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Climate Resilience Manager

Climate Resilience Manager / Senior Climate Resilience Manager (dependent on experience)
Salary: £34,000-£47,000 (dependent on the level of experience and added value that candidates can demonstrate)
Edinburgh / Flexible hybrid working

With the climate as our entry point, Sniffer takes a distinct approach to drive forward the change we need. Sniffer go deeper, examine structures, and provide a route-map for action. Building on their leading work over the past two decades, Sniffer creates spaces for organisations and places to come together to understand, anticipate, and flourish in the face of environmental pressures and societal impacts.

In partnership with academia, government, technical experts, and creative practitioners, Sniffer bring the very latest thinking and innovation to their collaborations with communities, organisations, and business so they can transform the way they work.  Sniffer are part of the global movement for change.

At Sniffer, they share a common belief that taking a collaborative approach to understanding and responding to environmental change will have the greatest benefit for people and places.

At an exciting time in Sniffer’s development as an organisation, with a new strategy and a growing portfolio of projects, they are on the search for new talent to join their dynamic team.  Their work is structured across three areas:

  • Climate Ready Leadership: empowering and equipping leaders from across society, to lead transformation toward a fair and flourishing future for all
  • Climate Ready Placemaking: ensuring that more places across Scotland are better able to flourish in a fair way in our changing climate
  • Climate Ready Innovation: working with others to learn by doing things differently and doing different things

The role

This role is an exciting opportunity for an solutions and impact / outcome focused climate resilience professional to work as part of a team of changemakers. You will support Sniffer’s strategy by leading and developing projects and proposals within a knowledgeable, supportive, and collaborative organisation.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Leading, managing and/or supporting diverse and challenging portfolio of adaptation and climate resilience projects including a focus of flood resilience.
  • Informing climate resilience policy and practice in the context of systems change
  • Providing technical expertise and leadership for specific climate resilience challenges
  • Engaging with stakeholders and managing effective relationships
  • Building capacity and empowering individuals and organisations to lead climate resilience and transformation work within their organisations, sectors and spheres of influence through organising training programmes and events
  • Delivering Sniffer’s business strategy and securing new income
  • Contribute to Sniffer’s approach to reflective learning

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have broad experience in climate resilience, adaptation and transformation
  • Have an in depth knowledge of several technical skills, knowledge and experience related to climate resilience and Scottish Climate Change legislation
  • Experience working in a relevant professional background for at least three years
  • Have the ability to develop and nurture relationships with senior leaders (public, private, third and community sector, academia and funders)
  • Awareness of funding opportunities beyond public sector – in particular philanthropic funding, major donors and green finance – and ability to open the door to new funding
  • Have the ability to innovate and bring about change – and have a strong understanding of how change happens
  • Possess strong facilitation skills and collaborative working  style – internally and externally
  • Have an honours degree or postgraduate qualification in sustainability, natural sciences, economics, planning or social sciences

Whilst a small organisation, Sniffer is committed to staff development and to identifying opportunities for career progression within the business structure.  Sniffer are committed to supporting all staff to develop and grow to their full potential.

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To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter in one document via the apply button below.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7571.