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Communications Coordinator


CAG Oxfordshire - Communications coordinator recruitment pack Job title Communications Coordinator Job purpose To coordinate CAG Oxfordshire’s communications, building the profile of the Network and individual community action groups, and engaging a wide range of people in community-led social change. Office Location Makespace Oxford Reports to Lead Coordinator Hours Between 2 and 3 days (15 - 22.5 hours) per week, depending on the candidates’ desired working hours in the role and fit with organisational needs Contract duration Fixed term 1 year from start date, with possible extension if further funding is secured Holidays 25 days per year plus bank holidays, pro rata for hours worked Pension Statutory (3%) employer contribution to ​Nest Start date ASAP from mid-March 2020 Interview dates:​ ​ ​9am - 8pm on 12th March at Makespace Oxford About CAG Oxfordshire CAG Oxfordshire is an organisation which ​exists to benefit the wider community by supporting the network of over 70 ​Community Action Groups​ (CAGs) in Oxfordshire. CAGs are community groups and not-for-profit businesses that are improving our communities and taking practical action on environmental issues - especially climate change. The CAGs are the members of our organisation, set up as a co-operative Community Benefit Society. 1 CAG Oxfordshire - Communications coordinator recruitment pack Feb 2020 The CAG Oxfordshire Network’s vision is ​an Oxfordshire with resilient and empowered communities, working together so that people and planet can thrive within ecological limits. ​For years, CAGs have been at the forefront of community-led climate action, organising events and projects to take action on issues including waste, transport, food, energy, biodiversity and social justice. As an organisation CAG Oxfordshire aims to support and facilitate the development of a strong, well-connected CAG network.​ We work together with a bunch of great partners and collaborators to get stuff done. You can find out a bit more about what we do on our website ​ As a co-operative, we also subscribe to this ​Statement on the Cooperative Identity – the Values and Principles​. We are members of ​Locality​ and ​Co-ops UK​. Background to the role You'll get to work at the heart of a dynamic community-led organisation,alongside groups taking grassroots climate action and tackling social and environmental issues. You will be in touch with our vibrant network of groups across the county, supporting them to share stories of community-led change and engage people in climate action. We’re in an exciting new phase with a new democratic, co-operative legal structure, and a new two year contract with Oxfordshire County Council to provide support to the CAG Network. CAG Oxfordshire is a small organisation, you’ll be the fourth staff member on our team. We aim to share our work fairly, and aim for people to have a large amount of autonomy in their roles - meaning as much as possible that the people doing the work decide how it’s done. Currently we have one Lead Coordinator who line manages the other members of staff, and is a staff representative member of the board. - Pro rata share of 5 weeks’ holiday plus bank holidays. - Working out of our office at Makespace Oxford, a friendly, sociable office space in North Oxford. We currently share our office space with Solidarity Economy. Association. Please note our office does not have step-free access, though we’re open to discussing accessibility with candidates to understand and accommodate any needs. - Flexible working arrangements possible by agreement with Lead Co-ordinator. - Training and development opportunities - including a small dedicated training budget for each member of staff. - Statutory (3%) employer contribution to Nest pension. 2 CAG Oxfordshire - Communications coordinator recruitment pack Feb 2020 The role The purpose of the role is to coordinate CAG Oxfordshire’s communications, building the profile of the Network and individual community action groups, and engaging a wide range of people in community-led social change. ​The role will increase the impact of the community action groups in our network and build the sustainability of our network as a whole. Reporting to the Lead Coordinator and working closely with all CAG Oxfordshire staff you will lead on delivery of goal 5 ​our current strategy​: To communicate that a more sustainable and just future is possible, focusing on the activities of Community Action Groups and the network. The role will also contribute to other areas of CAG Oxfordshire’s work, including supporting training and education and direct group support. Publicity and communications: - Managing and developing the CAG Oxfordshire social media channels. - Producing and distributing ‘The Key’, a fortnightly newsletter encompassing news, events, funding and jobs from Oxfordshire’s sustainability network. - Producing and distributing a fortnightly bulletin for CAGs in Oxfordshire – including contributions from the groups themselves and the wider Oxfordshire community networks. - Ensuring that the website is up to date and working at all times (currently a Wordpress site). - Maintaining a CAG media monitoring document to keep track of CAG activities and publicise relevant activity to local, regional and national media where relevant. - Writing press releases and responding to media queries as required. - Attending CAG meetings, public meetings and any other relevant events as appropriate. Supporting the Community Action Groups by: - Providing CAGs with support in developing the practical communications skills needed to run their groups and projects well. - Attending CAG events and occasional planning meetings (including evenings and weekends where required). - Disseminating information on relevant issues to the CAG network. - Responding to enquiries about the CAG Project and general sustainability issues. - Assisting CAGs with effective publicity for their events, including writing press releases. - Creation and dissemination of guides and resources to support CAGs. Supporting the development CAG Oxfordshire by: 3 CAG Oxfordshire - Communications coordinator recruitment pack Feb 2020 - Working with the team on organising visits, training events and whole network days, sharing responsibility with Network Support Coordinators. - Developing and implementing project plans for events & training, in consultation with the Network Support Coordinators. - Developing exciting ways of engaging new and existing CAGs. General activity and organisational management: - Keeping the Lead Coordinator informed of current work activities through regular meetings. - Attending weekly check-in sessions and other team meetings as required. - Responding to quick queries from groups by phone and email. - Contributing to strategic thinking and planning, including new funding proposals. - Carrying out a share of administrative tasks in the team. - Attending board meetings (as needed) to report on progress and add to the discussions. - Contributing to writing reports based on our work on contracts and grants. - The employee may be required to undertake other tasks and responsibilities as directed by the Lead Coordinator as are consistent with the nature of the job described above. Person specification Background: We expect the applicant to meet most of the essentials listed here, and some of the desirable.​ Nobody meets everything! We have no specific education requirements, and experience can be in a paid or unpaid context. The successful candidate will be selected purely on the basis of how well they fit the person specification, as judged by their application materials and their interview performance. Due to the ridiculous and oppressive border restrictions in the UK, CAG Oxfordshire is unfortunately unable to arrange work permits for applicants without UK residency. We have a set of ‘things we value’ as the CAG Oxfordshire staff team and across the CAG network. These guide our work as a staff team, and ensure that we act in alignment with the wider values and priorities of the network. ➔ Building relationships and supporting each other ➔ Demonstrating practical change ➔ Being proactively inclusive and valuing diversity ➔ Prioritising equality and social justice ➔ Experimenting, learning and working imaginatively ➔ Looking after our own wellbeing, and that of others 4 CAG Oxfordshire - Communications coordinator recruitment pack Feb 2020 ➔ Being part of wider movements for change ➔ Respecting the natural environment Criteria: We’re looking for an enthusiastic, constructive and self-motivated person who is an excellent communicator both in person and over the phone or email. Experience managing impactful (group/organisation) social media accounts Experience writing and distributing engaging newsletters and/or website copy (e.g. blog posts) Experience with CMS and web management systems such as Wordpress Strong administrative & organisational skills Experience with training or supporting others in delivering effective communications Experience organising and running events, particularly training and/or networking Commitment to CAG Oxfordshire values (see above) Proven ability to work effectively without supervision Proven ability to work collectively, as part of a team Willing to work evenings and weekends where required Experience contributing to strategic and/or business planning Experience writing reports to funders Experience producing simple video content for social media Working on climate action or related environmental issues How to apply Please apply ​using this 2-part form​. Please email the completed form to Henry at ​[email protected] Closing date:​ 9am Monday 2nd March 2020 Interview dates:​ ​ ​9am - 8pm on 12th March at ​Makespace Oxford Please see the final page of this document for some brief guidance on writing a great application form. 5 CAG Oxfordshire - Communications c

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