Having gained extensive experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change you are ready to step up to a bigger stage. This role of Climate and Energy Policy Manager in Scotland will provide you with the chance to significant impact the future of our planet by providing robust policy evidence to influence decision makers at all levels of government and the corporate sector
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team informing and implementing our strategy in Scotland. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. 2020 is an exciting year to join us with Glasgow hosting the UN climate conference and Edinburgh hosting a major event on biodiversity.
As Climate and Energy Policy Manager, you will collaborate with colleagues across the organisation and lead the development and advocacy of solutions as well as policy positions designed to accelerate Scotland’s response to climate change and halve emissions every decade. Acting as our technical expert for climate and energy, you will develop our evidence base, manage supplier partners and provide understanding and analysis of relevant Scottish government policy and legislative activity. Important will be the ability to keep abreast of policy developments. You will help formulate and deliver compelling messaging, be our climate and energy representative in printed and broadcast media and advocate policy to high level decision makers and wider stakeholders. You will also develop strong partnerships with coalitions, the public, private and third sectors to develop broad support for climate and energy policy priorities. Important, will be the ability to ensure WWF Scotland’s climate and energy policy contributes to WWF UK/EU and global network priorities.
Of graduate calibre, you will have significant experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change to decision makers. You will possess in-depth knowledge of both UK and Scottish climate and energy policy and politics as well as of Scotland including its institutions, political structures, culture, stakeholders and environment. We would expect you will have worked on energy, climate change or related issues in an NGO, the public or private sector or a research organisation too.
Experience of working on Scotland’s Climate Change Act or Scotland’s transition to renewable energy would be an advantage.
Highly organised, you will be good at balancing multiple requirements and can deliver under pressure. You will also have an eye for detail and exacting delivery standards coupled with excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills.
A team player you are adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate a passion for the natural world and WWF’s core mission.
In order to protect nature we need to take on the big issues facing our planet. We're facing up to challenges such as the urgent threat of climate change. 2020 marks a significant milestone for UN processes including biodiversity and climate as well as being the 75th birthday of the UN itself. The 2020 climate summit (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow is seen as the deadline for countries to commit to delivering on the Paris Agreement. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be meeting in autumn 2020 to agree a new framework up until 2030 and Scotland will host an intersessional event in spring 2020 in Edinburgh as part of the build-up. There is a real opportunity for Scotland to play a role on the global stage!
Both COP and the CBD offer WWF the opportunity to leverage significant wins on climate and nature in Scotland and as COP26 Co-ordinator (Scotland), you will have a unique opportunity to help shape and deliver key aspects of our work programme in 2020. Planning and co-ordinating activities in the lead up to COP, alongside a counterpart at WWF-UK, you will work with external stakeholders supporting WWF Scotland’s involvement to ensure WWF’s voice is heard.
A passionate supporter of environmental and conservation issues and with a good understanding of Scottish politics, you will have experience of leading complex, multi stakeholder projects and matrix working.
Organised, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will be capable of working collaboratively and in partnership, and comfortable liaising with ministers, government officials, other NGOs and businesses.
Most importantly, you will have clarity of focus and be able to see the bigger picture and make the links between your work and wider WWF objectives.
Get paid to meet people in your community and carry out important studies including the Scottish Health Survey, Growing Up in Scotland and the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey.
As a ScotCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics.
What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Scotland.
We offer full training with a competitive rate of pay and travel expenses. We normally offer you work three months in advance.
What we offer:
What you need:
We're seeking a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer to join a leading social research organisation. Working from home you'll travel (within 40 - 50 miles of your home address) collecting valuable social research insight by interviewing participants. You don't need to have experience just a positive outlook and great communication skills!
This vacancy is 35 hours per week however we also have available 28 hour/week and 21 hour/week contracts available (pro-rata)
Offering flexible working hours, generous paid holiday, mileage allowance and other benefits this is a unique opportunity to get out and meet people conducting valuable research across an array of subjects that they truly care about. Part time and full time hours are available, however 60% of your time will need to cover evenings and weekends.
With a mission to make the public heard, this independent social research organisation have an unrivalled reputation in the field and lead the way in collecting key data for government departments, universities and major charities. Joining as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer you'll work at the frontline, interviewing people in their homes about key subjects.
As a key member of the Field Interviewing Team you should expect to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospects at addresses. These addresses will have been sent a letter letting them know you will be calling, but it will be up to you to persuade people to take part in the survey. If selected as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer, you'll undergo a comprehensive training and induction programme (as well as ongoing professional development)
To qualify… You should be outgoing, confident and a great communicator happy to meet new people. Whether you call yourself a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer / Social Researcher or similar we don't mind, you just need the right attitude and a CV that demonstrates:
· Self motivation;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Rapport building skills;
· Comfortable using laptops and tablet devices;
· Driving licence (with car).
In return the Field Social Research Interviewer can expect a competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday, performance bonus, flexible working, generous staff pension scheme, training and much more!
Could you help decide how National Lottery money supports communities in Scotland?
The National Lottery Community Fund (the Fund) is the largest community funder in the UK. We are recruiting a new Scotland Committee member. The Scotland Committee sets the direction of our work and takes decisions about our large grants in Scotland. There are seven members including the Chair. We are looking for someone who will add to the broad base of knowledge, skills and experience of current members.
The National Lottery Community Fund: People in the Lead
We believe that when people are in the lead communities thrive, forming relationships, developing skills and sharing ideas. This is the goal we’re working towards - a society where people can take the lead in growing happy, sustainable communities.
We help fund all kinds of organisations in Scotland. Our funding ranges from small grants of under £10,000 through, National Lottery Awards for All Scotland, to large grants in excess of £500,000 investing in projects to develop community owned assets, tackle issues like loss, isolation and loneliness or deliver new approaches to supporting families through early intervention work. Further details of our programmes can be found here: tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding
In 2018/19 we awarded 1,098 grants worth over £50 million supporting organisations in every local authority area in Scotland.
Our commitment to supporting Scotland’s young people to thrive continued as we refreshed our Young Start fund, awarding £4 million to projects which put young people at the heart of planning and delivering activity.
But we’re more than just a funder. We also collaborate with other funders, charities and individuals, sharing knowledge and building partnerships, so we can all be as effective as possible. We like to bring our stakeholders and the groups we fund together so that they can share their learning, influence policy and practice and strengthen links between them.
Skills and Experience Required
We want our Committee to have a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience and to reflect the diversity of modern society and the communities that we serve.
Our focus on places has seen the development of closer relationships in communities across Scotland. This has increased opportunities for Committee members work more closely with our Area Teams and engage directly with local stakeholders, grant holders and people who want to apply for funding. The skills and experience we are seeking for this role reflect the need to engage effectively at this level as well as performing core committee roles.
The following criteria are essential for this role:
We are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work and proactively encourage applications from all groups and communities.
Time Commitment and Remuneration
The time commitment is expected to be an average of two days per month to include the following: