Over the next year, we are growing participation in our work to new heights, aiming to increase the social impact on communities and neighbourhoods all over the UK. To help us, we are looking for the right person to lead our in-country delivery for Wales as the Country Manager, covering a wide geography.
Eden Project Communities demonstrates UK wide reach, engagement, positive action and the creation of real social capital. It all began in 2009 with The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get together for neighbours, which has grown ten-fold since it started. 7.3million people took part in June 2016. Alongside this, our Community Camp events at Eden have been helping people across the UK build the skills and confidence to drive positive social action where it is needed most.
You will lead the delivery of all of our community activity across your territory to ensure we meet desired outcomes, including supporting delivery of the central PR campaign to raise awareness and participation in The Big Lunch across your area. Development and management of key strategic relationships to support this will be an important element of the role, as will development of a sustainable support model for programme participants across the territory you manage, with the support of a Community Network Developer who will report to you.
Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience on a national programme with a strong emphasis on communication campaigns within the charity or community sector. Knowledge of the specific challenges that affect local communities and an understanding of the political, cultural and societal issues across your region will be key, along with your ability to develop strategic plans and problem solve within the role.
Working for the Eden Project
(Charity number 1093070)
Roles within Eden Project Communities are funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. The post holder will be based regionally from home and will be required to travel across the UK and to the Eden Project in Cornwall regularly as part of the role.
We aim to hold interviews late January in Wales.
The role is fixed term to the end of December 2017.