Business Senior Support Officer

Organisation: Peterborough Environment City Trust
Salary: £19,000 – £22,000 pa pro rata
Reference: 2228
Location: Peterborough
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 10 November 14
Website: www.changeagents.org.uk
Contact name: Chelsey Wilson
Contact telephone: 01572 723419
Contact email:

Background

Peterborough Environment City Trust’s (PECT) mission is to create a cleaner, greener, healthier, Peterborough with a thriving green business sector. The charity works with businesses, local authorities, not-for-profit organisations and local residents to achieve this aim. Investors in the Environment is a not-for-profit environmental accreditation scheme run by PECT. It is designed to help businesses all over the UK save money and reduce their impact on the environment. Working with businesses of all sizes, Investors in the Environment offers a unique environmental accreditation to prove businesses efforts. It offers a whole range of help, support, toolkits, education and promotion withing a surrounding membership package.

Objective

This is a customer-focused role, engaging, supporting and developing members through their customer journey to iiE accreditation. To continually build rapport with businesses to improve environmental credentials and build on best practice, working with the iiE vision ‘to create sustainable businesses’ within the iiE membership.

Benefits of this opportunity

This is a varied role, which includes general administration, customer care calls, auditing and reporting, membership renewals, event support and delivering training. The role also involves supporting stakeholders (such as sponsors, franchises and external partners) with their accreditation and other general enquiries, working to the highest levels of customer care.

Future employment potential

This role is a permanent position.

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Principal Policy Officer – Food Programme

Principal Policy Officer – Food Programme
Salary £50,117
Full Time/FTC or Secondment
Ref: GLA2566

You will not only ensure that the Mayor’s Office is fully briefed on matters local and national issues related to food policy, but also develop and implement Mayoral policies and programmes in the food and related sectors. It will see you communicate policy for delivery by GLA, the London Enterprise Partnership, the London Food Board and others, which will put you right at the centre of food policy in the capital.

Identifying GLA food programmes and putting them into action, you’ll manage stakeholders ranging from the London boroughs to the private and voluntary sector, and develop options for the Mayor to influence and promote London-specific activity by these delivery organisations. Senior management will depend on your updates concerning the delivery of skills and employment, food and SME priorities, and you will ensure any risks and issues are discussed and actioned.

On a broader level you’ll support the work of the London Enterprise Panel, the London Food Board and its Working Groups, and contribute to the economic development team and GLA economic development knowledge base.

You will need substantial knowledge of economic development policy plus expertise in Food policy development and/or delivery. In addition, you will have record of influencing and implementing policy in a high profile organisation, and of working across organisational boundaries.

Your credibility means you have operated successfully at a senior level in a complex organisational or political environment, and you have the ability to build relationships through clear and persuasive written and personal presentation. Lastly, you will have investigated and recommended solutions for complex policy issues, and highly-developed project management skills.

London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London’s diversity at all levels. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates will be particularly welcomed as they are currently under-represented in this area of our organisation.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Michelle on 020 7983 6547 or contact a member of the recruitment team by email glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA2566

To apply please click on ‘More information’ below.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: midnight on Thursday 6 November 2014.

Interviews will take place at City Hall on Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 November 2014

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Waste Education Officer

Organisation: Changeworks
Salary: £23,697 – £26,235 pa
Reference: WES01
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 10 November 14
Website: www.changeworks.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0131 555 4010
Contact email:

SJC SCALE AP4 (£23,697 – £26,235) per annum + 8% contributory pension + benefits. 35 hrs/ week to end June 2015 (with possible extension to end March 2016).
Edinburgh (with some travel across the Lothians and occasionally Scotland)

Changeworks is looking for an energetic and positive minded individual to join the waste prevention team providing waste education activities to nurseries and schools. If you are passionate about education and the environment then we would like to hear from you. A strong team player, you will be highly organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

An education qualification, or relevant experience of delivering training and learning initiatives within schools, is essential. A driving licence is highly desirable.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 10th November 2014
Interview date: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Start date: ASAP

To apply
You can request a job pack by emailing recruitment@changeworks.org.uk or by calling 0131 555 4010 and quoting reference WES01

Please email your completed application form to: recruitment@changeworks.org.uk.

Due to the high number of job applications we receive, Changeworks will only contact those people we are inviting for interview.

Changeworks ~ inspiring change for people and the environment

Changeworks exists to improve quality of life and to protect the environment.


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Policy Analyst – Agriculture and Land Management Programme

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is an independent and influential policy studies institute, based in central London and Brussels. We undertake research and consultancy work on the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental and environment-related policies in Europe. IEEP’s work is directly relevant to current policy debates and staff work closely with the EU institutions, national and regional government departments in various parts of Europe, agencies, parliamentarians, NGOs and academics. Much of IEEP’s project work involves teams of partners from a variety of countries and staff travel frequently within Europe. Our project portfolio varies from year to year but we maintain a commitment to being at the cutting edge of thinking about the integration of the environment into EU policies, and to promoting a thorough understanding of environmental issues and needs among policy makers and other relevant organisations in Europe.

IEEP has a full time staff of 20 based in London and 9 based in Brussels. It has an active internship programme and is supported by a network of associates. For more information please see our web site.

The Post
We have a vacancy for an experienced policy analyst, with solid research, analytical and communication skills, to work on bio-resource issues and aspects of climate policy related to land use, with a particular focus on bioenergy.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, energetic individual, keen to play a key role in a motivated and successful team, conducting research and analysis to support a variety of projects as well as advisory work in this field. We are looking for someone with an interest and relevant expertise in relation to the use of different bioresources for energy or material use, and/or bioenergy and biofuels policy knowledge to complement existing environmental, climate and energy expertise. An economics background would be desirable.

It will be a stimulating and demanding job requiring considerable policy knowledge and analytical capacity, equipping you to engage in and help shape current policy debates.

The successful candidate will join the Agriculture and Land Management Programme, a cohesive and supportive team, committed to the professional development of all of its members. You will enter an intellectually challenging and fast-paced environment, where there are significant opportunities for learning and making a difference. All candidates should be able to work under pressure and meet firm deadlines. The post will involve some travel, typically short trips within Europe.

IEEP has an excellent reputation as a leading authority on land use, bioenergy and biofuels policy and related issues in the EU, amongst other areas of specialism and the issue of bioresources is becoming an increasingly significant thematic focus within the Institute.

Informing and influencing the development of relevant policies to ensure the sustainable use of land, energy and other bioresources is central to our activities in this area. We focus on ways in which different forms of land use and renewable energy mixes can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, to sustainable energy supply and help to protect Europe’s biodiversity. In relation to the high profile and politically sensitive area of bioenergy policy we focus on examining issues associated with the production of bioenergy feedstocks and the sustainability of their use as a source of renewable energy.

The projects we work on vary considerably in size and subject matter and are for a range of sponsors and clients, including DG Agriculture and DG Environment, the European Parliament, the EU institutions, national government departments, the UK countryside agencies and NGOs. In recent months we have carried out research for and provided advice to the European Commission, the UK Government (Defra, BIS, DfT), and various NGOs on issues associated with the sustainability of bioenergy.

This is a permanent post (subject to a one year probationary period) and ideally will be based in our Brussels office. Consideration will be given to basing this post in London if the appointee has a strong preference. The post will work alongside members of the Agriculture and Land Management primarily, as well as other teams within the Institute, and report to Kaley Hart, Head of the Agriculture and Land Management Programme.

Responsibilities

Particular aspects of the job include:

  • Contributing to research projects relating to bioenergy policy and agriculture and forestry’s contribution to the delivery of Europe’s renewable energy targets and needs;
  • Drafting policy briefings on bioenergy policy developments and their implications for the environment;
  • Organising and participating in workshops, seminars and other events involving experts in this policy area;
  • Contributing to the development of policy options to feed into the EU policy debate relating to bioenergy, bioresources, the bioeconomy and sustainable land management, influencing policy thinking in these fields;
  • Supporting the work of IEEP’s internal bioenergy reflection group, a cross programme team working to enable IEEP to maximise its potential in this policy area, combining expertise on biodiversity, agriculture, forestry, climate change, renewable energy and governance issues;
  • Maintaining good relations with a variety of external institutions and clients in the policy making/influencing arena as appropriate;
  • Maintaining an up to date and detailed knowledge of biofuels, bioenergy and bioeconomy developments and related (e.g. agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, climate, water) policies at a European level and a broad overview of how these are implemented within the UK and other Member States.

Person Specification
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes.

Essential:

  • A relevant degree (ideally post graduate) or equivalent qualification in one of the following, or related, subject areas: bioenergy, biofuels, environmental or rural economics; environmental policy; or climate and energy policy;
  • Experience of working in a research environment in the field of land use or bioenergy policy, with post graduate experience and a corresponding list of project achievements and relevant publications;
  • Knowledge of the literature and policy dialogue surrounding the interactions between the environment and land use policy, bioenergy policy and an understanding of the importance of bioenergy in delivering renewable energy goals in Europe and globally;
  • Flexibility and desire to work in a fast paced policy field requiring the ability to work to meet tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated good communication skills, in particular excellent written and spoken English, the ability to present information in a clear, concise and accessible style. Ability, where necessary and appropriate – to represent IEEP externally with confidence;
  • A good understanding of the relative merits of different research methods and techniques when undertaking research and the enthusiasm to develop new skills and learn new areas of policy;
  • The adaptability to work flexibly with a diverse team of people across a range of subjects, and ability to communicate effectively with professional staff in other organisations;
  • A high degree of computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.

Desirable:

  • Relevant qualifications and knowledge of bioenergy and biofuels policy and their interaction with other sectors;
  • Good understanding of EU institutions and decision-making procedure;
  • Experience of working on EU level research projects;
  • Knowledge and proficiency (written and spoken) in one or more EU languages, other than English.

All team members are expected to play a role in ensuring that IEEP maintains its reputation as one of the leading authorities on sustainable land and resource use in Europe.

Remuneration

On appointment, the gross annual salary will depend on qualifications and experience, and may range between €20,000 to €24,000/year. The contract will be complemented by contributions to a pension scheme.

How to apply

If you fit this person specification and you would like to apply for this post, please:

  • Fill in the application form that can be found on the website under ‘vacancies’.
  • Prepare an application letter explaining your interest in the job and showing clearly how you meet our job and person requirements.
  • Enclose a short (maximum ten pages) extract of work that you have written within the past year, with minimal editing/amendment by others, preferably on a subject which is relevant to this post.
  • Send your completed application form, letter and work extract to recruitment@ieep.eu, clearly marking the title of the email: ‘Policy Analyst –Agriculture and Land Management Programme’.

All applications must reach us by midday on Monday 10 November 2014. We expect to hold interviews in the weeks beginning 17 or 24 November in our London office. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by IEEP.

Due to anticipated interest in the post, we are unfortunately not able to reply to unsuccessful applicants. If you have not had a response to your application within one month of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful in your application.

PLEASE NOTE: IEEP strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Our current workforce is under-represented in relation to people from ethnic minority groups, from whom applications are most welcome.

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General Manager

Organisation: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Salary: c.£45,000 pa
Reference: GM/SL
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 06 November 14
Website: www.wwt.org.uk

Wetlands are essential for life. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) creates and protects wetland habitats to provide water, food and shelter for people and wildlife. We save species around the world from extinction; our nine UK Wetland Centres inspire thousands of visitors to enjoy being close to nature.

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is an award winning visitor attraction and the birthplace of modern conservation, with 325 hectares of nationally and internationally protected wetlands. More than 250,000 visitors a year come to experience the wildlife up close and enjoy a great day out. We now have a career opportunity for an outstanding General Manager – an inspiring leader with a track record in managing operations, able to deliver a positive future for the Centre, the staff and volunteers that work there and all of its visitors and supporters.

You will be required to manage all of your resources creatively and to maximum effect, developing the business, developing a multi-talented team of highly motivated staff and volunteers, attracting a growing number of visitors and supporters and providing them with an unforgettable experience on each and every visit.

You are an experienced and professional manager who delivers against ambitious and challenging targets. Your wealth of experience and proven track record will ideally have been gained within a visitor attraction and you are looking to be part of something amazing.

A first stage selection event will be held at WWT Slimbridge on Monday, 17 November 2014

Salary: Circa £45,000 pa (with accommodation if required)

For a job description and to apply click on ‘More information’ below.

Saving wetlands for wildlife and people
Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410


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Energy Analyst

Organisation: Parity Projects
Salary: £25,000 pa
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 03 November 14
Website: www.parityprojects.com
Contact name: Alaine Duffy / David Shewan
Contact telephone: 020 8874 6433
Contact email:

Parity Projects is a small, award-winning company with a big challenge: to help reduce the energy use of the UK’s existing housing stock. We are passionate and enthusiastic about the subject. We take an impartial and independent approach by using data and analysis-based approaches to inform action. We are looking for a similarly enthusiastic junior member of staff with an interest in analytical approaches to problems to join our CROHM stock assessment (energy analysis) team

CROHM projects use computer modelling to provide corporate clients with uniquely details options reports designed to show where they have cost-effective opportunities to save energy and carbon in their owned housing stock. Our clients typically manage many thousands of properties, and include councils, social housing provides and private landlords. Day-to-day tasks include collating property and energy data provided by the client; undertaking analysis to inform retrofit/investment programmes, and writing recommendations reports.

The job would suit a graduate in a scientific or technical discipline with a good A-level (or equivalent) in Maths and/or Physics, and ideally around 2 years’ experience in a role that had involved data analysis. Good proficiency in MS Excel is essential; experience in using MS Access to manipulate data tables would be a clear advantage. Knowledge of domestic energy use, experience of using VBA in MS Access or elsewhere, and experience of other programming would be helpful.

The energy analysis team is closely integrated with the rest of the company: we operate across the supply chain offering distinct and standalone services such as eco-renovation project management, design, and installer training.

The contract is initially temporary for 4 months, but we expect the position may become permanent and evolve into a more senior role as the company continues to grow. We are looking to recruit as soon as possible: the closing date for applications is 3rd November, but early applications are encouraged.


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Quality & Support Manager

Organisation: Centre for Alternative Technology
Salary: £17,472 pa
Location: Machynlleth
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 24 November 14
Website: www.cat.org.uk/vacancies

The Centre for Alternative Technology is an education, research and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. CAT inspires, informs and enables people to achieve positive changes in their personal and work lives and local communities. CAT is a national charity based in mid Wales and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

The post of a Quality & Support Manager is primarily concerned with the leadership, quality and management of an administrative support service. The post holder will assume responsibility for the efficient running of the centralised administration department which is made up of the Student Support Service for the Graduate School of the Environment and for Skills Courses.

The prime function of the Quality & Support Manager is to manage and co-ordinate the day-to-day functional operation of the Quality and Support Department in order to ensure the efficient and effective processing of data, maintenance of education quality and education support within the Graduate School of the Environment and Skills Courses and maintain the administrative link with collaborative partners. It is expected that the post holder will have previous experience of both management and of working within administration at higher education level.

As Education Support Manager you will be the budget holder for the department and will be responsible for ensuring that agreed financial procedures are followed and that the department operates within agreed budgets.

The post holder will have an in-depth understanding of the professional area and will bring strong leadership skills that can be applied both to the management of the team and relationships with stakeholders.

For more information, closing date, job description and application form, please visit the vacancy section of the CAT website.


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Marine Scientists

Organisation: Gapforce
Location: Costa Rica
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Website: www.gapforce.org
Contact name: Lauren Nethercot
Contact email:

Help set up and establish a new volunteer run Marine Scientists Project on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. You should be enthusiastic and committed to protecting the marine environment with a passion to inspire others.

Basic requirements are a Masters Degree in Marine conservation, protection or similar plus some experience on a volunteer or gap year type project.

Minimum term of one year, flights, accommodation, food and monthly stipend included.

March 2015 start date.

To apply

Email: Laurennethercot@gapforce.org your CV with your reason why you will be great for this exciting new role.


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PADI Dive Instructor

Organisation: Gapforce
Location: Costa Rica
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 05 December 14
Website: www.gapforce.org
Contact name: Lauren Nethercot
Contact email:

PADI Dive Instructor: Help train volunteers working on a new Marine conservation projects.

Train Open Water, Advanced and EFR over differing time periods, as well as maintain dive equipment and handle the boat. RYA Boat handling qualification preferable as well as experience working or volunteering in remote locations.

Minimum term of one year, flights, accommodation, food and monthly stipend included.

March 2015 start date.

To apply:

Email: Laurennethercot@gapforce.org your CV and why you will be great for this exciting new role.


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Trainee Warden

Organisation: Flat Holm Project
Salary: Food / Accommodation / Travel
Reference: DW 10/14
Location: Flat Holm Island
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Fri 14 November 14
Website: www.flatholmisland.com
Contact name: Stewart Gray
Contact telephone: 07929 365077
Contact email:

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on this unique nature reserve 5 miles off the coast of Cardiff. Previous trainee wardens have had great success finding paid employment in the environmental sector, following their volunteer experience on Flatholm.

During the winter season tasks will include the maintenance of historic buildings, fencing & gates, etc, as well as dry stone walling, strimming paths, wildlife monitoring and bird surveys. Volunteers will also be integral to the establishment of our cottage accommodation provision and assisting with our regular day trip visitors.

All volunteers live and work on the island in basic accommodation and are expected to make their own arrangements during the regular periods where they are off the island. Food, travel expenses and on the job training are all provided.

A minimum commitment of 4 months is required.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, dedicated and with strong social skills. They must also be prepared to attend an informal interview session which will be held on the Island and may also require a 1 night stay over. Dates and times will be provided on application.

Please mail or email a CV and a covering letter to :
Flat Holm Project, Cardiff Harbour Authority, Queen Alexandra House, Cargo Road, CF10 4LY, 02920 877912

Contact Stewart Gray at stewgray@hotmail.co.uk


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