Finance and Administration Assistant – Groundwork

Finance & Administration Assistant

Luton

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Part-time (16 hours per week)

£16,338 (full time equivalent) plus attractive benefits

Closing date:

midday, Thursday 8 December 2016

Interview date:

Monday 19 December 2016

Join a team that is changing places and changing lives.

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Finance & Administration Assistant, Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire

Term: part-time, 16 hours per week

Salary: £16,338 (full time equivalent) plus attractive benefits

Location: based in Luton

We work in partnership with residents, local authorities, schools, other charities and local organisations to develop projects that create better places and improve the quality of life of those who live there. With a turnover of £3.5 million and 70 staff, we are in a strong position to build on our achievements so far and expand our project programme further across Bedfordshire and the rest of the east of England.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to provide support for Groundwork’s activities in Luton & Bedfordshire. The role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities and the successful candidate will join a highly committed and energetic team.

You will have strong administration/finance, communication, IT and people skills. Your work will reflect the dedication and enthusiasm that’s key to everything we do. We’ll make sure you’re given all the support and guidance you need and you will have the opportunity to become part of a highly successful organisation making a real and positive difference to your local area.

Closing date: midday, Thursday 8 December 2016

Interview date: Monday 19 December 2016

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Tillie Sutterby on 01582 720147 or natalie.sutterby@groundwork.org.uk.

To apply, please download the following application pack and return, completed, to natalie.sutterby@groundwork.org.uk

Job description and person specification

Application form

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Declaration of convictions (please complete, even if you have nothing to declare)

Corporate Partnerships Coordinator – Groundwork

Corporate Partnerships Coordinator

Birmingham

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Part-time (3 days a week)

£30,742 (pro rata)

Closing date:

Friday 25th November 2016

12 noon

Proposed Interview date:

Friday 2nd December 2016

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart, passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

We have a 35-year track record of working with businesses and our current partners include M&S, Tesco, One Stop, DHL, PwC and Siemens. We think we can do more and are looking to employ a dedicated and talented corporate fundraiser to manage our existing relationships and develop new ones.

Working with the Director of Partnerships the post holder will take an active role in developing and managing Charity of the Year partnerships, organising and running donor events and leading corporate fundraising activity.

You will have a proven track record of delivering voluntary income against specified targets and experience of cultivating corporate partnerships and supporters.

You will need a background in corporate fundraising and account management and be fired up by the potential to grow our portfolio.

Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will have the support of digital and communications experts.

We need someone who can take the brief and run with it.  Get in touch if that’s you.

All the documents you will need for applying can be downloaded below:

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Application Letter

or contact Eileen Henderson by emailing eileen.henderson@groundwork.org.uk

Press and Communications Manager – ShareAction

Press & Communications Manager

London

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Full time – 35 hours per week

£26K- £33K+ 8% pension contribution

Closing date:

Monday 14 November at 12noon we will review applications as they are received

ShareAction is a charity which promotes responsible investment by pension funds and other institutional investors. We believe that investment can be a force for good, serving savers and communities, and protecting our environment for the long term. We campaign on specific environmental and social issues that the investment industry has the power to influence, like climate change and workers’ rights. We advocate for policy changes required to enable responsible investment to thrive. We undertake research and rankings to drive up best practice among pension funds and asset managers. And we work with savers to help them push their pension schemes towards more responsible behaviour and sustainable investment practices.

Brief description of role:

The Press & Communications Manager will oversee the delivery of ShareAction’s communications strategy and will ensure that ShareAction’s work continues to be well profiled in trade, national and international print and broadcast media, showcasing the range and breadth of our work as well as key successes. The role will involve a mix of proactive and reactive press and media work, digital communications, contribution to campaign strategies, and supporting senior colleagues with strategic communications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ShareAction’s press and communications function – planning, delivering and evaluating press launches of reports, campaigns and events and ensuring that ShareAction maintains its social media profile. You will liaise with journalists and other stakeholders. You will work with the senior management team to set and deliver the organisation’s communications strategy.

How to apply

Please send us a cover letter and CV – please use the cover letter form and include a well- thought-out personal statement of no more than 300 word works that explains to us why you would be a perfect fit for this role.  Please also complete our Diversity Monitoring Form. We refer you to our Diversity Monitoring Guidance for Users if you want to know more about why we monitor diversity.

Make sure your application clearly explains your interests and the skills you would bring to the role. Don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm!  Please send your CV and Cover letter to jobs@shareaction.org by 12noon on Monday 14 November 2016.

We will try to get back to all applicants regarding the progress of their applications. However, due to the high number of applications we receive, we can only offer feedback to candidates we shortlist for interview. Due to the size of our organisation we are unable to sponsor anyone.

The Tree Council – Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

London

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Part-Time

21 hours, evenly distributed over 3, 4 or 5 days

£20,000 to £25,000 pro rata

Closing date:

By 17:00 Thursday 10 November 2016

The Tree Council is the UK’s lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. It was founded as the national tree planting campaign that would follow up the success of Plant A Tree In ’73, encourage action for trees and run National Tree Week.

We are still working in partnership with communities, organisations and government to make trees matter to everyone.  Our work has expanded and we are responsible for the annual Community Action Programme that includes Seed Gathering Season, National Tree Week and Walk in the Woods month, supporting the groups organising local events.

We also co-ordinate and manage our national volunteer Tree Warden Scheme, fundraise and distribute grants for planting trees, woodland wildflowers and bluebells, and hedges and work with our partners on an agenda for change that includes the Tree Care Campaign, the Green Monuments Campaign and the Hedge Tree Campaign.

Purpose of post:

1. To contribute to the effective operation of the organisation through the day-to-day provision of administrative support and related services, undertaking activities appropriate to the needs of the organisation

2. To provide assistance that reflects the priorities of the work programme

3. To establish and implement new procedures as necessary to ensure an exemplary standard of support and service

4. To support and add value to the work and effectiveness of the team and the promotion and delivery of The Tree Council’s objectives

Find the full job description, person specification and application for on the links below.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application

Please submit completed application form by 17:00 Thursday 10 November 2016 to info@treecouncil.org.uk

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 14 November 2016

Volunteering with The Tree Council

We are always interested in hearing from prospective volunteers who might be interested in office-based volunteering to support our day-to-day operations and special projects. If you would be interested in volunteering with us in this context, please email  volunteers@treecouncil.org.uk  with some information about the type of opportunity you are seeking and any particular skills you would like to share.

Marketing Executive – Sawday’s Canopy & Stars

Marketing Executive

Bristol

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Full Time, Permanent Position

£18-£22k, depending on experience

Closing date: Sunday 20 November 2016
We’re an award-winning, Bristol-based travel company on an epic journey, truly igniting our marketing for the first time.

We’re on the hunt for an energetic executive who perfectly blends creative thinking and planning excellence. You’ll be happy brainstorming campaign ideas, creating project plans to execute them, coordinating design and tech to make them happen and diving into the stats to see how they did. A wearer of many hats, the prospect of crafting copy about amazing places to stay, perfecting emails and making our social media sparkle will get you out of bed in the morning.

REQUIREMENTS

Your purpose:

The Marketing Executive is responsible for co-ordinating and executing the marketing plans to meet the business and marketing targets for Sawday’s. They will be required to support all aspects of the marketing function in building the Sawday’s brand through energetic, creative, insightful, cost-effective smart thinking and activity. This will include ownership of the delivery of content plan through email marketing, social media, PR, website management as well as running online and occasionally offline marketing campaigns.

Your profile:

·         creative – someone who can bring pizazz, sparkle, punch and imagination to their work and to their campaign (no matter how small) – and who has ‘big ideas’ they aren’t afraid to share and who also enjoys collaborating and building on other ideas

·         a hustler – someone who can make a lot happen with a small budget, can pull favours and find creative ways to get stuff done

·         a doer – someone who is impatient to deliver, themselves and with their team, and who loves nothing more than rolling up their sleeves

·         digital – someone who has a fondness for, genuine interest in and strong understanding of digital / technology and its role in the marketing mix

·         a truly integrated thinker – someone who, though interested in digital and technology, has a strong ‘integrated’ marketing toolkit

·         a marketer by trade – someone who understands and applies the founding principles of marketing and is comfortably familiar with the range of tools in the marketing mix, from primary research to customer behaviour

·         a lover of our version of ‘special’ – someone who loves staying in quirky, independent, characterful places run by people with the courage to stamp their personality on their places

BENEFITS

·         £18-£22k, depending on experience

·         A special place to work: a colourful, upcycled, recycled, open plan office slap bang on the water on Bristol’s buzzing harbourside

·         25 days holiday per year, plus Bank Holidays

·         Annual budget to spend on ‘familiarising’ yourself with our special places

·         Regular company-wide lunches – cooked by the inimitable Victoria

·         Occasional travel (within Europe) to visit our places

·         An office choir to join (not compulsory)

·         A concert grand piano to play (if you like)

Apply Here

Deadline for applications: 20th November 2016

Head of Eden Project Learning – Eden Project

Head of Eden Project Learning

Cornwall

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Full Time, Permanent Position

£50,000 per annum

Closing date: Friday 11 November 2016
The World is changing – how we learn needs to change too…

The Eden Project and The Cornwall College Group have a new joint venture.  Eden Project Learning brings together two World Class skill sets to create an opportunity set to inspire current and future generations in a new way of learning. Eden Project Learning offers a work based learning approach through apprenticeships, further education and degree programmes, all based at the world renowned visitor attraction.

This is a brilliant opportunity lead this venture as Head of Eden Project Learning. Working for The Cornwall College Group and The Eden Project, based at the Eden Project in Cornwall the post offers the opportunity to shape and grow Eden Project Learning.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the venture, curriculum development to establish a unique market offer and the provision of high quality learning in an amazing environment. They will be highly skilled in business development, planning and leadership with experience of partnership working at a senior level.

We believe that social and environmental value can be achieved by inspiring people about their world through unforgettable learning experiences; education and learning helps people to define, adapt and shape their world. If you share our beliefs and feel inspired by our vision of future learning and have a background in leadership of education or a STEM sector organisation then we would love to hear from you.

For a full job description and person specification please visit http://www.cornwall.ac.uk and click on vacancies or call 01209 616123.

To apply for this position, please visit – www.cornwall.ac.uk

Europe Campaigner – 350.org

Europe Campaigner

Temporary Post

Home based anywhere in Europe

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Part-time, 3-4 days a week (negotiable)

Start Date: November 1, 2016 (flexible).

This job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications
350.org is looking for an experienced campaigner with an understanding and knowledge of fossil fuel struggles across Europe. This is a short-term role beginning at the start of November, until the end of January 2017.

About 350.org

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

About the Europe Campaigner

 The Keep It In The Ground work of 350.org in Europe is focused on helping build grassroots power of groups of people who directly challenge the fossil fuel industry through resistance against a small number of strategic projects, whose cancellation would accelerate the phase out of fossil fuels.

This is a temporary role to cover some key responsibilities while the Europe Keep It In The Ground Coordinator is on leave.

This role will encompass the following responsibilities:

 ·         Support 3 identified grassroots struggles in Europe (gas extraction in the Netherlands, shale gas imports in France, anti-coal efforts in Germany and Europe more broadly);

·         Provide strategic guidance and advice to fellow staff members involved in engaging more directly with those struggles and with related partners, local groups, events and processes;

·         Make connections (in terms of narrative and strategy) between those struggles and the regional-level fossil fuel resistance, as well as with our Europe divestment campaign.

·         Develop a map of Keep It In The Ground struggles across Europe, as basis for future strategy development, and explore tools to connect them together;

·         Coordinate research and analysis around climate science and fossil fuel extraction in the region;

·         Consult partners and allies, as well as our network of local groups.

Location: This role can be based remotely from anywhere within European time-zones, though there is a preference for the role to be based in a location where there are other staff members, in order to have team support (including Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London). Some travel will be necessary.

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Part-Time Coordinator – Exeter Pound

Part-time Coordinator

Exeter, Devon

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10-15 hours a week | £8 per hour Deadline: 5pm Friday 28th October
The Exeter Pound is a local currency launched in September 2015 to support local independent traders, a positive community identity, and a more sustainable and resilient local economy.  It is supported by local business and community groups and the City Council.  Exeter Pound is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a social enterprise created and maintained for the public good.

About the role:

We are recruiting for a new part time Co-ordinator to start in December/January. The co-ordinator will be managed by and work with the steering group and Directors of the Exeter Pound on the following tasks:

a)      Community engagement, publicising the concept of local currencies and the Exeter Pound project, attending meetings of community organisations and other events, and helping to organise promotional events;

b)      Attending and administering the Exeter Pound Board meetings;

c)      Administering exchange points and online shop;

d)      Helping to create and produce publicity materials, contribute to social media campaign, and depending on skills, create web-based resources;

e)      Managing volunteers in a variety of roles

f)       Marketing the project to local traders, and liaising with traders and individual potential account holders;

g)      Contributing to fundraising

Training will be given in these tasks as needed.  The project worker will undertake work planned with the team on a self-employed basis at £8.00 per hour, with a commitment expected of around 10 – 15 hours per week.  The appointment is initially for 6 months and will be extended as funding permits.

The successful applicant will be computer and IT literate, self directing and enthusiastic about the concept; able to plan and manage tasks, work independently and with others; and engage confidently with members of the public and traders.

Enquiries: contact Gill Westcott gill@exeterpound.org.uk or 01392 348105

Applications should include a covering letter (maximum 2 A4 sides equivalent) and a CV, and the contact details of two reference providers (we will only contact them if you are selected for the position). Please send applications by email to info@exeterpound.org.uk

or by post to Exeter Pound, c/o Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1JN.

Applications should arrive as soon as possible but at the latest by 5pm on Friday 28th October.  Interviews are planned for Tuesday 15th November.

Young Creative Director – A Focus On Nature

Creative Director

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UK’s largest youth nature network Deadline: Sunday 6th November
Since its formation in 2011, A Focus On Nature has sought to encourage and connect young people aged 16 to 30 who share a passion for the natural world. Through a combination of social media, events and mentorship, AFON has connected with over 1000 young people across the United Kingdom and beyond, including aspiring conservation professionals, wildlife enthusiasts, writers, artists, photographers and poets. It has also spearheaded the Vision for Nature campaign and report, setting out young people’s vision for the natural world.

About the role:

AFON is now recruiting for the role of Creative Director, the figurehead of the organisation, the de facto Chief Executive Officer. You will play a pivotal role in the committee, inspiring and motivating committee members to fulfil their roles to the best of their ability, support them in their roles and, in return, be supported in carrying out your own duties. You will play a key role in shaping the direction of the organisation, steering members and the committee through the coming years. You will be responsible for partnerships – existing and new – and representing AFON at national and local levels.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent managerial skills of both people and projects. This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your CV with a nationally recognised organisation, learn new skills and influence the future direction of A Focus On Nature, including campaigns, attitudes and ambitions.

Applicants must be below the age of 28 at the time of application. We ask for a date of birth to ensure this. We hope that the suitable applicant will take on the role for a period of no less than two years, and no more than three years. Please note that all roles are operated on a voluntary basis, with a small stipend available to cover expenses.

More details and application process here

Director of News and Media – New Economics Foundation

Director of News and Media

London

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Full-time • Permanent Deadline: 9am Monday 31st October
The New Economics Foundation aims to be the most exciting progressive think and action tank in the United Kingdom.

Our goal is build the case for a new economy where people are really in control and to partner with other organizations seeking to build that change here and now. We believe in an economy that is truly just and sustainable, one that takes power out of the hands of unaccountable elites and enables individuals and their communities democratically to shape their own future.

The New Economics Foundation has a proud thirty-year history but we are setting out in a new direction. Earlier this month, we launched a major plan for change, along with a new website and new branding. Following that, the newly appointed Director of News and Media will lead a major overhaul of the New Economics Foundation’s media strategy with the aim of radically enhancing the New Economics Foundation’s reputation among both print and broadcast journalists.

About the role:

The Director will be required to deliver high-impact stories about the Foundation’s work. We are, therefore, looking for someone with the skills to plan and execute a series of major interventions which are prominent on news bulletins and in print journalism.

The successful applicant will join a small but highly skilled and motivated team, with impressive expertise in digital communications, web design, report design and media training. The new Director of News and Media will add to that a strong strategic sense of how the New Economics Foundation’s research and campaigning activity can best capture the attention of a broad range of journalists.

If you feel you can deliver this exciting brief we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please click here to download a full candidate pack

Please click here to download an equal opportunities form

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter along with your CV and the equal opportunities form to recruitment@neweconomics.org