Creative Carbon Scotland is looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join their team to assist in the collection and analysis of the first Carbon Management Plans of Creative Scotland’s 121 Regularly Funded Organisations.
CarbonÂ Management Planning Officer
Reports to:Â Ben Twist, Director, Creative Carbon Scotland
Salary:Â Â£25,000Â pro rataÂ (2 days per week/0.4FTE) for 16 weeks,Â resulting inÂ a rate ofÂ Â£192/week orÂ Â£12.82/hour)
Application deadline:Â Midnight, Sunday 29 July
Start date:Â Monday 3 SeptemberÂ or as soon as possible thereafter
Carbon Management Planning
121Â organisations currently receivingÂ RegularÂ FundingÂ fromÂ Creative Scotland,Â Scotlandâ€™s development body for the arts, screen and creative industries, areÂ for the first timeÂ required to develop and submit a Carbon Management Plan by September this year.Â Creative Carbon ScotlandÂ has provided advice and training to the Regular Funded Organisations (RFOs) andÂ weÂ willÂ nowÂ manage the submission process,Â and this will include analysisÂ of plansÂ and provision of feedback to the submitting organisations and to Creative Scotland.Â Â
TheÂ Carbon Management Planning Officer will beÂ responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of theÂ submission process and will lead on the analysis and feedback, working with our Carbon Reduction Project Manager. They will beÂ given full training and an opportunity toÂ contribute to theÂ design of theÂ submission and analysis process for this world-leading requirement.Â Feedback sessions with submitting organisations will be interactive and will provide an excellent opportunityÂ for the appointeeÂ toÂ learn about Scotlandâ€™sÂ creativeÂ sectorÂ and strengthen their knowledge of practical carbon management by SMEs.Â
BackgroundÂ Â Â
Creative Carbon Scotland â€“ a charity initiated by Festivals Edinburgh and founder members the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network â€“ is working toÂ help shapeÂ a sustainable Scotland.Â Â
Our vision is of aÂ Scotland where the essential role ofÂ culture in the transformational changeÂ to a sustainableÂ futureÂ isÂ fully recognised, developed and utilisedÂ by both the cultural and the sustainability worlds.Â Â
Our mission is toÂ connect the Cultural Sector with others working towards transformational change in societyâ€™s thinking on climate change.Â
Job DescriptionÂ Â
Main purpose of job:
- ToÂ leadÂ theÂ submission process, receipt and analysis ofÂ and reporting onÂ Carbon Management Planning reports from 121 organisations receiving Regular Funding from Creative ScotlandÂ
The post holder will be responsible forÂ Â
TrackingÂ and reviewingÂ submissionsÂ (15%)Â byÂ Â
- Ensuring Carbon Management plans are received from all Regular Funded OrganisationsÂ and follow up late submissionsÂ
- Reviewing all Carbon Management Plans against agreed criteria to categorise the level of feedback required,Â from 1 (satisfactory) to 4 (non-compliant)
- ProvidingÂ acknowledgement and feedback with suggestions for further action
- Recording resulting advice on further action required.Â
AnalysingÂ dataÂ (20%)Â on responseÂ tracking spreadsheet to calculate compliance rates, types of plan submitted, proposed emissions and cost savings.Â
PreparationÂ ofÂ reportsÂ (20%)Â on the result of data analysis for Creative Scotlandâ€™s technical teamÂ
Disseminating report findingsâ€¯(10%)â€¯through:Â Â
- executive summaries for key, partners,â€¯stakeholders and participants;Â
- resource publishing on the Creative Carbon Scotland websiteÂ
- news blog and associated social media using the Creative Carbon Scotland online platforms.Â
- LiaisingÂ with Creative Scotlandâ€™sÂ and Creative Carbon Scotlandâ€™sÂ communication teamsÂ to supportÂ communicationÂ to the wider Creative sectorÂ
Post submission support (25%)
- Providing support toÂ Regular Funded Organisations categorised in groups 3 and 4 through telephone calls or webinarsÂ
TakingÂ part inÂ internal and externalÂ meetingsÂ (10%)Â to report on progress andÂ contribute to this area of workÂ Â
- A good understanding ofÂ CarbonÂ ManagementÂ Â
- Ability to use Excel to analyse data and create reportsÂ
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presenting to audiencesÂ
- A high degree of numeracyÂ
- AbilityÂ withÂ Microsoft programmes includingÂ Access/Powerpoint/MS Office/Outlook/SharepointÂ
- FacilityÂ with common online toolsÂ Including Mailchimp, Survey Monkey,Â DoodleÂ Â
- Ability toÂ run online meetingsÂ
- Ability to make a strong contribution to the Creative Carbon Scotland teamÂ
- Flair and imaginationÂ
- KnowledgeÂ ofÂ theÂ culturalÂ sectorÂ
- KnowledgeÂ ofÂ the sustainabilityÂ and climate changeÂ sectorÂ
- Knowledge of behaviour changeÂ Â
- Familiarity withÂ WordpressÂ content developmentÂ Â
How to apply
Please send a CV with a covering letter explaining why you would like to workÂ in this roleÂ for Creative Carbon Scotland,Â clearlyÂ evidencing howÂ you fit the person specification, saying where you found out about the job and confirming that you have completed the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey (see below). Applications must be sent by email toÂ email@example.comÂ byÂ midnight onÂ SundayÂ 29 July.
Interviews will be held onÂ Friday 3 AugustÂ inÂ EdinburghÂ andÂ the appointee would need to be available toÂ start by the first week of September.
For an informal conversation about the job please contact Ben Twist on the address above or call 0131 529 7909.
Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to equalities and welcomes applications from all qualifiedÂ candidates: we will make reasonable adjustmentsÂ where necessary to enable people withÂ particular needsÂ or requirements to work with us.Â Our Equal Opportunities Policy is available on our website.Â Â Please complete theÂ Equal Opportunities MonitoringÂ survey hereÂ andÂ confirm that you have done so inÂ your application â€“ thisÂ isÂ anonymousÂ and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.
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 publicâ€™s emotions, values and ideas.