Field Organiser (West Midlands)

Bond
£19,332 - £33,396
Closing date: 24 June 2021
Job Type: Paid
Location: West Midlands, England
The Campaign to Defend UK Aid and Development is a collaboration between 25 leading international development NGOs, hosted by the sector trade body Bond.

The Campaign aims to defend the UK’s commitment to Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) of 0.7% of GNI, campaign for the return of the Department for International Development as an independent government department, and shift the debate to one focused on improving aid quality, rather than questioning aid quantity.

Working with groups of local people in and around small towns across the West Midlands, this role will both organise and mobilise members of the public to take actions that are 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 Campaign’s aims in key locations across England. The ideal candidate will be based in the West Midlands, have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organisation and logistical skills, and a strong commitment to the aims of the Campaign.

Main purpose of the job

  • Creating new and active community groups in specified locations as well as building and maintaining excellent working relationships with local activists and other community groups.
  • Researching and analysing key locations for possible community engagement. 
  • Holding meetings and events designed to engage with the local community, leading and chairing meetings as required. 
  • Supporting the Campaign Coordinator with sourcing venues and budget management
  • Maintaining Facebook channels and groups 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. 
  • Maintaining a volunteer database, ensuring GDPR compliancy.

Person specification

  • Experience of field organising and working with community groups, social movements or in local charity fundraising. 
  • A passion and drive to fulfil the Campaign’s mission and goals.   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, specifically relating to members of the public, especially recently retired volunteers or activists. 
  • A driving licence and your own vehicle is essential due to the location and nature of the role
  • Lived experience of local communities and demonstrable knowledge of specific local areas across the West Midlands of England.  
  • Leadership and/or coaching skills and a track record of engaging activists. 

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
  • Perkbox benefits 
Region: Midlands
Location: West Midlands, England
Sector: Campaigning

Application notes

How to apply

To apply submit your CV and cover letter outlining why you are the right candidate for this role by midnight Thursday 24th June 2021. 

Bond and equal opportunities

Bond recognizes the positive values of diversity and works to advance equity and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applicants from people of all backgrounds. 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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