Senior Project Coordinator (Community Climate Action Project)

  • Contract
  • Bristol
  • Posted 9 months ago

Bristol Green Capital Partnership

Contract: Fixed term contract (until 31 July 2025) / Part time (0.8FTE / 28
hrs per week)

Location: Central Bristol office

Salary: £30,000 p.a. (pro rata)

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 10 July 2023

Start date: 4 September 2023

To support integration with the Bristol Green Capital Partnership team, and support key project
meetings we require candidates to be available to work on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays.

About Bristol Green Capital Partnership

We are community interest company that supports Bristol’s environmental sustainability network
of 1,100+ member organisations. Our purpose is to catalyse collective citywide action towards a
zero carbon, socially just Bristol where our communities and nature thrive.

Our vision emphasises the important interconnections between climate and nature action and
social justice, and the need to tackle them together. Our public
statement of intent
outlines our commitment to a just transition and the ways in which we
aim to support it through our work.

We recognise the importance of an inclusive society, creating opportunities and access for all
individuals. We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, ensuring accessibility,
and respecting human rights. We strive to ensure that marginalised groups are represented and
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. Please contact us for an informal chat about the role (contact details below).

About the Community Climate Action Project  

The Community Climate Action (CCA) Project is an ambitious, citywide programme funded by the
National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund. It demonstrates the important role communities can play
in achieving the city’s climate and nature ambitions, whilst also improving people’s quality of
life. There are several strands to the current phase of the project including the development
of six innovative community-led climate action projects, a new Community Leadership Panel on
Climate and Just Transition, a learning and peer mentoring programme to empower community
climate action, citywide creative engagement on climate and nature, and a citywide sustainable
transport project. Read more about the Community
Climate Action Project
 

About the role

Joining our small and dynamic team, this exciting new position within the organisation will
work closely with the Head of Community Partnerships to coordinate the Community Climate Action
Project, which is based on co-production principles and delivered in partnership with 18
partners, including community partner organisations, the local council, and the Centre for
Sustainable Energy.

They will support central project coordination as communities across Bristol deliver their
planned projects, from coproducing community climate action plans which deliver on local
priorities to delivering on priorities outlined within them and facilitating integration with
other city-wide strategic projects.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with the voluntary, community and
social enterprise (VCSE) sector, who brings the awareness and sensitivity needed to manage the
needs of a community-led project within a changing context, and who is able to communicate
clearly and inclusively, identifying synergies that bring the maximum benefit to the
communities who are at the heart of this project along the way.

This post is offered on a fixed term basis in line with the National Lottery Climate Action
Fund grant-funded period of this phase of the programme.

Main responsibilities

Project delivery

  • Working with all project partners to create realistic project timelines which support
    overall project delivery and ensure that these are understood and well communicated, in line
    with our Ways of Working Together
  • Organising and facilitating monthly Partner Forum meetings, bringing together stakeholders
    to co-produce and coordinate activity across the project
  • Provide support to partners to maintain project reporting and tools and resources –
    including monitoring and evaluation platform and project reporting frameworks
  • Lead on coordination and delivery of specific strands of activity connected to the
    Community Climate Action Project, for example, convening learning and mentoring programme
    workshops and community leadership panels, liaison with core delivery partners which includes
    Sustrans, AWT, Praxis and reviewing quarterly project reports from project partners
  • Acting as a representative for the project with external stakeholders to ensure the project
    is represented at and strategically connects with other projects and forums in the city,
    ensuring communities are able to effectively influence citywide net zero, nature recovery and
    just transition activities/plans
  • Support Communications Manager with the implementation of project’s communication strategy,
    develop project comms content for website, newsletter and campaigns to celebrate progress and
    enable partners to showcase project impact
  • Support financial processes for the project, including reporting on project spend and cash
    flow, invoicing and expenses

Reporting and development

  • Provide key stakeholders with regular updates on the project’s progress – including Board
    of Directors’, the One City Environment Board, and other key local and national stakeholders.
  • Support partners to contribute to monitoring and evaluation frameworks that will help to
    identify and demonstrate the impact of the project
  • Manage information ensuring they are readily and easily accessible by all partners and
    stored in line with General Data Protection Regulation requirements
  • Familiarise with our grant commitments and sub-grant agreements in place across the project
    and identify risks to delivery or challenges arising during the course of the project as early
    as possible
  • Support the Head of Community Partnerships and other colleagues to identify opportunities
    resulting from this project for future projects and other income generation activities.
  • Deputising for Head of Community Partnerships when necessary

Person specification

Applicants for this role should be able to demonstrate:

Essential

  • At least three years’ programme/project coordination or management experience in similar
    community focussed context
  • Experience of working closely with communities and/or developing projects that recognise
    communities’ needs and priorities.
  • Experience of budget management and reporting
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills and experience of producing reports
  • Experience of successful management of relationships with diverse stakeholder groups and
    facilitating key decisions collaboratively
  • Experience of planning and successfully delivering a range of accessible and inclusive
    events and meetings
  • Demonstrable experience of working to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to multitask across a range of activities to meet
    deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Effective and inclusive communication skills to engage a diverse range of audiences, using
    a range of approaches
  • A passion for climate justice and an interest in working with diverse communities,
    including communities experiencing disadvantage, to support a just transition
  • Able to use IT systems, such as Microsoft 365 Business, MS Teams
  • Experience of managing and maintaining databases

Desirable

  • Experience in using email marketing software e.g. Mailchimp (or equivalent) and using
    social media channels (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook)
  • Previous experience of applying co-production principles in practice
  • An understanding of asset-based community development

Join us!

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 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 scope to work remotely
by agreement, however some office-based working will be important (particularly on Tuesdays).
This unique role requires working with partners geographically spread across the city – so a
willingness to travel to or otherwise ensure good communications with geographically dispersed
partners is important.

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