Community Land Trust Network
Why join us? Would you like to join a dynamic organisation that is behind a growing movement of people building genuinely and permanently affordable homes? Will you enjoy working in a small, ambitious team and with partner organisations to boost the profile of community land trusts, and make our projects successful through effective communication and well planned events? Community land trusts (CLTs) are a growing force for social good. They are set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage affordable homes as well as shops, pubs and other assets that are important to that community. Our mission is to make community ownership of land and affordable housing commonplace. Central to achieving that is our work to raise awareness of CLTs, give CLTs the skills to run successfully and to create a supportive national and local policy environment. This is where you come in. As the Communications and Events Officer you will play a key role in supporting the team on our core communications, campaigns and events activities to achieve our ambitious strategy. We are a virtual organisation, so the work will be remote (such as home-based) with a budget for equipment and a small budget towards hotdesking. What is the Community Land Trust Network? Community Land Trusts – or CLTs – give ordinary people the means to steward land for local wellbeing, developing and managing affordable homes and other assets important to their local community. There are now over 350 CLTs which between them own more than 1,600 homes as well as shops, pubs, workspace, renewable energy and farmland. They range from small projects of a few homes to a forthcoming 500-home garden village and an occupied 600-home urban social housing estate. The Community Land Trust Network is the national membership charity for CLTs in England and Wales and works with a network of 26 local enabling organisations and other national partners. We provide grants, resources, training and advice for CLTs and work with national and local government, housing associations, developers, lenders and funders to establish the best conditions for CLTs to grow and flourish. About the role This is a varied and exciting role. The communications and events officer works with team members across the organisation, gets to know our work deeply and has the opportunity to travel to meet our inspiring CLT members. You will create compelling content across a variety of mediums from blogs and newsletters to video interviews, creating lobbying and campaign materials for groups to use and ensuring our website showcases the best of what we do, and helps CLTs to succeed. You’ll also support the delivery of successful events that are highly valued by our members. You’ll see wonderful people form connections, draw inspiration and go on to provide new homes that are really needed by their communities. About you We are looking for somebody who has a strong interest in the impacts of our work, and who can bring fresh thinking to our communications. It is particularly for you if you: are a strong communicator, enjoy a variety of tasks and challenges, work well independently, are flexible, organised, and have a strong attention to detail. You will enjoy working in a very collaborative and small team, supporting colleagues’ work by producing effective communications and events. You will also ideally feel strongly about the importance of social justice and the difference that CLTs and community ownership can make. Details The role is for a permanent position starting as soon as you are able. The role is full time 5 days/35 hours a week, with a one hour unpaid lunch break. The salary is £29,500 – £32,500 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. The place of work is remote, you can work from anywhere in the UK, just as our team members and contractors already do. We provide a budget of £500 towards hotdesking/coworking membership and can provide home office equipment as necessary. We meet once a quarter for team meetings in London, and there may be other travel required, expenses are covered. Benefits include 30 days annual leave + bank holidays, a generous employer match scheme for pension contributions, healthcare and a training budget. Full terms and conditions available in the job pack which is available on our website. How to Apply Please visit our website for more information, the job pack and application form. Deadline for applications midnight Wednesday 15th March 2023. We expect interviews to take place on the 29th and 30th March and will be online.