Hub Coordinator – Community Action and Outreach

Website Dundee Changemakers Hub

Dundee’s Changemakers Hub
Salary: £17,450 / 3-day week – 21 hours per week (pro-rata of £29,083)
Fixed term role: April 2024 – Mar 2025 (12 months, with the ambition to extend the role subject to funding)
Payroll: although flexible to consider self-employment.
Reporting To: Managing Director – Transition Dundee.
Location: Dundee City Centre/Home.

The Dundee’s Changemakers Hub, anchored by five community organisations and hosted by Transition Dundee, is a collective committed to fostering positive change a climate action in Dundee. Our partners, including ScrapAntics, Uppertunity, The Maxwell, and Creative Dundee, bring extensive experience in successful climate initiatives with a focus on engagement, diversity, and creativity. Together, we envision a sustainable and inclusive future for Dundee, connecting communities, sharing knowledge, and amplifying local voices. Join us in our mission to drive positive change and shape a shared vision for Dundee’s communities and environment.

The Hub is part of a growing national network funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Action Fund, Climate Action Hubs aim to build local awareness of the climate emergency, develop local plans, help groups take up funding opportunities, and
contribute to a Just Transition which is fair and leaves no one behind. Read the media announcement for Dundee’s Changemakers Hub here.

Dundee’s Changemakers Hub is seeking a passionate and community-oriented individual for the role of Hub Coordinator with a focus on Community Engagement and Community Action. This is one of two part-time roles and the second Hub Coordinator
will have a complimentary skillset. The two Coordinators will work both independently and also collaborate closely together.

This position is key to fostering community participation, facilitating impactful projects, and supporting local youth journalists in promoting positive change across Dundee. The successful candidate will play a key role in coordinating neighbourhood-scale pilot
projects, microgrants, and empowering youth journalists to amplify community voices.

Responsibilities:

Community Outreach and Relationship Building:

– Develop and implement outreach strategies to engage diverse communities across Dundee.
– Build strong relationships with local community organisations, leaders, and residents.
– Identify and address barriers to community-led change and facilitate solutions.

Event Coordination and Facilitation:

– Coordinate and facilitate community events, workshops, and meetings in
collaboration with Hub partners.
– Ensure events are inclusive, accessible, and address the diverse needs of the
community.

  Community Empowerment:

– Develop and implement programmes that empower community members to take a
leading role in climate action through planning and delivery of three pilot projects.
– Work closely with local ambassadors to ensure the success and sustainability of each project.
– Support applicants in developing and implementing their projects, fostering a sense of community-led action.

Youth Community Journalism Support:

– Provide support and guidance to Youth Community Journalists in promoting local
changemakers and connecting communities.
– Encourage communities to actively participate in shaping our shared vision for a sustainable future.

Communication and Reporting:

– Share information and take part in regular meetings with the Hub’s core group to ensure that the project is meeting the needs of local communities.
– Work with the Hub core group on reporting to funders and scoping future funding.

Experience and requirements:

– Proven experience in community engagement, outreach, and event coordination.
– Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
– Knowledge of Dundee’s local communities and an understanding of their unique needs.
– Passion for climate action and social justice.
– Excellent organisational and communication skills.
– Excellent computer and financial literacy skills – using Excel, Word, Google Drive/Calendar.

Employment Terms:

Salary: Annual salary for a 3-day week employment is £17,450.
Contract: 12 month fixed term employed role ending March 2025 (with the ambition to
extend the role subject to funding). All post holders are subject to a probationary period of three months. Employer pension contribution provided (8% employer contribution, 2% employee), annual training allowance, and health and wellbeing allowance.
Hours: 21 hours per week, over 3 days, working flexibly around occasional evenings/
weekends as required – time will be covered in lieu. Holidays for a 3-day week are 18 days, inclusive of public holidays.
Equal opportunities: Transition Dundee is committed to being an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes all applications for consideration.
We know there are candidates who may not fit every criteria we’ve outlined here, or who have key skills we haven’t listed. If this is you, please do apply if you feel your particular experience or skill set could enhance this role.
We want to ensure that our application process does not present any accessibility barriers to potential applicants. If we can provide any assistance to support you through this process (or if you want to discuss alternative ways to show your skills and relevant
experience), please get in touch with Andy Truscott, Team Producer, Creative Dundee at andy@creativedundee.com.

Application Process:

In your application, please include a short CV and a short explanation of your relevant experience for this post and detail your interests in working with Dundee Changemakers Hub in this particular role.
Send the above, or ask any questions in advance, to Andy Truscott, Team Producer,
Creative Dundee at andy@creativedundee.com by the deadline: 9am, Tuesday 27 February 2024.
Deadline to apply: 9am, Tuesday 27 February 2024.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants: Thursday 7 – Friday 8 March 2024
Start date: we would like the post-holder to start as soon as possible, ideally by Monday
1 April 2024.

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