Climate Resilience Manager


£32,000 - £45,000 pa pro rata

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Friday, 26th August 2022   7 days left

AWS Charity Jobs are delighted to be working in partnership with Sniffer to appoint a Climate Resilience Manager.

This is a Full time post (35 hours) but flexible / part time working hours are available for discussion.

Job purpose

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 their business strategy.

Key responsibilities

  • Leading, managing and/or supporting diverse and challenging portfolio of adaptation and climate resilience projects.
  • 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.

Requirements of the post and person

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.
  • Partnership building and collaboration – including understating of how to go deeper, examine structures, and provide a route-map for action.
  • Locally led adaptation and climate resilience through the lens of communities and local actors. To include practical insight of 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 and major donors including 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.
  • Advocacy and profile raising for change.

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

  • A good 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.

Way of working

Sniffer are looking for candidates who would enjoy their internal culture and working style:

  • Ability to innovate and bring about change – and understanding of how change happens.
  • Strong facilitation skills and collaborative working – internally and externally.
  • Co-design of initiatives.
  • Solutions and impact/outcome focused.
  • Matrix management.

Salary: £32k - £45k – p/t will be pro rata - initial salary placement is anticipated to be up to £40k with any progression dependent on the level of experience.

Contract: Open Ended

AWS Charity Jobs are managing applications for this vacancy. You will be redirected to a microsite where you will find a full job description and application form. If you have any questions about the role / your application please contact [email protected]

The closing date is Friday 26th August 2022 at 12 noon. 

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