Sustaining Choices a new Scotland-wide travel project called Sustaining Choices, which is being run by Planning Aid Scotland is looking for some volunteer Community Facilitators.
Wester Hailes has been chosen as one of the 9 localities taking part in the project which aims to create a Sustainable Transport Action Plan for the area. The Community Facilitators will play a vital role in coordinating engagement in their community during the course of this project.
Training will be provided.
The key activities will be:
- Working effectively with your Local Authority/project lead.
- Being part of an active project peer network.
- Attending a PAS SP=EED® training module and separate Place Standard training.
- Identifying key stakeholders, developing a tailored communications approach and informing the planning of the engagement process to ensure community voices are heard.
- Conducting transport conversations widely with community members using the Place Standard Tool.
- Supporting PAS with the delivery of a final community engagement event and helping finalise the Sustainable Transport Action Plan for their community.
Outcomes for the Community Facilitator
Community Facilitators will gain the following through this process:
- SP=EED® engagement skills, including:
- deeper understanding of the range of skills required for effective engagement including interpersonal and “softer” skill
- insight into a range of creative and effective engagement tools to suit different scenarios
- Improved knowledge and application of the Place Standard tool
- A peer network of contacts both at local and regional levels.
- A better understanding and improved knowledge of sustainable transport and the wider planning system / Local Place Plans.
For more information contact Julia Frost (Julia@pas.org.uk) 07949720983