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CLOSED: Grants and Development Manager, National Community Land Trust Network

National Community Land Trust Network

Why join us

Would you like to work in a dynamic and focused organisation that is behind a growing movement of people building genuinely and permanently affordable homes? Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a vital force for social good. They are local organisations set up and run by local people and their main task is to develop homes that are genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier.

About the National CLT Network The National CLT Network was established in 2010. As the national Charity for CLTs in England and Wales, it represents and supports 225 CLTs nationwide and is a membership body. The National CLT Network 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 organisation has been around it has achieved a significant amount and it is known as one of the most effective lobbying organisations in Westminster. Core to its work are a series of successful grant programmes. Comprising a small, dedicated and ambitious team, the National CLT Network is now poised to begin a period of growth. We have an ambitious strategy to scale up the CLT sector and move the National CLT Network itself from being predominantly grant funded, into a strong, viable and resilient social business. We have recently secured funding from two major trusts to help achieve that goal.

The role This role will act as a Deputy to the Director and will work at a strategic and leadership level, helping to deliver the National CLT Network’s strategic aims. The challenges and opportunities are manifold, including: • Leading on the delivery and development of the grant programmes to ensure CLTs are getting the right support, and developing new opportunities to support CLTs and community-led housing organisations; • Leading on the delivery of cutting edge initiatives to scale up the CLT movement and transform the National CLT Network into a sustainable and resilient social business; • Creating new ideas and opportunities to further the National CLT Network’s strategy, working with the team, members and partners to make them happen; • Working with the Director to identify and develop new business opportunities; • Leading on the development of the National CLT Network’s strategy to grow membership and provide more services to members.

About you 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 grant making or development, to having a passion for housing or communities, or because you want more responsibility and leadership. Whatever your motivations the National CLT Network would like to hear from you. Particularly if you: enjoy a variety of tasks and challenges, are creative, enterprising, entrepreneurial and ambitious and are able to delegate the detail and want to work closely with the Director to keep an eye and focus on the big picture. You will also feel strongly about the importance of social justice and the difference that CLTs can make.

Deadline: 10am on 18 January 2017

Click here to download the pack:  NCLTN – GDM Pack Final