Community Network Developer
Salary from £23k
Fixed term to December 2021
Full Time Position (Northern England)
Eden Project Communities has UK wide reach and delivers initiatives that encourage public engagement and participation in positive action and create real social capital on a mass scale. Since it began in 2009, participation in The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, has grown continually with the number of people taking part in 2017 rising to over 9 million. Alongside this we deliver initiatives that encourage connections, engage the public and help people across the UK build the skills and confidence to drive positive social action where it is needed most.
Over the next 4 years we are growing participation in the programme to new heights and aim to increase the social impact we have on communities and neighbourhoods all over the UK. You’ll help us increase awareness of and participation in all aspects of the programme, including Community Camps, Exchange Hubs, The Great Big Walk, The Big Lunch and other projects.
You will take the lead in creating self-sustaining localized support mechanisms for Big Lunch programme participants within a broad territory within the UK. Key elements of the role include increasing programme participation, developing resources, delivering and supporting events and building networks across people, projects and organisations.
Our ideal candidates will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in community development and be self-starters with strong networking and relationship building skills. Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage and connect audiences at all levels through delivering events, experiences and resources is essential.
Working for the Eden Project (Charity number 1093070), roles within the Big Lunch Programme are funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. Post holders will be based in a local office or from home depending on location, and be responsible for covering a large geographical area of the UK.