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If you want to bounce out of bed in the morning for a job you love, the green economy is the best place to be.

Why go green?

The green sector is an exciting, growing place to be. With the current climate emergency green jobs are on the rise and new areas emerging. The low-carbon sector could grow four times faster than the rest of the economy, potentially creating up to 2 million ‘green collar’ jobs by 2030 so this is a great time to launch your eco-career.

But the demand for jobs in this sector is high, so you need to make sure that your experience and CV are up to scratch to stand a chance. Your skills are always transferable, but the best way to gain sector experience is to volunteer with an organisation in the field you would like to work in .

Current job opportunities in the Forth Valley

Role: Sharing Library and Repair Cafe Network Coordinator

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000

Hours: Full time

Location: Stirling, Hybrid or Remote

Closing Date: 17th January 2022

Circular Communities Scotland (previously CRNS) is a membership network with a vision for a thriving circular economy in Scotland with local communities benefiting from the social, environmental, and economic outcomes. With a growing membership of over 180 charities and social enterprises we are always looking for new ways to support the circular community’s sector and see our vision become a reality.

We recently announced funding from the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland to set up a new Sharing Library and Repair Café Network. This is an exciting project which has the ambitious goals to grow fourfold the number of Sharing Libraries and Repair Cafés in Scotland over the next three years.

If you are the successful candidate, you will be responsible for setting up this new network from scratch and running it. Working with experts within the sector, you would prepare a wide variety of deliverables agreed with our funders including a new website, marketing materials, sharing library and repair café set-up guides, training courses, mentoring and exchange visit programmes and more. This is a real opportunity to significantly increase the amount of sharing and repairing happening in Scotland thereby combatting climate change.

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Role: Jupiter Seasonal Ranger

Salary:  £17,290 – £17,920 pro-rata

Hours: Part time – 28 hours per week. 21 March – 23 October 2022 (32 weeks)

Location: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Garden, Grangemouth

Closing Date: 17th January 2022

The Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is an urban nature reserve with an emphasis on environmental education and habitat creation. Based in the onsite office, we are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and skilled person, whose duties will include to:

  • Organise and lead environmental education activities
  • Work with and support our team of volunteers
  • Lead guided walks and public events
  • Carry out biological recording
  • Undertake practical conservation tasks
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Jupiter Centre

This role is pivotal in the work that we set out to do at our incredible location in Grangemouth. The Seasonal Ranger will work with the full-time Falkirk Reserves Ranger to run the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, providing environmental education, site management and public events. The Seasonal Ranger will support the planning and delivery of a successful programme of community engagement at Jupiter, delivering educational workshops to schools and groups, varied public events and regular practical volunteer sessions.

Some activities may also take place on other nearby wildlife reserves.

This post is eligible for a Disclosure Scotland check and membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups

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Find jobs online

There are many online job sites, most of which will include a range of eco jobs from the public and private sectors, but if you’d like to use your skills and experience to help others by working in a charity or third sector organisation, then GoodMoves.org.uk is the place to go.