£30,400 - £34,400 per year (£37,000 - £43,000 FTE)
Contract, Part-time, 4 days per week
Job description

Would you like to work in a lively and effective organisation that is behind a growing movement of people building genuinely and permanently affordable homes

Do you thrive on the challenge of running advocacy and communications campaigns to mainstream new ideas, support grassroots organisations and generate income?

We are seeking a candidate to cover our existing manager's maternity leave for 15 months, allowing handover before and after the leave.

Community land trusts (CLTs) are a growing force for social good. They are set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage affordable homes as well as shops, pubs and other assets that are important to that community. 

As the Campaigns and Business Development Manager you will play a key role with our Chief Executive to ensure we maximise our impact while increasing our income from our services.

About the National CLT Network

The National CLT Network is the national membership body for community land trusts established in 2010. We provide resources, training and advice for CLTs, and work with government, local authorities, lenders and funders to establish the best conditions for CLTs to grow and flourish.

We are a small, dedicated and ambitious team. In the decade since we were founded we have been highly successful in raising the profile of CLTs in government and industry, and now want to take the community ownership of land and affordable housing mainstream.

Our successes have had the following impact:

  • A rapid growth in CLTs from 30 in 2010 to over 340 in 2020;

  • One in three local authorities providing some kind of support to CLTs in their area;

  • Over 1,000 homes built by CLTs with another 23,000 community led homes in the pipeline.

About the role

Working closely with our small, dynamic and ambitious team, this role will work at a senior level to ensure the National CLT Network delivers effective advocacy and communications campaigns, and to deliver a set of services for members and third parties that achieve impact and income. You will work closely with the Chief Executive and two officers, who you will line manage.

Areas of responsibility:

  • The development and implementation of advocacy and communications campaigns, led by the Chief Executive.

  • Managing communications and marketing channels including media relations, our website, social media and publications.

  • Leading the membership service including recruitment and renewal, a programme of events, and fee-paying services.

  • Development of other services that achieve our aims while also generating income for the charity, including fee-paying events, sponsorship opportunities and corporate partnerships.

The challenges and opportunities for this role in the coming year include:

  • Developing our next major advocacy campaign, and continuing our Parliamentary and sector lobbying to extend the Community Housing Fund.

  • Bedding in a brand new website.

  • Renewing and rethinking partnerships with four corporate partners, and looking for new partnership opportunities.

  • Bringing in new sources of income to expand the team’s capacity and grow the charity.

  • Developing our membership offer to deliver greater value more efficiently, and support a growth in membership.


The role is for a fixed term 15-month post with the desired start date being 29th March or 5th April to cover our existing manager’s maternity leave, and ending on the 18th June.

The role is part time: 4 days/28 hours a week, the working pattern is negotiable.

The salary is £30,400 - £34,400 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience (£37,000 - £43,000 FTE)

Benefits include 24 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rated from 30 FTE), a generous employer match scheme for pension contributions, healthcare and a personal training budget. Full terms and conditions available in the job pack.

More about National CLT Network
National CLT Network

The National CLT Network is the official charity supporting Community Land Trusts in England and Wales.

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Refreshed on: 28 January 2021
Closed date: 10 February 2021
Tags: Advocacy, Business Development

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