Land Justice Network is recruiting a coordinator

Job Description

Time: 40 hours per month, one year contract subject to 2 month probationary period

Pay: £10 p/h (£11.45 p/h higher rate for London) – you will need to invoice as a self employed worker

Interview date will be Thursday 28th June in central London and we have a budget to cover some travel expenses from those coming from out of town.

Place of work: Remote working at home and networking events, some travel costs reimbursed

Reports to: Land Justice Network Coordinator Support Group with additional monthly updates for network members

About the Role

Land Justice Network (LJN) is a young network that evolved out of the Land for What? coalition last summer. We are currently laying solid foundations for challenging and changing the status quo around land ownership and control in England.

In order to meet the potential of the network and continue working towards the long-term aims of the organisation it has become apparent that a financially supported role would radically shift the ability of the network to do this.

The Network Co-ordinator would support other LJN members in event organising, building relationships with members and responding to their needs, and working with other organisations/groups working on land justice initiatives across the UK.

You will be responsible for daily communications and admin of the network, as well as maintaining and updating the website and social media presence to make it the go-to place for news on land justice initiatives, campaigns, and effects of government policy.

The role requires a high level of self-management and work planning. The successful candidate will be joining a small but tight and supportive team and have the chance to learn from and engage with a diverse network of activists on a national level.

About the Network

The Land Justice Network is a network of groups, individuals and networks who recognise the need to change the way land is owned, used, distributed and controlled in the UK. The Network’s aspirations are:

1 – Distributed Ownership and Control
Poverty and many of society’s other problems come from our land not being shared fairly. We want land to belong to all people who live here and for them to have real control over the land.

2– Long Term Stewardship, Not Short Term Profit
Land should be managed for the benefit all humans and nature, not just be used to make profit.

3 –Increases in Land Value should be Given to Society
Land has greater importance than just money, but the value of land should be shared by all.

4 – Proactive Community-centred Planning
We want to work together and have the power to make things better.

5 – Transparency
We want to know the facts about land so we can see how to make things better.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience and skills of no more than one page to landjusticeuk@gmail.com before Tuesday 19th June. Interviews will be held the following week in London on Thursday 28th June and candidates will be expected to start early July subject to satisfactory references.

 

Job Description

The main responsibilities of the role are outlined below:

Communications and events

  • Collate relevant information and send a bi-Monthly newsletter
  • Help build a web presence and keep the LJN website, Twitter and Facebook up-to-date
  • Organise/attend public events such as Community Land Scotland conference
  • Respond to LJN email account
  • Organise and attend meetings across London and further afield with LJN members such as seasonal gatherings and community events
  • Be a point of contact for the Network
  • Support other LJN members in event organising and facilitating

Financial Managements

  • Be familiar with working with project budgets
  • Support bookkeeping through regular expense filing and updating of spreadsheets, liaising with the accounts department where necessary
  • Support fundraising efforts

Collaborations

  • Build new relationships with existing land justice projects and work alongside lead organisers from Community Food Growers Network to connect the movements
  • Work with Landworkers’ Alliance, Just Space, Shared Assets and others to lobby government on environmental and planning policy

 

Personal Specification

Essential Desirable
Experience
Experience of managing online communications i.e. WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, MailChimp etc. X
Experience of working with diverse communities and managing differentials of power and privilege X
Experience of developing strategy or campaigns and/or lobbying local and regional governments X
Proven event management experience X
Experience working with grassroots political and/or land related organisations (at least 1 years) X
Experience of organising with and facilitating non-hierarchical networks and decision making processes (at least 1 year) X
Knowledge
Understanding of contemporary social justice struggles and how land relates to them X
Knowledge of the local and national land justice movement X
Familiarity with UK funding landscape, including grant funding, individual giving and commissioning X
Skills and Attitude
Ability to use cloud software (such as GoogleDrive or DropBox) and Microsoft Office Excel and Word to a high standard X
Ability to write and edit short and long text for blog posts and articles X
Good communication skills when working as part of a team X
Proactive, organised, able to self-manage and work independently X
Commitment to the land justice movement X

 

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