To manage the Training for a Sustainable and Carbon saving Community project for Forward Coupar Angus with the aim of reducing the legacy carbon footprint of the town.
With funding from the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), FCA are now seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to act as a Project Manager for the Training for a Sustainable and Carbon-saving Community project.
The Project Manager will work in close partnership with the Growing Leader, the Training Leader and the Active Travel Leader, also funded by the CCF as part of the Training for a Sustainable and Carbon-saving Community Project.
Over the last 8 years Forward Coupar Angus (FCA) has delivered a range of environmental and social projects in the town and has recently created a qualification in Climate Literacy. FCA is now looking to link the legacy of these previous projects with a new project based on providing training to deliver the Climate Literacy qualification; to further develop market garden; promote active travel and to work more closely with pupils in Blairgowrie High School and its feeder primary.
The Project Manager will report directly to the Development Officer of Forward Coupar Angus. The Growing Leader, Training Leader and Active Travel Leader will report directly to the Project Manager. The Project Manager will also co-ordinate volunteer workers who help deliver the various FCA projects, in particularly the CCF funded projects.
ROLE OF FORWARD COUPAR ANGUS
The role of FCA is to assist with the social, economic and environmental development of the Perthshire town of Coupar Angus and the role of the Project Manager will relate to all three of these objectives. Through our projects, FCA has gained considerable support in and around the town for adopting carbon reducing behaviours and there is now real potential to help more people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make carbon reducing behaviours an easier long-term choice and reduce carbon emissions in the town.
KEY RESULT AREAS/ AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- To manage the day-to-day HR side of the project.
- To manage volunteers and organise relevant training and development.
- To work closely with the Growing Leader, the Training Leader and the Active Travel Leader to ensure they are working towards the respective and collaborative project outcomes.
- To work with the Growing Leader to establish an effective link between Market Garden produce, the High Street Store and other ways to promote its produceand find customers.
- To work with the Training Leader to ensure consistency of training over all the arms of the project.
- To work with the Active Travel Leader and explore collaborations with similar groups and surrounding trusts to promote the benefits of Active Travel.
- To oversee the induction of new volunteers and trainees.
- To link with other local groups who may wish their volunteers and leaders to attend training in Climate Literacy.
- To oversee the relevant Climate Literacy training for volunteers and staff.
- To maintain records of volunteer hours and training.
- To manage data protection.
- To manage the publicity associated with the project.
- To establish working links with other local and national bodies and groups.
- To calculate the carbon reduction achieved by the parts of this project for which they are responsible.
- To keep up to date financial records for the project and prepare the financial reports for the CCF.
- To take part in objective setting and regular appraisal.
- To produce monthly reports for FCA on progress against the project objectives.
- To produce quarterly reports and the final report for the CCF
ASSIGNMENT, GENERATION AND REVIEW OF WORK
Work is generated as in the TASCC Grant Application form. The work plan of the Project Manager will be developed in conjunction with an FCA Director of FCA with responsibility for carbon literacy.
COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
- An effective team player with excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
- An ability to liaise with the general public, the Directors of FCA and a wide range of professionals involved in environmental issues, carbon reduction, training and education, food growing, food production, active travel, cycling and related areas.
- Ability to understand a range of cultural beliefs and backgrounds.
- Ability to communicate effectively with the public and participants at workshops and training events.
- Ability to deal sensitively with individuals who may be vulnerable and traumatised and in a position of poor educational attainment, food or fuel poverty.
- Ability to deliver training to a range of individuals.
- Ability to manage casual staff and volunteers.
- Ability to maintain confidential records.
The postholder will normally be located at the High Street Store in Coupar Angus but will work in a wide range of other venues and different circumstances during events and workshops.
QUALIFICATIONS AND/ OR EXPERIENCE FOR THE POST
Qualification and Training
Essential – educated to HND level or beyond, or with equivalent experience, training in project management, broad knowledge of Climate Literacy
Desirable – qualifications in environmental studies, training, business management, managing behaviour change, food growing, food leadership; Health and Safety training; food hygiene / safety training.
Essential – experience in project management, the field of carbon reduction, food growing; managing staff or volunteers; report writing
Desirable – working with minority groups; experience of staff or volunteer training; working with FE Colleges or schools; running a business
Knowledge and Skills
Essential – ability to work with minimum supervision; broad knowledge of climate literacy; project management skills; IT skills; excellent communication skills; numeracy skills sufficient to maintain accurate financial records; writing skills sufficient to produce written reports.
Desirable – Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation; knowledge of food hygiene / safety; ability to lead workshops.