Volunteering Manager

Organisation: Bristol Wood Recycling Project
Salary: £17,824 pa pro rata
Location: Bristol
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 29 September 14
Website: www.bwrp.org.uk
Contact name: Any staff
Contact telephone: 0117 9723219
Contact email:

£17,824 pa Probationary rate (£10,694 pro rata for 3 days a week), rising to £18,909 p.a. (£11,345 pro rata) when you become a co-op member.

Responsibilities:

Organising and Managing all volunteering operations within the project.

Overseeing induction, training and ongoing support of volunteers.

Working alongside volunteers with timber processing (unloading, de-nailing, firewood processing)

Organising volunteer socials and regular meetings to promote team building and inclusion

Supporting, planning and co-managing with other business areas & fulfilling BWRP’s objectives.

In joining a not-for-profit cooperative the successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in the management of the business as well as their own area of operation.

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Internal Communications Manager

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £27,109 – £31,546 pa
Reference: SUS1267
Location: Bristol
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 08 September 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

This exciting new and challenging role is to design, develop and implement an Internal Communications Strategy in support of the delivery of the charity’s aims and objectives and to contribute to effective working relationships throughout the organisation by deploying a wide range of internal communications skills and knowledge, influencing and advising at a senior level.

Educated to degree level or equivalent with extensive internal communications experience, you will be an expert at internal communications practice and at using a variety of internal communications channels. Your compelling written and verbal communication skills will enhance your ability to facilitate, negotiate and network and your excellent and engaging writing skills will achieve staff buy-in to the internal communication strategies. Your ability to develop successful working relationships and understanding of the wider communications discipline will be enhanced by your ability to provide internal communications advice and guidance to others. You will be IT literate, have the ability to plan and prioritise workload and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

To apply please visit our website www.sustrans.org.uk to download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. Alternatively, please email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Monday 8 September 2014. Interviews will take place in Bristol on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

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Environmental & Energy Officer

The Environment Team provide a wide range of environmental and sustainability services across the University’s estate. They work with all Faculties and internal departments to integrate sustainability into core business operations to ensure that the University minimises its environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption and our total carbon footprint.

The Environment team work to increase environmental awareness amongst staff, students and external stakeholders, and make them effective agents for sustainability.

Join our National and Internationally award winning Environment Team, bringing your enthusiasm and creativity, adding skills to our professional knowledge base and helping sustain our reputation of continuous improvement in environmental sustainability. Be part of the solution to strengthen the University sustainability message, “Let’s make a sustainable planet.”

Role
Be an intrinsic part of an award winning Environment Team working on energy management issues and environmental reporting systems. Deploy your energy management skills to help the university continue to
meet its energy and carbon targets.

Use your numeracy and data skills to actively manage the compilation, reporting, co-ordination and analysis of environmental and energy information, to aid legal compliance, University reporting and benchmarking and to underpin strategic decision-making on environmental strategy and investment.

Using your creativity, you will have the opportunity to enhance systems of environmental, building and energy systems data storage to enable more efficient mechanisms of reporting.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Helena Tinker (h.tinker@mmu.ac.uk).

Ideal Candidate
You will be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and knowledge of environmental, utility (water and energy) and carbon data management.
You will be able to analyse and compile data on building energy efficiency, advising on areas of improvement and where energy efficiency measures can be deployed in new build, refurbishment or retrofit.
You will have the knowledge and skills to help set up energy efficiency projects through the Salix energy efficiency fund and other funding opportunities.
You will have the skills to collate monthly utility and carbon data, including scope 3 emissions, and annually to play a fundamental role in reporting of environmental key performance indicators in our environmental sustainability statement where accuracy and an eye for detail is paramount.
You will have knowledge and experience of managing legal compliance with the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. This includes experience of compiling of the Annual Report, maintenance of the Evidence Pack and undertaking modelling to inform decisions on allowance purchases.

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Education Visits Administrator

Organisation: Garden Organic
Salary: £15,000 – £16,000 pa pro rata
Location: Coventry
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 11 September 14
Website: www.gardenorganic.org.uk
Contact name: Amandeep Dhesi
Contact telephone: 02476 308237
Contact email:

Location: Ryton Gardens, Coventry

Overall purpose: Garden Organic is looking to appoint an administrator to market group visits to Ryton Organic Gardens. This includes coach tours, school/educational visits and other relevant groups (Horticultural Societies, WIs, U3A etc). We will also be extending our course programme and promoting this in the near future.

Reporting to: Education and training coordinator

Salary: £15,000 – £16,000 FTE pro rata

Hours: 14 hours per week

Interviews w/c: 22nd September 2014

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Education & Training Co-ordinator

Organisation: Garden Organic
Salary: £19,000 – £20,000 pro rata
Location: Ryton Gardens, Coventry
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 15 September 14
Website: www.gardenorganic.org.uk
Contact name: Amandeep Dhesi
Contact telephone: 02476 308237
Contact email:

Hours: Part time – 28 hours
Contract: Initially 6 months

Overall purpose: The education and training coordinator will coordinate and oversee the day to day running of the education office including the management of the training diary.

Reports to: Head of Education
Responsible for: Education administrator and Visit administrator

Application Closing Date: Monday, 15 September 2014
Interviews w/c: 22nd September 2014

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Certification Officer (Processor)

Organisation: Soil Association
Salary: £21,760 pa
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Wed 10 September 14
Website: www.soilassociation.org

Soil Association Certification Ltd is the UK’s leading company which certifies organic food, produce, organic health and beauty products, organic textiles and the Food for Life Catering Mark Scheme. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association membership charity.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in the food and/or catering industry. You will also ideally have an understanding of the principles of organic food and farming and the certification processes involved.

You will be responsible for the effective account management of a portfolio of businesses with a diverse range of organic processing systems and food service operations, including our key organic manufacturers and caterers. You will be dealing with all aspects of organic certification, the role will include an emphasis on more technical aspects of the sector you will be working in with a focus on development of that sector.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent experience, ideally in food technology, be an excellent relationship builder, highly organised and have an awareness of the commercial demands on food businesses. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy and a confident approach to service delivery and the ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines are essential.

For more details please visit our website.

Closing date: 10 September 2014
Interviews are likely to be held 24 September 2014.


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Garden Mentor

Organisation: Concrete Garden
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Glasgow
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 31 October 14
Website: www.concretegarden.org.uk
Contact name: Clare Bennett
Contact telephone: 0141 237 9144
Contact email:

Garden mentors will provide support and encouragement to plot-holders and community growers who attend growing and composting sessions. The role will involve working alongside both individuals and groups, demonstrating growing and composting techniques and providing advice and support for plot-holders developing their own raised bed vegetable patches. Garden Mentors will support new growers as they settle in to the garden and the group, and will also work with staff to ensure the safety of everyone using the garden. We’re looking for volunteers who have a real enthusiasm for organic growing and composting and want to share their passion with folk who are new to community gardening and food growing.

The role will develop practical skills for planning and leading sessions whilst demonstrating techniques and providing advice and support. It is ideal for obtaining useful work experience and a reference. Concrete Garden provides a fun, relaxed atmosphere where people meet others who share similar passions for growing, composting and reducing waste. There are also numerous opportunities available for volunteers, including training and the chance to try very different activities.

This opportunity can be done on Wednesday 1-4pm, Thursday 1-4pm, Friday 10-4pm.

Skills, experience, or qualifications required: Practical skills in organic vegetable and herb growing. Basic knowledge and understanding of composting. Commitment to the principles of organic gardening. Ability to share knowledge and skills. Reliable, punctual, creative and friendly.

Frequency & Commitment: Between 3 and 5 hours per week, same day/time each week (depending on what sessions the volunteer chose to attend). We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to one session per week.

Where does it happen/How do I get there?
The Concrete Garden, St Matthew’s Centre, 200 Balmore Road, Possilpark, G22 6LJ. Possilpark & Parkhouse rail station is approximately a 5 minute walk from the garden and bus stops are located immediately outside the property (bus no’s. 7/7A and 75 stopping frequently). A free car park is also available on site.

Group/Organisation aims: Aims to improve the lives of people in North Glasgow through a broad range of practical and creative activities.

Training & Support Details: Induction to the organisation, including policies, code of conduct, and health & safety. Training opportunities may become available. Support and initial on-site training will be provided by our Garden Development Worker for directly related tasks.

  • This opportunity pays travel expenses. We reimburse all travel costs and also lunch expenses if volunteering over 4 hours. Volunteers must provide travel tickets and receipts.
  • This opportunity provides ‘try-it-out/taster’ sessions. Contact Clare to arrange taster sessions to see if this opportunity is right for you.
  • This opportunity is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair Access Disabled Toilet
  • 12–25 year-olds can gain Scottish Government endorsed Saltire Award certification for volunteering at this opportunity.

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Evaluation Managers, Research & Monitoring Unit

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £27,109 – £34,413 pa
Reference: SUS1270
Location: Bristol / Birmingham / Newcastle
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 15 September 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

37.5 hours per week – based in Newcastle, Bristol or Birmingham
1 permanent role and 1 maternity cover

In these senior roles you will ensure that the Research & Monitoring Unit (R&MU) continues to supply the best possible evidence to support a wide range of Sustrans’ interests. You will do this by providing leadership, motivation and guidance in monitoring, evaluation and research aligned to organisational aims and ensuring that findings have the maximum impact.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant area, you will have significant experience in the monitoring and evaluation of projects relating to sustainable and active travel. With excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, you will also have experience of working with logic frameworks and other evaluation tools. You will have a track record of project management and delivery as well as the ability to influence using evaluation evidence. With previous line management experience, you will have the ability to work effectively in a team and the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload. You will have an excellent working knowledge of MS Office, an understanding of data protection issues, and a commitment to the promotion of sustainable transport.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website. Alternatively, please email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote reference number. The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am Monday 15 September 2014. Interviews will take place on Thursday 25 September 2014.

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Advice Team Manager – South East Scotland

Organisation: Changeworks
Salary: £27,033 – £32,613, 8% contribution pension
Reference: ATM
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 11 September 14
Website: www.changeworks.org.uk
Contact email:

Advice Team Manager – South East Scotland
Edinburgh
35 Hours per week

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 innovative services and projects to cut carbon, prevent waste, promote sustainable energy and support people at risk of fuel poverty.

We are looking for an excellent Advice Team Manager with the desire to deliver a high quality, target driven, customer focused advice service within the Home Energy Scotland advice centre South East

You will be experienced in managing a call centre, with a target driven motivational style that will inspire staff to perform to their full potential. You will provide leadership and direction to an established team of Energy Advisors and you’ll be committed to building a high performance culture whilst achieving results.

With a commitment to excellent customer service and an interest in the environment you will be highly organised with an ability to develop and deliver efficient straightforward processes.

This opportunity offers a challenging and stimulating position in the environmental and charity sector. Changeworks provides an inclusive and supportive working environment with an excellent benefits package, which include the following:

• Pension Scheme • Death in Service • Childcare Vouchers • Bike to Work Scheme •

Salary: NJC Scale AP5 to SO1 £27,033 – £32,613, 8% contribution pension

To apply please email: recruitment@changeworks.org.uk or contact reception on 0131 555 4010 for an application pack quoting the reference ATM.

Application packs are also available to download from www.changeworks.org.uk

Completed applications should be sent to: recruitment@changeworks.org.uk

Closing Date: 12 Noon Thursday 11 September 2014
1st Interview date: Week commencing 15 September 2014
2nd Interview date: Week commencing 22 September 2014

www.changeworks.org.uk

Changeworks ~ inspiring change for people and the environment
Charity number SC015144


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Education Department Administrator

Organisation: Garden Organic
Salary: £16,000 pa pro rata
Location: Coventry
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 15 September 14
Website: www.gardenorganic.org.uk
Contact name: Amandeep Dhesi
Contact telephone: 02476 308237
Contact email:

Location: Ryton Gardens, Coventry

Overall purpose: This role will support all administration in relation to our educational training programme and projects.

Reports to: Education department and training coordinator

Hours: 21 -28 hours per week

Salary: £16,000 pro rata

Contract: Initially 6 months

Interviews w/c: 22nd September 2014

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