland is seeking a suitable candidate to this permanent post. The Development Manager role is vital to CES’ continuing function as a leading community energy development charity. It requires creativity, excellent networking and project development skills, foresight in identifying and accessing project funding opportunities and the ability to construct compelling funding bids. A key part of the role is to look forward and help maintain CES’ role as an innovator in the implementation of low carbon community energy options. We’re looking for a colleague who will be highly committed to CES and our mission, experienced in community energy and who will be able to work effectively on their own and in a team context.