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Project Co-ordinator
35 hours per week
c. £27,000
Manchester-based with occasional travel
Closing date: 27 August 2017

Co-operatives UK is delivering a suite of exciting and innovative projects that aim to support co-operative and community enterprise; both in the UK and across Europe. Our portfolio of programmes cover three core areas:

  • Co-operative development
  • Community Shares
  • Place based economic development

We are looking for an experienced Project Co-ordinator to provide effective support to the Project Manager with the delivery of the Empowering Places Programme and support work across our project portfolio, as part of our small but ambitious team.

Empowering Places is new programme that seeks to reduce poverty and inequality through community business. Funded by Power to Change, Empowering Places aims to accelerate the growth of community business and demonstrate the conditions required for community business to flourish. The Programme is working with seven places within towns and small cities across England and will be delivered through local organisations in partnership with other stakeholders and the community.

This is an exciting role to support a flagship place-based programme, working within a dynamic projects team at Co-operatives UK and alongside the project partners – New Economics Foundation and Centre for Local Economic Strategies.

You will be an Independent, imaginative, and entrepreneurial doer, willing and able to work independently, or as part of a team, with excellent communication skills and attention to detail and accuracy. You will have an interest in co-operative and community enterprise, experience of administration with excellent co-ordination and IT skills and hold strong relationship and client management skills, able to adapt style to influence across a range of audiences and situations. 

Please note interviews for this role will be held on 12 September 2017.

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Project Manager
35 hours per week
c. £35,000
Manchester-based with occasional travel
Closing date: 27 August 2017

Co-operatives UK is delivering a suite of exciting and innovative projects that aim to support co-operative and community enterprise; both in the UK and across Europe. Our portfolio of programmes cover three core areas:

  • Co-operative development
  • Community shares
  • Place based economic development

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead on the Empowering Places Programme as part of our place-based economic development work.

Empowering Places is a new programme that seeks to reduce poverty and inequality through community business. Funded by Power to Change, Empowering Places aims to accelerate the growth of community business and demonstrate the conditions required for community business to flourish. The Programme is working with seven places within towns and small cities across England, delivered through local organisations in partnership with other stakeholders and the community.

This is an exciting role to lead a flagship place-based programme, working within a dynamic projects team at Co-operatives UK and alongside the project partners – New Economics Foundation and Centre for Local Economic Strategies.

You will be an independent and entrepreneurial doer with a proven track record of being able to work independently on fast-paced initiatives. You will be familiar with a range of project tools and processes, deployed in a flexible and agile way, readily embracing digital technology.

You will have an interest in co-operative and community enterprise, a strong track record of delivering projects within budget and timescales, and experience of delivering initiatives carrying wide stakeholder support. 

Please note interviews for this role will be held on 7 September 2017.

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Finance Support Officer
35 hours per week, permanent
£23,301 p.a.
Manchester
Closing date: 31 August 2017

Providing commercial support to the various teams, including partnering with managers to help link the strategic direction of the organization to effective commercial decision-making. Bringing value-added insight to drive the business forward.

To carry out a range of finance activities and processes to provide support to the Co operatives UK Finance Team.

You will be based in the Finance team at Co-operatives UK and will work on the sales and purchase ledger, inputting and interpreting data, with a view to working to finance month end deadlines to meet business reporting requirements.

Highly organised and with excellent attention to detail, you will also need strong communication skills and good IT skills, including MS Office programmes. You should also be a strong team player, with experience of working in a customer service environment or accounts department.

You will be expected to deal with credit control and reception duties as part of your support role within the organisation.

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