Home based covering Okehampton, Launceston, North Cornwall, South Devon You’ll need to live in or close to this community to apply We’re looking for member pioneer co-ordinator working 18 hours a week, who can inspire teams of member pioneers to bring people together and make great things happen. We want to get local people talking about what matters most in their communities. And by bringing together Co-op members, colleagues and local causes to find new ways to co-operate, we know we can make a real difference to people’s lives. As a member pioneer co-ordinator you’ll lead a team of member pioneers: planning and co-ordinating activity in local communities near you. We’ll look to you to make sure everything they do contributes to our community mission and objectives, ensuring we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing co-operation. It’s a unique opportunity to make a difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues. What you’ll do • inspire a team of member pioneers to deliver work that makes a difference • provide coaching, development, guidance and troubleshooting to your team • connect Co-op colleagues and businesses and help to build relationships with field teams • organise and help to chair Co-op local forums, in your team • organise and deliver a small number of community engagement events • develop and support pioneers in delivering local community plans • curate local plans and connect them up to regional and national activity • report on the impact your team is making on local community wellbeing • communicate the work of pioneers and its impact on communities using social media • track and help manage your teams activity budget This role would suit someone who has • great organisational skills with some experience of leading or coordinating a team • the ability to coach people and coordinate the activity of a team across different communities • good basic tech skills (the ability to use a range of devices and social media channels) • an inspirational and motivational communication style • an understanding of our Co-op values and a genuine desire to make a difference • the flexibility to work remotely across your area, travelling occasionally and attending meetings at times that suit your communities (you’ll need a driving licence) Why Co-op? As a member pioneer co-ordinator you’ll have the chance to support local communities, making a visible difference by encouraging people to work together. As a Co-op colleague you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including: • discounts on all kinds of Co-op products and services • a pension with up to 10% employer contributions Building an inclusive work environment We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve. We can make adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies. As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.
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