Do you thrive on the challenge of motivating a highly skilled team to achieve demanding targets and make a positive difference for householders and the environment?
We are looking for an outstanding manager with a passion for achieving carbon savings and reducing fuel poverty for households across the Highlands and Islands.
You will have proven experience in leading successful teams, building strong partnerships, managing people and cross team working. You will also demonstrate excellent communication skills at senior management, external stakeholder and employee levels.
The Centre Manager is responsible for delivering the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Scotlandadvice centre contract in the Highlands and Islands on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust. You will ensure all targets, performance measures and reporting requirements are successfully met.
A sound knowledge of the Highlands Islands area along with an ability to foster strong, collaborative partnerships is vital.
Changeworks delivers the Home Energy Scotland advice centres in both the Highlands and Islands and South East Scotland under contracts managed by the Energy Saving Trust. The Centre Manager will report to Changeworks’ Operations Director.
Urban Roots is a thriving community-led environmental and health improvement charity. Over the past ten years we have worked with local residents and a large team of enthusiastic volunteers to establish a network of community gardens and woodlands across the Southside of Glasgow. We also run a number of healthy cooking projects and outdoor learning and play activities for children and young people.
We are passionate about the benefits that our work brings to improving local environments, promoting community cohesion and supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages. We work closely with other community organisations, Glasgow City Council and the NHS Health Improvement team to ensure that our projects are effective and targeted at those most in need.
We are currently recruiting for new board members and are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds and experiences who share our vision of a greener city and a fairer food system.
Skills and experience in any of the main areas of board responsibility (including financial management, charity governance, employment law, health and safety, safeguarding) would be useful, but most important to us is a commitment to the work of the organisation and a willingness to learn new skills.
Our board meets bi-monthly on a Thursday evening in Toryglen. We offer a thorough induction process and a mentoring system to support new trustees in their role.
Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed. Childcare is arranged at the meeting venue.
More information about our projects can be found on our website: www.urbanroots.org.uk
A Role Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Lead an environmental charity reviving the ecology and habitats in the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland.
Borders Forest Trust, is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation and manage its small, dynamic team in the south of Scotland. The successful candidate will possess vision and a passion for the natural environment and ecological restoration. The post requires firm leadership, strong strategic acumen and the ability to network and influence at all levels. A demonstrable track record in fundraising, financial management, team leadership and development are required.
To support our continued success, PKCT are looking to appoint a Chair of Trustees due to the forthcoming retirement of the present Chair. This an opportunity to lead an independent charity that works with local communities to conserve, protect and improve the environment, natural resources and facilities of the local countryside. We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion for the outdoors and nature, who can make a strong contribution to our charity.
PKCT is committed to diversity and the Chair position is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds.
The Board of Trustees
There are currently nine trustees; four of whom are nominated by Scottish Natural Heritage, Perth and Kinross Council, and the Forestry Commission. The composition of the board reflects a wide range of relevant expertise and experience of the countryside environment.
Trustees have a collective responsibility to oversee the governance and development of the Trust in line with OCSR guidelines and responsibility for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, governance and to work with staff to deliver agreed plans and objectives.
·Experience of running board meetings in the public or private sectors
·Knowledge and experience of good governance practice in the charitable sector
·Understanding of financial accounting and management reporting
·Experience of fundraising in the charitable sector
·An enthusiasm and understanding of development work in the environmental field
·The ability to manage and motivate senior staff
·Experience of strategic planning and good public communications
The full board meets four times a year and there are intermittent sub-committee meetings attended by relevant trustees. In all the time commitment is 1-2 days per month on a voluntary basis.
Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise in Scotland. We give people and organisations practical support to live and work more sustainably. We deliver the Home Energy Scotland service in the Highlands and Islands and south east Scotland.
We are looking for an Energy Advisor with the drive and enthusiasm to provide free and impartial energy advice to householders over the phone and at events. You will also advise householders in fuel poverty to help them make their homes warmer and save money on their fuel bills.
You will have experience working in a customer facing organisation. Your excellent communication skills will help you engage with householders and relay some technical information in a non-technical audience. You will have good IT skills and be good at listening.
You will need to be self-motivated to deliver results and enjoy working as part of a team that offers strong peer support.
This opportunity offers a challenging and stimulating position in the environmental and charity sector.
Fife Voluntary Action, as the third sector interface, plays an important dual role within community planning: representing the sector, in all its diversity, at Fife’s strategic and local management levels and, keeping third sector colleagues up to date with policy and planning developments. We’re looking for a Policy and Communications Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
The main purpose of this new Policy and Communications Officer post is to ensure that the voice of the third sector and the people they support features credibly on the policy agenda in Fife, and that the sector is suitably informed and skilled to maximise opportunities for service design and delivery.
The successful applicant will work to support senior colleagues to connect and involve the third sector in community planning. They will support FVA’s key role as agents of change in Fife, supporting and building relationships with public and third sector stakeholders to maximise the impact the third sector has on improving outcomes for the citizens and communities of Fife.
1. Support the delivery and momentum of a variety of third sector thematic forums including Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Community Justice, Children’s Services, Digital Participation.
2. Help plan and organise forum meetings and events relevant to the sector and policy themes.
3. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policy relating to key activities in Fife, keeping abreast of policy developments and funding opportunities.
4. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the third sector in Fife.
5. Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders as required including participating in partnership meetings and identifying partnership opportunities.
6. Help identify policy issues where the third sector can have an impact and support colleagues to find solutions to recommend to policymakers and stakeholders.
7. Engage with FVA customers through regular meetings, forums, seminars, workshops, surveys etc.
8. Support the writing of high-quality consultation and engagement responses where possible.
9. Through a variety of on and off-line communications channels, work with colleagues to design and draft regular communications for Fife’s third sector and wider stakeholders including e-mail bulletins, social media and webpages.
10. Produce monitoring reports for activities in line with FVA’s monitoring system, including the production of case studies.
11. To take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in customer relations, service delivery and communications.
12. To support and lead on internal FVA activities as and when required.
For more information please download the job description below.
Fife Voluntary Action is a key voluntary sector organisation working across Fife to support the voluntary sector, social enterprises and volunteering. We’re looking for a Finance Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
To provide high quality financial support within the organisation thereby aiding and enhancing the delivery of the organisation’s services to voluntary and community organisations in the area. The post involves producing and processing invoices, payroll and pensions data for FVA and some of our clients.
1. To process payroll services for FVA and clients;
2. To input data and process financial transactions in our accounting software;
3. Operation of purchase and sales ledgers, producing invoices and processing customer and supplier invoices;
4. Undertake Independent Examinations (up to receipts and payments) for clients;
5. Administer Creative Breaks grants programme and other small grants schemes, including maintaining accurate records and producing reports on progress, claims and compliance;
6. Support and advise staff on project budgets, record keeping and claims;
7. To provide a book keeping service to some clients;
8. To provide some training/support to clients on basic financial administration and related matters;
9. To support the Finance Manager when required in relation to specific activities.
For more information please download the job description below.
Young Friends of the Earth Scotland (YFoES) is seeking a Network Coordinator, to support a growing, grassroots network of young activists, working on environmental and social justice issues. The Network Coordinator will run national and local capacity building events, enable youth involvement in relevant campaigns and facilitate communication between young activists and groups.
YFoES is hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation. YFoES is also an active member of Young Friends of the Earth Europe and the Network Coordinator will participate in international events and projects.
The position will be based in Friends of the Earth Scotland office in Edinburgh. It will be 2 or 3 days a week, to be decided with the successful candidate.
Maintaining the Southside Tool Library for at least 12 weeks to cover maternity leave and ensuring the library fits in with South Seeds other services, in particular energy demand reduction.
An experienced project officer with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to manage an area-based environmental programme currently based in Argyll. You will be working with the local community to deliver an integrated programme of Changeworks activities to pilot an area-based approach to promote low carbon living and working and tackling fuel poverty. The initial focus of the programme will be to deliver an energy efficiency and demand reduction programme – funded by Energy Efficiency Scotland in Argyll. This could be expanded to include a range of other activities including waste prevention and transport. Travel across Argyll will be necessary as well as some travel to the head office in Edinburgh.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package, excellent pension and employee benefits which include 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.