Share and Repair is a small and dynamic charity with a small team of paid staff and a very important team of over 150 enthusiastic volunteers. They aim to change mindsets and behaviour through the promotion of sharing and repairing to reduce carbon emissions and build cohesive communities through the delivery of four main activities: Repair Cafés (‘Mend it, Don’t End it’); a Library of Things (‘Borrow don’t Buy’); HOW TO Workshops to empower individuals (‘Do more yourself’); and HomeKIT. All activities make a positive environmental impact and support poverty alleviation.
The Share and Repair Shop is based in central Bath and is home to the Library of Things. All activities build skills and help to generate cohesive communities, as well as the reduction of manufacturing, waste to landfill, and spending.
The charity now seeks to recruit an experienced Head of Business Development who will have the ability to inspire and reach more people to engage with the services and projects we currently deliver as well as developing new activities and locations.
This will include being responsible for the following areas:
Implementation of our three-year growth strategy which involves detailed annual planning and reporting;
Fundraising and other income-generating activities;
Marketing and communications - internally and externally;
Working with and co-ordinating volunteers;
Developing relationships with other environmental and social development groups in BANES.
We are looking for someone who has proven experience in a senior development role in a not-for-profit or small business organisation, with experience of marketing and communications, business development and or fundraising. You will be adept at developing effective collaborative relationships with partners in other organisations, such as local authorities, funders and charities.
The role is part time at 20 hours per week.
You will be working closely with our Head of Operations and both roles will report to the Board of Trustees.
For further information about the role and how to apply, please see our Information Pack below.
Closing date: 5th June 2023
Firstly, thank you for your interest in Share and Repair and applying for the role of Head of Business Development.
I hope you find the prospect of supporting our small charity to grow and expand as exciting as we do. This is a new role with a specific focus on developing our brilliant projects to reach more people in more locations. You will find that we are all passionate about the work of Share and Repair and the potential it has to make a real difference to the way we view sustainability in our everyday lives.
Although we are a young charity, we have worked to recruit a supportive and engaged Board of Trustees and a brilliant army of volunteers. We now need a visionary, resourceful and experienced Head of Business Development to work with our team to bring our strategy to life. We are also recruiting a Head of Operations and together you will be responsible for delivering that strategy. I do hope you find the following information helpful. We are very excited to be making this new appointment at such a crucial time for our charity and do hope you may consider joining us.
With warmest regards,
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
ALL ABOUT SHARE AND REPAIR
Share and Repair is a small and dynamic Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) which aims to change mindsets and behaviour through the promotion of sharing and repairing to reduce carbon emissions and build cohesive communities.
We currently run four main activities: Repair Cafés (‘Mend it, Don’t End it’); a Library of Things (‘Borrow don’t Buy’); HOW TO Workshops to empower individuals (‘Do more yourself’); and HomeKIT. All activities make a positive environmental impact and support poverty alleviation.
We aim to provide services for all age groups and want to continue to expand our geographical reach to become accessible to more communities. We have a small team of paid staff and a very important team of over 150 enthusiastic volunteers.
We started in 2017 with Repair Cafés as a Community Organisation. We opened The Share and Repair Shop in central Bath in 2020, it is home to our Library of Things, and we also run regular repair sessions and provide information on all our services. The HOW TO Workshops currently
include HOW TO use a sewing machine, HOW TO use power and hand tools and HOW TO maintain a bike, and our latest project HOW TO Reduce Waste/Carbon Footprint aimed at and delivered mainly in Primary Schools. HomeKIT supports low-income households with small electrical household equipment delivered through our partner charities such as Julian House, DHI and Genesis.
All activities build skills and help to generate cohesive communities, as well as the reduction of manufacturing, waste to landfill, and spending.
Our Vision and Values
• To deliver practical ways for people to mend, borrow and learn how to reduce their impact on the environment.
• To create models/templates that spread these solutions across and beyond Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) (our Community)
• To inspire people to develop and implement their own solutions
• To see a 300% growth in numbers of users by the end of 2026
Our Values are integral to how we work towards achieving our purpose and vision and the delivery of our goals. Our Values are common to us all and are at the core of how the whole Share and Repair Team works together and interacts with our Community.
ASPIRATION: We are small but aim high. We take advantage of opportunities and embrace innovation to shape a better future.
CARING & EMPATHY: We listen, we care and strive to be supportive in any way possible.
ENTREPRENEURIAL: We create opportunities for change for the better to improve our environment.
EQUALITY: We are fair and promote equality and access for all. We are respectful and without discrimination.
INTEGRITY: We are open, honest and fair. We are proud of what we achieve in pursuit of excellence and in how we go about it.
RESILIENCE: We take challenges and change in our stride and bounce back from disappointments. We are resourceful and determined to succeed.
TEAMWORK: We are one team, we value, listen and support each other, working together to achieve our goals.
TRUST: We place trust in one another and those we work with.
All About the Role
Your primary responsibility will be to develop opportunities for significant growth – we aim to inspire and reach more people to engage with the services and projects we currently deliver, either as customers, volunteers, supporters or funders.
This will include being responsible for the following areas:
● Implementation of our three-year growth strategy which involves detailed annual planning and reporting;
● Working with and co-ordinating volunteers;
● Fundraising and other income-generating activities;
● Marketing and communications - internally and externally;
● Project development;
● Developing relationships with other environmental and social development groups in Bath and NE Somerset and adjoining areas such as Bradford on Avon and Corsham .
You will be supported by a range of specialists including:
• Chair of Trustees
• Comms and PR
• Marketing Advisor
• Health and Safety Co-ordinator
The key accountabilities and responsibilities of the role are as follows:
Implementation of our growth strategy and vision
Lead the development and implementation of annual action plans for the growth of our activities, including the Library of Things, Repair Cafés, HomeKit and HOW TO Workshops, and other projects in line with our vision and strategy.
Monthly reporting to Trustees against planned targets, results and milestones, with proposals for changes to plans where needed.
Commercial management including revenue and marketing
Work with the Chair of Trustees to support the identification of, and application to, potential funders for the activities we deliver and potential projects.
Manage records and reporting back to funders.
Ambassador for Share and Repair, developing and cultivating a network of relationships with relevant stakeholders including partnerships with potential supporters and donors, such as other environmental and social organisations, charities, local authorities and schools.
Develop and implement the marketing plan to deliver the strategy, with marketing specialists.
Develop and implement the communications plan including oversight of the promotion of our activities across all media channels.
Lead our social media & publicity team consisting of a mix of paid specialists and volunteers.
Lead the relationship with our members to ensure the appropriate retention, positivity and growth to match our strategy.
All About You
Skills & Abilities
We need you to:-
Be an inspirational communicator – you will be able to motivate others with the ability to persuade and influence, which naturally means you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Be able to quickly build and maintain effective and mutually supportive relationships with our staff, volunteers, trustees and supporters;
Be organised, personally effective and able to travel around the area to deliver our objectives.
We need you to be:-
A team-player with excellent communication skills – able to take, interpret and relay instructions and actively contribute to the team’s activities;
Business-minded, a strategic thinker – able to analyse a situation, consider all aspects and make proposals and decisions in line with the charity’s goals and objectives;
Passionate about delivering our vision and focused on serving our customers and stakeholders;
A creative problem solver – able to develop novel solutions;
Adaptable and committed – you are not easily fazed in the face of multiple and changing demands and are keen to see a job done well;
Motivated, capable and proactive – you see it needs doing and you make sure it gets done; Empathic and reflective – you know what makes you tick and can anticipate the needs of others. You act on this in a mindful and positive manner;
Able to develop good and creative interpersonal relationships.
And of course, you will have:-
A passion for the environment, sustainability and community
Knowledge & Experience
We need you to have:-
A proven record of achievement in a development role in a not-for-profit or small business organisation;
Experience of developing and implementing a strategy;
Experience of developing effective collaborative relationships with partners in other organisations, such as local authorities, funders and charities;
Experience of marketing and communications;
Experience of business development;
Experience of fundraising.
And it would be brilliant if you also had some or all of the following:-
Experience of project management across a range of project areas and the full project lifecycle;
Experience of developing processes and procedures to support growth or business change;
Knowledge of GDPR;
Knowledge of our local area;
A post-graduate qualification.
What we are offering
• Salary : £35,000 – 40,000 per annum FTE, Negotiable
• Contract: Permanent post
• Working hours: Part-time position, 20 hours per week. This includes some evenings and weekends.
• Holiday Entitlement: Holidays of 28 days per year pro rata (including public holidays)
• Pension Arrangements: tbc
• Location: Based in our shop in central Bath and remote working. There will be some local travel in support of our Workshops and Repair Cafés and other objectives.
• Reporting to: Chair and Board of Trustees
• Application by CV and covering letter, telling us why you would like to be considered for the role and what relevant experience and skills you have to offer. Please send it to our Recruitment
Partner, Mel Stevens at Shine Charity Recruitment (email@example.com)
• Closing Date: 5th June 2023
• Initial Interview Date: w/c 5th June 2023
Part Time Head of Business Development
£35,000 - £40,000 FTE, Negotiable
20 hours per week. This includes some evenings and weekends
Based in our shop in central Bath and remote working
Monday, 5 June 2023