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Project Manager & Climate Resilience Manager Recruitment

The Role

Project Manager
£40,280 – £47,700 pro rata
Glasgow and Edinburgh

To manage and lead delivery of Sniffer’s new Creative Climate Futures project, working collaboratively with Sniffer colleagues, the project partners and communities

This role offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager to work as part of a team of changemakers. You will support Sniffer’s strategy by delivering an exciting and innovative project within a knowledgeable, supportive, and collaborative organisation.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Leading the day-to-day management of Creative Climate Futures, to deliver agreed project outputs and outcomes
  2. Designing and implementing effective project management systems including project planning, budget management, task management, and resource allocation
  3. Effectively managing relationships with Creative Climate Futures project partners and other key stakeholders, including communities
  4. Co-ordinating and delivering Creative Climate Futures project events, in collaboration with partners and other stakeholders, both online and in-person in Glasgow
  5. Ensuring that inclusive co-design and collaboration with communities is embedded throughout the delivery of Creative Climate Futures
  6. Establishing an effective approach to project monitoring and reporting, evaluation and learning, working with partners and Sniffer colleagues
  7. Ensuring that the progress, outcomes and learning of Creative Climate Futures are effectively communicated to target audiences by working with partners and the Sniffer Communications Manager to develop and disseminate appropriate communications materials

We are looking for candidates who have excellent project and stakeholder management experience and skills, and knowledge of the impacts of climate change, placemaking and/or community development.

Experience and qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Demonstrable track record of managing one or more complex, multi-partner projects on time and to budget
  • Stakeholder management, mediation and negotiation skills, including managing the interests of a range of partners
  • At least five years’ experience working in a relevant field, including climate change, community development and/or placemaking
  • A degree or equivalent professional experience in a relevant field including sustainability, natural or social sciences, planning, community development

Desirable criteria

  • Experience working in Glasgow with a relevant third sector or public sector organisation(s)

Technical skills and knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Outstanding project management skills, including a systematic approach to work and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage and deliver multiple activities simultaneously and to prioritise a demanding workload
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders including third sector, community and public sector organisations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including excellent negotiation and mediation skills to manage and balance the needs of different partners
  • Strong understanding of inclusive approaches to community development, engagement and co-design, including a focus on social justice and working with under-represented groups
  • Experience managing significant budgets (£100k and above)
  • Experience of organising and managing successful events with a range of audiences, both in person and online
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following:
    • Climate change adaptation and resilience
    • Community environmental action
    • Community development and/or engagement
    • Community-led placemaking
    • Climate and social justice

Desirable criteria 

  • Knowledge of Glasgow, including the key environmental and social challenges faced by communities in the city.
  • Understanding of creative practice and its role in bringing about transformational change
  • Understanding of approaches that address transformation and systems change in relation to climate resilience – including social systems, governance models, participatory democracy and decision-making.
  • Understanding of approaches to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), and experience of implementing MEL systems
  • Experience of using a range of media to communicate effectively with target audiences

Personal qualities and ways of working

We are looking for candidates who would enjoy our internal culture and working style:

  • Ability to innovate and bring about change – and understanding of how change happens
  • Strong facilitation skills and collaborative working – internally and externally
  • Co-design of initiatives
  • Solutions and impact/outcome-focused
  • Matrix management
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Application and the Process

For a confidential discussion please get in touch with Debbie Shields or Lauryn Pringle at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please upload your CV and supporting statement (in one document) by clicking on the link below:

Applications will be reviewed as received so please do not delay in submitting.  Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on their application matching the detail provided in the Job Description. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role. We would also be grateful if you could include the following information:

  • Current salary / package
  • Current notice period
  • Details of two referees (please note that referees will not be contacted until offer stage or without prior consent)

Please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application – if you do not receive this please contact Katy Gall at Aspen on 0141 212 7555.




Project Manager Job Description