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4th April 2024

We’re hiring! Join our team as a Climate Officer for D&G

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 established 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 (pictured above) 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.

Your base would be a hybrid of the GSAB office in Newton Stewart (DG8 6JR), home working, and potentially partner organisations, depending on area covered. This is a full time post (37.5hrs p/w) with a fixed term contract until 31st March 2025. Gross salary is £28,132. Weekend and out of hours working are likely to be part of this role, for which time off in lieu will be given.

To find out more and apply please visit our Vacancies page which includes the downloadable job description (PDF) and application form (Word). Find out more about the D&G Climate Hub please click here.

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 19th April 2024.

Any questions? Please contact our Community & Education Lead Officer, Jenna Cains, via jenna@gsabiosphere.org.uk.

 

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