Crichton Carbon Centre – Multiple Openings


Sales & Marketing Manager
PP021JD

The Crichton Carbon Centre is a dynamic charity, founded in 2007 to help people make the transition to a low carbon society. Our expert team raises awareness on the need to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, and builds capacity to achieve a low carbon society.

Our activities are broad. We deliver a ground-breaking MSc in Applied Carbon Management with Glasgow University, carry out pioneering research, deliver standard and bespoke courses for commerce and industry, advise on sustainable building and lead and support sustainable energy programmes in the community.

To add to our team we are now looking for a creative and innovative Sales and Marketing Manager to identify, analyse, develop, and exploit the opportunities available to the Crichton Carbon Centre, to support our continued growth.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the role will include:

  • Marketing of the Crichton Carbon Centre’s products and services
    • Proposition development
  • Campaign management
    • Outbound marketing: event management, press briefings, etc.
    • Inbound marketing: product management
    • Content management and maintenance of the website
    • Competitive analysis
  • Refinement of the sales process
    • Account planning
    • Development of opportunity-specific business cases
    • Development of funding applications for specific projects
    • Continuous assessment of sales opportunities
    • Responsibility for the entire sales funnel, monitoring performance against agreed targets
  • Establishing a collaborative network of partners whose skills are complementary to those of the Crichton Carbon Centre

Requirements

Essential:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in environmental/sustainability business.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of climate change issues and a desire to make a difference
  • Proven business development, direct/indirect sales experience (min 5 years) with a portfolio of successful marketing campaigns.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and manage programmes of work.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal, written & presentation skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in productivity tools: full Microsoft Suite, Publisher, Photoshop, website content management systems [CMSMadeSimple, Joomla, Drupal or similar]
  • Experience of working with SFA/CRM tools.
  • Self starter/motivator.

Desirable:

  • Degree level education in associated field.
  • Proven track record of successful fund-raising in private and/or third sector.
  • Experience of 3rd sector.

The job is based on the Crichton Campus, Dumfries, in the south west of Scotland. The person appointed will be expected to be based in the region already or be prepared to relocate. Some travel within the UK will be required.

Salary
The post is offered with a salary in the region of £32,000, depending on experience, plus bonus/commissions related to performance.

For informal enquiries please contact Mike Bonaventura by email at bon@carboncentre.org

For further details about this post, the Crichton Carbon Centre, our projects and our people please visit our website.

To apply please send a covering letter explaining why you consider yourself to be the ideal candidate and email it, together with your C.V., to jobs@carboncentre.org by 5.00pm on 19th August 2011.

Interviews will be held during late August/early September at the Crichton University Campus in Dumfries, Scotland.

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Ref PP021jd – Scottish Charity Number SC038915

Research Fellow – Distributional and Equity Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation
Job Reference: PP022

We seek a full time Research Fellow to work at the interface between research and policy on the distributional and equity impacts of climate change mitigation, with a particular focus on (i) public perceptions of, and attitudes towards, environmental rights, responsibilities and the concept of environmental justice in the context of climate change mitigation; and (ii) the societal impacts of climate change mitigation proposals, policies and plans.

This post forms part of the newly established Centre of Expertise (CoE) on Climate Change funded by the Scottish Government and will be based at the Crichton Carbon Centre in south-west Scotland.

The Centre of Expertise on Climate Change
The Scottish Government has recently launched a new multi-disciplinary research programme to establish a Centre of Expertise (CoE) on Climate Change involving a number of Scottish research centres and universities. The CoE will improve the development and delivery of effective climate change and low carbon research data, information and knowledge to the Scottish Government, as well as to other partners such as local government. The work of the Centre is ambitious, and is designed to stimulate innovative thinking in support of policy development and implementation through three work streams; Mitigation, Adaptation and Risk, Uncertainty and Significance.

The Crichton Carbon Centre
The Crichton Carbon Centre is a not for profit post graduate teaching and research organisation (Scottish Charity No SCO38915) established in 2007 with a mission to assist Scotland and the wider UK in making the transition to a low carbon economy. The Centre has identified four themes in which it excels and practices. These include mitigation and adaption, empiricism and pragmatism (engagement with individuals/organisations, development of best practice), environmental enterprise focused on regional assets (land use, water, sustainable energy, the built environment, and rural communities) and evidence based advocacy and policy development. These themes provide a framework for the Centre’s activities and guide its strategic direction.

The Crichton Carbon Centre is a knowledge exchange organisation in structure and purpose, operating at the interface between applied research into and practical delivery of sustainability and climate change solutions. In so doing, the Centre works with individuals, communities, and a wide range of organisations, including businesses, social enterprises, schools, colleges & universities, and other public sector services, to deliver a range of programmes, funded projects and professional services.

As a partner in the Mitigation work stream of the CoE on Climate Change, the Crichton Carbon Centre will be working in collaboration with The Scottish Agricultural College and The James Hutton Institute to conduct research and provide policy advice on the distributional impacts and equity considerations of climate change
mitigation policy. In particular, the Centre’s focus is on environmental justice, including consideration of the policy making process and the outcomes of implemented policies, and taking account of both intra and inter-generational equity and justice. There are two complementary aspects to the work programme: (i) to build an understanding of public perceptions of, and attitudes towards, environmental rights and responsibilities, in order to determine what constitutes environmental justice in the context of climate change mitigation and (ii) to evaluate and interpret the societal impacts of climate change mitigation proposals, policies and plans.

The Role
The Research Fellow will have primary responsibility for delivering the Crichton Carbon Centre’s contribution to the Mitigation work stream, working under the guidance of the Principal Investigators. Close collaboration with other CoE Partners will be essential.

The activities to be undertaken will focus on exploring the potential conflicts and synergies between climate change mitigation proposals, policies and plans and environmental justice in Scotland, and formulating proposals to (at a minimum) balance the effects on climate change winners and losers and (ideally) improve that balance over time. Specifically, the Research Fellow will:

  • Evaluate existing Integrated Assessment and Impact Centred Models for their treatment of equity and social patterning to identify best practice that can be applied in the Scottish context
  • Investigate perceptions of and attitudes to environmental justice in Scotland using surveys in combination with novel engagement techniques (scenario planning and game playing for example)
  • Based on outcomes from the above, develop a comprehensive set of environmental justice indicators [EJI] and accompanying guidance (including case studies).
  • Test and refine the indicators and guidance through an analysis of existing proposals, policies and plans to identify areas of equity deficit, parity and surplus.
  • Synthesise the indicators and guidance with impact centred modelling activities within the CoE contributing to a methodology and toolkit for reflexive policy making
  • Provide policy advice to Scottish Government and other stakeholders on equity conflicts and synergies in proposals, policies, and plans

The successful candidate will likely have a PhD in Economics, Sociology/ Social Psychology, Ethics, or other relevant discipline, ideally where that research has involved a consideration of climate change issues. Alternatively, candidates with a Masters degree in a relevant discipline will be considered where post graduate experience includes climate change policy development or appraisal.

The post is funded by the Scottish Government, and will be offered initially for a period of 3 years (with the possibility of a further 2 year extension). Salary will be in the range of £29,000- £33,000 per annum with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Candidates should be willing to relocate to south-west Scotland and have the right to work in the UK.

For further information regarding the Crichton Carbon Centre please see our website (www.carboncentre.org). Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr Rachel Dunk at r.dunk@carboncentre.org or Dr Mike Bonaventura (bon@carboncentre.org), copying both contacts.

How to Apply:
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19 August 2011.

It is anticipated that interviews for the post will be held in the week beginning 5 September 2011. Applicants who are short-listed for interview will be sent details of time and venue as soon as possible. Applicants should indicate any restrictions to their availability for the week of interviews; we will endeavour to accommodate non-availability e.g. due to planned holidays.

As soon as reasonably practicable after the interviews have taken place Crichton Carbon Centre will write to the successful applicant offering him/her the post. Upon receipt of formal written acceptance of the post we will write to notify unsuccessful candidates. Whilst we try to do this in as effective and efficient manner as possible, sometimes the process can take rather longer than is ideal because of the need to recall candidates for a second interview and reconvene interview panels and/or due to routine disruptions caused by leave and other absences. We apologise for any delay and inconvenience caused in these circumstances.

Making your application
To apply please email the following documents to Jessie Mason (j.mason@carboncentre.org), quoting the job title and reference number in the subject line of the email.
(1) a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV);
(2) a letter of application outlining your suitability for the role;
(3) contact details for 2 referees, including their relationship to you and whether or not they may be contacted prior to interview

Lecturer/Senior Consultant – Sustainability
Job Reference: PP023

This post offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in the continued expansion of the Crichton Carbon Centre. You will be research and/or commercially active in fields that are complementary to the existing strengths of the Crichton Carbon Centre and you will contribute to the development and delivery of our Higher Education courses, applied research programmes and professional services.

The Crichton Carbon Centre
The Crichton Carbon Centre is a not for profit post graduate teaching and research organisation (Scottish Charity No SCO38915) established in 2007 with a mission to assist Scotland and the wider UK in making the transition to a low carbon economy. The Centre has identified four themes in which it excels and practices. These include mitigation and adaption, empiricism and pragmatism (engagement with individuals/organisations, development of best practice), environmental enterprise focused on regional assets (land use, water, sustainable energy, the built environment, and rural communities) and evidence based advocacy and policy development. These themes provide a framework for the Centre’s activities and guide its strategic direction.

The Crichton Carbon Centre is a knowledge exchange organisation in structure and purpose, operating at the interface between applied research into and practical delivery of sustainability and climate change solutions. In so doing, the Centre works with individuals, communities, and a wide range of organisations, including businesses, social enterprises, schools, colleges & universities, and other public sector services, to deliver a range of programmes, funded projects and professional services.

Since its inception, the Crichton Carbon Centre has partnered with the University of Glasgow to offer Britain’s first MSc in Applied Carbon Management programme, and we will be welcoming our fifth cohort of students in academic year 2011-12. The Centre offers four 20 credit point courses within the programme (Climate, Carbon and Change; Carbon Auditing & Management; Sustainable Energy Technologies; and Sustainable Buildings) and also supervises students during their dissertations and work placements. We pride ourselves on providing our students with a solid foundation in the science and policy of climate change, while equipping them with the practical skills and competencies necessary to pursue a career in this interdisciplinary field.

The Crichton Carbon Centre is also a research partner in the Scottish Government’s new Centre of Expertise (CoE) on Climate Change. The purpose of the CoE is to improve the development and delivery of effective climate change and low carbon research data, information and knowledge to the Scottish Government, as well as to other partners such as local government.

The Crichton Carbon Centre’s strong scholarship base keeps it at the forefront of current knowledge in this rapidly developing field and means the professional services which it provides are built on the most up to date information and understanding.

The Role
We are now seeking a suitably qualified individual to contribute to the continued growth of the Crichton Carbon Centre. The successful candidate will be able to draw on their background and experience to contribute to the delivery of the MSc Applied Carbon Management programme, working under the guidance of the Academic Director. When not engaged in teaching, they will work under the direction of the Senior Management Team to drive and support the Centre’s course development, applied research and professional services.

We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in micro to community scale renewable energy technologies, sustainable land management or ecosystem services. We would also welcome applications from candidates with expertise in sustainability, environmental management, or energy management, and who are willing and able to take on new challenges.

The post is offered on a permanent basis. Salary will be in the range £29,000- £38,000, with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Candidates should be willing to relocate to south-west Scotland and have the right to work in the UK.

For further information regarding the Crichton Carbon Centre please see our website (www.carboncentre.org). Informal enquires about this post may be made to Dr Rachel Dunk (r.dunk@carboncentre.org) or Dr Mike Bonaventura (bon@carboncentre.org), copying both contacts.

How to Apply:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19 August 2011.

It is anticipated that interviews for the post will be held in the week beginning 5 September 2011. Applicants who are short-listed for interview will be sent details of time and venue as soon as possible. Applicants should indicate any restrictions to their availability for the week of interviews; we will endeavour to accommodate non-availability e.g. due to planned holidays.

As soon as reasonably practicable after the interviews have taken place Crichton Carbon Centre will write to the successful applicant offering him/her the post. Upon receipt of formal written acceptance of the post we will write to notify unsuccessful candidates. Whilst we try to do this in as effective and efficient manner as possible, sometimes the process can take rather longer than is ideal because of the need to recall candidates for a second interview and reconvene interview panels and/or due to routine disruptions caused by leave and other absences. We apologise for any delay and inconvenience caused in these circumstances.

Making your application
To apply please email the following documents to Jessie Mason (j.mason@carboncentre.org), quoting the job title and reference number in the subject line of the email.
(1) a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV);
(2) a letter of application outlining your suitability for the role;
(3) contact details for 3 referees, including their relationship to you and whether or not they may be contacted prior to interview

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