We are recruiting!

Scottish Communities CAN seeks a part-time self-employed person to assist with the administration, communication and promotion of our 100+ members network and support the steering group.  We seek someone who:

  • enjoys working independently
  • has experience of newsletter preparation [Mailchimp etc]
  • is not fazed by modest member databases
  • can cope recording simple financial transactions and
  • “gets” the community-led imperative to act on climate disruption.


The post is funded for eight hours a week till the end of March 2019 at a day rate of £150.

Please apply by Noon Thursday September 27th 2018 using this form

We plan to hold interviews on Thursday October 11th [online or in Edinburgh].

If you want to have an informal chat about the role, you can get in touch with Maria, current admin support, on info@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk or SCCAN steering group member David Somervell on David.Somervell@ed.ac.uk

Reflections from Maria, current SCCAN administrator

“I stepped into this role in July 2016, and have since counted myself very lucky that I can earn my livelihood doing something that is aligned with my values – getting paid for doing what I believe in and have previously ended up doing in my free time. I have very much enjoyed getting to know people and organisations in Scottish and international climate action, and through these contacts opportunities have now arisen for me to focus more on sustainability education and leadership. I sincerely recommend this job for any self-organised and independent person wanting to work with local action for global change.”

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European Day of Sustainable Communities

Scottish Communities Climate Action Network is a member of ECOLISE – European Network for Community-led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability. The European Day of Sustainable Communities #EDaySC2018 on 22 September is a celebration of the efforts and achievements of the thousands of local communities across Europe who are taking action for a better, more sustainable world.

The diversity and impact of such community-led initiatives is impressive: from renewable energy cooperatives to community farms and gardens, ecological housing developments, permaculture projects, car-sharing and waste reduction schemes, and much more, these initiatives demonstrate the myriad of different ways that local people can make a positive contribution, with some communities reducing their ecological impact by more than half.

#EDaySC2018 is also about raising awareness among policy makers, at European Union (EU), national, regional and local municipal level, of the scope and potential of community-led action on climate change and sustainability.

Communities are registering events for #EDaySC2018 on the new website: sustainable-communities.net

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