(Now closed) We are recruiting a Make It Happen Coordinator

Islington Giving Panel
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Do you want to help support community activity in Islington? Can you help residents to turn their ideas into reality? Islington Giving is looking for a part time coordinator for our Make It Happen programme. You will help us promote the fund, support local people to apply and celebrate the awards made to support activity across the borough.

As we continue to champion community-driven initiatives, we’re seeking a new Make it Happen Coordinator. The coordinator will play a pivotal role in promoting the programme,  assisting applicants, facilitating decision-making meetings, administering grants, and maintaining transparent communication with our funding partners.

Hours:               One day a week, hours to be worked flexibly

Contact:            This is offered as a freelance role, at £175 a day (7 hours).

Duration:          One-year contract, with extension dependant on future funding.

Reporting to:  Programme Manager.

Location:          Flexible with some office and remote working.

Training:           Appropriate training will be offered and agreed with the Programme Manager.

What skills and experience do you need to apply?

Previous experience in grant-making, community activities and engagement, and administration are advantageous, but above all, we value enthusiasm, empathy and a commitment to inclusivity. Ideally, you will be an Islington resident, and we are happy to hear from people who have been out of the job market for a while.

What is the Make it Happen Fund?

The Make It Happen Fund is one of Islington Giving’s grant giving programmes. In partnership with several housing associations (Peabody, Hyde Housing, Southern Housing and Clarion), we offer grants of up to £500 for groups of residents or small, local organisations who want to organise something fun in their community, to bring neighbours together, or to smarten up the area in which they live.  Since the Make It Happen fund started in 2021, the fund has supported a whole range of activity, including community gardening and arts projects, Christmas and Jubilee parties, benches, paddle boarding on the canal, festivals celebrating African cultures, yoga and tai chi, community football groups, activities in care homes, play sessions, warm spaces, and a campaign to have more public toilets in Islington. Residents complete a short application form and grant decisions are made by a panel, including local residents and our funding partners.

Find out more and apply 

The candidate pack includes more information including the application questions (page 5).

Please send your application to recruitment@cripplegate.org.uk by 5pm on Wednesday May 1st.

If you require any further information or you would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact Calliope Nova at calliope.nova@islingtongivign.org.uk or patrick.jones@islingtongiving.org.uk or ring 0207 288 6940. Also, if you need support to complete this application, please let us know.