Charity registered in Scotland SC003790
Edinburgh International Science Festival, founded in 1989, is an educational charity that encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the wonder of the world around them.
At the core of our work is the belief that science and technology connect us – as individuals, disciplines and societies – and can help us exchange ideas, solve the environmental, economic and health challenges of the 21st Century and help shape and secure a collaborative, creative and sustainable future.
Edinburgh Science believes that the seriousness of the threat climate change presents to the sustainability and security of the planet is beyond doubt and the urgency to act is reaching unprecedented levels.
About the role:
This is an exciting new post responsible for the development and delivery of Edinburgh Science’s growing portfolio of projects focused on carbon reduction. These include two major projects planned to help Scotland achieve its target of being net zero by 2045 - the creation of a carbon reduction pledge and associated resources for businesses and the further development of our Climate Opportunity Ideas Factory; a round table programme started in April 2019 with strategic partners drawn from across Scottish Industry, NGO’s, academia and research.
· You are a highly motivated self-starter; you’re probably degree qualified with demonstrable experience of delivering carbon reduction/climate sustainability projects coupled with knowledge and understanding of these issues. You’ve done this type of role before with another client or employer.
· A natural, confident, communicator and networker, you make connections with people at all levels and influence them through your emotional intelligence and well-honed negotiation techniques. You have previous experience developing meaningful partnerships and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
· You have the positive and flexible approach needed for our dynamic business and are willing to roll your sleeves up and get involved in the some of the smaller but important detail to deliver the end product to the client you have cultivated! You have a flair for systems with ideally experience of using project management tools, systems and processes to help you do this.