CAG Devon Project Coordinator

Resource Futures

£22,000 - £25,000 FTE, pa, pro rata dependent on experience

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 07827932268 Yeshim Longhorn

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 22nd July 2019   4 days left

Part time (18.75 hours per week), fixed term position until 31 March 2020 (with a possibility of extension)

Location: Devon (based in and around Mid Devon and Teignbridge with some home working)

CVs will not be accepted for inclusion purposes. To apply: Please visit our website for further details including how to apply.

About Resource Futures

Resource Futures is committed to a vision of everybody using resources sustainably. We are a purpose-driven company which contributes to the communities we work and live in. Our core values of integrity, independence and commitment are what make us different.

Founded in 2006, we are employee-owned with a 30-year heritage in the waste and resources industry. Our brand is built around being forward-thinking and looking for continuous improvement in the services we provide. We are part of the B Corp movement and take an ethical approach to business to make a positive difference in the world.

We maximise impact by building long-term collaborations with partners. We work with customers to enable the positive management of material resources through:

  • Evidence gathering that is robust;
  • Insight that provides answers and facilitates change; and
  • Engagement that achieves lasting positive behaviour change.

You can find out more about our work and B Corp at: ; or on social media.

About Community Action Group (CAG) Devon Project

The Community Action Groups (CAG) Project in Devon, is managed by Resource Futures and currently funded by Devon County Council until the end of March 2020. CAG Devon community project was initiated in 2016 to support local communities to respond to key sustainability issues around waste reduction– building upon Resource Futures exemplar community engagement model of CAG Oxfordshire - which has received many awards and accolades within the county and wider across the UK. For more information on the CAG Devon project, please refer to the project website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

About the role

To coordinate Waste Reduction and Community Engagement in Devon through the Community Action Group Project. This will involve supporting and developing the activities of established community groups, as well as supporting the development of new Community Action Groups, around waste issues. Along with developing the project overall, including the relationship between communities, local authorities and key stakeholders. Part of the role will involve sharing good practice of community development work and keeping abreast of related national and regional waste policy.


  • To promote the CAG Devon Project by:
    • Supporting and developing the activities of the community groups and volunteers
    • Identifying with the groups, the resources and plans needed to implement community-based initiative.
  • Develop the framework and support the development of the community groups. This includes preparing annual plans for the project and amending these during the year.
  • Meet targets, follow monitoring and reporting procedures as set in the agreement with Devon County Council.
  • Liaise with the various Devon County Council departments (i.e. Waste Services) to support the community groups and volunteers, as well as responding to requests for assistance with cross department strategy and funding.
  • Produce written reports, publicity material, news releases, articles, budget reports.
  • Ensure the project website is maintained and developed. Working with third-party web support to ensure that the website is always in functioning order.
  • Alongside Devon County Council and Resource Futures’ management, think strategically about how the CAG Devon Project will develop and change and develop plans accordingly. This includes identifying opportunities for the project and for Resource Futures. This requires the post holder to keep abreast of current developments and issues in community engagement and waste.
  • Fundraise, where appropriate, with the communities involved to enable their initiatives to be implemented.

To apply: Please visit our website for further details including how to apply. 

Application forms are available to download on the link above.

(If you have difficulty obtaining an application pack, please email )

CVs will not be accepted.

Application deadline: 22 July 2019, 9.00 am
Interviews: 25 July 2019 to be held in Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QW.

If you have not heard from us by the date of the interviews, your application has not been successful on this occasion.

For any Job Description related queries about this vacancy please contact Kerry Lock on 07793647190 or email

Resource Futures is striving to be an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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