Inner Forth Futures partnership open recruitment of four new posts for Climate FORTH project

The Inner Forth Futures partnership are recruiting four new posts to support development of new work. Three project officers and one administrator will help develop the Climate FORTH (Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage) project during 2022. Full job descriptions and details of how to apply for these roles can be found on the RSPB vacancies website: https://www.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/rspb-job-vacancies/

Project Officer - Community and Youth Development - Climate FORTH

Reference: DEC20214445

Location: Skinflats, RSPB Reserve, Falkirk.

Applications open: 16/12 – 12/01/22

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual with a passion for partnership working to help develop this ambitious project by Inner Forth Futures, a collaboration of 8 member organisations, who have committed to working together with advisory organisations, stakeholders and community groups to achieve a shared vision.

Project Officer - Communications - Climate FORTH

Reference: DEC20215239

Location: Skinflats, RSPB Reserve, Falkirk

Applications open: 16/12 – 12/01/22

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual with a passion for partnership working to help develop this ambitious project by Inner Forth Futures. The project will support a move to a greener future and post-pandemic recovery and generate opportunities to share learning, influence adaption and inspire the change needed to transition to a climate resilient landscape in the Inner Forth and beyond.

Project Officer - Visitor and Business Engagement - Climate FORTH

Reference: DEC20215304

Location: Skinflats RSPB Reserve, Falkirk

Applications open: 16/12 – 12/01/22

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual with a passion for partnership working to help develop this ambitious project by Inner Forth Futures, a collaboration of 8 member organisations, who have committed to working together with advisory organisations, stakeholders and community groups to achieve a shared vision.

Administrator - Climate FORTH

Reference: DEC20214455

Location: Skinflats RSPB Reserve, Falkirk

Applications open: 16/12 – 11/01/22

We are looking for an organised administrator who thrives on helping others, proactively solving problems and playing their part within a project team. This is a Fixed Term Contract, Part-time role which will run until November 2022. This role can be performed remotely.

Help shape work on Climate Adaptation & Resilience around the Inner Forth

From Global to Local: Help shape work on Climate Adaptation and Resilience around the Inner Forth

Today at COP26 is #AdaptationDay - there is a focus on how communities and organisations around the world need to adapt to the impacts of climate change and become more resilient. These are themes that we have been discussing for a while at a local level within the Inner Forth Futures partnership and they're at the core of our recent development phase application to National Lottery Heritage Fund for new work through Climate FORTH: Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage. Whilst we wait to hear news about that funding bid, we are continuing with prior planning and would like to hear ideas and opinions from people who live work and play in the Inner Forth.

Could you help Inner Forth Futures to shape new work that we hope to develop further in 2022? We need your local knowledge to assist in identifying a longlist of sites, structures, places or spaces around Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Fife that could be made more resilient to climate change and other changes if they were part of a new project called Climate FORTH: Furthering Resilience Through Heritage.

Please add your ideas to the online map by pinpointing the natural and historic sites, structures, places or spaces that are important to you, telling us the issues that are faced and what changes could be made to make these locations safe, secure, loved and used for the future. We would like to hear your ideas and opinions.

https://climateforth.commonplace.is/?utm_campaign=IFF%20website

Comments from the online map will be combined with other mapped data on climate change risks, natural/ built heritage places and local communities to create the longlist. Subject to securing funding we will use this longlist to help shape future work. Thanks for your help.

screengrab of commonplace website image showing map of the project area

 

 

Future Tides Digital and Outdoor Education Resource Pack

To assist pupils and primary school teachers on their return to schools IFF in partnership with RSPB have created a digital and outdoor education resource, bespoke to the Inner Forth, adapted from Future Tides Project and linked to RSPB Wild Challenge Awards.

The Future Tides Project was created in 2018 and funded by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim of the Future Tides Project was to build a connection between the pupils, the local community, and their surrounding nature. There are three educational boxes which are free to use by any school, in the Inner Forth.  They are made up of 15 comprehensive lessons, both detailed and flexible, so you can adapt them to suit your class needs. Inside the box, there are different resources linked to mapping, wildlife, heritage, and problems and solutions for indoor and outdoor learning.

In the digital and outdoor education resource pack it contains a breakdown of each lesson, links to curriculum of excellence, tips on outdoor learning and any required materials you may need. There are 4 pre-recorded sessions which can be used alone or as part of a series to learn about the wildlife and heritage of the local area. The topics covered are Forming the Inner Forth, Habitats at Home, Migration and Sources and Solutions to Pollution. Each session includes an accompanying Makaton word to learn, a game, an activity, and an outdoor learning session, which if completed leads to the achievement of an RSPB Bronze Wild Challenge Award! This is a resource and can be adapted to suit individual class needs or used for home-schooling. 

For more details watch information video here

Download The Fututre Tides Digital and Outdoor Education Resource Pack for free here

To borrow the Future Tides Educational Box and Resource Pack for free, or for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Heritage Conference Report Published

The Inner Forth Futures partnership have published a report from the November 2019 Building New Bridges heritage tourism conference. Find the report on our website.

Fifty-five delegates attended the conference with forty organisations or groups represented from local tourism businesses, projects and tourism focused organisations. The day was aimed at exploring how businesses, organisations and local communities could make the most of the Inner Forth’s diverse heritage assets to develop a more integrated approach to tourism across the whole area. With Visit Scotland’s 2020 Year of Coast and Waters on the horizon, November 2019 was an opportune time to take stock and look forward.

Speakers included:

  • Neil Christiston - VisitScotland Regional Director
  • Jenni Steele - VisitScotland Film & Creative Industries Manager
  • Donald McKenzie - Dunfermline & West Fife Tourism Association Chair

The day featured a panel discussion with representatives from Visit Scotland, Discover Clackmannanshire, Stirling Council, Visit Falkirk and Dunfermline & West Fife Tourism Association. Short discovery talks highlighted six accessibility and exploration projects from around the Inner Forth. Short workshops and a site visit allowed delegates to pick up new tips and insight from the facilitators plus share their own experiences.

The Inner Forth Futures partnership aims to seek opportunities to take foward findings from the conference and encourages other stakeholders to explore how the report can help support sustainable heritage tourism around the Inner Forth as part of a green recovery from Covid-19.

IFLI Legacy Fund Open for Applications

The IFLI Legacy Fund supports the management and maintenance of outputs delivered through the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative. Overseen by the IFF Steering Group, monies within the Fund have previously supported wildflower meadow management, habitat management skills training for volunteers, orchard maintenance and activities with school pupils. We are open for new applications that are seeking funding towards eligible activities that can be delivered by March 2022. 

The next two application deadlines are:

Tuesday 4 May 2021 for activity to take place before March 2022 - decisions will be shared with applicants before the end of May 2021.

Monday 1 November 2021 for activity to take place before March 2022 or March 2023 - decisions will be shared with applicants before the end of November 2021.

Eligibility information, application guidance and the application form can be downloaded from: https://www.innerforthlandscape.co.uk/about/ifli-legacy

 

 

 

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