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 average number of people taking part over 6 million a year. 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 a Scotland Country Manager who is experienced in devising and developing Country wide strategies and who will be able to embed Eden Project Communities in the hearts and minds of the public, media, partners and leaders in the community sector to support increased participation year on year in our flagship initiative The Big Lunch.
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. As a front line ambassador in nation, we want you to lead the development and delivery of Eden Project Communities within a nation. You’ll help us plan, delivery and evaluate Eden Project Communities initiatives working closely with the UK Delivery Manager and Scotland Campaign Manager as well as line managing the Scotland based Community Network Developers.
Our ideal candidate will have gained a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role, where they will have managed delivery of a Scotland wide community programme or movement. Experience of working on behaviour change or movement building campaigns is desirable. You’ll be a strategic thinker with strong relationship management abilities, creatively and innovatively solving problems and identify new approaches to deliver a continually evolving programme within Scotland. A thorough knowledge of the specific challenges affecting local communities and an understanding of the political, cultural and societal issues affecting Scotland is essential.
Working for the Eden Project (Charity number 1093070), roles within the programme are funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. This is a fixed term contract for until December 2021 subject to funding. The post holder will be based within the region (Scotland), and will be required to travel across the territory, the UK and to the Eden Project in Cornwall for key events and meetings.
For further information and to apply go to: edenproject.com/jobs-and-volunteering/vacancies
The closing date for all applications is 5pm Monday 9th December 2019.