A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) for a Net Zero Delivery Director. The SEC has already published its Net Zero Toolkit and Check List and is currently consulting on its Net Zero Action Plan 2023-30.
Your role will be to lead the delivery of the ambitious Net Zero Action Plan, to find creative solutions to real challenges, to provide guidance and resources, to advise churches and liaise with national partners on this important agenda.
You will be part of a national team based at the General Synod Office in Edinburgh reporting to the Secretary General and empowering a team of Net Zero Delivery Managers across the SEC’s seven Dioceses in Scotland. The SEC comprises some 300 churches, with a total membership of about 25,000. The Provincial Environment Group is steering this important work and the postholder will provide progress reports and advice as necessary.
Are you an inspiring leader committed to delivering change to contribute to Net Zero targets? Can you navigate a complex organisation to deliver effective action? If so, the SEC wants to hear from you!
Changeworks has been leading the way in delivering low-carbon living and tackling fuel poverty for over 35 years, and we need an experienced Project Manager to help us develop and implement new services for the future. If you are someone with strong organisational and analytical skills, then we need you.
Changeworks is developing and implementing new services to help people reduce their energy usage. That’s where you come in. You’ll use your background in project management in an operational environment, to lead colleagues in the design, implementation, and delivery of these services. You’ll be responsible for the financial and commercial aspects of the projects and ensuring the services meet targets against plans.
Your role will involve working with a number of colleagues and partners to bring new commercially viable energy advice services to life. Your skills and experience in agile methodology and service delivery will be key to the success of the work you do.
You’ll also be confident in leading by example and motivating a project team to achieve their best. This role will involve using your strong communication skills to keep all stakeholders well informed and involved. You’ll be well versed in building strong and effective relationships with teams and partners to ensure the success of different projects.
This role is fixed term for 6 months and reports directly to our Operational Director. Any additional experience you already have in user or service design would be advantageous.
Changeworks is a great place to work. We hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation (something only a few organisations in Scotland have), and we were nominated for employer of the year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce this year. Our staff overwhelmingly would recommend us as an employer too.
The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes.
We are a growing organisation, and this role is crucial to the delivery of our ambitious objectives. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives. You’ll receive full training plus coaching and mentoring.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
At Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.
CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.
We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.
The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Communications team who are committed to providing the highest quality information experience for our varied audiences, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Projects Coordinator to join the CNPA to develop and maintain a family of Cairngorms National Park and Park Authority websites, including the redevelopment of cairngorms.co.uk.
As the Digital Projects Coordinator you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a family of Cairngorms National Park and Park Authority websites, including the redevelopment of cairngorms.co.uk. Meaning that you will help to ensure the smooth organisational communications operation of the CNPA.
You will coordinate the design, delivery, testing and evaluation of a suite of digital platforms that meet the needs of the organisation and our target audiences, and ensure the Park Authority leads the way in adopting and sharing best practice in areas such as web accessibility, search engine optimisation and user experience. This means you will understand our audiences varied needs and have opportunities to develop great working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
So, if you are keen to be our Digital Projects Coordinator and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.
To be considered as our Digital Projects Coordinator, you’ll need:
A recognised qualification to degree standard or equivalent in website design / development, computer science, graphic design or equivalent; experience of running and evaluating online marketing campaigns and interest or experience in photography, videography and digital content creation would be beneficial to your application.
Waverley Care is Scotland’s leading HIV and hepatitis C charity. We are at an exciting point in our history as Scotland strives to reach the goal of zero transmissions by 2030, and we are determined to play an essential role in getting us there.
The post of Health Improvement Coordinator offers an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of people living with HIV and plays a vital role in Waverley Care and Scotland's ambition to reach Zero HIV Transmission.
This post will provide support services for all people living with HIV in the Lothian area, through community-based interventions focusing on reducing HIV stigma and improving wellbeing. As part of the role the post holder will manage a caseload and work with individuals to better understand their needs and identify opportunities for them to develop.
As part of the health improvement team this post will collaborate with other team members to develop learning, skills, and best practice to support individuals. The post holder will also take part in prevention work such as HIV testing and awareness raising at events aimed at engaging those at higher risk of HIV transmission.
We are looking for a highly engaged professional who can bring the following attributes to the role:
Our 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 formed in 2014, we have been working to empower, equip and enable Scotland's young leaders, aged 18-35, to lead action on tackling the climate crisis.
We are volunteer-driven and the majority of our work is delivered by a large committed group of volunteers with key support from our trustees and a small staff team. Since 2016, we have delivered our award-winning Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP) and our work continues to evolve. More information about our projects can be found on our website
The job will play a critical role in supporting the organisation’s day-to-day operations with a strong focus on volunteer support and development. This role will work across the range of functions to make sure we have the right administrative and project management support in place for our volunteer team, staff, the Director and trustees. This role will also assist the development and growth of our Leaders Network. The Leaders Network allows Young Leaders, past and present, to build knowledge, develop projects, collaborate with others, share skills and lead climate action towards a just and sustainable society.
You will be a flexible individual, able to co-ordinate people, processes, and projects with confidence and quickly be able to build rapport with stakeholders. The role will be essential in administering and co-ordinating the activities of 2050 Climate Group including financial administration and event support. The role will work closely with volunteers, therefore flexibility with working patterns is required to support some evening and weekend work.
Please download the Job Description and Person Specification below for further details about the role.
Do you have time to spare and skills to share? Are you interested in contributing on a voluntary basis to the management of a local charity?
Neilston Windfarm Legacy (NWL) is a small charity which distributes funds for community projects, large and small, which benefit Neilston residents and improve the village environment (neilstonlegacy.org). We look after a fund of about £1.6million pounds and distribute over £100,000 per year. Our chair is retiring this autumn and there is a further vacancy, so we need two enthusiastic and energetic new trustees to join our small Board to bring additional capacity and expertise. A background in the voluntary sector including as office bearers, or in financial management, administration, environmental planning or architecture, website management or journalism, or community arts would be relevant.
Our Board meets in Neilston about every five weeks and occasionally trustees are involved in other activities. Trustees also undertake most of the administrative, financial and PR tasks needed to run the Charity as no staff are employed. We do however retain specialist financial advisers to manage our investments, and independent legal and accountancy services are used as and when required. No fund-raising is undertaken.
A Role Description is available for download below.
To supervise, support, develop and train adults with variety of special needs in horticultural activities for their physical and mental wellbeing.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Implement, develop and establish a program of horticultural training awards including the ‘Grow and Learn Award’
2. Maintain and develop the GROW garden.
3. Help develop commercial opportunities.
4. Support the operations of the nursery and Botanic Gardens.
5. Recruit, develop and support a network of volunteers to help the project
6. Liaise with parents, carers, guardians, support workers, social workers and other individuals and organisations as required.
7. To provide cover as required.
8. Gardening –To be practically involved in all areas of the gardens and support those with additional needs in their activities. A good level of physical fitness is required.
9. Ensure legislative compliance in all areas, including safe working practices in accordance with current health and safety legislation and to carry out health and safety procedures as required by HLH.
10. To always comply with HLH Code of Conduct and Role Model Behaviors
11. Responsibility for the security of the building ensuring opening and closing procedures are followed. Be a key holder and be able to respond to out-of-hours call outs.
12. Ensure the cleanliness of all areas of the GROW project including toilets.
13. To support in the delivery of our obligations to Highland Council, NHS, BID and other trusted partners and stakeholders.
14. To work with the Facility Manager to achieve the objectives of High Life Highland.
Do you want to make a difference to the environment, local communities and the northeast of Scotland as a whole?
Are you seeking a role as a community learning and development practitioner where you can use your skills for the good of the planet?
If so, join NESCAN Hub as our new Community Development Officer.
NESCAN Hub is a fast-paced non-profit organisation run by a small but committed team dedicated to achieving a sustainable N.E. Scotland by enabling community led climate action. We are looking for an engaging and skilful individual who understands community development and climate action and is passionate about working towards transformative change.
About Forres Area Community Trust (FACT)
FACT is a thriving third sector organisation that aims to make Forres a great place to live, work and visit. We follow the principles of sustainable development and our objects are to:
FACT runs a number of projects to further these objects. FACT also owns Forres Town Hall, which is the base for these projects and a range of different activities offered by other user groups and organisations. Our next major step, having purchased Forres Town Hall through a Capital Asset Transfer, is to secure its long-term future through a major refurbishment programme and we are currently raising funds for this.
The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in Europe, with over one million members. We work to achieve a better world for both nature and people, where biodiversity loss has halted, and human actions ensure the sustainable management of the planet’s natural resources.
RSPB Scotland manages 80 nature reserves from Shetland in the north to the Mull of Galloway in the south. We collaborate with other organisations to deliver a wide range of projects and activities both on and off our nature reserves.
RSPB Scotland is looking for a Fundraising Officer to join our Fundraising Team and help generate income from external funding sources (charitable trusts and grants). This will enable us to deliver priority projects and goals to aid nature's recovery.
What's the role about?
Reporting to a Fundraising Manager, the Fundraising Officer will play a key role in ensuring that the RSPB Scotland fundraising team meets or exceeds agreed income targets, with support from a Senior Fundraising Officer.
The focus of this role will be to generate income from funders including charitable trusts, the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, and other statutory sources.
• Researching and identifying potential funding opportunities and matching these to agreed priority work on our nature reserves, projects and core work
• Writing compelling fundraising applications, as well as detailed and accurate evaluation reports and grant claims
• Collating relevant financial information for both applications and grant claims
• Developing relationships with funders to understand their objectives and deadlines
• Liaising with colleagues across the country to gather relevant and accurate information for funding applications and other communication requirements
• Communicating with project partners and other charities to share knowledge and experiences
• Accurately recording income and donor communications on a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are crucial to the success of this role, as is the ability to manage multiple tasks, work flexibly and prioritise to meet tight deadlines. You would be part of a five person grants team and a wider fifteen-person Funding Development team. A friendly, positive attitude and willingness to collaborate within the team and adapt to changing priorities is required. Experience of grant fundraising would be advantageous.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
• Excellent written communication skills – experience in writing persuasive and compelling fundraising applications is desirable
• Ability to communicate confidently and professionally over email and phone
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines
• Ability to work independently, identify tasks and manage own workload
• Good numeracy skills
• Strong IT skills
• Awareness of, and interest in, the challenges facing the natural world
• Ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues and funders
• Educated to degree level or have relevant professional experience
• English and Mathematics GCSE or equivalent
• This is a Permanent role for 37.5 hours per week.
• This role can be flexible/hybrid between office and home working, but the successful candidate will be expected to be able to travel to our office in Edinburgh, and occasionally nature reserves across Scotland, when required.
This role will require completion of a PVG in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.
We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.
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