Field Organiser (6 month contract)

Bond
£27,499
Closing date: 9 August 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire
Working with groups of local people in and around small towns across the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, this role will both organise and mobilise members of the public to take actions supportive of overseas aid and development.

Main purpose of job

Working with groups of local people in and around small towns across the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, this role will both organise and mobilise members of the public to take actions supportive of overseas aid and international development, including the climate crisis. As part of a team of organisers, you will build an active local community presence to support the Campaigns aims in key locations across England. The ideal candidate will be based in the northern midlands region of England, have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organisation and logistical skills and a strong commitment to the aims of the Campaign.

Main responsibilities

  • Creating new and active community groups in specified locations, building and maintaining excellent working relationships with local activists and other community groups
  • Research and analysis of key locations
  • Holding meetings and events designed to engage with local audiences, leading and chairing meetings as required. Support Campaign Coordinator with sourcing venues and budget management
  • Maintaining social media channels (Facebook) with the support of the Campaign Coordinator
  • Monitoring and recording output metrics and measuring impact within an agreed monitoring, evaluation and learning framework and collaborating with working group colleagues as required

Person specification

  • Experience of field organising and working with community groups, social movements or in local charity fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, specifically relating to members of the public, especially recently retired volunteers or activists
  • Lived experience of local communities and demonstrable knowledge of specific local areas in: High Peak, Penistone & Stockbridge, Colne Valley, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Ashfield, Bolsover, Bassetlaw, Rother Valley, Don Valley. A driving licence and your own vehicle is essential due to the location and nature of the role
  • Leadership and/or coaching skills and a track record of engaging activists
  • Experience of managing staff.
  • Experience of working in a communications or advocacy role.
  • A developed understanding of the key issues and themes within international development.

Benefits

Bond offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 27 days leave as standard for all employees.  Additional staff privilege days, normally the period between Christmas and New Year
  • 7% pension contributions (staff pay 3.5%)
  • Flexible working hours
Location: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire
Sector: Campaigning

Application notes

To apply submit your CV and cover letter outlining why you are the right candidate for this role by midnight on Sunday 9th August 2020. 

Please note that this advert may close early if a large number of applicants are received.  

Bond and equal opportunities

Bond values diversity and works to advance equality. We encourage and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to assess and ensure the continued effectiveness of Bond’s Equal Opportunities Policy, all applicants are asked to complete a short questionnaire when applying. You are not obliged to answer the questions but the more information you supply the more effectively we can monitor our equal opportunity practices. Completion of all questions is voluntary and failure to answer any question(s) will not affect your application in any way.

The information you supply will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by any member of the selection panel responsible for the appointment. The questionnaire will be detached from your CV and cover letter, stored anonymously and used purely to provide statistics for monitoring purposes.

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