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Reference: 90268

Date Added: 18 September 2023
Closing Date: 11 October 2023

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Working For: Co-operatives UK

Location: Birmingham with occasional travel

Salary: £32,592 per annum

Length of Contract: Fixed Term, 2 years

Job Details

Interest in ethical business and new approaches to work, living and social action, is growing. Worker co-operatives and employee owned businesses offer a great way to convert this interest into practical action, providing people with a stake and a say in their workplace. But because of low awareness, cultural norms, and the lack of a supportive ecosystem, these alternative business models are rarely explored.

As the Project Coordinator for the West Midlands Ownership Hub, you’ll co-produce, facilitate and oversee a range of interventions to stimulate greater adoption of employee and worker business ownership within the cultural and creative sectors.

Your role will involve project management, coordination of marketing campaigns, development and delivery of training programs, and collaboration with partners to establish business support initiatives and contribute to local policy development related to employee and worker ownership.

The West Midlands Ownership Hub is a 2-year pilot initiative, working in partnership between Co-operatives UK, the Employee Ownership Association and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

The role is suited to an individual who can drive forward high-profile and complex projects, and foster relationships with diverse audiences and partners. Your entrepreneurial mindset and ability to gather and apply valuable insights will contribute to the success of the Ownership Hub pilot in the West Midlands. You will be employed and line-managed by Co-operatives UK. The role will be hosted by WMCA and based at their offices in Birmingham.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please visit - https://www.uk.coop/about-us/jobs

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate outreach campaigns for entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners in cultural and creative sectors
  • Lead the development and delivery of training to improve understanding of employee and worker ownership among business advisors, community workers and policymakers
  • Coordinate the development of new and existing business support for employee and worker ownership in cultural and creative sectors
  • Contribute project learnings to local and national policy development relating to employee and worker ownership
  • Project coordination and management

Please refer to the Recruitment Pack on our website for the details.

Closing Date: 11 October 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interview: Thursday 26th October 2023, in Birmingham.

Closing time: Midnight

Application Details

Please read the recruitment pack and complete the application form – https://www.uk.coop/about-us/jobs

Recruitment pack: https://www.uk.coop/resources/recruitment-pack-project-coordinator-west-midlands-ownership-hub

Contact email: recruitment@uk.coop

Website: https://www.uk.coop/

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