Opportunity: Freelance Project Coordinator

27th August 2014

Deadline: September 8th, 2014

This opportunity comes from the Himalayan Centre for Arts and Culture-

Freelance Project Coordinator for 4 month Climate Change Project

The Himalayan Centre’s ‘Leith Community Climate Change Project’ is looking for someone to coordinate weekly discussion sessions to support people in Leith to reduce their carbon footprints. The sessions will take place once a week, for 3/4 months covering a different topic each week.  They will explore the complexities of moving towards a more sustainable, low-carbon society and will help the Leith Community Climate Change project deliver real change and complement other energy efficiency initiatives.

The sessions will offer:

•    Space for people to explore what climate change means for themselves, their families and their aspirations

•    Time to work through the conflicts between intention, social pressure and identity

•    Reliable, well-researched information and practical guidance on what will make a difference

•    Support in creating a personal plan for change

The sessions will use professionally designed, reliable materials to cover climate change basics, ideas for a low-carbon future and the four key areas of the footprint – home energy, travel, food and other consumption. Discussions of practicalities are woven together with discussions of how people feel and what these changes mean personally.

Role description: 

The Coordinator will complete a three day facilitator training course in order to understand the desired format for the conversation sessions and use the resources created for them.


– Promote the project to different networks.

– Recruit participants for the weekly sessions.

– Coordinate and run the sessions alongside an experienced facilitator.

–   Work with the Engagement Officer to ensure the sessions support and complement the overall project aims.

–   Monitor the impact of the project.

Skills required: 

– Excellent communication skills.

– Sound knowledge of climate change.

– Experience of working with people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures.

– Project Management Experience.

– Able to use own initiative.


The successful candidate must be available to complete 3 days training on the 19th 20th and 21st September in Edinburgh, or the 10th, 11th and 12th October in Lincoln.


Hours: 14 hrs per week to be agreed with successful candidate.

Fee:  £4000

Start date: October 6th 2014

End date: February 27th 2015

If you are interested, please send a CV and covering letter to harriet@himalayancentre.org by Monday September 8th 5pm.

Interviews will take place Monday September 15th.

If you would like more information please call Harriet on 07949740030

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