Community & Outreach Engagement Officer West of Scotland

THE AFRO-CARIBBEAN GOOD LIFE ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE

Job Description and Person Specification

Post Title: Community & Outreach Engagement Officer West of Scotland

The project aims: The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental Initiative aims at stimulating, supporting and encouraging African and Caribbean Community resilience and sustainability towards low carbon community around Glasgow and West of Scotland.           

Reporting to: CEO Next Step Initiative and Board of Management

Main Purpose of  Post: Delivery of Project aims, fostering good relationships with the African and Caribbean Communities and coordination of the Outreach and Engagement Programme in West of Scotland, developing new partnerships, and the supervision and support of volunteers.

Main Relationships:  African and Caribbean community Organisations in Glasgow/West of Scotland, Home Energy Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland

Terms & Condition: Fixed Term contract from 1st June 2018 to 31st March 2020

Contract Value: –£15,696 (including employer NI & 4%pension contributions) Minimum input toward the project will be 25 hours per week

Office Base: Glasgow but with responsibility in West of Scotland

The scope of the job: Your Role
As part of the team at Next Step Initiative, you will be part of a team to deliver the new ‘’The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental  Initiative’’. You will successfully develop and deliver against an ambitious project plan, and ensure high-quality delivery

  • Reduction of family Carbon footprint/Energy Consumption and applying energy efficient practice.
  • Contribute toward the cut down of carbon emission by 455 tonnes co2e (lifetime)from 300 African and Caribbean household around Glasgow and West of Scotland.(responsible for 150 households in West of Scotland)
  • Improving behavioural change, the lifestyle of individual & families’ practices which will reduce primary and secondary carbon footprint/emission.
  • Improve community sustainability by training 20 climate champions and 300 individuals from the community on energy saving and efficiency, change of lifestyle towards environmentally friendly practices.
  • Overall responsibility for recruitment/induction and training of volunteers

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the outreach and engagement programme with the community groups (mainly with isolated African and Caribbean groups) in West of Scotland
  • Coordinate, plan and deliver home visit, energy advise to over 150 households in West of Scotland over the period of the project
  • Coordinate the use of ABCi media (Radio & TV) to deliver climate change programs on a weekly basis
  • Coordinate training of community champions and equipping them with the knowledge to use energy saving gadgets and to pass the knowledge to the communities
  • Work with the rest of the team and NSI CEO to develop and implement climate change information apps for update and accessibility of information
  • Oversee recruitment and support Energy Champions and volunteers covering West of Scotland.
  • Coordinate the development of video about the project learning where community members will talk about their journey toward low carbon lifestyle
  • Coordinate home energy audits within African and Caribbean households in West of Scotland, raise awareness of Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme and make referrals to Home Energy Scotland as required
  • Submit a monthly report to NSI CEO
  • Carry out other appropriate duties as required.

Personal Training and Development

  • Undertake appropriate training where necessary

How to Apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter (Max two pages) outlining why you are applying and your suitability for the role. The letter should speak directly to the responsibilities, Key Competencies, skills and experience outlined in the job description. Please also return a completed equality and diversity monitoring form. The detailed Role description, person specification, equality and diversity monitoring form can be found at Application Park Community Engagement & Outreach Officer West Of Scotland

Applications should be sent to recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk or telephone 01414402700

Please include your name and ‘’ Community & Outreach Engagement Officer West of Scotland’’The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental  Initiative in the email line

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 10th May 2018.

Interview Date:   Thursday, 24th   May  2018.

Next Step Initiative is a Registered Scottish Charity Incorporation Organisation in Scotland and Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO14305. Registered Office: Africa House, 300 Broomloan Road, Glasgow, G51 2JQ

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