Partnerships Coordinator

Ethical Consumer Research Association

Manchester - remote working is possible
£13,713 pa (£10.99/hour for 24 hours/week)

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 22nd May 2022   5 days left

The Partnerships Coordinator will build Ethical Consumer’s network and relationships with external organisations, campaign groups and businesses. They will play a key role in planning our annual conference in the autumn, and will work with our Marketing and Consultancy teams on partnership strategies and delivery.

Hours and wages

Ethical Consumer currently has 20 worker members, all on equal pay, and a similar number of associates, contractors and volunteers.

Partnerships Coordinator Job Description

Co-operative responsibilities

All permanent staff are members of the co-operative. All members share the responsibilities of running the co-operative. Shared duties include:

  • Taking part in the decision-making process;
  • Subgroups for areas of management including Personnel, Finance or Publishing.

Specific responsibilities - the Partnerships Coordinator role will:

  • Build Ethical Consumer’s network and relationships with external organisations, campaign groups and businesses, including for and through our annual Ethical Consumer Week conference.
  • Support the development of our consultancy strategy of diversifying our client base and supporting the creation of long term collaborative projects that work towards our vision and mission.
  • Liaise with speakers, sponsors and partners for Ethical Consumer Week, in order to implement the strategic plan for the event.
  • Work with external organisations or multiple stakeholders to deliver complex projects, for example coordinating with non-profit organisations to co-publish shopping guides; or coordinating with consultancy clients and Ethical Consumer researchers to deliver research projects.
  • Work with Marketing and Consultancy teams to develop strategies for partnership building.
  • Work with Best Buy Label companies, to build relationships and networking opportunities.
  • Include some marketing of Ethical Consumer products such as Screenings and our Corporate Research Database, through building relationships with potential clients and product development.

Person specification

Essential qualities

  • Commitment to the co-operative way of working, good interpersonal communication skills, and ability to contribute to a co-operative decision-making process
  • Awareness of and an interest in ethical consumption. This may include an interest in the environment, human rights, animal welfare and politics in relation to corporations
  • Experience of partnership and network building
  • Ability to behave in a confident and professional manner towards colleagues, clients and other relevant contacts
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise, and work on own initiative
  • Experience of working with external organisations or multiple stakeholders to deliver complex projects
  • Ability to measure and monitor success
  • Experience of successfully pitching ideas or products to new clients
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to learn

Desirable qualities

  • Experience of digital marketing
  • Good computer literacy and an ability to learn new computer programmes
  • Web writing and editing experience
  • Experience of using different social media channels in a work environment
  • Ability to write clear and concise English and condense complex information
  • Excellent proof-reading skills
  • Experience of developing strategies for partnership building
  • Experience of co-operative working
  • Campaign experience, e.g. issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Experience of sociocratic decision making
  • If requesting to work remotely, demonstrable experience of successful remote working
  • Experience of or interest in regenerative design

Location: Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) offices, Hulme, Manchester. We have a preference for a candidate who will be able to come into the office some of the time but will consider allowing for a fully remote position for the right candidate.

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