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Staffing Update

This is a long overdue post to announce our recent staff appointments and to share their contact details.

This is a period of rapid transition for SCCAN as we move from being run with the help of a few, very part-time freelancers to employing staff for the first time.

Back in mid-January, Jean-Matthieu Gaunand became our first ever employee and first full-time worker, taking on the role of ‘Engagement and Training Manager’. Jean-Matthieu previously worked on a part-time, freelance basis as our Network Weaver, so will already be familiar to many. Currently, Jean-Matthieu is focussed on developing and rolling out our Climate for Change conversations programme as well as developing other training to meet needs expressed by SCCAN members: c4c@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

At the end of January we were also delighted to welcome Gill Davies as our Investing in ‘Regional Networks Programme Manager’. Gill is managing our ambitious programme to support regional level networking -developing and nurturing new relationships and new collaborations between more community groups across each region as well as with the wider third sector and with the public sector. We hope that, by becoming better established, regional networks will be well placed to shape and host Scottish Government supported regional community climate action hubs as these emerge over the next year or so: networks@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

To date we have appointed the following Regional Coordinators. Between them, they bring a huge breadth of experience and we’re very pleased to welcome them all to the SCCAN team:

Edinburgh -Rachel Caplan: edinburgh@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

East Lothian -Ian Malcolm: eastlothian@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Western Isles -Alison Stockwell: westernisles@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Scottish Borders -Gordie Campbell: borders@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Tayside -Martha Smart: tayside@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Glasgow -Luka Harris: glasgow@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Forth Valley -Rosa Huczynska: forthvalley@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Argyll and Bute -Marie Stonehouse: argyllbute@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Please do get in touch if you are involved with any sort of community-led action in those regions. Recruitment for other regions across Scotland is ongoing.

We also pleased to announce that Reem Elsapagh has taken over the role of ‘Network Weaver’. Reem is our first point of contact and support for SCCAN members: info@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Also just joined our expanding team is Laura Forde who has taken on the crucial role of Finance and Admin Support: finance@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Meanwhile, our freelance ‘Story Weavers’, Kaska Hempel and Joana Avi-Lorie continue to lead our work with stories and the development of our Storytellers Collective: stories@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

Joana also supports our numerous networking, skillshare and workshop events for our members as ‘Events Coordinator’: events@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk

And Philip Revell continues to provide a guiding and oversight role as our ‘Convenor’ and is the main contact for other organisations and networks involved with, or supporting, community-led action to face up to the climate and nature emergency: convenor@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk