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CLOSED: Finance and Operations Manager, National Community Land Trust Network

Salary: £37,000–£42,000 pro rata (2.5 days per week) with generous benefits and 30 days holiday

Location: London SE1


Why join us

Would you like to join a dynamic organisation that is behind a growing movement of people building genuinely and permanently affordable homes? Will you enjoy working in a small, dynamic and ambitious team to embed the culture, systems and processes to make us thrive?

About the National CLT Network

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a vital force for social good. They are local organisations set up and run by local people to develop and manage homes as well as other assets important to that community, like community enterprises, food growing or workspaces.

The National CLT Network was established in 2010. As the national Charity for CLTs in England and Wales, it represents and supports 240 CLTs nationwide and is a membership body.  It provides funding, resources, training and advice for CLTs and works with Government, local authorities, lenders and funders to establish the best conditions for CLTs to grow and flourish.  In the short time that the National CLT Network has been around it has achieved a significant amount and is known as one of the most effective lobbying organisations in Westminster. Some of the notable achievements include:

  • Securing £300m Government funding for community-led housing;
  • Successfully delivering major grant programmes that enable CLTs;
  • Significantly raising the political and public profile of CLTs, including among Cabinet Ministers, MPs. policy makers and key partners.

The sector is now on the cusp of significant expansion and there is real potential to move it from a niche emerging market into the mainstream. Our goal is for anyone, anywhere, to be able to set up a CLT and by2021 the National CLT Network wants to have:

  • Grown the number of CLTs to at least 300 nationwide and support the completion of at least 3000 permanently affordable homes;
  • Transformed the National CLT Network from being almost entirely reliant on grant income, into a strong, financially sustainable and resilient social business;
  • Taken a leading role in the development of the wider community-led housing sector.


About the role

Working closely with our small, dynamic and ambitious team, this role will work at a senior level to ensure the National CLT Network is well run, has a positive working culture and appropriate and sustainable resources to meet our strategic aims and thrive as an organisation.

The challenges and opportunities are manifold, including:

  • Ensuring we are financially robust, setting appropriate budgets and managing spending
  • Ensuring that the culture, systems and processes enable the organisation to thrive
  • Overseeing a governance review, working closely with trustees to ensure we make the most of their diverse skills
  • Supporting the Director in cementing partnership working arrangements
  • Overseeing an office move to another part of the building with the support of the Administrator
  • Reviewing our accountancy needs and the need for an external audit
  • Should a major funding bid be successful, drive the recruitment of 5 new members of staff


About you

In order to achieve the National CLT Network’s vision and goals the Network needs to recruit a team player who will bring finance and organisational skills and champion change projects across the organisation. This is an exciting and career-enhancing role. It could be the right opportunity for a range of potential candidates. Your motivations might be many and varied – from wanting to develop your career in finance but in a charity setting, to having a passion forHR and organisational development or perhaps because you are an office manager and want more responsibility and leadership amongst other possible reasons. Whatever your motivations the National CLT Network would like to hear from you. Particularly if you enjoy a variety of tasks and challenges, have good attention to detail, like to drive change, and enjoy working with a team enable their goals. You will also feel strongly about the importance of social justice and the difference that CLTs can make.

How to apply

Download the candidate information pack and application form here. You will also need the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, from this link.


Email your application form by 10am on Monday 9 July, 2018.