DUMBARTON ROAD CORRIDOR ENVIRONMENT TRUST

SENIOR ENVIRONMENT OFFICER: JOB DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATION
Post:

Senior Environment Officer

Hours:

Full-time, 35 hours per week, flexible working system

Salary:

£31,658 per annum gross salary. (Includes 7.5% unsociable hours allowance.)

Employing organisation: Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust
Responsible to:

DRCET Board of Directors

Contract period:

Funded till 31st March 2012 with possibility of extension or permanent employment thereafter, subject to
funding.

Start date:

From 4th April 2011 (negotiable)

Purpose:

Manage, develop, maintain and/or coordinate a varied and intensive programme of environmental,
sustainable development and community-led activity for the Trust.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
1. Represent and promote the Trust at all levels locally and nationally.
2. Manage, develop, maintain, support and/or coordinate environmental and sustainable development initiatives already underway
in line with the Trust’s strategic objectives and priorities.
3. Develop and sustain local partnerships with groups, organisations and agencies in relation to the above.

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whilst ensuring proper compliance with all statutory. projects and initiatives and supports the development of an Environment Programme in the West of Glasgow. sub committees. as determined by the Board. Ensure the work of the Trust complies with relevant legislation relating to health and safety.DUMBARTON ROAD CORRIDOR ENVIRONMENT TRUST 4. 8. Any other duty in relation to the Trust. Manage the day-to-day operations of the Trust. 5. funding and other obligations. members and other stakeholders. -2- . 6. equal opportunity and working with vulnerable groups and individuals. Ensure the work of the Trust complements and adds value to other local services. as and where appropriate and commensurate with the constraints of the post. Take responsibility with support from the Board for financial control and monitoring of capital and revenue budgets involving a range of funders. 7. Comply with monitoring and evaluation procedures and systems by preparing regular reports for the Board of Directors. there is an emphasis on partnership and team work. Although the successful candidate will have direct responsibility for the above. its staff and volunteers. 9. funders.

monitoring of capital and revenue projects and fundraising involving a range of funders. Marketing skills. sustainable construction. community engagement and capacity building. etc. Experience of successfully promoting partnership working in regeneration areas with community based voluntary organisations and representatives. financial spreadsheets. at all levels as well as the ability to report to and advise joint community/officers’ groups. etc. community planning. Sufficiently high level of ICT skills to be able to do the job with a minimum of admin support.DUMBARTON ROAD CORRIDOR ENVIRONMENT TRUST Person Specification: Criterion Essential Desirable Qualifications and Achievements Educated to degree level or relevant experience in a field relevant to the job. Extensive knowledge of environmental issues in the context of wider social and economic regeneration. Advanced IT skills. website management. HTML. Familiarity with development. social enterprise. Familiarity with construction development and project management of construction projects. ECDL or equivalent. -3- . Experience of budget management. Project management and coordination.g. e. People management skills. biodiversity. waste and recycling. governance and accountability to community or voluntary organisations. Skills Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. Track record of sourcing and matching funding and implementing projects from inception to conclusion. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.g greenspace. renewable energy. structure. e. M/S Office. Team building skills. Knowledge and Experience Relevant knowledge and experience of community-focused environmental regeneration issues and initiatives. database management.

Hands-on attitude. -4- . Able to work on own initiative with a creative approach to problemsolving. clean driving licence. Approachable and flexible. Other Full. Team player. Entrepreneurial.DUMBARTON ROAD CORRIDOR ENVIRONMENT TRUST Qualities Energetic and dynamic. Outgoing and good sense of humour.