Charity registered in Scotland SC039643
SCCS is a diverse coalition of organisations campaigning together on climate change. Our combined supporter base totals over 1.5m people across Scotland. Our members range from environment, faith and development organisations to trade and student unions and community groups, including the Church of Scotland, Oxfam, NUS, the Scottish Seabird Centre and WWF. We work on UK-wide campaigns, when appropriate, with our sister organisations in England and Wales, The Climate Coalition and Stop Climate Chaos Cymru respectively.
SCCS came together in 2006 to campaign for strong climate legislation for Scotland. This work came to fruition in 2009, when the Climate Change (Scotland) Act was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament. Since that legislation was passed, SCCS has continued to push for climate action in Scotland and beyond.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a highly influential coalition of over 50 civil society organisations, campaigning on climate change. We are now seeking a new Chair for our board of trustees to see us through the period beyond COP 26.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with an expectation that the successful candidate will shadow the current Chair for six months (from June 2020 until December 2020) asSCCS engages in a range of activities to support civil society movements in Scotland and beyond make the most of COP 26 when it is held in Glasgow in November 2020.
To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a coalition of the willing and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:
● Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;
● Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;
● Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;
● Act as the SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;
● Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;
● Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.
The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
● Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);
● Management of senior staff;
● Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;
● Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
● Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;
● Commitment to equal opportunities;
● Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.
The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria.
In addition to a new Chair, SCCS is also looking for up to two additional new board members.
Do you want to be at the centre of creating a magnetic, bustling hub for global civil society when they come to COP26? Are you a natural collaborator and love bringing together diverse, talented, people to produce something amazing? Are you incredibly organised, a do-er who can be counted upon to get stuff done under pressure and deadlines, who has a talent for building relationships across diverse organisations?
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is seeking a Venues and Events Coordinator to coordinate the main hub for civil society in Glasgow during COP26. You will create magnetic and functional spaces, bringing together global civil society groups coming to COP and providing what they need to be effective in their work.
Have you got the organisational skills to help save the planet? Are you proactive, personable and passionate about solving the climate emergency? Do you find that you actually quite like a well-ordered spreadsheet? Could you be the new Administration and Finance Officer at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland?
With awareness increasing of the climate emergency, grass roots campaigns spreading, and the UN climate talks COP26 coming to Glasgow, it’s an exciting time to be at the centre of Scotland's civil society coalition campaigning on climate change.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland are seeking an Administration and Finance Officer to support the Coalition Co-ordinator and help to organise the work of the coalition including membership administration, setting up, attending and minuting internal and external meetings; assisting in the delivery of campaign tasks, raising and paying invoices and budget monitoring.
This new, fixed term post would suit someone who is naturally very well-organised and able to work efficiently and to tight deadlines. You will have an eye for detail, and enjoy the challenge of organising meetings for our board and working groups involving busy diaries and keeping track of hectic day-to-day schedules and keeping track of the budget.
We are seeking someone with administrative and finance experience, excellent communication and organisational skills and computer literacy (experience working with financial software could be useful). You'll be great at building effective relationships with people at all levels, both within our member organisations, and with external stakeholders.
SCCS are hosted within the busy and friendly office of one of our member organisations and you will have daily contact with the members of our coalition, and potential members – from development and environment charities, to faith groups, unions and community groups. We are looking for someone who will take a proactive, flexible and pragmatic approach. You'll be positive and solutions-focused and astute at juggling a variety of tasks. If this sounds like you – we need to hear from you.