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SWM are recruiting for an Events & Partnerships Officer – Apply by 15/09/23

Apply for this exciting role by 17:00 on Friday 15 September 2023.

Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) was established in 2002 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We strive to make the West Midlands region more sustainable, fairer and greener for all. Our vision is that the West Midlands is leading in contributing to the national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 whilst addressing health inequality and driving inclusive growth. This is framed through our Roadmap to 2030. We have over 165 diverse members who are leading individuals and organisations in the private, public, and third sectors including large businesses like Arup, Mott MacDonald, National Express, Severn Trent, Tarmac and Veolia.

The input of SWM has been huge in helping set our priorities.” Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor

With our proven success, our team needs to grow. You will be central to our small dynamic team that has been making a difference throughout the West Midlands for over 21 years. We are a small team with huge reach and are looking for someone who will be able to fit in quickly and contribute and deliver for our partners. SWM is a partner in the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands (IAWM) and the postholder will have a key role in supporting this alliance of organisations active or interested in science and technology-based innovation across the West Midlands. IAWM has two principle objectives:

  • Build and maintain a thriving innovation ecosystem
  • Stimulate and catalyse a pipeline of innovation activity

The main benefit to SWM and IAWM of this role is to support events, stakeholder management and project delivery, as well as the efficient and effective running of SWM. This role will also support business development activities and communications. The role helps to deliver the objectives in the current SWM Business Plan to 2030, and of the West Midlands Innovation Programme (WMIP). 

Application Process

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV as one electronic document of no more than 4 pages.

In your covering letter please set out:

  1. Your contact details
  2. Where you heard about this opportunity
  3. Why you want to be considered for the role
  4. How you meet the essential criteria set out in section 3 ‘Person Specification Requirements’ of the job description (see page 2)

In your CV, please set out supporting information including:

  1. Education and qualifications
  2. Current employment / role and salary
  3. History of relevant employment and non-paid work
  4. Two references – which we will contact if you are successful at interview

Download the full application pack including the job description here:

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