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Job description

At the Eco Centre our mission is to empower people to live and work sustainably. We inform, inspire and enable people to take action on climate change and the environment.

What we do

Our focus is on practical help so people can reduce carbon, live sustainably and combat climate change.

We’ve developed an innovative approach to helping people make that transition to sustainable living that has the potential of being scaled up and used nationwide – putting us on the road to zero carbon. We’re working closely with communities to pilot and develop the scheme.

In the next 12 months we planning an events programme to engage inspire the public and businesses, and for collaboration and co-creation for climate action innovation.

The next step will be a regional sustainability hub – a visitor attraction with hands-on activities. A go-to destination, training facility, and events/exhibition space – and a resource base for outreach and schools’ programmes.


How you can help

As Volunteer Management Board Member, you’ll lead the recruitment management of volunteers, for local/community projects and to support the running of the organisation and its programmes and operations. You will have a key role in developing a network of green champions for the Eco Centre and the community-based Climate Action Plan initiative.

Your input in the development of engagement programmes, and volunteer support for our work will help us have a major impact on the drive to Zero Carbon.

Key information:

Responsible to: The board and membership

Working Location: Generally remote working but the ability to attend events in the South West is essential. Being within easy travelling distance our of current outreach pilot project areas of Taunton and Bridgwater would be an advantage.

Location Requirements: Preferably living or working in the South West. Regulations permit only a limited no. of directors from outside the area of benefit.

Hours: Minimum of 6-8 hours a month. Flexible

Renumeration: None. Voluntary. Expenses only.

How to apply: Click the Quick Apply button below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and answer a few short screening questions about your relevant skills and motivation. Please also submit a cover letter saying why you would like to be a board member and what skills you will bring to our board, operations and plans.

Closing date: 31 July 2023.

Interviews may take place in the week August or September.

Applicants can contact us for an informal discussion.

Please note, we’re actively reviewing applications and interviews will be held on a rolling basis. The ad may close early if a successful candidate is found.”

What you’ll be doing

As a hands-on board member, you’ll:

  • Develop and implement volunteer recruitment & management programmes and support systems/provision.
  • Lead on the management of volunteers.
  • Ensure that there are appropriate training programmes
  • Work closely with the community outreach manager/team to build and support a local volunteer team/network in Climate Action Plan pilot areas.
  • Help develop a programme for a network of supporters and/or green champions
  • Be joining newly enlarged team, steering and developing the Eco Centre, helping it to realise its ambition of a Sustainability Centre for the South West.
  • Play an important part in developing strategy and ensuring the organisation is well run and able to deliver, and step up, its impact on climate change and sustainability.
  • Contribute to the day-to day running of the organisation and/or its operations.

What are the requirements?

This unique opportunity is for you if you…

  • Are experienced in volunteer recruitment & management
  • Have developed volunteer training support provision.
  • Have experience of working with volunteers at levels including at the neighbourhood level
  • Have worked with deprived or marginalised communities would be an advantage.
  • Can work effectively with others to identify, analyse, and solve problems.
  • Can use your experience and knowledge to make considered judgements
  • Have a commitment to action on climate change/sustainability.

This position is open to people residing in the UK only.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter saying why you would like to be a board member and what skills you will bring to our board, operations and plans.
You can request an informal discussion, please let us know in the cover letter.

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Eco-Centre CBS Limited View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5

To empower people to live and work sustainably. We aim to inform, inspire and enable people to take action on climate change and the environment.

Posted on: 02 July 2024
Closing date: 31 July 2024 at 17:24
Job ref: VMBM -CJ1
Tags: Campaigns,Training / Learning,Volunteering Management

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