Opportunity: Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers

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Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers

Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking top quality people to advise arts and cultural organisations and individuals working in the sector on carbon management and reduction in one-to-one sessions in person, over the phone and by email.

We help the cultural sector to reduce its environmental impact and a large part of our work is helping people and organisations measure, report and reduce their carbon emissions from energy use, water use, travel and waste production/recycling.

Job Description

The Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers will provide one-to-one support to arts organisations and individuals introduced by CCS. The two aims of the work will be:

  • To prepare and train the clients to be able to report their carbon emissions related to travel, energy use, water use and waste disposal (as appropriate) to Creative Scotland for the financial year 2015/16. Some clients may want to report emissions relating to an earlier year.
  • To help clients develop and implement a carbon reduction plan to start to reduce their carbon emissions alongside any reporting

Creative Carbon Scotland has developed a reporting methodology and has licensed tools for these purposes and Advisers and their clients would be encouraged to make use of them. An introduction to and training in our materials and approach will be provided before the Advisers meet clients.

The Advisers will be engaged to work on a self-employed, freelance basis, either with a certain number of days’ work committed to on either side between October 2014 and March 2015, or by being included on a list of advisers who we could call upon when required, with the option of refusing the work when offered. The daily rate would be between £150 and £200, plus approved expenses, depending on the number of days of guaranteed work.

We anticipate there will be a significant need for Advisers in the Central Belt, particularly in Glasgow and the West, with some work in the Tayside, Dumfries and Galloway and Highland regions. We would prefer to work with Advisers resident in these areas to reduce unnecessary travel.

Person Specification

  • Excellent knowledge of carbon management and reduction
  • Experience of advising on carbon reduction in one to one and other situations
  • Ability to engage with people and work with them to achieve their and Creative Carbon Scotland’s aims
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy and facility with spreadsheets and similar tools
  • Awareness of the challenges relevant to SMEs in reducing carbon emissions

Understanding of the built environment and/or the cultural sector would be an advantage


Please apply by 5pm on Monday 22 September by sending an email with a CV and covering letter to Fiona.maclennan@creativecarbonscotland.com, making sure that you indicate clearly how you meet the person specification above. We will respond to all applications received by that time.

Equal opportunities and environmental policies

Creative Carbon Scotland aims to be an equal opportunities employer and we will consider all applications equally in line with our policy which is available here. All staff are expected to comply with our Environmental Policy which is available here.

Further information

For more information please visit our website www.creativecarbonscotland.com. If you have any further enquiries, please contact Fiona MacLennan at the address above or call 0131 529 7909.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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