Council & Local Engagement Coordinator - Trees for Streets
Package: £30k per annum full-time, plus pension, healthcare and 28 days holiday
Location: Based at Trees for Cities’ office in Kennington, SE11. Hybrid working – with min 2 days per week in the office – you can do more. There is some travel across the UK required.
Help us fill the UK’s streets with trees
Do you want to help us with our mission to fill the UK’s streets with trees? Do you enjoy working with people and communities? Are you someone who can make things happen? Would you describe yourself as super organised? If you’re nodding your head, then we have the perfect job…
We looking for a Council & Local Engagement Co-ordinator on our exciting Trees for Streets project. It’s the National Street Trees Sponsorship Scheme. We run both a national online fundraising platform, and also work directly with local communities up and down the country.
Your job will be to engage with local residents, community groups and other local stakeholders to help them raise sponsorship and funding for new street trees. You will also manage relationships with a portfolio of local authority partners – acting in an account management capacity.
This is an exciting new position in a fast-paced and friendly charity, ideally suited for someone who is well organised with the ability to manage a busy workload. You’ll have an achievement-oriented attitude and strong communication skills. Expect fun, hard work, and a varying workload.
You will manage some established and some new relationships with our local authorities partners. Promoting the scheme positively, helping maintain a direction of growth, and managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders including residents, community groups, local councillors and officers.
Trees for Streets is a project run by the national charity Trees for Cities, in collaboration with the social innovator, Start with Local. Now in our third year, we’re working with a growing number of local authorities (including a third of London boroughs, and several cities across the UK), and as a result we’re in the process of increasing the size of the project team.
Trees for Cities is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. We value diversity and are committed to promoting diversity within the workplace. We aim to ensure that our employees achieve their full potential and that all employment decisions, including recruitment, are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria. A full copy of our Equal Opportunities Policy can be provided on request.
how to apply
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Final closing date to apply: We’re running a rolling application process, interviewing candidates as applications are received. The final deadline is 31st May 2023. We reserve the right to offer the role when we find a suitable candidate.
Please send us your CV and a covering letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Council & Local Engagement Coordinator – Trees for Streets’.
If you are selected for interview, you will be contacted within a few days of receipt of your application. As we need to fill this role quickly, we reserve the right to interview suitable candidates straight away.
If you do not hear from us within this period then you should assume that, unfortunately, on this occasion, you have been unsuccessful. 1st Interviews will be conducted online. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received, and research the right to complete the recruitment process before the deadline.
Trees for Cities is the first UK environmental organisation to have been awarded social value certification. Trees for Cities is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No: 1032154.