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Environmental Placement Programme

Start Date
Mid August

24 weeks

£8.75 per hour

14 hours per week


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About the host

The 2050 Climate Group is a group of young professionals working together to educate, engage and empower young people to lead the transition to a low carbon Scotland. In 2016 the group delivered its first major programme of work, the Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP).

In February 2017, the 2050 Climate Group was incorporated as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). The group is managed by a board of trustees and assisted by a further group of operational volunteers. There is currently 1 full time employee, the Development & Operations Manager, whose job is to assist the continued growth and impact of the 2050 Climate Group.

This position would work alongside another Bright Green Business placement whose role is to provide general support. The 2050 Climate Group is an organisation for young people run by young people and as such our whole team is aged between 18-35.

As part of a new and dynamic organisation you will be expected to work closely with the team to carry out a variety of duties. The 2050 Climate Group is incubated by the charity Young Scot and the Development & Operations Manager is currently based at their central Edinburgh office.

This position marks the beginning of an exciting new phase for the organisation as we take on our first international pilot project in Malawi. This project is delivered in partnership and therefore, the post is accountable to a project supervision team comprised of individuals from the 2050 Climate Group as well as the Malawi Scotland Partnership.

This post is specifically to deliver operational and administrative support to a new pilot project, Malawi Climate Leader project, which is delivered in partnership between the 2050 Climate Group and the Malawi Scotland Partnership.  The project will be managed by a Malawi-based coordinator and supported locally by a separate Malawi-based placement holder, in addition to this Edinburgh-based position.

This post will enable the development of the 2050 Climate Group through key operational, logistical and administrative support, particularly in the delivery of the first pilot project outside of Scotland. The project has activities which will take place in both Scotland and Malawi, and this post will support the activities in Scotland, and therefore will not involve international travel. It will, however, be a key part of crucial planning and the launch phase of the project, and the potential for continuation of international work for the 2050 Climate Group.

Around 80% of time spent in this role is focussed on coordination and administration activities, and there are opportunities to get involved in a range of activities.

Crucial to this role is working between the Development & Operations Manager, board, operational volunteers as well as other key lead contacts on different activities.

Key Responsibilities

● Support communications and coordination between Scotland and
Malawi offices

● To assist and prepare the production of project evaluation reports
and other written materials.

● Management of data and information whilst adhering to data
protection policies and procedures.

● To assist in the co-ordination and delivery of all activities for the
2050 Climate Group.

● To represent the 2050 Climate Group externally where

Key Tasks

● Support the production of a detailed project plan.

● Produce content for reports on impact and engagement for
internal and external use.

● Support for operations and administration including organising
travel logistics, minute taking and co-ordinating bookings.

● Manage the group email address, respond professionally to
general enquiries and assist with newsletters.

● Assist in the collation of information for funders.

● To carry out other duties as required by the 2050 Climate Group.

Person specification

This post is intended for individuals seeking their first professional job in the environmental or international development sectors. Therefore enthusiasm for the role and a willingness to learn are more important than current skills and experience. All of the activities undertaken in this role have a huge impact on the success and smooth operating of 2050 Climate Group, and the role holder will be required to use their initiative and effectively manage their own workload, with support when required.