Senior Project Coordinator
Contract: Fixed term contract (18 months)
Role: Part-time 0.8FTE (28 hrs per week)
Salary: £30,000 – £32,550 p.a. (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience
Interviews: Online on Thursday 22 or Friday 23 February
Deadline for applications: Monday 5 February, 9am Start date: 8 April 2024 (there may be some flexibility for the right candidate)
Diversity and inclusivity: We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, and ensuring accessibility. We strive to ensure that our organisation reflects the diversity of the city in which we operate (considering all protected characteristics). We encourage and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and we are open to flexible working requests. Please contact us for an informal chat about the role (contact details below).
About Bristol Green Capital Partnership
Bristol Green Capital Partnership is a unique network of 1,100+ member organisations in Bristol and the surrounding region. Our purpose is to catalyse collective citywide action towards a zero carbon, socially just Bristol where our communities and nature thrive. We collaborate with policy makers, the public sector, businesses, charities, communities, and underrepresented groups to create positive change across climate, nature and social justice. We are a growing and ambitious team working on impactful citywide projects on climate, nature and social justice. We have a new brand launching soon, including a new name and website, and over the next 18 months we will continue to expand the reach and impact of our engagement with both businesses and communities through new collaborations and grant-funded projects. Please follow our social channels for more information about our new name and brand, launching 1 February 2024.
About the role
We are looking for someone passionate about supporting a just transition to net zero in communities to join our friendly Bristol-based team. Our organisation will be playing a key role in the delivery of Mission Net Zero, a new Innovate UK grant-funded project (running February 2024 – October 2025) which aims to accelerate the regions transition to net zero. The purpose of this new role will be to work closely with our Community Climate Action Project team and a consortium of external project partners (including Centre for Sustainable Energy, Bristol City Council and Bristol Energy Network) to engage community organisations and support them to take climate action as part of the city and regional ambitions to reach net zero in a fast and fair way. Specifically, the project will support three selected community-based organisations to engage their respective communities and develop plans for sustainable energy and decarbonisation 2 projects in their local area based on local need, with co-production principles, inclusion and equity at the core of the approach. We are looking for someone who is skilled in project coordination/management and has demonstrable experience of engaging diverse communities and working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate clearly and inclusively, take a creative approach to new challenges, and will be proactive in identifying synergies across this project and the wider Partnership programme to bring maximum benefit to the communities who are the heart of this project.
• Work collaboratively with external project partners (primarily Centre for Sustainable Energy) to support the programme of work with three community-based organisations (who will be selected through an expression of interest process between February – May 2024).
This may include:
o Attending and supporting capacity-building workshops with the three selected community organisations and other project partners, utilising the connections and expertise from within the Partnership network to support the successful development of their community engagement and project plans.
o Working within the Partnership team to ensure successful alignment of project activities with our existing programme, primarily the Community Climate Action Project, in addition to facilitating engagement with city governance forums currently supported by the Partnership (One City Environment Board, Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Community Leadership Panel on Climate & Just Transition).
• Support the design, delivery, and coordination of an inclusive engagement programme to enable a wider range of organisations from across the West of England region (primarily Bristol) to develop and accelerate their community climate action, and to disseminate learnings and insights from the project to a wide range of stakeholders and community organisations to effectively inform and shape the regions efforts to reach net zero.
This may include:
o Organising and leading planning meetings with project partners.
o Collaboratively planning and delivering a range of events and workshops (online and in person) bringing together different stakeholders, climate experts and community organisations to share knowledge, learnings and practical tools and advice.
o Developing accompanying accessible resources and materials for local and national dissemination.
o Working with the Communications & Engagement Manager to plan and produce blogs, videos, presentations, graphics or reports.
• Representing the Partnership within the wider project consortium and working with a newly commissioned freelance Project Inclusion Associate, to help shape wider project processes and ensure community-focus and equity, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the project.
• Developing relationships with a range of project stakeholders (including local and regional authorities, consultants, local stakeholders, energy organisations and groups) to ensure our activities are embedded within other strands of project activity.
• Ensuring all activities are accessible to organisations with different needs and delivered in line with the ways of working developed through the Community Climate Action Project.
• Monitoring and reporting on project spend, working closely with the Head of Operations.
• Monitoring and evaluating the impact of our work with communities and reporting on learnings as part of our grant requirements to project leads (Bristol City Council) and funder (Innovate UK).
• Support the Partnership’s Communications team with the promotion of targeted communications to ensure our programmes benefit target beneficiaries. Essential Experience
• At least three years project management or senior project coordination experience.
• The ability to collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders at varying levels of seniority to deliver effective outcomes.
• Experience of planning and successfully delivering a range of accessible and inclusive events and/or workshops.
• Experience of writing and developing engaging content for a range of audiences via a variety of communications tools.
• Demonstrable experience of working to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion with a good knowledge of equalities policies. Skills and knowledge • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage competing priorities.
• Knowledge of local and community-centred approaches to consultation, engagement, and empowerment.
• Knowledge and understanding of local and regional climate ambitions and plans for a just transition to net zero and/or knowledge and understanding of sustainable energy, net zero sector, or community-led action on energy.
• Creative problem-solving skills.
• Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft 365 programmes such as Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Excel, Word and Sharepoint.
• Excellent budget management and reporting skills.
• Experience of working with local or regional authorities.
• Knowledge of co-production or asset-based community development.
• Project Management qualification (or understanding of project management tools and principles).
• Facilitation skills (online and in person).
• Familiarity or experience with grant management reporting processes with national funders.
Our organisation aims to create an inclusive working environment where all employees have the space to breathe, learn, share, and grow.
• Company Healthcare Cash Plan and Employee Assistance Programme.
• Two team wellbeing half days each year. • Cycle to Work scheme.
• Climate Perks scheme, offering paid ‘journey days’ to staff who travel on holiday by train, coach or boat instead of flying.
• Training and development opportunities and collaborative working groups (focusing on Just Transition and Climate Action Plan).
Employees benefit from a flexible approach to working hours and there is scope to work remotely by agreement, however some office-based working in our central Bristol office will be important (particularly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). How to apply Send us your CV (or a summary of your experience) and cover letter along with an equalities monitoring form (optional) to email@example.com with the job title in the subject line. The deadline for application is Monday 5 February, 9am. Download the equalities form. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages outlining your interest in the role and the suitability of your skills and experience (you may wish to use the person specification sub-headings for this). Your cover letter and CV should be in Microsoft Word format where possible (not PDF), this is to support us to anonymise the applications ahead of shortlisting to minimise unconscious bias affecting the shortlisting process.
• Any working preferences (i.e. hours / days available to work per week).
• Your availability to start.
• Name and contact details for two referees (we will notify you before contacting them).
• Any dates/times that you would not be available for interview. Interviews will ideally be held online on 22 and 23 February.
We will invite shortlisted candidates to make us aware of any reasonable adjustments required for the interview. If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role, please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your phone number. We will aim to get back to you within 3 working days. We are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits or visa applications. Only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered.