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Engagement Officer

Permaculture Association
Remote working

Posted: 18 Sep 2023

Deadline: 15 Oct 2023

Compensation: £24,960 pro-rata, equivalent to £8,095 per annum

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Permanent Remote working


Job description

  • Key Information Salary : £24,960 pro-rata; equivalent to £8,095 per annum
  • Hours: 12 hrs per week
  • Contract: Open-ended
  • Holiday: 32 days including Bank Holidays pro rata.
  • Responsible to: Membership & Communications Coordinator
  • Location: Home working, or can be based at our office in Leeds
  • Well-being and flexible working: 15 minutes/day of work time for meditation/being in nature; quarterly supervision sessions; supportive team culture;additional holiday and flexible working to support family, friends and community life.

About the Role

We have an exciting new role for an Engagement Officer with experience in the practical work of building up a membership network; involving existing members, attracting new members or movement-building using creative approaches across multiple channels. You will be part of a small team of passionate people who are growing our network of changemakers, to build a flourishing membership. Working with the Membership and Communications Coordinator, the Education Lead and the Association’s wider staff team and network, this new role will ultimately engage thousands of people through thedevelopment and delivery of appealing, relevant and rewarding online forums, networking opportunities, events and courses in permaculture.

This role is a hands-on delivery role to support our engagement strategy and support the growth of a groundbreaking movement. Working closely with our members, partners and people from the diverse permaculture movement, you will be meeting new and inspiring people and helping to tell their stories.

As Engagement Officer you will work alongside the Membership and Communications Coordinator to identify key engagement opportunities and deliver high quality content via social, Permaculture Community Hub, email, web and online digital campfire events. As the Community Hub ambassador, you will have oversight of our new online forum (using the Mighty Networks platform) and support increasing engagement and the smooth running of the platform.

We are a small team with ambitious goals. So we are seeking someone who is conscientious and well-organised, able to be flexible, responsive and positive, and prepared to work hard. This is a 12 hour/week role which can be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the candidate. As well as flexible working, our employee benefits include:

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay above statutory levels
  • Family leave and compassionate leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to our self-guided online permaculture courses

For the full job description and application pack please vist our website

Application information

As an inclusive employer and membership organisation, we want our staff team to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. We are committed to making sure our organisation is inclusive, diverse and anti-racist, and one that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. People from communities that experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; sexuality or gender;age; socio-economic status; or disability are actively and especially encouraged to apply.

To apply for this role please download the application pack from: Engagement officer application information  

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About Permaculture Association

The Permaculture Association is the national charity that supports people to learn about and use permaculture. The Association has nearly 2000 members, with many hundreds of projects across England, Scotland and Wales. The Permaculture Association was established in 1983, and has supported and promoted a wide range of sustainability innovations, many of which have now been widely adopted.