Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

SCCAN / Transition Scotland Hub is a network of community groups and organisations. Our Purpose is to support community-led action to address the climate and nature emergency and work for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland.

We do this by:

-Enabling communications across the network e.g. through newsletters, opportunities for members to be part of participatory media projects, events, social media etc.

-Developing and sharing ideas and building capacity in our movement by organising events, gatherings, and trainings related to climate action across the country.

-Being involved with British, European and worldwide climate action networks and sharing best of practice with our membership

-Inspiring communities by providing online tools for networking, sharing of best practice, and showcasing projects between community groups and beyond.

-Communicating and developing the discourse of community climate action wherever possible including in Scottish Government (through meetings, consultations etc), across social media, through partnering with a wide range of organisations etc.

-Building understanding of the role and potential of communities in climate action within civil society by partnering and collaborating with other Scottish community networks (e.g. through Scottish Community Alliance), public sector, and business.


Current opportunities

This is an exciting role for you to use your love of working with people to empower the community, and to drive a groundswell of community action on climate change. You will work with volunteer hosts who will invite 8 – 12 friends and family to attend a Climate Conversation online or in their home. At these events, you will present to them about climate change (using our prepared scripts), the urgency for action and facilitate discussion that leads to a commitment to take more effective action. Our mission is to create the social climate for effective climate action in Scotland. Key Responsibilities - Imparting the urgency and scale of climate change to the people invited by the friends and family of each host - Inspiring attendees to commit to taking effective action on climate change - Attending monthly Ongoing Facilitator Training (1 hour?) - Recruiting more people to join as hosts and facilitators - Administration and record keeping of your Conversations - Maintaining our a host database and your own activity spreadsheet - Evaluating Conversations and providing feedback for improvement

Our events volunteers would commit a couple of hours every two weeks to help set up events, run events, facilitate events, and communicate with the team, speakers, and attendees.

Location: Online/ face to face, all across Scotland Time required: 4 hours per week Commitment: Minimum 6 months Online Training provided This is an opportunity for someone with passion, commitment and drive to make a big difference to the way Scotland/your locality responds to climate change. The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) is partnering with Climate for Change (C4C) to launch a brand new climate engagement program for Scotland – Climate Conversations. You will be one of our first facilitators and help SCCAN kickstart our program in Scotland. Facilitators are our agents of change. As a facilitator you will be part of a team that together will inspire hundreds of people throughout Scotland to stand up on climate change and move society and our leaders to action. About Climate Conversations Since 2015, Climate for Change has pioneered the Climate Conversations model. Using a party-plan model of small gatherings in people’s homes, a facilitator leads a discussion about climate change. Each Conversation generates leads for at least one more, resulting in built-in growth. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth. C4C’s 2020 Impact Report demonstrates Climate Conversations is a uniquely powerful engagement tool within the climate movement, successful in reaching audiences that others have historically found challenging – especially the “wavering middle” – and in educating and empowering thousands of individuals to take action on climate. Further information is available at C4C’s website: www.climateforchange.org.au Position Summary This is an exciting role for you to use your love of working with people to empower the community, and to drive a groundswell of community action on climate change. You will work with volunteer hosts who will invite 8 – 12 friends and family to attend a Climate Conversation online or in their home. At these events, you will present to them about climate change (using our prepared scripts), the urgency for action and facilitate discussion that leads to a commitment to take more effective action. Our mission is to create the social climate for effective climate action in Scotland. Key Responsibilities  Imparting the urgency and scale of climate change to the people invited by the friends and family of each host  Inspiring attendees to commit to taking effective action on climate change  Attending monthly Ongoing Facilitator Training (1 hour?)  Recruiting more people to join as hosts and facilitators  Administration and record keeping of your Conversations  Maintaining our a host database and your own activity spreadsheet  Evaluating Conversations and providing feedback for improvement Main Beneficiary or Client Group Communities Please provide a more specific client description (if appropriate) Key Selection Criteria  Passion for solving climate change  Positive attitude, responsible and reliable  Able to foster a welcoming and positive atmosphere  Enjoy working with, supporting and empowering people  Confident with leading a group discussion independently  Engaging communication skills  Professional administration and organisation skills  Connection with a local community group is desirable but not essential. Maybe this is a way to start one if there isn’t already a group in your area  Be or become a member of SCCAN. We welcome both individuals and organisations. You can join here via short form: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/join-us/