Climate Resilience Manager
£34k – £47k – p/t pro rata
Edinburgh, at the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute
To manage and deliver a portfolio of inter-related climate resilience and transformation projects, including securing new funding where appropriate
To implement Sniffer’s vision as a changemaker for a fairer and flourishing Scotland in a future climate and deliver our business strategy
- Leading, managing and/or supporting diverse and challenging portfolio of adaptation and climate resilience projects. This includes leading edge work on flood resilience policy and engagement.
- Informing climate resilience policy and practice in the context of systems change
- Providing technical expertise and leadership for specific climate resilience challenges
- Engaging with stakeholders and managing effective relationships
- Building capacity and empowering individuals and organisations to lead climate resilience and transformation work within their organisations, sectors and spheres of influence through organising training programmes and events
- Delivering Sniffer’s business strategy and securing new income
- Contribute to Sniffer’s approach to reflective learning
We are looking for candidates who have a broad experience in climate resilience, adaptation and transformation, with the expectation of an in depth knowledge of several of the following:
Technical skills, knowledge and experience
- Approaches that address transformation and systems change in relation to climate resilience – including social systems, governance models, participatory democracy and decision making
- Specific tools and innovation to support climate resilience including flood resilience, climate finance and economic analysis, risk assessments within a systems approach / data driven climate risk mapping and analytics and use of creative practice. Experience of using and interpreting climate information, scenarios, provision of adaptation services.
- Partnership building and collaboration – including understanding of how to go deeper, examine structures, and provide a route-map for action
- Place-based and/or locally led adaptation and climate resilience, including through the lens of communities and local actors. To include practical insight into climate and social justice and working with under-represented groups
- Delivering climate resilience projects in a collaborative, co-designed environment including shaping policy nationally and locally. This includes experience in facilitation, consensus building, project management and governance
- Specific tools and innovation to support climate resilience including climate finance and economic analysis, risk assessments within a systems approach / data driven climate risk mapping and analytics and use of creative practice. Experience of using and interpreting climate information, scenarios, provision of adaptation services.
- Understanding of UK and Scottish climate change legislation and practice
Business management and development
- Awareness of funding opportunities beyond public sector – in particular philanthropic funding, major donors and green finance – and ability to open the door to new funding
- Ability to develop and nurture relationships with senior leaders (public, private, third and community sector, academia and funders)
- Impact evaluation, monitoring, evaluation and learning
Communications and advocacy
- Alliance, partnership and inclusive network building framed inclusively
- Advocacy and influencing / thought leadership and empowerment
- Profile raising
- Storytelling and narratives of change
- Digital engagement
- Writing and producing briefing materials, reports, case studies and online content, webinars and presentations for a wide range of audiences in accessible language and format
Qualifications and experience
- An honours degree or postgraduate qualification in sustainability, natural sciences, economics, planning or social sciences
We envisage at least three years experience of working in a relevant professional environment
Application and the Process
For a confidential discussion about the post please get in touch with Debbie Shields or Lauryn Pringle at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
To apply, please upload your CV and supporting statement (in one document) by clicking on the link below:
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on their application matching the detail provided in the Job Description. We would therefore ask you to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role. We would also be grateful if you could include the following information:
- Current salary / package
- Current notice period
- Details of two referees (please note that referees will not be contacted until offer stage or without prior consent)
Please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application – if you do not receive this please contact Katy Gall at Aspen on 0141 212 7555.
We have provided below a note of the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which will help you plan your diary:
Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd June 2023
Candidates will be updated on the outcome of their interview by close of business on Thursday 29th June.
Interviews: Tuesday 4th July