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Part Time Climate FORTH Project Assistant

Reference: OCT20233836
Expiry date: 2023-11-05 23:59:00.000
Location: Skinflats and Black Devon Reserve
Salary: £21,255.00 - £22,818.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave
Duration:12 months
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2023.pdf

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual who is keen to develop their skills and gain experience working in the heritage, environment, and youth and community sectors. This is a training and development role, designed for someone early in their career. 

Climate FORTH is being delivered by Inner Forth Futures, a partnership of 9 organisations, who have committed to working together with advisory organisations, stakeholders and community groups to achieve a shared vision.  

The Inner Forth Futures vision is that the sense of connection, purpose and place that put the Inner Forth at the forefront of the industrial development of Scotland will be revitalised. We aim to achieve this using a landscape scale approach with heritage at its core to engage people in new ways in the Inner Forth’s management. 

The Climate FORTH project will run from August 2023 until July 2026. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players. Other funding comes from a range of sources. 

The project will support a move to a greener future and post-pandemic recovery and generate opportunities to share learning, influence adaption and inspire the change needed to transition to a climate resilient landscape in the Inner Forth and beyond. See for more information.

The Project Assistant will support our youth focused (14-26 years) engagement activity that enables this audience to participate in, shape and co-promote Climate FORTH. You will have day to day responsibility for the running of the Climate FORTH Young Leader Pilot, our Family Focused Outreach activity and provide support to the wider events programme.  

This role is designed to provide training and development opportunities for someone early in their career and you will be well supported by the Project Officer – Community and Youth Development, and the Project Manager. However, we are looking for someone with enthusiasm for this work area and the ability to lead appropriate tasks and activities.

You will be responsible for:  

  • Engaging young people in a range of Climate FORTH activities
  • Day to day running of the Young Leaders Pilot
  • Working with the volunteer Young Leaders to develop and run a micro-grants scheme
  • Day to day running of the Family Focused Outreach activity
  • Supporting event delivery Supporting the Project Manager with elements of grant reporting 

 Essential skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Educated to GCSE/National 5 level or higher
  • Some knowledge of the theory and practice of delivering a project
  • Competent IT user (e.g. MS packages such as Outlook & Word and/or social media etc)
  • Ability to communicate about the project in a passionate manner
  • Ability to produce clear written communications
  • Report writing
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Financial reporting including gathering information for claims.  

This is a Fixed-Term role for 12 months, Part-Time for 22.5 hours per week.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 14/15 November 2023. For further information please contact

As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

This role will require completion of a DBS/PVG/Access NI in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.