The Steering Group is made up of individuals with defined role descriptions. However, all members of the this group have a shared and collective responsibility to uphold the mandate of the Steering Group.

 

Read the full Steering Group Mandate here!

Steering Group positions are open to all members and will be elected or confirmed at our Annual General Meeting in April.

About 

The Steering Group is made up of 11 members who are responsible for ACAN’s overall strategy, constitution and governance.

 

Steering Group members will assume directorships of the Community Benefit Society and be responsible for all financial, legal and regulatory duties relating to this.

 

It plays a key role in keeping an overview and coordinating the decentralised activities of the ACAN network as a whole. 

Thinking about putting yourself forward for an ACAN STEERING GROUP position?

 
 

Role:

Campaigns Coordinator

The campaigns coordinator is the lead coordinator for ACAN’s campaigning efforts, providing a link between campaign working groups and the Steering Group & providing support and assistance to those groups in the planning and execution of their campaigns

Brief Summary:

Approximate hours/wk:

4

Essential Skills:

Enthusiasm and a belief in meaningful change. Good critical reasoning and reflective thinking abilities

Useful:

Experience of campaigning, lobbying or activism

Link to full role description:

Role:

Communications Coordinator

Brief Summary:

The communications coordinator plays a key role in defining the way that ACAN presents and communicates to the outside world via various media

Approximate hours/wk:

5-10 depending

Essential Skills:

A team player with good literacy levels, critical thinking and ability in message framing

Useful:

Experience in communications, PR or journalism/media. Press contacts and/or experience drafting press releases

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Diversity & Solidarity Coordinator

Brief Summary:

The Diversity & Solidarity Coordinator’s role is to promote diversity and representation within ACAN and foster strategies to challenge inequalities and injustices through the efforts of the network

Approximate hours/wk:

3

Essential Skills:

Good facilitation and listening skills, approachable and understanding manner

Useful:

A background (theory and/or action) in feminism, anti-rascism, decolonisation or the struggle of minority groups

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Movement Culture Coordinator

Brief Summary:

The Movement Culture Coordinator acts as the steward in developing the strategic vision and direction for ACAN, including the Aims and Values of the movement

Approximate hours/wk:

5

Essential Skills:

A strategic mindset is essential for both the long and short term visioning of ACAN. A good base understanding of the history of ACAN to date is important including the founding vision which is based upon urgent action. Is a proactive & organised individual who demonstrates due diligence

Useful:

Any previous experience in running / participating in grassroots organisations is a bonus. An amicable and approachable person would suit the role as you will need to build relationships with ACAN coordinators and members

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Events + Actions Coordinator

Brief Summary:

The Events + Actions Coordinator keeps a strategic overview of all events and actions, helping to instigate, plan and schedule/coordinate ACAN happenings in collaboration with others in the network. The role coordinates the events team to provide support to working/thematic groups and enables this aspect of ACANs work

Approximate hours/wk:

9

Essential Skills:

Personable and outgoing matched with a good measure of diligence and time management / organisational skills

Useful:

Good Zoom abilities. Previous experience with event planning

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Movement Support Coordinator

Brief Summary:

The Movement Support Coordinator facilitates internal operations and organisational support infrastructures for the smooth running of the network

Approximate hours/wk:

8

Essential Skills:

Excellent facilitation and delegation skills

Useful:

Skills in making Wix websites

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Onboarding + Replication Coordinator

Brief Summary:

The Onboarding + Replication Coordinator is a kind of gatekeeper to ACAN. The role has a twofold purpose:

  • Overseeing the on-boarding strategy and point of entry for individuals, new members and participants. 

  • Looking after ACAN’s approach to regional and/or international replication and developing ways to support those groups

Approximate hours/wk:

6

Essential Skills:

Personable/outgoing and enjoys connecting with new people. Diligent, organised and reliable (knows their way around a calendar etc). A decent working understanding of what ACAN is, how it works, mission etc

Useful:

Enjoys strategising. A strategic mindset and experience with replication or expansion of a group previously or adapting organisational models to differing contexts

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Alliance coordinator

Brief Summary:

The alliance coordinator serves as a main point of contact for other external groups/organisations and seeks to build strategic partnerships and collaborations with other aligned groups

Approximate hours/wk:

4

Essential Skills:

Enjoys networking and building new relationships. Is proactive and good at delegating

Useful:

Experience with collaborations across organisations and disciplines

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Thematic Groups Coordinator

Brief Summary:

The thematic groups coordinator ensures that different groups within ACAN talk to each other and is responsible for managing any organisational issues arising out of this process

Approximate hours/wk:

4

Essential Skills:

Enjoys the social element of group networking, proactive in connecting groups or campaigns within groups together and an interest in developing working processes. Good time keeping skills

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Finance Coordinator

Brief Summary:

Oversees the management of the financial affairs of the organisation

Approximate hours/wk:

3

Essential Skills:

Numeracy

Useful:

A level maths. Experience filling accounts/tax returns

 

Link to full role description:

 

Role:

Steering Group Coordinator

Brief Summary:

To facilitate efficient operation of the steering group and to support the roles and individuals involved

Approximate hours/wk:

4

Essential Skills:

Diligent and organised. Good planning and meeting facilitation skills

Useful:

A love of admin. Persistent and not afraid to pester people

Link to full role description:

 

Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

 

In order to apply for a Steering Group Role you must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • You need to be registered formally as an ACAN member

  • You need to over 16 years of age

  • You must not be currently barred from serving as a director (steering group members assume directorship of ACAN’s community benefit society).

 

We recognise that construction professions and the industry as a whole, are insufficiently diverse and not representative of the wider society which they are supposed to serve. We also recognise that the climate crisis intersects with inequalities and crises of exclusion. 

ACAN recognises this within its core values, particularly value 9: We value everyone

 

“including the unique perspective and contribution that each individual brings. We seek to avoid replicating the structural inequities, prejudices and injustices prevalent in our industry and society”

We hope that the make-up of our new Steering Group will embody this value and, as such, would particularly welcome applications/expressions of interest from individuals from underrepresented groups, whether that be in terms of race, religion, social class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

 

Application Process

 

Step 1 - Expression of Interest 

Submit an expression of interest for one or more Steering Group positions before the end of Sunday 20th March here.

 

Step 2 - Consultation Period

Between the dates of 21st March - 10th April 2022, members who have expressed an interest in SG roles will be invited, to a short meeting convened by the current role holder, for each role they have expressed interest in. This will be an opportunity to hear more about what is involved in the particular role(s) and ask questions.

Step 3 - Confirmation of Applications

Members who have submitted expressions of interest must choose no more than one role that they wish to stand for and confirm their application for this role before the end of 10th April 2022, including a 250 word supporting statement. Each application should also be ‘seconded’ by another ACAN member. Applicants may withdraw their candidacy for a role at any time

 

 

AGM

Steering Group elections will be held at our AGM on 27th April 2022.

Please see here for long-form description of steering group rotation process.

 

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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. 

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