New Transport Project Seeking Volunteer Community Facilitators

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

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