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Jobs and volunteer opportunities

Find the latest jobs and volunteer roles from our member organisations who are working towards a low carbon Cumbria 

ZCC lists sustainable and green jobs from our member organisations as well as volunteer opportunities across Cumbria. This information is provided in good faith and ZCC holds no responsibility for the accuracy and links provided.

If you’re looking for a volunteer role, your local sustainability group would love to hear from you. Repair cafes, climate action talks, film screenings, clothes swaps… there are so many ways you can get involved. SEARCH FOR YOUR LOCAL GROUP

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Penrith Repair Cafe – Welcome Desk Volunteer

Description: The Penrith Repair Cafe team are looking for a couple of new volunteers to look after the Welcome Desk. This is a crucial role which involves welcoming visitors and explaining how things work, ensuring forms are completed, keeping an eye on the visitors who are waiting and matching visitors with the repairers with the right expert skills. The ideal person will be confident and proactive with great people and customer service skills. In return you get to be part of a friendly, brilliant expert team, help keep items in use and out of landfill (75% success rate!) and at least one piece of delicious home baked cake! Full training and ongoing support will be given. If you’d like to know more, contact Georgina by email below or drop into the repair café and say hello.

Location:  The Old Fire Station, Bridge Lane, Penrith

Time Commitment:  Penrith Repair Cafe is on the second Saturday of every month from 10am – 1pm.

For more information email Georgina

CAfS – Low Carbon Food Project Manager

Description: This exciting new role will establish a Low Carbon Food steering group, liaising with the group and key stakeholders to identify research topics to support the transition to a low carbon food economy in Cumbria. The successful candidate will appoint and manage contractors and the £10k research budget, and disseminate the findings of the research as widely as possible.

The post holder will work with stakeholders to promote low carbon food through their networks, and collaborate with the Cumberland Food Partnership to develop a sustainable food and drink charter for Cumbrian organisations/businesses. The role will oversee the on-going development of the low carbon food toolkit, covering low carbon menus and recipes, case studies, reducing food waste and details of other useful resources which inspire and encourage businesses to reduce emissions. The Low Carbon Food Project Manager will liaise with a wide variety of CAfS staff and teams to promote low carbon food, including events, podcasts and the on-going development of the low carbon food section of the Zero Carbon Cumbria website. They will support implementation of the food-related actions identified in Zero Carbon Cumbria’s Emission Reduction Action Plans and encourage community led-activities relating to low carbon food.

In addition to collating regular activity and output reports and monitoring and evaluating the Low Carbon Food programme and the Place to Plate project, the post holder will share best practice relating to low carbon food across the county and in other parts of the UK, explore opportunities to secure funding and/or develop income generation relating to low carbon food, and maintain the database of low carbon food stakeholders and resources.

Organisation: CAfS

Location: Flexible working patterns with blended home, site and office (Penrith) work.

Hours & Salary: 22.5 – 30 hours per week, £27,000 – £35,000 (FTE)

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Description: Another Way are looking for a Schools and Partnership Lead to help build the Power of 10 movement, empowering young people across the UK to take environment action.

Employer: Another Way

Location:  Flexible

Salary:  27,000 –  30,000 PA

Closes:  27th May

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Chargepoint Champions in Ambleside & Grasmere

Description: The Charge My Street network is kept going by a group of volunteer Chargepoint Champions to carry out very basic resets when required. They’re always on the look out for more Chargepoint Champions, but specifically we are looking for one of two in both Ambleside and Grasmere for chargepoints at King Street and Red Bank respectively. Training is provided, usually a case of turning off and on again, and it’s not a regular occurrence or requirement. 

Organisation: Charge My Street

Location: Ambleside and Grasmere

Salary:  Voluntary Post

For more information or to apply, contact Eamonn Hennessy

Penrith Action for Community Transition – Treasurer

Description: PACT has a Board of Directors: we hope the new Treasurer will become an active Director and assist with planning and running activities such as events to further our aims. The actual role of the Treasurer is very small for most of the year with only a few payments each month. However each year annual accounts need to be prepared and an annual submission made to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Organisation: Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT) is a small but active organisation working in the Penrith and Eden area and is a Registered Society for the Benefit of the Community. We work to raise awareness of the issues associated with climate change, scarcity of resources and reducing biodiversity, to help people to reduce their carbon emissions and to increase community resilience. PACT is one of the partners of the Zero Carbon Cumbria project.

Location:  Penrith

Salary:  Voluntary Post

For more information or to apply, contact Christine Sutherland, PACT Chair,