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4th April 2024

We’re Hiring! F/T Climate Officer for the D&G Climate Hub

In 2023 the GSA Biosphere Partnership was awarded the role of hosting the Dumfries & Galloway Community Climate Action Hub (D&G Climate Hub), part of the newly establishing national network of Community Climate Action Hubs. Community Climate Action Hubs are a Scottish Government initiative designed to provide a strategic regional approach to climate action across Scotland. Their core functions include:

• To build awareness of the climate emergency and actions local groups can take
• To facilitate networking and shared learning
• To ensure a more joined-up approach to tackling climate change at a regional level

After initiating activity in November 2023, the D&G Climate Hub has been driven forward by two Climate Officers delivering a range of community workshops, training and engagement on climate, and facilitating a seed fund that has already supported 26 community projects. The Hub has focussed on building and strengthening the regional community climate network, and resourcing community groups to move their ideas forward. The GSA Biosphere Partnership has recently secured funding from Scottish Government to continue development of the D&G Climate Hub’s delivery for a further year through the expansion of the team to three people.

The Role

We are now seeking a Climate Officer to join our existing team to support delivery of the D&G Climate Hub. Our two current Officers cover the east and west of Dumfries & Galloway, and we hope the new officer will focus primarily on upper and lower Nithsdale including Dumfries. However, as always, we would like our Officers to work collaboratively and support each other, so there will be flexibility in the geographic region.

Post Title: Climate Officer
Base: Newton Stewart / Home / Partner Organisation (depending on location covered)
Reporting to: Community and Education Lead Officer
Gross Salary: £28,132
Pension Contribution: Employer contribution of 8% of salary
Contract Period: Fixed-term until 31st March 2025.
Contract Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week). We will consider job sharing for this role and therefore welcome applications from candidates who can work between 18.75 hours (2.5 days) and 37.5 hours (5 days per week). Weekend and out of hours working are likely to be part of this role, for which time off in lieu will be given.

For further details of the job description and person specification, please download the PDF document below. To apply for this post, please download the Application Form (Word document).

Job Description – Climate Officer

Application Form – Climate Officer

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 19th April 2024
Proposed interview date: Thursday 25th April 2024
We would be hoping for an immediate start or as soon as possible.
Application forms must be completed although you are welcome to also submit a covering letter and CV.

All applications to be submitted electronically, as PDF documents, to info@gsabiosphere.org.uk
Please save each file as the following:
• YourNameClimateApplicationForm.pdf
• YourNameClimateCV.pdf
• YourNameClimateCoveringLetter.pdf

For further information or to discuss the role please contact Jenna Cains, Lead Officer Community and Education via jenna@gsabiosphere.org.uk or tel. 07436 030 223.

 

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