Hub Coordinator- networking building and communication

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 Changemakers Hub, anchored by five community organisations and hosted by Transition Dundee, is a collective committed to fostering positive change and 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 Changemakers Hub is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Hub Coordinator with a focus on Network Building and Communication. 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 nurturing long-term relationships with and between local changemakers: communicating through digital platforms, organising events, fostering collaboration, and enhancing the visibility of community-led initiatives across Dundee. The successful candidate will lead social events, skill-share workshops, and coordinate
communications to strengthen the Hub’s network.

Responsibilities:

Digital Network Building:

– Create engaging online content and maintain the Hub’s website to connect and celebrate the community of changemakers.
– Utilise social media platforms and digital tools to build and expand the Changemakers network, including regular newsletters.

Social Events Coordination:

– Coordinate and organise four social events to build, connect, and celebrate the Changemakers network.
– Foster a sense of community and local ambassadorship through these events. Skill-Share Workshops:
– Organise and coordinate a series of skill-share workshops featuring external experts in relevant fields.
– Provide opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration within the community.

Core Coordination:

– Organise regular meetings and events with the core group and community of changemakers, leading in question and solution finding.
– Facilitate discussions on making the place-based model sustainable, scalable, and responsive to community needs.
– Share insights on learning and encourage openness within the community.

Communication and Reporting:

– Develop and implement effective communication strategies to enhance the visibility of community-led initiatives.
– Collaborate with Hub partners to amplify messages and engage a wider audience.
– Work with the Hub core group on reporting to funders and scoping future funding.

Experience and requirements:

– Proven experience in digital marketing, social media management, and event coordination.
– Highly digitally literate with experience of effectively using a range of digital platforms, including X (Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, Slack and Zoom.
– Familiarity with digital tools and platforms for community engagement.
– Excellent computer and financial literacy skills – using Excel, Word, Google Drive/Calendar.
– Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
– Passion for community building, networking, and social impact.

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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Dundee Changemakers Hub

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