SOS-International Membership and Engagement Manager

Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK)

Home-based with occasional UK-wide travel
£42,076 pa, rising to £46,582 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 26th June 2024   7 days left

SOS–International Membership and Engagement Manager

SOS–International is looking for a new Membership and Engagement Manager to engage, empower and support SOS-International members and the Green Office Movement.


Location: Open to applicants in the UK, or any European country with a Green Office. For applicants based outside of the UK, a host organisation will be sought or the role will be offered on a contractor basis. We would be delighted for a Green Officer to offer hosting of this role and SOS-International will cover the cost.

Working patterns: 35 hours per week. Typical working times will between 9-5 Monday to Friday, although SOS-UK offers flexible working patterns subject to individual agreement. Some meetings and events will take place in the evening or in the weekend and work patterns may vary due to working across different time zones.

Job share considered.

Salary: Starting salary starting salary £42,076 per annum, rising to £46,582. For employees based in the UK we provide up to 6% pension contribution, with life assurance for all those in the pension scheme. We have annual guaranteed pay point increases as well as a cost of living pay increase policy.

Closing date for applications: 26th June 2024 11:59pm BST

Interview dates: 2nd July

Preferred start date: Early August


SOS-International was launched in 2019 to support student and youth groups globally to lead on sustainability and social justice. Our role is to connect, strengthen and scale impactful initiatives – so together we can go further and faster. Our work is shaped by research and is designed to support and strengthen our members.

SOS-International is currently hosted by SOS-UK, who is the legal employer of SOS-International staff. SOS-International staff are part of the SOS-UK staff team giving them access to the rest of the SOS-UK team for input, support and advice.

Find out more about SOS-International, who we are and what we do by visiting our website.


As Membership and Engagement Manager for SOS-International you will take on an exciting role in catalysing engagement and enhancing the impact of SOS-International for our members. You will work closely with the Managing Director of SOS-International to develop a meaningful engagement strategy. You will work with SOS-International and the Green Office Movement members to empower and support them, facilitating collaboration and joint working, growing our membership and the value of the movement.

You will also take a lead delivery role for centrally-delivered engagement projects like Green Impact, as well as developing new opportunities for joint working with and between our members.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Managing Director to manage engagement with existing SOS-International members and contribute to outreach and onboarding of new members and partners.
  • Manage and grow the impact of Green Office membership through an annual support programme. A particular focus will be on supporting the regional Green Offices to facilitate community building and good practice exchange.
  • Support the activities of our closest partner organisations including (but not limited to) Global Student Forum, Oikos, All-Africa Students Union, European Students Union, StudentenVoorMorgen and Netzwerk N.
  • Actively celebrate and promote the work of the Green Offices internationally through relevant communication channels including social media, newsletters and websites. Ensure communications are clear, engaging, and aligned with our values.
  • Work with the Managing Director to develop and input on funding opportunities, partnerships, and prospecting for new projects to improve the capacity and value of SOS-International.
  • Work with SOS-UK Head of Research and Development to develop and utilise impact data about the impact of the SOS-International and its programmes. .
  • Develop and nurture meaningful relationships with key people in the organisations you are working with.
  • Plan, create and deliver workshops, webinars, events, summits, and pieces of consultancy work and resources for SOS-International and the Green Office Movement.
  • Represent SOS-International and the Green Office Movement across the sector, for example on judging panels, speaking at events, or writing for publications.
  • Regularly engage SOS-International members through membership meetings, quality communications and development of collaboration opportunities.
  • Lead on and oversee communications for SOS-International (emails, newsletters, emails, website and social media), including managing Communications Officer/s to develop impactful and relevant communications.
  • Coordinate and actively support Green Office Movement and SOS-International volunteers
  • Act responsibly and in line with SOS-UK policies related to data management and safeguarding.
  • Commit to ongoing personal and professional development and to ongoing learning about intersectionality, climate justice and anti-racism.
  • Undertake administrative tasks including, but not limited to, coordinating invoice and payment requests, risk assessments, volunteer administration, travel and accommodation bookings, personal and project expenses, and KPI reporting.
  • Carry out any other duties that might be reasonably requested of you in the post


We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented within our organisation.

We recognise that candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised-Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the minimum criteria for a role (at least 80% of the criteria in the person specification) and are from a BAME background, you'll be guaranteed a first stage interview. It is important to note that this scheme guarantees an interview for candidates who meet the minimum criteria and tell us that they'd like to be considered under the scheme. The selection decision at interview will be based on the most suitable candidate, regardless of any protected characteristic.]

Find out more about what it’s like working for SOS-UK. If you would like to speak to a member of SOS-UK staff not involved in the interview process about how your experience might meet the requirements of the role, please get in touch.

Please apply via our online application form, we are unable to accept CVs.


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