Involve is at the forefront of changing our democracy. Combining innovative, high-quality practice with making a clear case for a democracy fit for the 21st century, we are showing exactly what our democratic future holds.

As Project Administrator you will play a key role in our team, working together to build a vibrant democracy, where people are at the heart of decision-making. There are two parts to this role. The first part, and a majority of your week, will focus on supporting a flagship project for Involve - the Democracy Network. This is a new, exciting and fully funded initiative whose focus is to connect people working on issues of power and democracy to increase our understanding and effectiveness, take action together, and lead on issues to build a stronger democracy. The second part is to support Involve’s communications function by ensuring the organisation also communicates clearly with stakeholders and wider audiences.

To succeed in the role, you will be an outstanding and detail oriented administrator who has excellent organisational, written and verbal communication skills. You will show lots of initiative, be a strong team player whilst also being able to work autonomously, as well as have a passion for our mission. You will ensure the Network has excellent administrative procedures, well organised network activities, communicates clearly with members and stakeholders, and has robust stakeholder management systems.

We are flexible in terms of either working from home, or working hybrid from home and a physical office. We have physical offices in London and Belfast which are always available to work in, but we can also find a more convenient hot-desk office location for you if required. The successful candidate must be able to travel to attend both Network and Involve meetings when necessary. This travel will not be every week, but it will be fairly regular.

Download the job description to read more about the role, its responsibilities, and the competencies we're looking for. You'll find the job description at the bottom of this page.

How to apply

Apply online via the link below. The closing date for applications is 9 a.m. on Monday 18th July 2022.

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The online application form will ask you a series of questions:

  1. How you heard about this job
  2. Personal details
  3. Diversity monitoring (this section is optional)
  4. Application form:
    • Please outline why you are interested in this role (max 300 words)
    • Please outline your experience relevant to the essential competencies of this role. You will want to refer to the role summary and the competencies in the job description. Please note that we are interested in any experience that demonstrates your suitability for the role (e.g. it may be in a work or voluntary capacity) (max 500 words)
    • Please outline any experience relevant to the desirable competencies of this role. You will want to refer to the role summary and the competencies in the job description. Please note that we are interested in any experience that demonstrates your suitability for the role (e.g. it may be in a work or voluntary capacity) (max 200 words)
  5. You'll be asked to upload a CV of no more than two sides of A4
  6. References
  7. Declaration.

If you are unable to complete your application via the online form, please contact us at jobs@involve.org.uk

Selection process and key dates

Your application will be blind reviewed, to reduce the impact of subconscious bias in the application review process. Your personal details and diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the assessor. Your CV will only be considered if you score well on the blind review. References will only be taken up upon appointment. This post is only open to candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

We’re actively building a diverse team and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they work with. We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process, and to working arrangements, according to your needs. If you are shortlisted for interview we will explain what the interview process will involve in advance and check with you if we need to make any adjustments so that you can interview fairly and comfortably. We will also cover any reasonable expenses to enable you to attend the interview.

Closing date: 9 a.m. on Monday 18th July 2022. Applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28th July 2022.

Shortlisted candidates can expect to hear by Monday 25th July 2022 if they are being invited to interview.

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