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Programme Coordinator

Part-time

£23,083 - £24,969 pro-rata (between £11,364 and £18,439 per annum)

Home-based

Closing Thursday 18th April 2019 at 5pm

 

12 months contract, for minimum 960 to maximum 1440 annualised hours (average 2.5 to 3.75 days per week).

Monthly equivalent 80 to 120 hours, earning between £947 and £1,536 per month.

5% employer’s pension contribution

 

Role 

We are looking for a new Programme Coordinator in an exciting opportunity to support local churches of all denominations in addressing climate change and “caring for God’s creation”. 

This role is ideal for someone looking to work part-time flexible hours from home, with a knowledge of environmental issues and awareness of Scotland’s churches.

The Programme Coordinator will develop and implement a detailed work plan to encourage existing eco-congregations, recruit new ones and support our local voluntary networks.

This is a part-time post based on annualised hours aggregated over twelve months, working from home with extensive travel across Scotland. Although we encourage public transport, working with volunteers will require some evening and weekend visits by car and occasional overnight stays.

Due to the seasonal nature of the work and the number of evening meetings, flexible working arrangements are necessary. Applicants will be able to work around their own circumstances, taking into account existing family, work or church commitments.

 

Main duties

     Building and maintaining effective working relationships with Eco-Congregation Scotland staff and local churches.

     Working with congregations to increase the level of their environmental activities and encourage carbon reduction behaviour change.

     Delivering our Eco-Congregation Awards scheme, providing support for potential applicants, recruiting and training volunteer assessors, arranging assessment visits and issuing award letters.

     Working with our other Programme Co-ordinator to provide support across Scotland, attending meetings of local networks and assisting them to function independently as volunteer-led groups.

     Promotional work including recruitment workshops, writing articles and press releases, contributing content for our website and monthly newsletter, giving talks and assisting with organisation of our Annual Gathering.

     Preparing and maintaining programme information, including workplan and reports, monitoring and reporting progress against plans and costs.

 

Key skills and attributes

 

Knowledge and experience

     Educated to graduate level, or an equivalent level of experience.

     Experience in community education, community development, environmental education, development education, public engagement or a related field.

     Demonstrable commitment to promoting action on climate change and other environmental issues

     An awareness of Scotland’s churches, with desirable experience of ecumenical working.

     Ability to work from home and travel throughout Scotland.

     Driving licence and access to a car.

 

Skills and competence

     Good networking skills, able to engage and build effective relationships with stakeholders and congregations.

     Flexible approach, able to use own initiative, finding imaginative and practical solutions.

     Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, able to communicate with diverse audiences.

     Able to handle own administrative duties including email and social media, databases and word processing.

     Able to work proactively and independently, organising and prioritising own workload.

 

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your reasons for interest, suitability for the role and all relevant skills and experience to manager@ecocongregationscotland.org

For more information please call Stephen Curran on 0131 240 2274

 

Application notes

There are 26 days annual paid leave each year which runs from 1 January to 31 December.  Entitlement is based on full weeks worked.   There are also 9 statutory holidays.

Eco-Congregation Scotland will make a contribution of 5% salary into an approved workplace pension scheme of the employee’s choice.

In order to comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, the successful candidate will be asked to provide document(s) confirming their eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Eco-Congregation Scotland was founded in 2000 as a voluntary organisation, registered as a charity in 2010 and became a SCIO in 2018. We have grown to become the largest movement of community-based environment groups in Scotland with around 450 registered congregations.  As an ecumenical charity we work with local churches of all denominations in addressing climate change.

We are now recognised as an international leader in faith action for the environment. We challenge church members and congregations to promote care for creation through worship, campaigning and practical action to tackle climate change in their own lives, their churches and local communities, addressing climate justice here and around the world.

There are up to 12 Trustees of the Board of the Charity, which normally meets 4 times a year, with an Annual Gathering in the Spring, covering the AGM and development for members. The 2019 Annual Gathering takes place on Saturday 30th March in Dundee's Gate Church.

Our current staffing is a Manager, an Environmental Chaplain and the remainder part-time staff: a Projects Officer and Membership & Office Administrator who are based in our Edinburgh office, along with two Programme Coordinators who work from home and support our local networks across Scotland. We also work closely in partnership with the Church of Scotland's Climate Change Officer, sharing office space in Edinburgh.

  

Eco-Congregation Scotland

121 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4YN

0131 240 2274

www.ecocongregationscotland.org

www.facebook.com/ecocongregationscotland

www.twitter.com/ecocongregation


Eco-Congregation Scotland is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Scottish Charity number: SC041287