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MIDDLESBROUGH Environment City

Salary: £48,587 to £50,625 (Pay Award Pending April 2024)
37 Hours Per Week

2 Years Fixed Term Contract

Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC) is an independent charity that promotes healthy and sustainable lifestyles using the ten principles of One Planet Living. We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Middlesbrough Environment City, to provide direction and leadership of Middlesbrough Environment City, on behalf of the board of trustees, and to lead on the strategic development, growth and delivery of the organisations charitable objectives, as well as to develop Middlesbrough Environment City and to lead its business plan, a copy of which can be found at the foot of this page.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of Middlesbrough Environment City including, but certainly not limited to, developing new, and nurturing existing, local partnerships; Developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic strategy for Middlesbrough Environment City, inline with our charitable objectives and our commitments to One Planet living Framework and the Tees Valley; Leading on the identification and alignment of external funding and sponsorship opportunities to ensure the sustainable growth of the organisation and delivery against Middlesbrough Environment City’s charitable objectives and strategic business plan, and managing all other resources including land, buildings and equipment being the property of the management board, or placed at their disposal, in accordance with relevant legislation.

With a good general education, you will have experience of, and evidence of, achievement and skills in fundraising and budget management, as well as bid-writing and project management with evidence of achievement/excellence. You will also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, evidence of setting and meeting targets either directly or with others, and a strong understanding of the environmental, climate change and sustainability landscape. You will also have knowledge of employment legislation, and experience in public speaking.

If you feel that you have the skills and the attributes for this position, then candidates will need to provide a CV with a covering letter of no more than 500 words, detailing their suitability for the role and how they demonstrate the required skills and experience.

You can find the relevant job description and person specification at the foot of this webpage.

To apply, please send your CV to info@menvcity.org.uk. For further details, please contact Middlesbrough Environment City on 01642 579820.

Closing Date: Sunday March 17th 2024
Interview Date: TBC

The #BigBikeRevival (organised by Cycling UK and supported by local authorities) is here to encourage cycling, either returning to it or starting your cycling journey, with a number of free activities and services available for everyone to enjoy!

Cycling is a fantastic, sustainable transport option, but it’s understandable that some people might be nervous to start it, or return to cycling. Through the Big Bike Revival, hopefully we’ll encourage people from all walks of life to discover, or rediscover, the joys of cycling!

As part of the Revival, we’re hosting a number of free Guided Bike Rides starting at our offices here on Sandy Flatts Lane in Acklam, starting at the end of the July and running through the beginning of August!

We are operating a gardening service that runs seasonally from April to October, operated by a pair of highly skilled Garden Maintenance Operatives. Costs start from £270, and involve cutting lawns at the front, rear and side of the property, with other tasks carried out on a case-by-case basis. Cuts are carried out every three weeks.

Call 01642 579820 or e-mail info@menvcity.org.uk for more information.

Reducing fire risks in electric blankets

With almost half of all domestic fires – that’s 20,000 each year – caused by electricity, Middlesbrough Environment City are holding a series of Fire Safety Awareness events exchanging old & dangerous single, double and king-size electric blankets for new ones.

The first event is scheduled to take place from 11am on Wednesday 21st December 2022 at Middlesbrough Green Hub based in Middlesbrough Bus Station

Funded by “Electrical Safety First”, the Awareness Day will offer electric blanket exchanges, please bring along your old or dangerous electric blanket and we will swap it free of charge for a new one.  There will also be information on fire safety in the home and an affordable warmth advisor from Middlesbrough Environment City giving tips on how to stay warm during the cold months.

Electrical Safety First is a campaigning charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity. To find out more, go to www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk


For further information event, please contact: Brian Simpson, Director Middlesbrough Environment City.

Contact – 01642 579820 or brian.simpson@menvcity.org,uk

Led by The Wildlife Trusts and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, Our Bright Future was a youth empowerment partnership that covered a number of projects including One Planet Pioneers that ourselves, Actes Employability, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and Teesside University worked on that helped a number of young people earn useful life skills and experience in environmental sustainability.

Ahead of the closing of Our Bright Future, a video outlining the outcomes and the benefits that this wonderful initiative provided has been released, and can be viewed below.

The full report can be read at www.ourbrightfuture.co.uk/about/our-impact

Some fantastic photos from Community Actions on Friday, where ourselves, Story Contracting and Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery and Nature Reserve joined forces to maintain the paths and the general area of Linthorpe Cemetery: In doing so, we helped to clear pathways, clean up general detritus and maintained the areas to ensure the headstones receive the respect they deserve and are visible to all visitors. A huge thank you to Story and the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery!

Great Big Green Week was a resounding success for CAM and its partners! The week saw numerous events held across Teesside to celebrate this celebration of the planet.

One of the many messages from the children at Whinney Banks Primary School.

On Monday, children at Whinney Banks Primary School talked to us about all the things that contribute to climate change. They told us about their hopes for the next generation and buried carbon contributors in a time capsule to be dug up by pupils in 2050 along with their messages.

On Wednesday, we were at Archibald Primary School to deliver a climate change quiz, teach them how to take their own climate action, taught them about the decomposition of plastic waste and even made a climate change time capsule for future pupils to discover in the year 2050!

Fat Balls made by the youth clubs

Over the week, we engaged with youth clubs including at Hemlington & Coulby Newham youth clubs, where they made bird feeder fat balls – learning about why they’re important (especially around this time of year) for conservation, about different types of seeds, and how they can make them again at home with the rest of the family. We also collected acorns for an initiative to help plant more oak trees after an early Autumn meant that many oaks were shedding their acorns early.

On Thursday, we ran a session of Carbon Awareness training at Camphill Village Trust, which also saw a wild food tasting session. Participants looked at the carbon footprint of food and then got to taste some of the lowest carbon food you can eat – foraged! On Friday, we delivered a soap making workshop at School Of Apocalypse, binding natural ingredients and locally grown herbs. We were also at the Green Hub in Middlesbrough Bus Station to deliver information and workshops, where we met our friends at Bridgehill Day Services in Middlesbrough: We helped them make bug hotels, and also discussed which methods of transport are best for our environment. Great to see them!

All in all, a very busy, but successful, week!


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