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Community Network Developer
Eden Project Communties
  • Salary 24,000.00
  • Location Home-based
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Category Practitioner
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : CND job

Job Description

Eden Project Communities has UK wide reach and delivers initiatives that encourage public engagement and participation in positive action and create real social capital on a mass scale.  Since it began in 2009, participation in The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, has grown continually with the number of people taking part last year topping 6 million.  Alongside this we deliver initiatives that encourage connections, engage the public and help people across the UK build the skills and confidence to drive positive social action where it is needed most.
We are looking for 2 new team members who love working with people and communities to join our UK wide team of Community Network Developers. A key part of your role is providing a vibrant calendar of events and activities online and offline, for the programme across a territory within England through developing our network, delivering Exchange Hub events and building support networks for those who take part in all our events.
Over the coming years we are growing participation in the programme to new heights and aim to increase the social impact we have on communities and neighbourhoods all over the UK.  You’ll help us increase awareness of and participation in all aspects of the programme, including our Community Camps, courses, Exchange Hubs and The Big Lunch.
The right individuals will be able to help us by leading the development of networks (Exchange Hubs) in their territory, as well as UK wide, that engage individuals and organisations and encouraging people to engage in our campaigns and do more in their communities year round. You will be part of a team of Community Network Developers, supported by our England Network Team Leader.
Our ideal candidates will have at a minimum of 2 years’ experience in community development and organizing projects.  You’ll have experience of working in the community sector and in developing local networks and have strong relationship building skills.  A natural host, you’ll be familiar with setting up and running online and offline events that bring people together and can manage multiple activities running in parallel as part of our busy team.
Working for the Eden Project (Charity number 1093070), roles within the programme are funded by the National Lottery through The National Lottery Community Fund.  This is a fixed term contract to the end of December 2021 subject to funding. The post holder will be based from home within the region and will be required to travel across the territory, the UK and to the Eden Project in Cornwall for key events and meetings.


The closing date for all applications is 21 August 2020.  We will aim to hold the first stage of virtual interviews in the same week 26/27 August and second stage in person interview in region the following week.

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