Island Youth, Education and COP 26 Climate Project Opportunity -Apply to SCELG!

Knowledge Exchange Assistant (374456)

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Climate Change: Message in a Bottle Island Youth and Education Project

The University of Strathclyde is currently recruiting a part time position (0.7 FTE – so three days a week more or less) to manage the project. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting project on climate change, youth and islands before, during and after COP26. The project will work with island based children in Scotland and beyond to bring their message back to COP26 and will then return to the islands to share how that message was received by policymakers and climate stakeholders.

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) has been awarded a grant from Scottish Government to carry out the COP 26 related “Climate Change Message in a Bottle Project” –

“As a Knowledge Exchange Assistant, you will assist in the management and delivery of the project under the general supervision of senior colleagues.  Under their guidance, you will liaise directly with external partners to provide support with the terms of the project. You will also input as a team member to administrative activities. In particular, you will be asked to: 1) identify and liaise with schools (mainly primary schools) on Scottish islands and to work closely with project partners to identify potential schools on islands beyond Scotland; 2) work closely with project partners to manage the delivery of in person and virtual school workshops on climate change and COP26, both before and after the COP; 3) liaise with project partners to successfully plan and deliver one or more project related events in Glasgow during COP26. The successful candidate will be encouraged to bring her/his own passion and ideas to the project in order to make it as impactful as possible.”

It is anticipated that this role will start at the beginning of August 2021.

Enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Francesco Sindico, (francesco.sindico@strath.ac.uk).

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