Scotland Membership Outreach Coordinator - Land Workers Alliance
Hours: 2 days per week
Duration: 1 year initial contract
Location: Working remotely with the capacity for regular travel for work, events and meetings
Remuneration:* £11,648 gross annual salary PAYE (£29,120 pro rata). With 1.5% annual increase, subject to review. Statutory pension contribution and holiday allowance.
Start date: early to mid-October 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date for applications: 19th September
Interview date: 28th September
As part of the LWA’s growth strategy in the coming years we want to expand UK wide membership from 1,500 to 3,000 producers and reach 1,000 supporters by 2025. We also want to support members to become both more involved with the work of the LWA, and more connected to one-another, in their sectors, branches, regions and working groups. The recently recruited UK wide Membership Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator will be leading on this work, along with other staff in the Membership Team especially the Wales and England outreach roles.
In Scotland there has been a 100% increase in members over the past year with 130 members and 15 supporter members. Our work in Scotland has been focused on policy engagement and development, as well as the COP climate change conference in Glasgow in November. As our membership grows, ensuring that we have strong outreach and engagement with our members is an increasing priority.
We are seeking a confident and skilled organiser, communicator and facilitator, who understands the complex issues and dynamics surrounding food and farming in Scotland in order to develop and deliver strategies for membership outreach and engagement.
The role will have freedom and flexibility to deliver a work plan and creative strategy to build, increase and strengthen the LWA’s membership. Other elements of the work may include (but are not restricted to) a communications and engagement campaign which could include events for members to get together, farm tours etc, collaborating with other food and farming organisations, and working with the LWA membership across Scotland to build local and sectoral member-led groups.
The Scotland Membership Outreach Coordinator will work alongside the Scotland Policy and Campaigns Coordinator to support synergies between our policy and membership related work and to organise joint activities. They will also identify and support regional coordinators from amongst the membership who will participate in the UK wide LWA Organisers’ Assembly.