Resourcing and Relationships Coordinator

Shared Assets

We are a think and do tank working to create a socially just future through practical projects that build new relationships between people and the land. We work with communities, landowners, researchers and activists to create a world where our relationship to the land is based on stewardship, evidence and justice. Our consultancy work supports the practical creation of new business and governance models for land that create shared social, environmental and economic benefits. We do research to learn with and about the land, and those who have a relationship with it, to help build an evidence base of how we can work with the land for the common good. And we collaborate with, coordinate and support activists and organisations working for justice in the land system. How can we help you? Get in touch at [email protected]

Only considering candidates eligible to work in the UK ⚠️

Job Description

Job Summary

This role will focus on developing and maintaining relationships with key funders, stakeholders, institutions and individuals. It will lead on securing funding, resources and partnerships for both Shared Assets and the wider land justice movement, and raising the profile and reputation of Shared Assets.

The role will be responsible for securing core funding for Shared Assets from trusts, foundations and high net worth individuals, and supporting colleagues to secure grant and commercial funding for consultancy, research, movement building and communications projects. It will be responsible for reporting on core grants and providing quality control for colleagues for their bids, tenders and funder reports. As part of this work the role will play a key part in providing intelligence and foresight to the organisation’s strategy and business planning. The role will also work with funders and others to secure longer-term resourcing for the land movement in order to deliver our collective ambitions for a just and sustainable land system.

As part of a self-managing organisation, all team members are expected to contribute to the day-to-day management of the organisation through participation in management circles, team days and working groups.

Main Responsibilities

Fundraising and resourcing

  • Develop and maintain relationships with funders to fund work that seeks to support common good land use and to create a more just and sustainable land system.
  • Work with the team to develop a clear strategy and business plan that can inform future business development and fundraising.
  • Secure significant annual and multi year core funding for Shared Assets to enable us to fulfil our role as infrastructure for the wider land movement and deliver our ambitions to change the land system, and report to core funders.
  • Support the wider team with grant applications and commercial tenders for day to day project work in order to resource our consultancy, research, movement building and communication work and meet our organisational objectives, and provide quality control on all bids, tenders and funder / client reports.
  • Work with the team to ensure we maintain a healthy pipeline of bids and tenders in order to meet income generation targets across the organisation.
  • Work with the wider land justice movement and funders to secure significant, consistent and long term resourcing for the wider land movement, working in ways that are open and transparent to, and inclusive of, the wider movement and which will help to deliver systemic change that meets our collective objectives for a more just and sustainable land system.

Stakeholder relationships

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partner organisations in order to build an understanding of the wider context and system in which we are working in order to inform our strategic development and to identify opportunities for future partnership working. To understand where Shared Assets is valued and effective, and where it may need to adapt and change.
  • Represent Shared Assets to those institutions and individuals with the power to help shape the wider context for the work of Shared Assets, our partners and the wider land movement, for funding and development purposes.
  • Support and coordinate work of other team members in developing and maintaining relationships specific to their work areas (consultancy, research movement building, communications).
  • Be responsible for ensuring Capsule, our current CRM system, is up to date and that our systems enable us to track all current and historic relationships, utilise the data effectively and maintain transparency.
  • Manage day to day delivery of contracted and funded support programmes.

General

  • Participate in the Funding & Finance circle, participate in relevant work groups and liaise with other circles where appropriate.
  • Contribute to communications and raise the profile of the organisation - in particular working closely with the Communications Coordinator on external messaging with respect to Shared Assets and the wider land movement.
  • Provide reports and information for the board as required.
  • Provide support to colleagues where needed, including in the running of events, training and other activities.
  • Participate in and contribute to the development of Shared Assets as an organisation, including involvement in collective decision making, being accountable to policies, and helping improve those policies where relevant.
  • Any other duties as may be required in a small organisation.

To apply, please read the full Recruitment Pack and return a completed application form, which will include uploading your CV, before Monday 15th July 2024. Please feel free to get in touch with Mark Walton for an informal discussion about the role - please [email protected] to arrange a time to speak.

Shared Assetssharedassets.org.uk

Shared Assets promotes land justice by developing sustainable and equitable land management models.

Working Week

All our employees work a 4 day work week, 32hrs per week at full pay.

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  • Tue
  • Wed
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    Fri

Our Vacation Policy

We offer a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation per year, plus additional sick days.

  • 28 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 80 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer fully remote work with the flexibility to work from anywhere.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Dentalcare
  • Professional Development Budget

Our Team

We're a team of 9 across 3 departments:

  • consulting
    1
  • marketing
    1
  • media and commmunication
    1

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Capsule
  • Fundraising
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Business strategy
  • Grant applications
  • Quality control
  • CRM systems
  • Communication
  • Board reporting
  • Event support
  • Decision making

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