Freelance Project Development and Co-ordinator Lead

Climate Hub B&NES

Bath
£20/hour

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 24th June 2024   5 days left


Job Description: Project Development and Co-ordinator Lead

Climate Hub Bath and North East Somerset 

Email: [email protected] 

Charity No. 1201216 | @ClimateHubBANES

May 2024

Are you concerned about the impact of climate change? Do you believe that together we can make a difference towards addressing the climate and ecological issues that are facing us today? Would you like to be part of a proactive team that works with delivering events and information to raise awareness of the issues? Do you thrive in taking a lead with developing projects where creativity and imagination are encouraged? Can you help us develop Climate Hub B&NES?

Overview

We are seeking a motivated and passionate freelancer, working on a part time, flexible basis to join our team. The role is aimed at delivering a diverse range of activities, events and information on the impact of climate change to the general public in and around Bath and North East Somerset Area. The successful person will be pivotal in the development and growth of Climate Hub B&NES with a focus on working with a range of partner organisations and volunteers as well as providing further opportunities for projects and local initiatives.

Climate Hub B&NES is a new charity that has been running pop ups in Bath and the surrounding areas providing information and offering a range of activities and events addressing climate and ecological issues. We are excited to have recently received funds to develop the organisation and offer a fixed term contract to take a lead working as Project Development and Co-ordinator

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work closely with Trustees, volunteers and supporters to develop and deliver the following key tasks.

Key Responsibilities

The Project Development and Co-ordinator Lead will undertake the following activities, subject to an ongoing, co-development process worked out with Trustees, based on their strengths and expertise:

1. Project Development and Planning:

  • Work together with the Trustees, key partner organisations and volunteers to develop and implement a range of projects to address climate and ecological issues, taking responsibility for managing the objectives, activities, and timelines, including reporting and raising awareness with the general public.
  • Oversee and ensure that all projects, events and activities, including the premises and spaces used, are designed and implemented using creative and innovative approaches and that they are of a high standard and engaging for the general public

 2.  Partnership working:

Collaboration is a key to our approach, with the ability to build, cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with volunteers, trustees, key partner organisations, schools and community groups to maximise the reach and the impact of projects.

  • Coordinate joint initiatives and collaborative efforts to enhance the delivery of projects and events
  • Build on and develop new partnerships with a wider range of organisations, for example schools and universities, to maximise outreach opportunities and projects

3.  People Management and Team working:

  • Develop a volunteering strategy, including a plan to recruit a diverse range of volunteers.
  • Manage and train volunteers, participants and teams to deliver desired outcomes, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout their engagement with projects, facilitating access to additional opportunities for growth and development.

4.  Marketing and communications:

  • Build up and promote our projects through developing our digital presence and social media messaging.
  • To support volunteers and board members in their online communications, assisting them to write blogs, post on social media and develop other content for publication
  • Improve, input and build effective communications on our new website (e.g posts, articles, information)

5.  Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Develop robust Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks to track project progress, outcomes, and impact.
  • Collect and analyse data on participant engagement, satisfaction, and progression, using insights to inform program improvements and adjustments.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and updates for Trustees, highlighting achievements, challenges, and areas for improvement.

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate with these skills and abilities:

Skills:

  • Strong IT skills, especially with using Canva, Google, developing website content and the main social media platforms
  • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills with the ability of working independently with little supervision
  • Strong people management and mentoring skills and the ability to motivate and coordinate others
  • Strong project management skills, including budget management and premises management

Knowledge:

  • Good level of knowledge of the community/voluntary sector (preferably in Bath and NE Somerset)
  • A good knowledge of climate science and biodiversity issues and of some of the solutions and ways of tackling these issues at both local and national / international levels

Experience:

  • Experience of collaborative and partnership working
  • Familiarity with reporting, monitoring and evaluation processes for example for projects, and grant funding
  • Experience of managing volunteers
  • Experience of putting on events, managing premises/spaces and engaging with the general public, community groups and other groups
  • Experience of managing multiple workflows
  • Experience of creating, programming and delivering social media content, especially with using Canva and Google and other social media platforms
  • Experience of working with local authorities, voluntary and community and private sector.
  • Some experience of working with schools and colleges would be desirable

Personal qualities:

  • A strong concern about the impacts of climate change
  • A belief that together we can make change
  • Self motivated, organised and able to work independently
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and to take initiative
  • A team player with a proactive approach

Working Arrangements, Hours and Pay

The Project Development and Co-ordinator Lead will work on a freelance basis, keeping a record of hours worked to submit invoices monthly for payment along with any expenses. They will need to be registered with HMRC and provide evidence of professional indemnity insurance.

The work location will be a mix of remote working and working in central Bath. Some of the benefits of working with Climate Hub B&NES will be working in a collaborative, supportive and inclusive work environment where ideas are valued and encouraged, doing work that is meaningful and contributing to positive social impact and community empowerment towards a sustainable future for all.

The pay is £20.00 per hour inclusive for a total of 720 hours. This equates to 15 hours per week for 48 weeks, at £300.00 per week.

The role will start as soon as possible and run for approximately 12 months, with a 2 month probationary period. Work will be flexible and may include some weekend and evening work.

Application Process

Our website is not currently up and running, so please submit the following by 12pm on the 24th June to the email: [email protected], labelling the header in your email ‘job application’.

 Interviews will be on Friday 5th July.

  • A CV including at least two references
  • A cover letter giving examples of how you meet the criteria above (approx 1000 words/ 2 sided sheet of A4). Applications will be scored on the evidence provided that these criteria have been met.
  • For GDPR, please do not include age or physical address on your application, though it would be helpful to indicate if you live in Bath. We will contact applicants by phone or email

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Climate Hub B&NES takes inclusion and diversity seriously. We aim to engage a person who is most suited to the role and we welcome all applications equally, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender (including sex, marital status or gender reassignment), marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief), and place an obligation upon all to respect and act in accordance with our policy.