We’re delighted to hear the news that the East Lothian Climate Action Network has had its application to host a Scottish Government funded ‘Climate Hub’ approved and that recruitment for a Manager is now underway.
The hub, which will be set up and hosted by LiL CIC, has been awarded an initial grant of £107,864 from the Scottish Government so as to support and facilitate action to address the Climate and Nature Emergency across East Lothian. The above grant covers the costs for an exciting and ambitious programme of work in the remainder of 2023/24. There is in principle agreement from the Scottish Government for a similar grant award for the next financial year also.
Hub Manager Vacancy
A senior role responsible for day-to-day support of other staff and Hub activities to deliver the work plan agreed. This includes responsibility for reporting, financial management, and regular review against targets. They will maintain a strategic overview, consistent with guidance / direction from the Hub Steering Group, working with partners and maintaining up to date policy knowledge to share with the team and with ELCAN members and others. They will be supported by the Hub Steering Group & Lil. More details and how to apply (Closing Date 15th December 2023)
Recruitment for two (0.6FTE) Community & Climate development workers will be started shortly.
What will the Hub do?
The East Lothian Climate Hub will provide dedicated support for community climate action. Its purpose is to further cultivate a resilient and just community-driven movement that effectively addresses the challenges of climate change. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, its aims to amplify ongoing climate initiatives, engage diverse communities, and empower individuals and groups with the knowledge and tools needed to drive positive environmental and social change. By fostering partnerships, peer-to-peer learning, and championing coordinated efforts, it will strive to create a cohesive network that not only responds to climate crises but also fosters sustainable development, equitable engagement, and meaningful policy influence for the betterment of both our environment and our people.