Corporate Partnerships Coordinator – Groundwork

Corporate Partnerships Coordinator


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

Part-Time Coordinator – Exeter Pound

Part-time Coordinator

Exeter, Devon

Inspiring Jobs from
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 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

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.

Inspirational Jobs – Community Coordinator Plan ZHEROES



3 days per week / 7 month contract

Salary: £22k pa pro-rata


Friday 19th August 2016

Plan Zheroes provides a practical solution to the parallel problem of growing food waste and the increasing numbers of people living in food poverty. We seek to make it easy for food businesses to give their surplus food to those who need it so that it will never go to waste.

Plan Zheroes started in 2010 as a group of volunteers committed to raising awareness of the issues. Today we are acknowledged experts in the field. We have given evidence at parliamentary commissions on food poverty and support food waste reduction initiatives of organisations such as WRAP, Considerate Hoteliers and the Sustainable Restaurant Association. In 2013 Plan Zheroes registered as a charity with the aim of building the organisation and extending our reach to areas outside London.

We are now at an exciting stage in our development. We see ourselves as a national network starting small. The potential to scale up comes from our ground breaking IT system which enables businesses with surplus food to connect with local charities feeding those in need and to safely and conveniently post food donations online.  The system also links charities with volunteers who can help them collect and transport the food. Our USP is that we can find solutions for small food businesses; accept perishable food; handle small quantities; and build lasting community networks.

The Role:

As part of our plans to scale up our network, we have received funding from Leicestershire Council’s Community Grants Programme for a seven month pilot project. The aim of the pilot is to further test our model and to build a self-sustaining, community network in Leicestershire for the distribution of good quality surplus food to people living in food poverty. This is an exciting opportunity to manage a project from the ground up, utilising Plan Zheroes experience of working in other areas of the UK.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Design and prepare pre and post pilot questionnaires for a select group of businesses, charities and volunteers participating in the project
  • Assist in the organisation and preparations for a project launch event
  • Using our business development process, recruit and register local businesses, charities and volunteers on Plan Zheroes’ platform for surplus food donations
  • Manage a small group of 4-5 volunteer ambassadors or ‘Zheroes’ which will help you to develop the network in specific areas of the county
  • Support users of the platform and help them overcome barriers to food donation/receipt and training them on using the platform, if necessary
  • Monitor food donations on a weekly basis and produce monthly management reports on the number of users and donations
  • Support the project through social media and other communications such as newsletters and blogs
  • Manage and maintain contact databases for use by Plan Zheroes staff and volunteers
  • Prepare a short report on the 6 month pilot using data and information generated by the platform, the questionnaires and case studies

The post holder will also undertake any other responsibilities which may arise from time to time. This post reports to Plan Zheroes’ Chief Executive and will be supported by the Platform and Community Manager.

Find out more and apply here

Inspirational Jobs – Internship National Food Drive Fareshare


Depford, London

6 months fixed term contract

Full time (35 hours)

£17k pa


Midday Friday 19 August 2016

At FareShare, we fight food poverty by tackling food waste. We operate in 20 regions in the UK, across more than 200 towns and cities, providing food to over 2,489 projects – our Community Food Members. Last year, we provided food for 18.3 million meals, helping to reach 211,656 people each week.

Watch our film to see how FareShare is helping to transform lives.

About the opportunity:

Each December FareShare works with one of our key food partners to hold a nationwide food drive. For this, we recruit an army of volunteers to give their time in store, encouraging members of the public to donate store-cupboard staples such as pasta, rice and tins. We use these to supplement the fresh, in-date surplus food we receive from the food industry throughout the year to ensure the charities we support receive a reliable supply of varied food.

We are looking for someone to assist with the organisation and smooth running of our Food Drive, from preparation, to implementation as well as post-event analysis You will support the Partnerships Coordinator in recruiting a nationwide team of enthusiastic volunteers by advertising for, engaging with and managing volunteers.

You will help to coordinate this national event; liaising with our charity and food partners, responding to queries, working with our Regional Centres and Communications team and helping with the recruitment platform, database management and administration.

We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic candidate who enjoys the planning and implementation of events. We want someone who is confident sharing new ideas and can bring fresh perspective to the event. The successful candidate must enjoy a challenge and will show real dedication to both their role and FareShare’s mission. In return, we will work to ensure that you get great experience of working at a fast-paced charity on the frontline of charitable food redistribution.

Find out more and apply here

Inspirational Jobs – FareShare Development Manager


Kingston upon Hull

East Riding of Yorkshire

Fareshare Hull and Humber
£25,000 per annum Deadline:

Thursday 4th August 2016

FareShare Hull & Humber is run and managed by Goodwin Development Trust.  Every week FareShare Hull & Humber receives tonnes of surplus food from the food industry at our depot on Malmo Road in Hull. This food is of excellent quality and is surplus for a whole number of reasons ranging from incorrect barcoding to over-manufacture – never because it is out of date. We in turn deliver that food every week to our network of Community Food Members.  We are now seeking an experienced, confident and enthusiastic individual to join our team to provide leadership and direction to further develop and grow the service across the region.

About the opportunity:

We are recruiting for a highly organised, self-motivated and experienced Development Manager to lead on the growth and expansion of Hull & Humber Depot, as well as work closely with the Warehouse Manager to manage and co-ordinate the day to day operations.  You will be required to ensure that the depot’s operational performance is maintained and that the needs of our Community Food Members are met.   In order to grow and expand the service, you will need to work with the FareShare Food Sourcing Team to ensure enough food is available to meet delivery objectives and build relationships with local food companies for additional food resources.  You will work with FareShare nationally to assess long term sustainability and options to support growth and expansion.  You will be responsible for ensuring that FareShare Hull & Humber meets its ambitious strategic growth targets, which will include recruiting new Community Food Members to join FareShare and developing relationships with organisations to raise awareness and the profile of FareShare.

Find out more and apply here

Inspirational Jobs – City Launchers Nextdoor UK


Looking for great people in these areas:

Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow

Next Door
Temporary 6 to 8 weeks project

Compensation: Results based

Closing date:


Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbours and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbours to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.

Thousands of neighbourhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organise a Neighbourhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
  • Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighbourhoods.

About the opportunity

Nextdoor, the free, private online social network for neighbourhoods, is expanding to the UK and looking for exceptional community-minded individuals to run an independent project in their area this summer.

City Launchers expand Nextdoor neighbourhood coverage throughout their city. They will work with their own networks and neighbourhood leaders to start and grow new Nextdoor neighbourhoods.

Compensation is primarily results-based, including bonuses for exceeding baseline goals. Ideal candidates have deep roots in their community and a proven track record of independent work, as they will be executing their own city-specific efforts on behalf of Nextdoor.

City Launchers are supported by a programme lead, based in London. The project will last 6-8 weeks, beginning in July and ending in September. Accelerated timeline and compensation is available to those who exceed goals.

Please send your C.V. and why you think you’d be a good fit to