Networking event 31st May update

The recent networking event was a full house with 29 people attending.   Here are the presentations:

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Crispin Hayes

‘Introduction to Fife Communities Climate Action Network’ – Crispin Hayes, Fife Communities CAN Steering Group Member outlined the aims, members and activities of the network.

See presentation slides here

 

 

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Carolyn Bell

‘Introduction to the Fife Environmental Partnership’ – Carolyn Bell, Technical Officer, Resource Efficient Solutions, Climate change and Zero waste.  Carolyn introduced the Fife Environmental Partnership, its members, and their timetable for developing the Sustainable Energy Climate Action Plan for Fife, commenting on how it fits into the current Climate Change Strategy, and indicating the opportunities for communities to engage along the process.

See presentation slides here

 

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Elizabeth Leighton

‘Local authorities and community groups: getting the best for your project through supportive partnership a report for Scottish Communities Climate Action Network.  Elizabeth Leighton, Co-author of and also Chair of Scotland’s Climate Challenge Fund Grants panel outlined key findings from this report on how community groups could work better with local authorities to tackle climate change.

See presentation slides here

 

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Ruth Wolstenholme

‘Community Engagement Adaptation Learning Exchange and other initiatives helping communities to become resilient to climate change’ Ruth Wolstenholme, Managing Director of Sniffer described the work of  the Adaptation Scotland programme to support communities (eg Climate Ready Communities) to help ensure that Scotland is prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of climate change.

See presentation slides here

 

 

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Next networking event – 31st May, book now!

The next networking event of the Fife Communities Climate Change Network is on the 31st May at Rothes Hall,  Glenrothes 10 am – 2pm.

Book your place here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fife-communities-climate-action-network-for-a-low-carbon-and-resilient-fife-tickets-25250104743

Please come along to share ideas and information and learn about the work of others that will help communities to engage in climate change. Following a series of speakers, there will be time to discuss community based actions, finishing with a networking lunch.

Talks/Speakers

‘Introduction to the Fife Environmental Partnership’ – Carolyn Bell, Technical Officer, Resource Efficient Solutions, Climate change and Zero waste.

Carolyn will introduce the Fife Environmental Partnership, its members, and their timetable for developing the Sustainable Energy Climate Action Plan for Fife, commenting on how it fits into the current Climate Change Strategy, and indicating the opportunities for communities to engage along the process.

‘Local authorities and community groups: getting the best for your project through supportive partnership’ a report for Scottish Communities Climate Action Network.  Elizabeth Leighton, Co-author of and also Chair of Scotland’s Climate Challenge Fund Grants panel.   This report explores how community groups could work better with local authorities to tackle climate change.

‘Community Engagement Adaptation Learning Exchange and other initiatives helping communities to become resilient to climate change’ Ruth Wolstenholme, Managing Director of Sniffer (managing Adaptation Scotland). Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to communities via its Climate Ready Communities work to help ensure that Scotland is prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of climate change.

We hope you can make the event.  Please tell others.

 

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Job opportunities – Greener Kirkcaldy

Development Worker – full time (part time would be considered); fixed term to 31st March 2017 initially with possibility of extension; salary in the range £21,000 – £25,000.

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change, social justice and community development. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet.

We are recruiting for an experienced Development Worker to join our Community Engagement Team. This is an exciting opportunity if you have a passion for engaging communities in: climate change; eating well through food and growing projects; reducing waste; and encouraging everyone to ‘go greener together’.

We are looking for someone with proven experience of working in community development or environmental education. Experience of planning and delivering practical food and growing activities would be a particular advantage for this post. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, experience of delivering activities to groups, the ability to work with a range of people, and work well in a team as well as on your own.

We will consider requests for part-time hours.

Download the full job description and application form:
Job Description (PDF)
Person Specification (PDF)
Application Form (Word)

Application forms should be submitted to jobs@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 18th April. Applications must be submitted using the application form – we will not accept CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 April. For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Geraldine O’Riordan ongeraldine@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk or 01592 858458.

Energy Advisors – full-time and part-time posts; fixed term to 31st March 2017 initially, with possibility of extension; salary in the range £21,000 to £25,000.

Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We are concerned about climate change, social justice and community development. We would like to see a future where everyone is able to heat their home affordably, eat well, and tread more lightly on our planet.

We lead the ‘Cosy Kingdom’ partnership of organisations who deliver energy and fuel poverty advice services for householders across Fife – including community engagement on energy efficiency and micro-renewables, and advice on tariffs and switching. The service helps people stay warm while spending a lower proportion of their income on fuel, and develops skills and confidence for participants to take more control of their energy use and bills.

Our team of Energy Advisors deliver energy advice work in south, west and central Fife, making home energy advice visits, delivering talks and workshops on saving energy, and attending events to raise the profile of the service.

We are looking for experienced Energy Advisors with excellent communication skills and a genuine desire to tackle fuel poverty and to help our community go greener. We have two posts available: full-time and part-time.

Download the full job descriptions, person specifications and application form here –

Job Description (full time) (PDF)
Person Specification (full time) (PDF)
Job Description (part time) (PDF)
Person Specification (part time) (PDF)
Application Form (Word)

Applications should be submitted to jobs@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 18th April 2016. Please make it clear whether you are applying for the full-time or the part-time post. Interviews will be held on Thursday 28th April 2016.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Bruce McCall, Energy Advice Team Leader, on 01592 858458 or bruce@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk.

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Job opportunities – Falkland Stewardship Trust

Local Food Works

Local Food Works is a Climate Challenge Fund project that is being led by Falkland Stewardship Trust in partnership with community members who are passionate about providing easier access to local food. Through this project we plan to offer a range of events and activities to help create a more sustainable, resilient and healthy local food economy that will lead to a reduction in carbon emissions.

We are looking for a project team to help deliver this work. Applications are invited for the posts of Project Coordinator and Community Gardener.

Community Gardener – application deadline 8th April with interviews taking place on Friday 15th April.

Project Coordinator – application deadline 15th April with interviews taking place on Monday 25th April.

Full job descriptions and application forms can be found on our website at, http://www.centreforstewardship.org.uk/work-with-us/

These are both part time posts funded to 31st March 2017. Posts can be either salaried or contract.

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New Facilitator starts networking

We are really pleased to announce that Julian Holbrook has been appointed as Facilitator for FCCAN.  He will be working with community groups and other stakeholders over the next 10 months delivering our aims around climate action.  We’ll leave Julian to introduce himself in a future post. But we’ll all really excited that we now have a member of staff – albeit part-time – to help deliver for communities across Fife.

The part-time post is funded by the Investing in Ideas strand of the Big Lottery.

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