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Remote, working from home
Compensation: £17,472 gross annual salary (£29,120 pro rata).
Paid Part-time Flexible hours Remote working
The LWA are seeking to recruit a Sales and Merchandise Coordinator who will work together with another member of staff in a similar role to lead on coordinating creative income-generating projects for the organisation. Over the next few years we aim to increase the amount of revenue generated through sales in order to meet our organisational financial targets, and increase our financial autonomy and resilience.
Initially this role is until the end of September 2023, three days per week, although our aim is to make it a long term position. The Sales and Merchandise Coordinator can manage the hours as they deem most appropriate to deliver the outcomes required.
A key objective of this role is to raise enough income to ensure the sustainability of the role going forward, whilst generating surplus that will help fund our core activities.
This is a dynamic role that will involve creating and delivering innovative ideas for products and merchandise that can support our membership and vision whilst generating revenue to support the growth of the organisation.
The new Sales and Merchandise Coordinator will work together with another member of staff in a similar role, who is already in post. The aim for this role is to build our income generating capacity in the area of sales and merchandise. The post holder will work with LWA’s Merchandise Working Group to set priorities for their role. They will also work closely with their sales and merchandise colleague to deliver the income generating activities that have been prioritised. They will create development plans and budgets, collaborate with artists and designers, and be responsible for managing product creation, sales and distribution. A key focus will be delivering ethically sourced products, in line with LWA values and ethos.
The Sales and Merchandise Coordinator will co-develop and co-manage new lines of merchandise to be sold at events and through the online shop hosted on our website. They will also build on existing enterprises like the LWA calendar (project managed by the other team member) to deliver a wall chart year planner and a diary for 2022.
Excitingly, this role will also be responsible for researching and scoping opportunities for the future creation of LWA branded workwear; and potential project coordination for an LWA almanac.
Specific responsibilities of this role will be to:
We hope to appoint someone for this role who has the following skills and experiences:
Please send (max) 1 page written response or (max) five minutes audio / video answering the following questions:
What skills and experiences do you think qualify you for this role? (½ page)
Which part of this role do you think you would find the most challenging? (½ page)
Please also attach an example of something you have worked on which you feel shows your suitability for this position. Suggested examples are as follows (this is not an exclusive list):
Evidence of involvement in product development (from concept and design to bringing to market)
An example of a feasibility study / project plan for a product, service or enterprise
A budget or business plan for a product, service or business enterprise
Please also attach a short CV (max two pages), this can be written, or an audio or video file, and the contact details of two people we can approach for references.
Please send your application to email@example.com with ‘Sales and Merchandise Coordinator’ in the subject heading.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any aspect of this role in advance of applying please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will try our best to respond. Please email us well in advance of the closing date.
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About Landworkers' Alliance
We are a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers with a mission to improve the livelihoods of our members and create a better food and land-use system for everyone. We work for a future where producers can work with dignity to earn a decent living and everyone can access local, healthy and affordable food, fuel and fibre – a food and land-use system based on agroecology and food sovereignty that furthers social and environmental justice.