We’re Recruiting! Climate Officers (x2)
Following last week’s announcement that the GSA Biosphere has been awarded £140,000 in funding by the Scottish Government to lead a new Climate Action Hub for Dumfries & Galloway, we’re pleased to now be recruiting for two Climate Officer posts. These are full time initially until March 2024 with extension until March 2025 awaiting funding approval. We anticipate one Climate Officer to focus on the east of the region (Annandale, Eskdale and Nithsdale), and the other the west (Wigtown and Stewartry), and also expect them to work as a team sharing their expertise and knowledge. Experience in community development and a solid understanding of climate change, impacts, and building resilience is essential for these roles. The link to apply is further down this page.
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 help groups identify and secure funding opportunities
- To facilitate networking and shared learning
- To ensure a more joined-up approach to tackling climate change at a regional level
We are looking for confident, outgoing individuals to deliver this new programme of support for regional climate action that will be one of up to 20 Climate Hubs in Scotland.
In leading the D&G Climate Hub the GSA Biosphere will coordinate and share best practice tools to support action in addressing the challenges of climate change. Taking a place-based approach that combines experience and innovation, the hub will focus on issues specific to communities in D&G. These will include climate impacts on food production, energy provision, transport, and the cost of living, and the local response to extreme weather events such as fire and flood. Climate Hubs have been successfully trialled in the Highlands and Aberdeenshire, with more planned across Scotland over the next two years.
The announcement of the D&G Climate Hub was made during Scotland’s Climate Week (25th September – 1st October) during which the Scottish Government and other agencies try to raise awareness of Net Zero goals. Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to declare a climate emergency in 2019, and has a target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2045, five years earlier than the rest of the UK.
For further information on the Climate Officer posts and how to apply please visit our Vacancies page, which includes a Job Description and Application Form to download. If you have any queries or would like to discuss the roles, please contact GSAB’s Community & Education lead, Jenna Cains, via firstname.lastname@example.org.