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Forth Environment Link Mentor Profiles

Forth Environment Link (FEL) works with communities and partners across Forth Valley on environmental and food issues. Covering the local authority areas of Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk, FEL combines environmental education and awareness with project support through Food and Growing, Active Travel and the Circular Economy.

Forth Environment Link Mentor: Emily Harvey

Emily Harvey

I am the Development Manager for Food and Growing at Forth Environment Link (FEL). I have developed and coordinated the last three years of our Climate Challenge Funded food projects – Get Ready for local food and Stirling Food Hub 1 & 2. Prior to this I developed the Stirling Local food Map project, the Grow Forth Network and consulted for FEL delivering community growing projects, in both Cultenhove and Braehead.

Before FEL, I worked for Keep Scotland Beautiful for four years in one of the first Climate Challenge Funded projects. In my twenties I was general manager for a bar and restaurant in Edinburgh with Whitbread Inns. Food has always been an integral feature of my career, not surprising as I was brought up on a farm and I firmly believe food is a catalyst for positive change.

The projects I have worked on at FEL I have been fully involved at every stage from planning, writing funding applications, developing partnerships, marketing, project delivery, monitoring and evaluation, team management, budget management and volunteer development. I have also worked with FEL and partners to try to influence how we improve our food system now and in to the future, so that it is more resilient to future challenges both in social, economic and environmental terms.

My qualifications include Bsc Honours in Psychology, Graduate of the STEP leadership programme, REHIS intermediate food hygiene & Highfield award, Cycle trainer and cycle guide leader.

Areas of Experience:

Active travel; Food growing; Food waste; Repair/refurbishment; Carbon literacy; Climate change engagement; Reuse/swapping

Skills: 

Project Management; Business development; Finances; Volunteer support and management; Team management; Social Media; Marketing; Community engagement; Funding applications; Consultation; Monitoring and evaluation; Facilitation

Types of support offered:

Support to develop project ideas/ applications; Support to develop/run project activities; Trouble-shooting advice for projects underway; Support to build organisational capacity

Mentoring offered through

One-one advice; Running workshops with a team; A tailored support package; Off the peg resources/training sessions etc.

If you would like to arrange mentoring support from Emily Harvey contact Russell Gill russell.gill@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

Forth Environment Link Mentor: Kelly Rice

Emily Harvey

I have worked as an Environmental Project Coordinator for over 8 years, working on various waste and carbon reduction projects such as: Forth Valley Real Nappy Network; Zero Waste Volunteer Scheme; Forth Upcycling Network; and CCF Revive Falkirk. Each project focused on the educating and raising awareness of waste or carbon reduction within various communities with the aims of changing behaviours.

Each project that I have coordinated involved full planning, development and delivery, which has allowed me to develop extensive skills in project and budget management; volunteer coordination; marketing; community engagement; and training. I have written several successful funding applications, and I’m highly experienced in report writing and claiming of funds from different funders.

Community engagement has been at the heart of every project that I have delivered, and through consultations, event delivery, marketing, and partnership building, I have developed a substantial amount of relationships with local communities and organisations, which I continue to maintain through new projects.

Monitoring and evaluation is a key aspect of every project, and I have developed several monitoring and evaluation strategies to enable successful data collection and analysis. The planning and delivery of sound events, workshops and training programmes has been highly significant for successful monitoring, as they provide an excellent way to educate, change behaviours and collect useful data. I have developed an extensive array of workshops, activities and training programmes that can be tailored and replicated for other communities.

My qualifications also include: Bsc Hons Degree in Environmental Science; Level 6 SCQF for Coordinating Volunteers; IOSH Working Safely Award; REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Award; and CIWM Advanced Waste Smart.

Areas of Experience: 

Food waste; Repair/refurbishment; Carbon literacy; Climate change engagement; Reuse/swapping

Skills: 

Project Management; Finances; Volunteer support and management; Team management; Social Media; Marketing; Community engagement; Funding applications; Consultation; Monitoring and evaluation

Types of support offered

Support to develop project ideas/ applications; Support to develop/run project activities; Trouble-shooting advice for projects underway

Mentoring offered through:

One-one advice; Running workshops with a team; A tailored support package; Off the peg resources/training sessions etc.

If you would like to arrange mentoring support from Kelly Rice contact Russell Gill russell.gill@keepscotlandbeautiful.org