Daily Archives: October 27, 2014

Centre Developments Project Officer

Organisation: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Salary: £23,022 – £24,234 pa
Reference: CDPO/HQ
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 07 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 is continually investing in its Visitor Centres and developing new and exciting ways to engage people with wildlife. A hardworking and dynamic individual is required to assist the Centre Developments Manager in the creative planning, design and management of these projects. You will assist in planning exhibits, working with in-house staff, external consultants and specialists in a variety of disciplines, producing design proposals and costings for use in funding bids. You will also be required to manage the construction of projects as they are implemented on the ground and opened to the public.

You will be educated to degree standard or equivalent with experience of landscape design and construction, preferably in the field of wildlife exhibits or conservation. Project management and excellent communication skills are essential.

Interviews will be held on 18th November 2014.

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Course: Volunteer Management Training Scotland

Organisation: Talk Action
Location: Edinburgh
Course type: Short Course
Date: 12th December 2014
Website: www.talkaction.org
Contact name: Jonathan
Contact telephone: 0207 324 4774
Contact email:

Successful organisations and social enterprises are transformed by enthusiastic and engaged participation in voluntary work.

This course makes recruitment, management and, most importantly, engagement of volunteers easy. It encourages you to look closely at the motivations of volunteers and the organisations that use them. The day draws on contemporary approaches including co-production and the use of non-hierarchical teams to help you and your volunteers get the most from the relationship.

Learn:

  • Why people get involved in volunteering and understanding their motivations is so important
  • To create a range of roles for volunteers (including remote roles) and publicise them effectively
  • Practical ways of keeping people involved: inductions, support and appraisals
  • How to use digital and online volunteering – plus online channels of support for you
  • Voluntary involvement employment law
  • Concepts of co-production and the benefits of working with volunteer partners in non-hierarchical structures

The day includes plenty of group work, exercises and discussion – you definitely won’t be staring at power point all day. You’ll also be given lots of opportunities to discuss your own experiences and develop personal strategies to aid your work.

Who should attend this course?

Any organisation involved in voluntary work or volunteer-led group looking to engage others or support each other better. Whether you are conducting a borough-wide consultation, national volunteer programme, involving an intern or rejuvenating the membership of your local residents association, you will benefit from this day.

Cost

£425: Large Businesses/Corporates
£328: Large charities & public sector
£180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
Bespoke courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us at for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

To book a place: jelliott@talkaction.org


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Recycling Champion

Organisation: Westminster City Council
Location: Westminster, London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Thu 27 November 14
Contact name: Emma Cross
Contact telephone: 020 7641 6598
Contact email:

Westminster City Council is recruiting volunteer Recycling Champions. Recycling Champions are local residents who help others in Westminster to waste less and recycle more.

Recycling Champions get involved in a range of activities to promote recycling and waste reduction. These include:

• Talking to local groups about recycling
• Helping to run “Love Food Hate Waste” promotions
• Delivering sessions on recycling to local youth groups and schools
• Running recycling stalls at events and road shows
• Spreading the recycling message through local networks

To be a champion you need to be a local resident and over 17. You don’t need previous experience in recycling, just a willingness to learn and encourage others to recycle more.

We will provide a full induction, recycling information pack, visits and optional training so you can learn more about recycling and waste reduction. There will also be meetings and socials so you can get to know other champions.

Being a champion is a great way to do something positive for the environment, learn more about recycling and waste reduction and meet new people with similar interests.

To apply please visit our website: www.westminster.gov.uk/volunteer-recycling-champion
and complete the form. Alternatively you can email recycling.champions@westminster.gov.uk


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Course: Facilitation Training Scotland

Organisation: Talk Action
Location: Edinburgh
Course type: Short Course
Date: 11th December 2014
Website: www.talkaction.org
Contact name: Jessica
Contact telephone: 0207 324 4775
Contact email:

This interactive course will look closely at the roles a facilitator may play and how a facilitator’s role can encourage long term community development. It will build the confidence of anyone keen to be a good facilitator and give them a solid basis on which to develop and customise their facilitation skills.

We will look closely at what facilitation is, the role facilitators may play and how facilitating can encourage long term community development. It will build the confidence of anyone keen to be a good facilitator and give them a solid basis on which to develop their own skills.

People attending this course will learn how to:

How and when to hold meetings and when to use other approaches
Build a working relationship with an existing organisation or a group of individuals
Use appropriate tools and techniques
Develop facilitation work in ways appropriate to a range of diverse communities
Deal with problematic situations
Evaluate facilitated processes
Develop their communications skills
Who should attend this course?
The event will benefit anyone working with groups of people in formal or informal settings. Whether a novice starting out, or an experienced facilitator wishing to expand on their techniques, the course will provide a valuable insight into good facilitation.

Costs
£425: Corporate/Large businesses
£328: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
Bespoke courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us at jelliott@talkaction.org for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean vegetarian buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact Jessica:
Tel: 0207 324 4774
Email: jessica@talkaction.org


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Project Officer, Community Links, Scotland

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £21,321 – £23,864 pa
Reference: SUS1316
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 10 November 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

The many exciting challenges of this role include supporting the delivery of a wide range of community link projects, including cycling and walking infrastructure, which aim to create and enhance sustainable transport links across Scotland.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have a track record in managing and monitoring technical projects to time and budget and be committed to cycling and walking and the promotion of sustainable transport. You will have experience in building strong working relationships and your ability to influence will be motivational to others. Your strong written and verbal communications skills will complement your excellent creative approach and your experience of writing and/or editing content for publications, social media and websites. A high level of IT literacy is essential as is a knowledge of design or construction of cycling and walking infrastructure.

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 to request an application. Please quote reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Monday 10 November 2014. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 20 November 2014.

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Course: Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change Scotland

This course will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to develop long-term engagement for civil society organisations, groups and individuals working on climate change and low-carbon living.

The pressing issue of climate change demands active involvement from the public: but facilitating engagement on these complex issues can be challenging. Organisations and individuals need to consider energy and climate change issues when planning their work. This course outlines why energy and climate change can be a particularly difficult issue for communities, how to overcome this, and create long-term interest in limiting and adapting to climate change.

Participants attending this course will:

Understand how community engagement can deliver lasting change on climate and energy efficiency issues.

Appreciate the reasons communities may struggle to take action on climate change, like addressing climate change myths, and how to overcome these.

Develop an understanding of links between fuel poverty and low carbon living.

Clarify methods of communication on climate change and how to create a public outreach strategy to communicate climate change.

Learn to lead discussions and campaigns on the positive aspects of low carbon living.

Develop methods for designing and implementing an action plan on reducing your carbon footprint.

Who should attend the training?

The course will benefit anyone working with or seeking to work with community organisations on behavioural changes around energy and climate change, including organisers, community workers, and activists.

The course will address methods to include both enthusiastic and less engaged communities in campaigns to limit and adapt to climate change. All participants will be given the opportunity to develop their own actions plans and receive feedback from the group.

Course materials will be available to all participants.

Costs
£425: Corporates & Large businesses
£328: Large charities, Small businesses & Public sector
£180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and Individuals

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact Jessica@talkaction.org for further details.

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact Jessica on:

Tel: 0207 324 4775
Email: Jessica@talkaction.org

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Course: Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change Ireland

This course will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to develop long-term engagement for civil society organisations, groups and individuals working on climate change and low-carbon living.

The pressing issue of climate change demands active involvement from the public: but facilitating engagement on these complex issues can be challenging. Organisations and individuals need to consider energy and climate change issues when planning their work. This course outlines why energy and climate change can be a particularly difficult issue for communities, how to overcome this, and create long-term interest in limiting and adapting to climate change.

Cost: €425: Large Businesses/Corporates €328: Large charities & public sector €180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals

Participants attending this course will:

Understand how community engagement can deliver lasting change on climate and energy efficiency issues.

Appreciate the reasons communities may struggle to take action on climate change, like addressing climate change myths, and how to overcome these.

Develop an understanding of links between fuel poverty and low carbon living.

Clarify methods of communication on climate change and how to create a public outreach strategy to communicate climate change.

Learn to lead discussions and campaigns on the positive aspects of low carbon living.

Develop methods for designing and implementing an action plan on reducing your carbon footprint.

Who should attend the training?

The course will benefit anyone working with or seeking to work with community organisations on behavioural changes around energy and climate change, including organisers, community workers, and activists.

The course will address methods to include both enthusiastic and less engaged communities in campaigns to limit and adapt to climate change. All participants will be given the opportunity to develop their own actions plans and receive feedback from the group.

Course materials will be available to all participants.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact Jessica@talkaction.org for further details.

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact Jessica on:

Tel: 0207 324 4775
Email: Jessica@talkaction.org

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Course: Facilitation Training Ireland

Organisation: Talk Action
Location: Dublin
Course type: Short Course
Date: 3rd December 2014
Cost: €180 / €328 / €425
Website: www.talkaction.org
Contact name: Jessica
Contact telephone: 0207 324 4775
Contact email:

This interactive course will look closely at the roles a facilitator may play and how a facilitator’s role can encourage long term community development. It will build the confidence of anyone keen to be a good facilitator and give them a solid basis on which to develop and customise their facilitation skills.

Good facilitation can shape the success of local discussion and shift planning meetings into enjoyable and productive processes. Facilitation skills are also important in the development and improvement of policy and practice, understanding local needs and developing more sustainable communities.

Cost: €425: Corporate/Large businesses €328: Large charities, public sector and small businesses €180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.

Participants attending this course will learn:

Identify strategies in determining how and when to hold meetings.

Build and maintain functional relationships with organisations or groups of individuals.

Use appropriate tools and techniques on setting goals for meetings and ensuring they are met.

Develop facilitation skills that are appropriate for a range of diverse communities.

Deal with problematic situations in group and individual settings and encourage dialogue.

Evaluate facilitated processes.

Who should attend this course?

The event will benefit anyone working with groups of people in formal or informal settings. Whether a novice starting out, or an experienced facilitator, wishing to expand on their techniques, the course will provide a valuable insight into good facilitation.

Course materials will be available to all participants


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Course: Volunteer Management Training Ireland

This course makes recruitment, management and, most importantly, engagement of volunteers easy. It encourages you to look closely at the motivations of volunteers and the organisations that use them, and draws on contemporary approaches including co-production and the use of non-hierarchical teams to help you and your volunteers get the most from the relationship.

Cost: €425: Large Businesses/Corporates €328: Large charities & public sector €180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals

Participants on this course will learn:

Identify reasons individuals volunteer and why these motivations are central to ensuring productive voluntary work and content volunteers.

Learn to create roles for volunteers, and how to recruit and publicise these opportunities.

Develop skills in retaining volunteer involvement: inductions, support and appraisals.

Facilitate diverse volunteer roles, including digital and online volunteering.

Understand the legal terms and parameters outlined in Voluntary Employment Law.

Introduce and implement co-production and non-hierarchical structures in volunteer relationships.

The day includes plenty of group work, exercises and discussion – you definitely won’t be staring at power point all day. You’ll also be given lots of opportunities to discuss your own experiences and develop personal strategies to support your work.

Who should attend this course?
Any organisation involved in voluntary work or volunteer-led group looking to engage others or better support each other. Whether you are conducting a borough-wide consultation, national volunteer programme, involving an intern or rejuvenating the membership of your local residents association, you will benefit from this day.

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact Jessica at Jessica@talkaction.org for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact Jessica on:

Tel: 0207 324 4775
Email: Jessica@talkaction.org

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Biodiversity Officer

Organisation: Calderdale Council
Salary: Expenses payable
Location: Halifax, Calderdale
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 06 November 14
Contact name: Hugh Firman
Contact telephone: 01422 284430
Contact email:

BACKGROUND

You will work closely with the Conservation Officer and have the opportunity to deliver a variety of ecological work and gain experience working with a wide range of people and organisations. Approximately two days a week will be spent taking a leading role in the delivery of the South Pennines Grassland Network (SPGN), which was initiated in October 2014 and aims to improve ecological networks through the restoration and enhancement of grasslands. Another key project is Get Calderdale Buzzing (GCB), which was launched in July 2014 and aims to enhance habitats for bees and other pollinators. The other two days will be spent working on a varied programme of ecological work including delivering the Local Sites project, species conservation projects, assisting the delivery of the Calderdale Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP), site management and commenting on planning applications. Formal and informal training will be provided.

This position might suit somebody with enthusiasm and commitment wanting to make a direct contribution to conserving Calderdale’s wildlife or who is looking for some valuable experience prior to gaining a paid job in the conservation sector.

CONDITIONS

This is a voluntary position for 4 days a week until 31st March 2015. Job share may be possible. Travel expenses (up to maximum of £9 per day) and lunch costs (up to £3.50 per day) may be claimed.

APPLICATIONS PROCEDURE

Job description available from hugh.firman@calderdale.gov.uk.
To apply please send a short letter stating why you want the position and why you would be suitable together with a CV, if you have one, to hugh.firman@calderdale.gov.uk by 9am on Friday 7th November 2014.

Informal interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th November. For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Hugh Firman on 01422 284430.


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