We are looking for an inspiring leader to lead an established team of 35 staff to deliver a high quality, customer-focused service managing the Home Energy Scotland service in South East Scotland. You’ll have a proven track record in a senior management role with experience of contract and project management. The role requires excellent communications and systems skills.
You will proactively seek opportunities to promote the advice centre and be driven to find new and innovative approaches to working in partnership across many sectors.
This opportunity offers a challenging and stimulating position in the environmental and charity sector.
Home Energy Scotland is a national service with five regional centres providing impartial advice and support to householders and small businesses on energy efficiency, renewables and low carbon transport. A particular focus of the service is for those in fuel poverty. The service is funded by the Scottish Government, managed by the Energy Saving Trust and delivered under contract by Changeworks in South East Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.
Changeworks is one of Scotland’s largest environmental charities with over 30 years’ experience in sustainability. We develop and deliver high impact solutions to make low carbon life a positive reality for everyone. We have over 200 employees and volunteers across Scotland.
For too long consumers have been blamed for not reusing and repairing enough when the facilities and services do not exist to allow them to behave differently.
Remade Network is a social enterprise building a repair economy by collaborating with local communities to set up reuse and repair centres and advocating for one planet living and goods that are built to last. Creating a circular economy is not just about efficiency gains – it’s about system change. Our work aims to tackle climate breakdown and rising inequality by designing practical projects and consumer engagement that respond to local need.
With new projects being seeded in Glasgow, across the UK and several internationally, the role of the Commercial Director will be to deliver on the business plan, secure major income streams and develop commercial contracts in order to scale up the impact of our work.
The post holder will have overall responsibility for developing our commercial partnerships and managing the company’s operations in Scotland and throughout the UK. The successful candidate will have experience of working at a similar level, with a track record of success, ideally with a combination of not-for-profit and commercial expertise. A background in engineering, architecture, civic planning, or the IT sector would be an advantage, but it not essential. The role will be based in Glasgow, working across Scotland.
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.
The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding. The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.
Colin Beattie MSP (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) is looking to appoint a Caseworker in his Dalkeith constituency office.
Duties will include providing support with all casework by investigating issues raised through correspondence and surgeries and dealing with general public enquiries.
You will require to be empathetic, a good listener, organised and able to build strong and enduring relationships with local organisations, community groups and constituents.
Under the guidance of the Camas Co-ordinator, the Camas Resident Staff Team (of up to five people) is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests, and for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests into the common life at Camas.
The successful candidate will manage and maintain the Centre’s organic garden – woodland, tree nursery, wild garden areas, lazy beds and polytunnels, seeing it through the whole season, from planting at the beginning of the year, to harvesting for our daily use, and then preparing the beds for the winter. Manage and maintain, supporting the development of the garden and woodland as places for young people to explore and discover. Support both staff and guests to feel confident in being part of the daily upkeep of the garden, knowing when to pick and use the produce and teaching basic gardening skills whilst running garden /environmental education sessions with our guests, often young people who have little or no experience of home grown food to help them understand the basics of gardening and enjoy and use the fruits of their labour. Overseeing the garden shed and tool care and managing a tidy and safe workspace.
All members of staff at Camas are required to participate fully in the common life shared by staff and guests – this includes attending shared meals and taking part in daily chores, as well as attending and leading morning and evening reflections. The post is based at the Island Centre on Mull; the post holder will also be required to travel occasionally to Iona and Glasgow.
Excited by the thought of being part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. Interested, then please read on.
We’re looking for a Policy & Communications Officer to join our Policy, Communications and Fundraising team. If you have an understanding and interest in current Scottish Government environmental and sustainable development policies, strategies and plans, strong presentation skills and experience writing and developing web, newsletter and social media content, then we may have just the job you are looking for.
The post requires experience of policy development and/or research and analysis with the ability to produce high quality briefing papers and written reports. It also requires good research skills combined with the ability to deal with multiple projects without supervision along with sound Microsoft Office 365 and database knowledge.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, by connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and delivering a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step on your Sustrans journey by joining our Infrastructure team in Scotland:
This exciting role will have the responsibility of managing the delivery of the Places for Everyone challenge fund. Supported by Scottish Government, Places for Everyone is an annual challenge fund for the delivery of safe and attractive infrastructure that enables more walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys. In this role you will manage the delivery of a wide range of projects and will work in partnership with an equally wide array of partners. Projects can range from rural paths, to urban crossings, to town wide strategy development and all require an open, fair and robust application process which this role will review and strengthen.
With substantial experience overseeing the planning, development and delivery of projects in the urban environment, including the co-ordination of funding bids and budget management, you will have previously worked in partnership with other groups and organisations and have the ability to influence key decision makers, politicians and transport directors. To achieve this, your written and verbal communications skills will be excellent as will be your negotiation and advocacy skills. You will also have a good understanding of Scotland’s political and physical geography and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.
We have an opportunity for you to join the Home Energy Scotland team; working on the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Scotland advice service.
You will act as a key player to co-ordinate, manage and improve the Home Energy Scotland advice centre’s approach to working with communities. Working alongside the five advice centres you will: identify and facilitate best practice support to communities in order to encourage uptake of energy efficiency measures and behaviours, monitor monthly reports to ensure targets and standards are being met, deliver training and workshops to help staff improve their quality and performance and develop strategic partnerships with other interested organisations to increase the reach of the advice service.
Your ability to plan and prioritise work is essential in a busy environment and building effective relationships with key teams/partners, applying well-refined communication and influencing skills, will be key to your success. Having experience of working with communities together with your knowledge of energy efficiency and renewables will underpin your exceptional performance.
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to join our team. You will play a key role in developing and delivering our environmental management programmes for beaches and parks, including Scotland’s Beach Award and Green Flag Award for parks and greenspaces. If you are passionate about creating great places, we could be the organisation for you.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.
Our environmental management programmes for beaches and parks, aim to offer support, networking and recognition for excellent standards. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of Scotland’s Beach Award and the internationally recognised Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces.
Our ideal candidate will be passionate about driving up the standard of beaches and parks in Scotland, by offering support to a wide range of applicants, from local authorities, to community groups. The successful candidate will have experience in managing a suite of complex projects with the ability to create, maintain and enhance working partnerships. Experience of coordinating and supporting skilled volunteers is essential. An understanding of current environmental issues and policies relating to beach and greenspace management is desirable.
The post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Scotland (PVG) check.
The Wise Group manages, on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust, Home Energy Scotland advice centre – Strathclyde & Central, providing free and impartial advice on sustainable energy to householders, businesses and communities.
We take great pride in delivering a world class service to our customers, and are looking to recruit Personal Advisors whose role will be to make sure that every customer is given an exemplary standard of service.
You will be the first point of contact for our customers, providing the highest standard of professional service and going the extra mile to assist householders through multiple channels, mainly over the telephone. You will be answering questions and giving advice relating to a wide variety of services with the objective of improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and tangibly reducing fuel poverty.
You will need to be able to able to think on your feet, solve problems and provide tailored solutions to meet customer needs.
We are seeking motivated, dynamic individuals who have a passion for customer service. Ideally you should have previous experience in delivering a high quality service coupled with excellent communication and IT skills.
An interest in the environment is advantageous but not essential, full training will be provided.