Smart Denny

Charity registered in Scotland SC048335

We are interested in how decisions of the future are created in past and present opportunities, especially those traditionally without voice. This includes exploring:

· Democratic decision making
· Young peoples’ imagined futures
· Place-making in post-industrial communities’ cities
· Carbon outputs and environmental concerns
· Expanding environmental awareness by framing environmental problems at a level at which individuals have a personal, lived experience of the natural world – Drawing in wider expertise, schools, and other local groups.

Our long-term future hopes are that we find ways of developing sustainable local energy generation in the community.


Current opportunities

SMART Denny is a small grassroots charity, which aims to reduce energy use and tackle fuel poverty in the district of Denny & Dunipace. We do this through raising awareness, and educating and empowering local families, individuals and households to make informed choices. The Treasurer will join the Board of Trustees to guide and advise them on financial concerns, maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, oversee the coordination of all financial transactions, ensure the charity is financially viable and ensure proper financial records and procedures are maintained. Tasks include: • Attending quarterly board meetings (usually in the evening or at weekends) and AGM, which normally last around 2 hours. Providing financial reports at above • Contributing to setting the vision and overall strategic direction of the charity. • Ongoing book keeping. • Compiling the charity’s annual return for OSCR. • Ensuring good financial planning. • Monitoring and reviewing income and expenditure levels regularly and identifying and explaining variances. • Managing and safeguarding the charity’s assets. • Ensuring proper financial controls are in place. • Preparing annual accounts in accordance with OSCR regulations. • Reporting on the annual accounts at the AGM. • Acting as counter-signatory for payments. • Helping to identify risks.

SMART Denny is a small grassroots charity, which aims to reduce energy use and tackle fuel poverty in the district of Denny & Dunipace. We do this through raising awareness, and educating and empowering local families, individuals and households to make informed choices. Role Description The Social Media and Marketing Volunteer will help raise the profile of Smart Denny locally and effectively communicate relevant carbon reduction messages through various media. Tasks include: • Developing Smart Denny’s social media profile • Creating and posting engaging content regularly on Facebook • Updating and maintaining and the Smart Denny website • Collating and editing articles for a quarterly e-newsletter • Building the newsletter mailing list • Seeking out new ways to engage with new audiences locally • Attending Smart Denny meetings and events

SMART Denny is a small grassroots charity, which aims to reduce energy use and tackle fuel poverty in the district of Denny & Dunipace. We do this through raising awareness, and educating and empowering local families, individuals and households to make informed choices. The Chair will provide leadership to the Board of Trustees and oversee the governance and operation of the charity. Tasks include: • Chairing quarterly board meetings (usually in the evening or at weekends) and AGM, which normally last around 2 hours. • Providing a report on the activities of the charity at the AGM. • Chairing members’ meetings • Contributing to setting the vision and overall strategic direction of the charity. • Overseeing the development and delivery of the charity’s overall aims, including monitoring and evaluation and reviewing progress against agreed activities and outcomes. • Ensuring the charity complies with its governing documents. • Ensuring the board focusses on its key tasks and regularly assess and reviews its performance. • Overseeing the recruitment, induction and development of new Trustees. • Ensuring a commitment to equalities throughout policy and practice.

SMART Denny is a small grassroots charity, which aims to reduce energy use and tackle fuel poverty in the district of Denny & Dunipace. We do this through raising awareness, and educating and empowering local families, individuals and households to make informed choices. Role Description The Energy Advisor will join our team to guide and advise on practical and affordable ways to save energy in homes and local businesses, help people understand their gas and electricity bills and tariffs, switch suppliers, advise on gas and electricity utility debt and help with Warm Home Discount. Tasks include: • Assist in developing an Energy portfolio for Smart Denny and the services provided. • Attend one to one or group meetings providing advice on energy use • Seeking out new ways to engage with new audiences locally • Contributing to the quarterly newsletter.