Plunkett Foundation
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
c.£30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Help us create a thriving network of rural community businesses across the UK.

Role: Engagement Manager
Starting salary: c.£30,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time (35 hpw)
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire (flexible working would be considered for the right candidate)

Plunkett is a national organisation and has been the leading expert in rural community business for over 100 years. Community businesses are enterprises that are owned and run democratically by members of the community and others, on behalf of the community. Plunkett Foundation currently works with over 600 community businesses and this number is continually growing. They come in many forms - including shops, pubs, woodlands and anything which lends itself to community ownership. In addition to developing and safeguarding valuable assets and services, community businesses address a range of issues including isolation, loneliness, wellbeing, work and training.

We are pleased to announce the vacancy of Engagement Manager. This is a full time manager role responsible for developing and delivering Plunkett’s campaigns portfolio as part of its wider engagement strategy, raising the profile of Plunkett with key stakeholders to secure financial support for Plunkett’s core service and will be an active member of the Engagement Team. The post-holder will also have accountability for the effective, professional and cost-effective delivery of all Plunkett’s fundraising activities to deliver results as required. 

Plunkett delivers a wide range of Engagement activities that seek to increase the reach of Plunkett’s work to help rural communities to set up and run successful community businesses. These activities are varied and include tailored fundraising campaigns, corporate partnership development, stakeholder engagement events and membership engagement to meet Plunkett’s fundraising income target. Project managers are involved in managing all aspects of Engagement work from the creation of resources and templates, planning and event support, through to strategic design, delivery, and evaluation.

Reporting to the Head of Engagement, the applicant should have proven experience of fundraising campaigns, managing corporate relationships and engaging key stakeholders at a variety of levels. Demonstrable knowledge of rural communities, and the key issues affecting them is also essential. Proactive and motivated, the ideal candidate will have the ability to lead and support others.

Closing date for applications:  Midday on Wednesday 24 June 2020
Interview date: During week commencing 6 July 2020 (likely via video link)

If you are interested in joining Plunkett Foundation, at a time when more and more local services and businesses are coming into community ownership then we look forward to hearing from you.

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our HR Partner's website to submit your application.

Plunkett Foundation are committed to equal opportunities and value diversity in our workforce.

No agencies please.

Registered Charity: 313743

Refreshed on: 11 June 2020
Closed date: 24 June 2020
Job ref: 155671_hrpf
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development