CAR CLUB COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
6 Months, 16 Hours per week, £27,040 pro-rata
LEAP Car Club is a social enterprise based in Renfrewshire which provides low carbon emission vehicles for hire for as little as an hour or as long as required. We are committed to highlighting the social, environmental and financial benefits for communities of shared transport and facilitating lower levels of car ownership and encourage travel by public transport, walking and cycling.
LEAP Car Club IS seeking a Community Engagement Officer to assist its delivery of zero-emission Car Clubs in Linwood and Johnstone for Linstone Housing Association through the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged In Households Programme.
The purpose of the role is to engage with Linstone tenants and the wider community to increase Car Club membership and usage.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Drive new member signups to increase the number of users of the car club
- Effectively communicate the benefits of shared transport and zero-emission vehicles to a new audience. The focus will initially be on online and telephone marketing and engagement moving to face-to-face when restrictions allow
- Demonstrate car booking, pickup and charging to new members
- Oversee and deliver marketing and communications – online and print
- Manage inbound enquiries, phone, email, messenger, via drop-in, face to face
- Work in partnership with Linstone Housing Association, Local Authorities and other key stakeholders
- Maintain regular contact with Line Manager and other Contractors
- Support basic operations of LEAP Car Club as required
- Organise, attend and deliver outreach events where possible, including holding focus groups
- Make presentations
- Be an enthusiastic advocate for the value/benefits of making behaviour and structural changes to reduce the amount of CO2 released from daily activities, particularly through transport/travel
The Community Engagement Officer will report to the Car Club Manager.
The contract is for a period of 6 months with the potential to extend.
- Two years-experience in marketing and/or community engagement
- Experience in motivating individuals to change their behaviours
- Confidence in communicating and ability to clearly articulate information
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Experience using Social Media marketing. i.e. Facebook/Instagram etc
- Ability to communicate to people from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds
- Self-motivated and tenacious, able to motivate others
- Consistent and thorough approach to work with an eye for detail
- Proven completer who take pride in doing a job well
- Self-starter/able to work with a minimum amount of supervision
- Flexible and able to work occasional weekends
- Holder of a clean driver’s licence for at least two years (or no more than 6pts)
- Required to complete Disclosure Scotland check
- Marketing and/or Community Engagement qualifications
- Experience of Facebook Ads
- Experience of developing and working with databases and/or excel spreadsheets
- Knowledge of Adobe InDesign or similar
- Interest in/experience of shared transport and sustainability
- Good understanding of how energy is consumed in the home & through transport
- Good understanding of how to reduce domestic transport energy consumption using technology and behaviour change
- Understanding of the Third Sector
- Familiar with local area
- Access to laptop/computer, and car
- Available to commence work immediately
You can find the Application form HERE
Application Closing Date: 22nd March
We encourage early applications as we may close recruitment if the right candidate emerges.
Interview Date: tbc
The Board of Trustees require a new Board Member for LEAP (Local Energy Action Project) SCIO, working with local communities to meet the challenge of climate change.
- Organisation: LEAP – Local Energy Action Plan is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number SC044019.
- Salary info: These roles are not remunerated, but reasonable expenses will be offered those undertaking Trustee duties.
- Job type: Member of Board of Trustees
- Status: Management Board
- Location: Renfrewshire
- Website: myleapproject.org
Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) is currently seeking additional Board Members to complement the existing team. These individuals will bring a genuine interest in community action to meet the challenge of climate change, along with drive, skills and experience to contribute to the planning and strategic development of the organisation and ensuring the highest standards of governance.
LEAP has grown from a few dedicated local people determined to make a difference in 2010 to a valued and respected charity delivering a range of impartial services in the communities of Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Howwood, Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Crosslee and Houston in Renfrewshire.
In 2013 LEAP became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). Our objectives are:
– To advance environmental protection and improvement by promoting, empowering and enabling sustainable communities through energy conservation and efficiency, encouragement of the usage of natural resources and reduction of carbon use, pollution and waste;
– To advance education by raising awareness and encouraging communities to consider their impact on the environment;
– To encourage community participation in contributing to environmental improvement and ensure the services offered meet the needs of the community, and help to provide new skills and perspectives
LEAP has a project team of 9 including Project Manager and Depute, Energy Advisors, Youth Development Worker, Community Development Officers and Car Club Coordinator.
The Board of Management currently comprises five trustees and we are seeking to enhance this to ensure the sustainability of the Organisation as well as the sustainability of our environment. We would particularly welcome CVs/ Personal Statements from people with knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- environment and sustainable living
- engaging with and motivating individuals and communities to take positive action
In addition, we would welcome relevant skills in one or more of the following:
- Business/social enterprise
- Human resources
- Fundraising & Grants
- Research & analysis
- Experience of fuel poverty
- Communications and PR
The LEAP board currently meets eight times a year within Renfrewshire, normally on a weekday evening. We expect trustees to participate in the majority of meetings and to take responsibility for some of the tasks that arise, according to expertise, interest and time available.
Applicants must be eligible to become Trustees in line with OSCR regulations.
If you would like to have an initial discussion about the Board or membership role, please feel free to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to chat.