Partnerships Coordinator – Climate Parliament

Partnerships Coordinator

Brighton

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Full-time – 40 hours per week

Contract until end of 2017, with strong possibility of renewal

Salary: £35,000 pa, plus benefits

Closing date: Monday December 19th 2016 at 12:00 midday GMT

Climate Parliament

Climate Parliament is a global network of legislators, dedicated to combating climate change by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Our global secretariat works to help MPs understand the threat of unchecked climate change, as well as the many other risks associated with fossil fuel overconsumption. We support legislators in taking political, legislative and budgetary initiatives to promote solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy.

Our approach involves developing policies that promote investment in renewables from the smallest scale – rural standalone solutions and mini-grid technologies that can transform lives in the poorest communities – to the largest: inter-regional renewable energy supergrids that will give humanity the power to ditch fossil fuels for good.

We have established networks of legislators in national parliaments across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East & North Africa, in addition to a parliamentary network in Europe.

The successful candidate will be joining the Climate Parliament as we prepare for the launch of the Green Grid Initiative, a major new South-South collaboration focussed on the potential of renewable energy grids at all scales to make a major contribution to climate change mitigation. The initiative will involve 20 developing countries from across the world, 16 of whom have already indicated their interest in participating.

Vacancy

This is an exciting new role for a confident, outgoing networker who is comfortable in external-facing roles and relishes opportunities to communicate with senior politicians and donors. As we approach the launch of the Green Grid Initiative, we are seeking to expand our donor base and strengthen our relationships with relevant development partners.

Reporting to both the Secretary-General and the Programme Manager, this is a demanding role. You will manage the entire gamut of our relationships with donors and partner organisations, from researching and making contact with possible partners and drafting project proposals, right through to being the key point of contact for active donors, with responsibility for reporting back to them on project progress.

You will work closely with our Brighton-based Secretary-General, creating new opportunities and setting up meetings for both him and our Delhi-based Executive Director.

You will work from home in Brighton or its immediate vicinity, with weekly staff meetings in Brighton, regular meetings in London, and frequent overseas travel (several times per year).

How to apply:

Please submit, via the Guardian jobs website, both a CV and a covering letter combined into a single PDF file, compressed to under 1MB in size to comply with the Guardian’s upload requirements addressing in detail how you meet the eligibility criteria for this role. Your letter should show clearly how you meet each of the criteria listed as “Essential”, along with any of the “Desirable” criteria you can fulfil. Your ability to follow all of these instructions, including to create a PDF document as requested, will be taken as an indicator of your basic technical ability and attention to detail. (Despite these instructions, many applicants still submit documents in other formats or otherwise fail to follow the instructions!)

Kindly note that since we are a small organisation, we cannot respond to unsuccessful applicants individually, provide feedback or answer any enquiries about this post. Please do not call us to enquire about this post or about the application process. If you believe you meet the person specification and other criteria, we encourage you to submit an application, even if you are unavailable on the specified interview dates – simply state this on your covering letter.

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Wellbeing and Food Grower – Mind Food

Wellbeing and Food Grower

Ealing, London

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12 months fixed term contract (with a view to extend) Salary:

£23,000 to £26,000 pro rata

Closing date:

Monday 2nd January 2017

Interviews:

Friday 6th January

MindFood C.I.C has a vision to see people with mental health issues recover, find healing and go on to achieve their potential through growing and selling food.

  • We run a sensory market garden in Ealing West London
  • We offer a range of nature-based, therapeutic courses that help people to manage and improve their wellbeing
  • We sell ‘food that’s good for your mood’ into local communities

Do you have a passion for supporting mental health recovery through using the therapeutic power of nature based programmes? We are looking for a Wellbeing and Food grower to run our courses that support people with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety to improve their wellbeing through growing and selling food. It’s an exciting time to join as we look to build on the success of the last 4 years and grow our reach and impact.

Role: Wellbeing & Food Grower

Place of work:  Ealing

Responsible to: Project Director

Hours of work: Monday and Friday 9 – 5 and additional day to be agreed

Salary: £23,000 to £26,000 pro rata

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract (with a view to extend)

Applications:

All applicants are required to email their CV and a covering letter addressing key skills and experience to ciaranbiggins@mindfood.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 2nd January 2017

Interviews on Friday 6th January

Job Description

Customer Recruiter – Riverford Organic Farms

Customer Recruiter

Buckfastleigh, Devon

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Part-time, 20 hours per week Salary: £8919.22 per annum

Closing date:  22/12/16

About Riverford:

We’re mad about organic veg. It’s at the core of everything we do. We love to grow it, pack it into boxes and deliver it to customers’ doorsteps around the UK. This takes a lot of brilliant people, with a range of skills and knowledge.

Riverford began in 1986, with a few acres of veg, a wheelbarrow and a beaten up 2CV for deliveries.  We’ve grown into a successful e-commerce business, with four farms, three packhouses, a fleet of vans and drivers, a wholesalers, butchery, organic restaurant and pub. We employ people across many  areas including IT, Logistics, Sales, HR, Finance and Marketing (and more besides).  Our culture and values set us apart from other businesses. Riverford is a friendly, informal place to work, with a passionate, entrepreneurial spirit. We’re committed to providing a fair deal for growers, customers and staff.

The Role:

We are now looking for a Customer Recruiter who thrives on making sales to come and join the Riverford team at our farm near Buckfastleigh. The majority of the time you will be on the phone; talking to potential new customers (warm leads) about the benefits of ordering from us or talking to customers that have stopped ordering from us, trying to find out the reasons why they have left us and working with them to find a product that encourages them back to a regular order.  This is a great opportunity for someone who genuinely enjoys sales to sell a product which is ethical, healthy and fun.

You will need to be engaging over the phone and use your great communication skills and ability to overcome objections, to explain just how tasty and fresh our veg boxes are.  Your knowledge of the stories behind the product will mean that people want to try our products and order from us; there is a passionate community of growers, franchisees, customers, staff and cooks all involved with Riverford which creates a great buzz about our products and our customers love receiving their veg boxes straight to their door.  You may have worked in an outbound role before, or in face to face sales; what’s important to us is that you are able convey what is great about our products to our customers and that you have an appetite for closing sales.  The position is mainly telephone-based, but there may also be some opportunities to work at farm open days, shows and events, and on door-to-door work, spreading the word about Riverford and signing up new customers.

Closing date: 22nd December 2016

Job Description

Head of Places and Capacity Building – Power to Change

Head of Places and Capacity Building

Bristol or Sheffield

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Permanent – Full time Salary: £55k to £60k depending on experience
Power to Change was established in response to a growing recognition of the challenges faced by communities in maintaining vibrant local places with access to shops and services, opportunities for employment and skills development, a strong community fabric and a sense of a positive future. While industrial decline has made this a long term challenge in a number of communities, the scale and reach of the challenge sharpened in the wake of the financial crisis as a result of the closure of high street retailers and local public services, and cuts to much of the support available for the voluntary and community sector.

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust endowed with £150 million from the Big Lottery Fund to support community businesses across England over the next 7-10 years. Power to Change acts as a community businesses champion through the provision of funding and support on a local level. We also aim to play a broader national leadership and advocacy role to enhance the market for community business and increase awareness of its social and economic benefits.

Reporting to the Director of Funding you will lead place-based and capacity building programmes at Power to Change.

The first place-based fund to launch early in 2017, Power to Change Places, will distribute £10m over the next 5 years to 10 local catalyst organisations in urban neighbourhoods. You will take the lead on the delivery of this and future place based programmes ensuring good relations with a wide range of strategic stakeholders including delivery partners and developing relationships with the places we fund. You will liaise closely with the market development team to identify opportunities for new initiatives.

You will lead our programmes to build the capacity of community businesses (e.g. leadership training, peer to peer networks), building sustainable support for this emerging sector beyond the lifetime of Power to Change.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about regenerating communities through enterprise, with substantial previous experience of place-based initiatives and relationships with local stakeholders.

You should have experience of supporting or running community based or small trading enterprises will enable you to guide the team to ensure the best type of support is available.  You will have exceptional networking and management skills, working calmly under pressure with a number of competing priorities. You will have excellent communication skills with an ability to generate positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; you will be good spotting strategic opportunities for Power to Change to support the community business movement as well as conveying a clear vision of our programmes.

We are committed to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion. We seek to be a genuinely inclusive organisation by advancing equality and diversity through our policies and practices. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who are looking to make a real difference to the lives of their local communities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like to apply for this exciting role, please send your CV and supporting letter with salary details to sheena.pentin@careers4change.com

Community Forest Consortium Coordinator – Rainforest Foundation

Community Forest Consortium Coordinator

Kentish Town, London

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Permanent contract

£32,736 per annum

 Closing Date: 29th November 2016
The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) supports indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world’s rainforest to secure and control the natural resources necessary for their long-term wellbeing and managing these resources in ways which do not harm their environment.

As part of a team of four staff, the DRC Community Forest (CF) Consortium Coordinator will provide administrative, finance-management and M&E support to the RFUK DRC team, consortium members and DRC partners under a specific DfID-funded project concerning implementation of community forests in the DRC (implemented by a consortium of international and national NGOs led by RFUK).

The post is based in the Rainforest Foundation’s north London office, with occasional travel to the Congo Basin region.

Please visit our website for a full job description and person specification and information on how to apply.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

The full job description can be viewed and downloaded here.

The application form can be downloaded here.

Closing Date for Applications: 29th November 2016.

Training Coordinator – Circle Collective

Training Coordinator

Dalston, London

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Permanent contract
Circle Collective was created to help unemployed young people acquire and develop the workplace skills, confidence, positive mindset and self-discipline needed to secure life-changing permanent employment. So far we have got over 170 young people into jobs. An innovative social enterprise and registered charity, which was founded in September 2010 by Turly Humphreys.

What is the job purpose?

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to help drive the expansion of our successful ‘Get Employed’ training programme. The programme has already helped more than 200 young people into work and we are looking for a training coordinator who can play a key part in scaling up our operation and supporting more and more young people to change their lives.

You will be joining a friendly, professional and business-focused charity that is wholly committed to providing the very best for young people, and ensuring we at all times exemplify our values of passion, enrichment, respect, community and results.

You will be passionate about supporting unemployed young people to develop the skills they need to secure life-changing permanent employment.

You will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of interactive and fun sessions across our ‘Get Employed’ programme. We have a growing partnership with a large local college and deliver the programme according to their awarding body and funding standards. The role will include coordinating and teaching workshop-style sessions in employability, customer services and work preparation, as well as coordinating volunteers and external partners to deliver some of the work shops and support our trainees in ‘job club’ sessions.

Being confident in working with professional corporate partners and coordinating volunteers and external trainers to deliver work shops and sessions to a high standard is essential. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of the delivery of the programme, so you must be a self-starter with the ability to manage and monitor your workload.

As a small, fast-paced company everyone gets involved in all elements of the charity and social enterprise, so you must be able to balance competing priorities and be invested in our social mission.

You must also have excellent communication and organisational skills, enabling you to effectively engage with young people not in education, employment or training.

Experience of the education, training or charity sector is essential as well as managing staff, volunteers and/or external partners.

You can read the full job description here

Apply here

Project Assistant (Ranger) – Groundwork

Project Assistant (Ranger)

Denham

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Fixed term contract until 31st December 2017

£13,372- £15,000 per annum

Closing date: 

Midnight on 27th November 2016

Interview date:

1st 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.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for an Assistant Ranger with a keen interest in conservation and the environment to join our green spaces team. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to take the first step in developing a career in the conservation/green spaces sector. The position will provide the opportunity to gain experience in practical conservation work, management of local nature reserves and construction projects (installation of boardwalks, raised beds etc).

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the tool usage, habitat management and Health & Safety. They will also be willing to work outside in a variety of weather conditions. Some aspects of role will require lone working, and once a month weekend work.

JOB SUMMARY

Plan, promote and lead practical Conservation and Environmental tasks.

Assist with the management of local nature reserves and ancient woodlands including undertaking site surveys, inspections and maintenance.

Assist with grounds management at our environment centres.

Supervise and co-ordinate Volunteers and Community groups.

Demonstrate correct use of tools and equipment and safe work procedures.

Assist in construction of boardwalks, growing spaces, raised beds, etc.

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

In return we offer:

·         A contributory pension scheme

·         Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary

·         25 days annual holiday, rising after two years and reaching 30 days after 4 years

·         Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis

·         Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

·         A salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme

·         A salary sacrifice Payroll Giving scheme

To apply please download the application form below and email to ldyke@groundwork.org.uk

or post to

Laura Dyke at Groundwork South, Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY

before midnight on the 27th November 2016 or for more information regarding the post please contact Ronnie Fleming on 01895 832662.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

Closing date:  Midnight on 27th November 2016

Interview date: 1st December 2016

APPLICATION PACK

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

How to apply

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.  We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability. sexuality, religion or age.

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.