Looking for Community Leaders

Minimum commitment of 2 hours every 4 weeks to attend a focus group
£10.90 per hour for attendance at the focus group
Out-of-pocket expenses for travel and caring responsibilities
Estimated duration 6-months

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Bolton Food Waste StudyAre you an active and well-connected member of your community? Do you live in Bolton and have a community connection to Halliwell? Do you wonder what climate change means for the people in your community in Halliwell and how your community could respond?

If the answer to the above is yes, then you may be interested in becoming a Community Leader for the Bolton Food Waste Study.

The research is being led by Bryony O’Connor, a PhD student at the University of Salford, who is also a Bolton Council employee. The study aims to understand how our communities in Bolton can come together to make sustained change and accelerate our progress towards net-zero carbon emissions.

University of Salford Manchester

We are looking for Community Leaders to help us connect with residents of Bolton and find out how we can harness the power of communities to make that sustained change happen.

As a Community Leader you will live in Bolton, have good community knowledge and networks, and be passionate about supporting communities to come together and deliver action. You will have an interest in the climate crisis and what it means for your community and be enthusiastic about facilitating conversations around that subject.

You will work with the lead researcher and co-researchers to input into the development of a household food waste survey and associated programme of community activities that enable conversations with residents about community action and climate change. You will draw on your networks and community knowledge to ensure the activities are appropriate and engaging for participants. You will take part in focus group activities with the lead researcher and co-researchers to design the activity program. You will also promote the survey in the wider community to support participation and deliver the activities out in the community.

We are looking for enthusiastic people with a commitment to community action and an interest in the climate crisis. You do not need to be an expert on climate change; you just need a curiosity and interest in what it means for your community, and the possible changes and solutions that could come from community conversations.

If you think this is for you then please get in touch!

We would also like to understand your experience in taking part in the study. So, you will also be invited to take part in interviews to explore your experience. Further information can be found on the Participant Information Sheet.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact the Lead Researcher:

Bryony O’Connor: 07789 031692 / B.C.OConnor@edu.salford.ac.uk

If you are interested in applying, please fill in the expression of interest form below: Closing date: Friday 23 February 2024.

Community Leaders - Expression of interest