Responsible for: Growing and mobilising the movement.
Location: London, UK
Type of post: Full time, 18 month contract
Remuneration: £26-28k per annum depending on experience
Leave: 24 days per annum, plus public holidays and 27-31 Dec
Application deadline: Midnight (BST), Sunday 1 August 2021. We will be reviewing and progressing with shortlisted candidates from when an application is received. This is a rolling recruitment process so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Interview: From Wednesday 28 July, Virtually

Our Purpose

This decade is crucial and the changes we need to see in the engineering industry to achieve social and environmental justice cannot wait. To achieve our ambition, we need to support and empower a very wide network of individuals and organisations committed to promoting globally responsible engineering. Currently, our largest demographic of members are 25-34 years old. We now want to broaden our reach within the engineering industry, deepen the engagement and impact of all members, and create a structure for the movement that ensures our collective voice and action is as powerful as possible.

The Community Coordinator / Movement Facilitator will play a key role in growing and mobilising the movement, joining us to lay the foundations to build a movement powerful enough to radically transform the culture of engineering, ensuring a safe and just future for all.

About the role
In this role, your primary responsibilities will be to build and mobilise the movement. You will:

  • Support the development and showcasing of individual and collective action, tracking and reporting on member commitment and actions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and members to build the movement and plan how to do it.
  • Nurture the movement, facilitating and supporting member upskilling and collaboration.
  • Lead the development of member networking and collaboration groups e.g. regional groups.
  • Coordinate events for members and professionals, such as panel discussions and training.
  • Coordinate and strengthen the member voice to influence policy, industry and the direction of Engineers Without Borders UK.

Person Specification

To ensure you’re the right person for the role and can achieve success for yourself and Engineers Without Borders UK, we think that the following skills, expertise and attitudes are essential for the role of Community Coordinator / Movement Facilitator:

  • Passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives and the planet, and you see how engineering has a role in this.
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, highly organised and a self-starter.
  • Experience of movement/community organising and building.
  • Understanding of the way movements grow, shift power, and create change.
  • Experience of building and managing multiple relationships and coordinating people to deliver activities and/or navigate events.
  • Excellent communication skills, including facilitating and presenting to groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to engage different audiences by identifying what they are interested in and matching that with how they can support our work using an innovative and creative approach.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
  • Experience of organising in-person or virtual events
  • Experience of managing multiple tasks simultaneously, delivering work to a high standard.
  • Ability to quickly pick up and use new digital systems/software.
  • Commitment to the organisation’s purpose and values.

And if we were putting together our ultimate wish list, we’d also include the following. But these can be learnt on the job so we’re highlighting them as desirable and/or your development opportunities with us:

  • Exposure to and a good understanding of the engineering industry, including working with those within it.
  • Knowledge of engineering and technology and how it impacts on human development, either through educational qualifications and/or through own study and interest.
  • Experience of working in an organisation with a decentralised structure.
  • Experience of managing volunteers.
  • Experience in building and maintaining logistical processes to increase efficiency.
  • Volunteering experience yourself.

Full job description

diversity, equity and inclusion

Engineers Without Borders UK is guided by a set of principles that we believe will help ensure that all viewpoints and knowledge are heard, included and respected.

We want to make the recruitment process as inclusive and accessible as we can. We have tried but we know that there might be more that we can do, particularly if you have experienced exclusion, disadvantage or discrimination, or if you have particular accessibility needs. We would be happy to provide any further support that you may require – please get in touch with us via [email protected] and we can think together about how to make this process easier for you.

We especially encourage applications from people of colour, LGBTQ+ people (we are a trans-inclusive organisation), people with disabilities, and people who have experienced other exclusion or marginalisation.

To apply

To apply please send a CV (two pages maximum) and a covering letter (up to two pages) to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Please outline clearly in your covering letter:

  • Your reasons for wanting to join the team at Engineers Without Borders UK
  • How you meet the role description and person specification
  • Your availability to be interviewed during the weeks commencing 26 July, 2 August and 9 August (virtually)
  • Your eligibility to work in the UK
  • Where you saw the role advertised

The deadline for applications is midnight (BST) Sunday 1 August 2021, however, we will be reviewing and progressing with shortlisted candidates from when an application is received. This is a rolling recruitment process so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

We expect to carry out all first interviews during weeks commencing 26 July, 2 August and 9 August.

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Engineers Without Borders UK is committed to selecting candidates for employment based on aptitude and ability, irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, nationality, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status or social class.