Title of Post: Glasgow Churches COP26—Ambassador
Glasgow Churches Together COP26 Co-Ordinating Group is a special committee of Glasgow Churches Together supporting an ecumenical effort of Glasgow Churches to prepare for, engage with and be changed by COP26 coming to Glasgow in November 2021.
We are in receipt of funding from Action of Churches Together in Scotland, ACTS, to commission someone (or we may consider two people in a ‘job-share’) to work as a Glasgow Churches COP26—Ambassador. We are seeking applications on a self-employed consultancy basis for someone to work in this role for at least 40 days between April and 30th Nov 2021
Responsible to; Glasgow Churches Co-ordinating Group
This post will be offered on a self-employed consultancy basis to someone who can provide at least 40 days of work between April and 30th November 2021.
A schedule of work will be agreed in advance with the GCCG Steering Group, to include at least 8 days of COP 26 itself but this will include scope for self-directed work on your own initiative, in line with the aims and priorities of GCCG.
Hours of Work:
0.2 FTE flexi working to include some evenings and weekends.
It is anticipated that the successful applicant would work 280 hours, with an average of 200 hours before the COP, 50 during the COP and 30 after the COP.
This is calculated at £250 per full day consultancy, based on 7 hour days.
Payment will be in arrears via invoices submitted to Glasgow Churches Together on a monthly or bi monthly basis.
The person engaged will be responsible for their own tax arrangements and would be expected to keep a log of hours worked and details of the work undertaken.
A monthly report would be submitted to GCCG Steering Group.
A final report would be submitted to include recommendations for transformation and legacy.
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual, capable of working independently but co-operatively and of taking initiative while remaining accountable, who can hit the ground running, with an established knowledge and awareness of four things:
- Scotland’s churches, faith communities and faith based agencies
- Scottish Civil Society and the work of the Scottish and UK Governments
- Christian theology, spirituality and scripture, ecumenically understood,
in relation to social and environmental ethics
- Faith-based responses to the challenge of climate change
Role: the main areas of responsibility will be in publicity, networking, liaison, advocacy, education and media work. This will include:
- Working with GCCG/GCT on a communications and media strategy, to include preparing press releases and social media posts, liaising with journalists and TV/Radio channels; maximising positive publicity across a range of communications opportunities to support the activities of the life of the GCCG group and the COP26.
- It is anticipated that the person would undertake a number of online and in person visits to presbyteries/dioceses/regional church structures, congregations, schools, universities, colleges and others with a view to encouraging, supporting and enabling groups to participate in the COP26 and to look at the legacy of COP26 in Glasgow and beyond.
- The work will be shaped by a concern to promote involvement in COP26 among young people and in churches which have previously been less involved in engaging with environmental concerns.
- The successful applicant will be required to be/become a member of Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme.
- Closing Date for applicants Monday 5th April 5pm.
- Please send a covering letter showing your suitability for the role and an up to date CV to;
Elspeth Glasgow, Ecumenical Officer, Glasgow Churches Together
***Should you wish to discuss the post further please contact Elspeth in the first instance and she will direct you to the most suitable person.