Role: Sustainable Travel & Transport Coordinator
Project: The Sustainable Island Life Project
Contract: Fixed Term, Until 31st March 2021
Full-time: 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 22nd April 2019
Arran Eco Savvy has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, reliable, competent and confident individual to take on the role as Sustainable Travel & Transport Coordinator. You will be part of an exciting multi-faceted energy, travel, and sustainable food project funded through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. You will play an integral part in the delivery of the project and it is essential that you are a self-starter, adaptable and driven to make a difference to Arran’s environmental improvement and protection.
You will be responsible for coordination of all aspects of the The Sustainable Island Life Project’s sustainable travel strand. This will include an island wide eBike low carbon travel scheme, Arran’s first green transport map, a volunteer lift share scheme, a bike maintenance tool library, and a series of low-carbon travel related community consultation roadshows, workshops and events.
- Overseeing the systems and processes of the project’s low carbon travel objectives to ensure effective operations.
- Recruiting volunteers. Promoting responsibility through the delegation of specific roles including repairing bicycles, buddying, training in cycle commuting, and promotion of active travel and project activities.
- Contributing to progress. Monitoring and evaluation reports for the carbon cutting/waste reduction activities.
- Working with partnership organisations to run a series of outreach events promoting cycling and available cycling infrastructures to enable people to make use of low-carbon transport modes.
- Partnerships, including carbon reporting for funders and contributing to new transport initiatives.
- Working closely with the Project Manager to coordinate project communications, inputting content for newsletters, social media and other promotional activities to maintain high project visibility and publicity to continuously increase community support and engagement.
- Attend carbon literacy training so carbon literacy can be a part of each event, or workshop.
- Upon completion of training, you will confidently speak on energy efficient behaviours and promotion of low carbon living and climate change.
- Liaise and maintain great productive relationships with delivery partners and stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
- Be an ambassador for the Charity as well as conscientious low-carbon lifestyles.
Planning and Organising
- Plan own workload and activities, and delegate effectively to volunteers, to ensure effective service delivery.
- Prioritise and organise ongoing programmes of work efficiently.
- Guide and coordinate volunteers working on project activities.
- Oversee recording of carbon accounts.
- Deal with complexity in project implementation and prioritise well.
- Engage volunteers through training, and guidance by example.
- Develop solutions to ensure all volunteers and workshop participants feel supported to take ownership of the project.
- Use a variety of written, verbal and other approaches to deliver programmes.
- Influence others, to gain acceptance and commitment to carbon reduction.
- Maintain ongoing event programme with timings coordinated with rest of the team.
- Design and deliver activities to maximise service quality, efficiency and continuity.
- Work with board members on organisational decisions to agree resources and budget needed for each project activity.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Managing teams of volunteers – experienced in how to delegate to and empower them.
- Able to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders to solve problems.
- Strong communication and teamwork skills for a fast-paced working environment.
- Experience of promoting events for community engagement.
- Able to work on own initiative and organise own time/workload.
- Full proficiency Microsoft Office especially Word & Excel.
- A high level of empathy and respect for people with different backgrounds and ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication.
- A creative approach to engaging others and solving problems.
- Experience in an environmental/social enterprise/not for profit organisation.
- A good understanding of carbon and waste related environmental challenges.
- Working knowledge of behaviour change and the Scottish Government ISM Toolkit.
- Familiarity with Carbon Accounting tools and processes.
- HNC/HND, SVQ2, NC, or a Degree in a related field or equivalent relevant experience
- 6 GCSE/Highers grade C or above.
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Eco Savvy Community Shop, Shore Road, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran. KA27 8PR.