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ACAN ARE HIRING !




JOIN OUR TEAM!


DEADLINE 13 JUNE 2023


ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown. We are a Community Benefit Society currently run by volunteers.


We are looking for talented and experienced individuals to join our team in 2023!


The positions are:

  • Communication Manager

  • Fundraiser

  • Press & Messaging Coordinator

Please see full role descriptions below, deadline for applications Monday 09th January 2023.


Any questions jobs@architectscan.org


Download PDFs of Role Descriptions here





Communication Manager


Contract Type: Flexible freelance

Remuneration: £30 - £40 per hour depending on experience.

Time: Estimated six months (26 weeks), 10 hours per week (negotiable). Flexible & remote working.

Start Date: July 2023 (depending on candidate availability)


About ACAN

ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown. We are a community benefit society currently run by volunteers, organised into thematic and international working groups.


Background

ACAN have recently received grant funding from the Laudes Foundation to increase organisational capacity, and further our strategic development along three key themes:


  • Campaign strategy development (Work package 1)

  • International Outreach (Work package 2)

  • Longer term financial sustainability.


Role Description

We are looking for an individual to take a key role in leading ACAN’s communication strategy. Applicants should be able to produce various types of content, coordinate with the working groups and expand ACANs reach. This role requires a high level of organisation, ability to take initiative and great communication skills.


Responsibilities:

  • Content strategy development and execution in collaboration with the Campaign Strategy leads

  • Audience engagement and growth, providing regular, relevant content and develop strategies to increase engagement

  • Campaign optimisation - help develop campaign report and expand campaign reach

  • Coordinate with working groups to obtain relevant content for campaigns, collaborate with ACAN working groups for social media content and manage communication channels

  • Develop ACANs existing communities on digital platforms


Who might suit the role:

Successful candidates will be passionate about the work that ACAN does, and our three core goals:

  • Decarbonise Now

  • Ecological Regeneration

  • Cultural Transformation


This role would suit someone with a marketing and/or communications background, who can work flexibly - the role is likely to develop iteratively as ACAN’s needs evolve. We are looking for someone with previous experience producing social media and other digital content, building audiences online or offline and channel-specific knowledge, someone highly creative and process-driven. An individual with contacts within media organisations would be beneficial to grow ACAN’s reach and reputation.


Applicants should be able to work proactively and independently in a start-up environment, be highly organised, confident in communications and reaching out to people, and have clear leadership qualities.


Through this work, you will actively support grassroots campaigning to decarbonise our built environment, and the growth of an international network of climate activist architects.


ACAN is committed to equality, diversity & inclusion, we are conscious of the need to build inclusive workplaces, we encourage applications from all backgrounds.


How to Apply

Please send a CV, cover letter, any relevant examples of work and two references to: jobs@architectscan.org

Expected interview date, week commencing 19th June. Please put your applications in early as we plan to interview and appoint someone before the deadline if an ideal candidate comes forward before that date. Two references will be required on request. During the interview, we can make reasonable adjustments should the candidate require. Please contact us in advance if you would require reasonable adjustments to be made.


Closing Date: 23:59 13 June 2023





Fundraiser


Contract Type: Flexible freelance

Remuneration: £35 - £45 per hour depending on experience.

Time: Estimated six months (26 weeks), 7 hours per week (negotiable). Flexible & remote working.

Start Date: July 2023 (depending on candidate availability)


About ACAN

ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown. We are a community benefit society currently run by volunteers, organised into thematic and international working groups.


Background

ACAN have recently received grant funding from the Laudes Foundation to increase organisational capacity, and further our strategic development along three key themes:


  • Campaign strategy development (Work package 1)

  • International Outreach (Work package 2)

  • Longer term financial sustainability.


Role Description

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to help secure future funding for ACAN, and support our organisation in achieving financial sustainability. This is the first such role at ACAN and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape the long-term fundraising strategy of our organisation. The fundraiser will have previous success in securing funding from businesses, trusts, local authorities and other institutions. It will be the fundraiser’s job to communicate ACAN’s mission to external stakeholders and to both establish and maintain positive relationships with donors.


Responsibilities:

  • Identifying fundraising opportunities, including making connections with grant funding organisations / bodies

  • Organising and supporting with fundraising activities

  • Writing grant applications

  • Planning donation campaigns and events

  • Writing reports to various funders

  • Developing new ways of acquiring funding - through events, advertising, campaigning

  • Delivering presentations

  • Developing a longer-term fundraising strategy for the organisation


Who might suit the role:

Successful candidates will be passionate about the work that ACAN does, and our three core goals:

  • Decarbonise Now

  • Ecological Regeneration

  • Cultural Transformation


We are looking for someone who is exceptional at strategising and building strong relationships with donors. The role requires excellent communication, account management and development skills. As the role is likely to develop iteratively as ACAN’s needs evolve, we are looking for someone who is resourceful, takes initiative to solve problems, is proactive and thinks creatively.


The fundraiser will work alongside the Campaigns Strategy lead, and will liaise directly with the Steering Group. Through this work, you will actively support grassroots campaigning to decarbonise our built environment, and the growth of an international network of climate activist architects.


How to Apply

Please send a CV, cover letter, any relevant examples of work and two references to: jobs@architectscan.org

Expected interview date, week commencing 19th June. Please put your applications in early as we plan to interview and appoint someone before the deadline if an ideal candidate comes forward before that date. Two references will be required on request. During the interview, we can make reasonable adjustments should the candidate require. Please contact us in advance if you would require reasonable adjustments to be made.


Closing Date: 23:59 13 June 2023






PR and Messaging Coordinator


Contract Type: Flexible freelance

Remuneration: £30 - £40 per hour depending on experience.

Time: Estimated six months (26 weeks), 16 hours a month (negotiable). Flexible & remote working.

Start Date: July 2023 (depending on candidate availability)


About ACAN

ACAN is a network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown. We are a community benefit society currently run by volunteers, organised into thematic and international working groups.


Background

ACAN have recently received grant funding from the Laudes Foundation to increase organisational capacity, and further our strategic development along three key themes:


  • Campaign strategy development (Work package 1)

  • International Outreach (Work package 2)

  • Longer term financial sustainability


Role Description

We are looking for an individual to take a key role in leading ACAN’s PR and messaging. Applicants should have experience in engaging with all forms of media outlets within and around the built environment industry. They should hold existing links and connections to relevant press and be able to understand and coordinate with ACAN’s working groups to develop and expand ACANs reach. This role requires a high level of organisation, relationship building skills, an ability to take initiative and great communication.


Responsibilities:

  • Responding to press enquiries, monitoring and archiving ACAN press

  • Developing and maintaining strategic links with press, relevant to group campaigns, in collaboration with Campaign Strategy leads

  • Create press contact database

  • Pitching opinion pieces and comments to press

  • Writing press releases and editing/refining copy and organisation messaging

  • Liaising with co-ordinators on press opportunities and upskilling members on engagement

  • Researching and active pitching to relevant press to communicate ACAN’s presence and ambitions

  • Working collaboratively with Communications Team as required




Who might suit the role:

Successful candidates will be passionate about the work that ACAN does, and our three core goals:

  • Decarbonise Now

  • Ecological Regeneration

  • Cultural Transformation


This role would suit someone with a background in working as a press officer, PR consultant or media relations, and who can work flexibly. The role is likely to develop iteratively as ACAN’s needs evolve. We are looking for someone with previous experience in working with and around different forms of media related to architecture, construction, design and the built environment industry.


We are looking for someone who can work proactively and independently in a start-up environment. This requires the successful application to be highly organised, confident in communications and reaching out to people, organisations and institutions,, and has clear leadership qualities.


Through this work, you will actively support grassroots campaigning to decarbonise our built environment, and the growth of an international network of climate activist architects.


ACAN is committed to equality, diversity & inclusion, we are conscious of the need to build inclusive workplaces, we encourage applications from all backgrounds.


How to Apply

Please send a CV, cover letter, any relevant examples of work and two references to: jobs@architectscan.org

Expected interview date, week commencing 19th June. Please put your applications in early as we plan to interview and appoint someone before the deadline if an ideal candidate comes forward before that date. Two references will be required on request. During the interview, we can make reasonable adjustments should the candidate require. Please contact us in advance if you would require reasonable adjustments to be made.


Closing Date: 23:59 13 June 2023


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