Deputy Convenor and Director of Engagement

London (Greater)
£57,569 - £71,683 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Deputy Convenor and Director of Engagement

Central London (Please note that while this role is advertised as office-based, our client will remain a predominantly remote-working organisation for the foreseeable future)

This post is open to sponsorship.

The closing deadline for applications is midnight on

Interviews will be held the week commencing

The Organisation

Our client is a network of collaborating organisations with a global secretariat hosted in London.

They are united by their shared belief that green and fair economies are possible, necessary and achievable and they work to give citizens a voice, inspire change and hold governments to account.

They are now looking for a Deputy Convenor and Director of Engagement to join their team and spread their green economy agenda and make it mainstream. Whilst this is a full-time, permanent position, they are open to considering flexible working hours, part-time working or job shares.

The Benefits

- Salary of £57,569 - £71,683 per annum

- Excellent benefits package

This is a brilliant opportunity for a senior communications professional or an experienced coalition builder to drive forward our client’s green economy agenda, spreading their message and strengthening their coalition.

You will have the chance to be part of a movement calling for global economic reform, championing the voice of the excluded and holding governments and businesses to account.


If you are ready for a fresh, new challenge and are excited by the scale of our client’s work, they want to hear from you!

The Role

As the Deputy Convenor and Director of Engagement, you will be responsible for raising our client’s profile and assisting with the management of their global secretariat.

In this varied role, you will lead the creation and delivery of our communications activities and products, ensuring the brand is recognised and respected in the right places. You will manage communications, campaigns and advocacy using a partnership approach, primarily with coalition partners.

With network expansion in mind, you will ensure members are actively engaged and driving our client’s campaigns and advocacy work. You will ensure events deliver impact and membership value.

Supporting the management of the global secretariat, you will ensure our client provides a diverse organisation, developing the geographical distribution of core skills and staff.

In addition, you will use your networks to strengthen existing funding relationships and build new ones, ensuring the organisation is funded and the business development pipeline is strong.

About You

To join our client as Deputy Convenor and Director of Engagement, you will need:

- Outstanding and innovative communications expertise

- Multi-media expertise demonstrated through innovative and influential work and publications

- Excellent presentation skills and the willingness to be a media spokesperson

- Experience of working on environmental and development economics, natural capital, inclusion, informality, inequality and how this plays out in all geographies and development contexts

- Substantial experience with international policy frameworks, agreements and initiatives addressing green economy, natural capital and poverty, and inequality and poverty reduction

- A sustained track record in securing funding for different projects from a variety of donors

- The ability to create new strategic funding relationships

- Proven experience of engaging with international organisations, government agencies, academics and NGOs

- To be well networked

- Experience of creating, developing and/or working within consortia, networks, alliances, partnerships and international teams

- Solid project management experience including the management of budgets and people

- Knowledge of the key issues related to transition thinking and the green economy

-  A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline

As this role spans communications expertise, coalition management and network building, our client is open to considering a job share/split between two people. If you do not cover all of the expertise included in the essential criteria but are interested in part of the role, they encourage you to apply. Please state in your covering letter which part of the role you are interested in.

The closing deadline for applications is midnight on 28th November 2021.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 13th December 2021.

Other organisations may call this role Engagement Director, Head of Engagement, Head of Communications, Head of Media Relations, Campaigns and Digital Communications, Head of Communications and Engagement, Head of Partnerships, or Strategic Partnerships Lead.

Our client is a committed Disability Confident and accredited Living Wage employer, committed to equal opportunities and the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.

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