Jobs

REGIONAL ORGANISER AND ADMINISTRATOR

(Northern England, Scotland and Ireland)

Edge Fund is recruiting for the post of Regional Organiser and Administrator. If you are committed to activism, systemic change and creating a world free of injustice and inequality, we want to hear from you! If you’re unsure or would like an informal chat about the role, feel free to contact us on info@edgefund.org.uk

Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference. We support efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power – and give those we aim to support a say in how money is distributed. For more information visit www.edgefund.org.uk

We are a membership-based organisation, run through a decentralised structure, with a volunteer run Facilitating Group overseeing the practical running of the organisation. The day-to-day tasks are led by the two Regional Organisers who work closely together. We already have someone in post for the Regional Organiser and Comms Officer (South) who is based in London. We are looking to recruit someone for the Regional Organiser and Administrator post, who will be based in Northern England or Scotland. Both posts are one year fixed term contracts, with the opportunity to roll over based on performance and funding. The role is home based, although if the successful candidate can identify free or low-cost workspace locally, this can be considered by Edge Fund.

Key information:

  • Flexible location. 
  • 3 days per week (21 hours)
  • Salary £26,265 pro rata

We would like to encourage applications by people from minoritised and racialised communities, people under-represented in similar roles and people without university degrees, who bring the following competencies to apply for this position:

Person specification

  • Excellent communicator: must be able to communicate clearly and regularly with co-workers, members and applicant groups;
  • Sound understanding and experience of grassroots movements and activism; 
  • Strong belief and understanding of the values of Edge Fund, particularly around oppression, power and systemic change: https://www.edgefund.org.uk/our_values
  • Experience of working with voluntary grassroots groups, with a good understanding of how to engage people in projects when working on their own time (and keep them engaged);
  • Experience of different fundraising methods, including crowdfunding and writing grant applications; 
  • Experience of designing and facilitating accessible meetings and events, including organising travel, agendas, food etc.;
  • Excellent administrator: confident using Excel, Word (or alternatives), databases, project management tools (e.g. Trello), email, online collaboration programmes (e.g. DropBox, Google Docs), knowledge of Nationbuilder or other CRMs;
  • Time management: must be able to manage time effectively and be well-organised;
  • Project management: must have an eye for detail and able to keep track of tasks which need to be completed - and when - in order for a project to be completed successfully;
  • Experience of using social media to promote organisations.
  • Experience of using Nationbuilder to update websites desirable.
  • Support and understanding of collective working in a decentralised organisation;
  • Experience with lone working & remote working.

Based in the North of England or Scotland. We estimate that the post-holder’s time will be divided as follows:

Administration 50%; Member support 30%; Outreach and supporting applications 20%

Administration (50%)

  • Overseeing and administering the funding application process: including logging and categorising applications, working with members to check for eligibility and clarity, sending out scoring sheets, collating all the scores and comments and drawing up the shortlist.
  • Overseeing and administering the membership application process: collating membership requests and sending out to the members list, collating comments and sharing that with Facilitating Group before making final decisions.
  • Compiling and sending feedback to applicant groups.
  • Dealing with donors, including giving bank details where requested, sending email newsletters to donors.
  • Updating and maintaining Edge Fund website through Nationbuilder 

Member support (30%)

  • Providing support to members in your region to enable them to participate in Edge activities (eg. scoring applications, outreach, taking part in Working Groups). This could include organising local meet-ups so members can get together to discuss issues, share information etc. This would also include working with the Welcome Group to ensure new members are supported. Outreach work could involve contacting members and encouraging them to spread the word via their networks and connections by perhaps providing template emails to forward on to email lists or giving them leaflets to take to activist spaces, events and meetings they are attending. It may also include organising events to provide information and support to potential applicant groups.
  • Keeping members up to date through the Edge members list and a regular newsletter. This may need printing and posting to some members.
  • Working with the Facilitating Group to organise member meetings, including booking venues, ensuring an agenda is put together and we have members who can facilitate and make lunch, booking members’ travel, organising reimbursement of travel expenses, taking and typing up minutes and uploading them on the website.
  • Generally keeping an eye on what was agreed at meetings and ensuring action is taken to make it happen, via the staff, Facilitating Group or Working Groups.
  • Working closely with other staff, the Facilitating Group, (which is the accountable body for the staff) and any Working Groups within Edge.
  • Ensuring enquiries that come via email and phone are dealt with promptly.
  • Along with all members, working to ensure Edge values are upheld throughout the organisation.

Outreach & Supporting applicants (20%)

  • Dealing with enquiries from applicants about funding criteria etc.
  • Organising events to support applicants and funded groups
  • Assisting groups to complete applications

Applying

To apply, please send us an up-to-date CV and a personal statement that is no longer than two sides of A4, telling us about your experience with reference to the person specification. Then email it to jobs@edgefund.org.uk by Monday 16th March, 9.00am.

As part of our equal opportunities policy we need you to answer the questions on this form. This information is for equalities monitoring purposes only; all information will be treated as confidential and will not be used when shortlisting or deciding whether an applicant is successful or unsuccessful in obtaining employment. The information you provide will help us to ensure that our recruitment procedures are fair by allowing us to identify and eliminate potential areas of exclusion or discrimination. Please send this in a separate document to your CV and personal statement, and do not include your name.

 

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures, interviews will take place over Zoom. If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be emailed with a link.

 


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