Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC
Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC
The Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is funded by the Scottish Government with the purpose of supporting community led climate action throughout the region. The purpose of the Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is to support and empower communities to develop local solutions to make the transition to net zero and climate resilient living.

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Community Development Officer for Inverness

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Inverness (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

An opportunity to support your community in Inverness to drive climate action. The Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is one of a network of Climate Action Hubs established across Scotland. It's purpose is to support and empower communities to develop local solutions to make the transition to net zero and climate resilient living. The role of Development Officer will be to support communities throughout the region to collaborate, network and assist community groups in design, development and delivery of community led climate action projects. Signposting, networking and taking a proactive approach to join people and communities together.

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Community Development Officer for Shetland Islands

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Shetland (home or hybrid working) (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

An opportunity to support your community on Shetland to drive climate action. The Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is one of a network of Climate Action Hubs established across Scotland. It's purpose is to support and empower communities to develop local solutions to make the transition to net zero and climate resilient living. The role of Development Officer will be to support communities throughout the region to collaborate, network and assist community groups in design, development and delivery of community led climate action projects. Signposting, networking and taking a proactive approach to join people and communities together.

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Islands Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,000
  • Islands based either Orkney or Shetland
  • Closing 26th May 2023

Background and purpose of role

The Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is one of a network of Climate Action Hubs which will be established across Scotland to offer networking, support and encouragement of community led climate action. The vision for the Hub is to support and empower communities to develop local solutions to make the transition to net zero and climate resilient living through empowerment and capacity building in communities throughout the region.

The Hub has been operating since September 2021 as a pathfinder project and has now secured up to 3 years funding from the Scottish Government. The Hub launched as a Community Interest Company, Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC where a membership is being built to support onward governance.

Representing the Islands

We are looking for roles in Orkney and Shetland which best represent and have knowledge of the communities served by the Highlands & Islands Climate Hub. Ideally, we are looking for two part time roles of 20 hours per week with a Development Officer based in Orkney and another based in Shetland. However, we will also consider a full-time position but would expect clarification within your application as to how you would effectively represent both Island groups. Above all it is essential that you live, work and contribute to Island life and are resident on the Northern Isles.

Main Objectives of the Hub 2023/24

• Strengthened and increased collaboration and knowledge sharing across and between community groups, public, private and 3rd sector partners.

• Minority and disadvantaged communities are visible, confident and active within the network and taking part in climate action activities.

• Increase in community led climate change mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity projects, driven by communities themselves, contributing to a fair and just transition to net zero.

• Increase in community climate literacy

• Empowered communities that are confident to discuss climate change and associated environmental and social issues.

• Increase in involvement in policy setting, decision making and local place planning by communities.

• An acceleration in climate action at a community level, based on greater collaboration between communities, local authorities and other stakeholders.

• Widen participation by engaging new communities and strengthening existing activity.

• Additional funding leveraged for climate action

• Develop contacts, research and partnerships in the area of community land ownership and carbon credits towards best practice and guidance in this area.

• Provide support to the wider hub network as it grows and look for opportunities to share best practice and expertise and enable wider learning across the network.

Job Purpose

The role of Development Officer will be to contribute towards the effective delivery of the Highlands & Islands Climate Hub on behalf of the Scottish Government. The role will support communities to collaborate, network and assist community groups in design, development and delivery of community led climate action projects. Signposting, networking and being proactive to join people and communities together is a key aspect of the role. Therefore, a degree of knowledge of the various structures, organisations and mechanisms within the third and community sector is required.

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Inverness and the Inner Moray Firth Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Inverness Climate Hub Office
  • Closing 28th April 2023

Background and Purpose of the Role

The Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is one of a network of Climate Action Hubs which will be established across Scotland to offer networking, support and encouragement of community led climate action. The vision for the Hub is to support and empower communities to develop local solutions to make the transition to net zero and climate resilient living through empowerment and capacity building in communities throughout the region. The Hub has been operating since September 2021 as a pathfinder project and has now secured up to 3 years funding from the Scottish Government. The Hub launched as a Community Interest Company, Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC where a membership is being built to support onward governance.

Representing the Region

The Highlands & Islands Climate Hub operate throughout the region and is committed to regional representation therefore it is important to us that the successful applicant lives, works, contributes and has knowledge of the communities within the area outlined in the post. You should therefore be resident within the Inverness and Inner Moray Firth area.

Main Objectives of the Hub 2023/24

• Strengthened and increased collaboration and knowledge sharing across and between community groups, public, private and 3rd sector partners.

• Minority and disadvantaged communities are visible, confident and active within the network and taking part in climate action activities.

• Increase in community led climate change mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity projects, driven by communities themselves, contributing to a fair and just transition to net zero.

• Increase in community climate literacy

• Empowered communities that are confident to discuss climate change and associated environmental and social issues.

• Increase in involvement in policy setting, decision making and local place planning by communities.

• An acceleration in climate action at a community level, based on greater collaboration between communities, local authorities and other stakeholders.

• Widen participation by engaging new communities and strengthening existing activity.

• Additional funding leveraged for climate action

• Develop contacts, research and partnerships in the area of community land ownership and carbon credits towards best practice and guidance in this area.

• Provide support to the wider hub network as it grows and look for opportunities to share best practice and expertise and enable wider learning across the network.

Job Purpose

The role of Development Officer will be to contribute towards the effective delivery of the Highlands & Islands Climate Hub on behalf of the Scottish Government. The role will support communities to collaborate, network and assist community groups in design, development and delivery of community led climate action projects. Signposting, networking and being proactive to join people and communities together is a key aspect of the role. Therefore, a degree of knowledge of the various structures, organisations and mechanisms within the third and community sector is required.

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Development Manager - Thurso Community Development Trust

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Thurso - flexibility for hybrid working however the successful candidate will need to be close to Thurso.
  • Closing 30th January 2023

The role of Development Manager is to work with the Board of Trustees and staff of Thurso Community Development Trust on the design, development and delivery of multiple projects operated by the Charity as outlined in the Strategic Plan to make Thurso a better place to live, work and visit. The role of Development Manager is central to the organisation developing projects for onward operational delivery by staff and representing Thurso Community Development Trust with key stakeholders. The Trust is a forward thinking and proactive organisation with ambitions towards further community ownership of assets in the community including a Community Hub and taking an enterprising yet evidence led approach to sustainable community development.

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Senior Development Officer, South West Highland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,000
  • South West Highland Region, including Skye (home and office working)*
  • Closing 16th January 2023

The Highlands and Islands Climate Hub is expanding to cover the South West Highlands and as such, they’re recruiting a Senior Development Officer to join their team

The role of the Senior Development Officer, South West Highland will be as a key strategic member of staff working with the Senior team and Project Manager to drive forward and support the delivery of the Hub’s core functions. The role will contribute towards the Hub’s aims of supporting and empowering community led climate action in communities throughout the Highlands & Islands and support initiatives of climate action within the Highlands and Islands. The role is senior and strategic and as such the postholder will be expected to operate at a management level taking responsibility for staff, initiatives and being a key contact within networks and partnerships.

This role is advertised as Full Time however we’re happy to work with the right candidate(s) to offer a job share position, please do reach out to us to informally discuss the opportunity.

The salary for this position is £30,000 per annum plus benefits.

*Candidates should live in the South West Highland region. The Highlands and Islands Climate Hub will work with the successful candidate(s) to locate an office which can be used two days a week. Ideally this space will be a collaborative workspace with other community organisations.”

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Full Time Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Highland Council area. Homebased but likely hybrid working near to home location with travel through region.
  • Closing 30th September 2022

The North Highlands and Islands Climate Hub is recruiting a Full Time Development Officer based within the Highland Council region. You’ll work from home and travel throughout Highland as required.

The North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is one of a network which will be established across Scotland to offer networking, support and encouragement of community led climate action. The vision for the Hub is to support and empower communities to develop local solutions to make the transition to net zero and climate resilient living through empowerment and capacity building in communities throughout the region. The Hub has been operating since September 2021 as a pathfinder project and has now secured up to 3 years funding from the Scottish Government. Thurso Community Development Trust are the current operators of the Hub and it recently moved to being its own Community Interest Company, North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC where a membership will be built throughout the region to support onward governance.

The role of Development Officer will be to contribute towards the delivery of the North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub CIC successfully for the Scottish Government supported by the Project Manager and Climate Hub team. The role will support communities throughout the region to collaborate, network and assist community groups in design, development and delivery of community led climate action projects. This may involve signposting to local TSI’s for governance support, to other support services and additional climate action themed organisations. A degree of knowledge of the various structures, organisations and mechanisms within the third and community sector are therefore required.

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