Project Officer - CAG Devon at Resource Futures

Posted on:
May 15, 2023

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Our vision is to create a sustainable world. Our approach helps to ensure we have a positive impact on the way resources are used on the planet.

Job Description

About Resource Futures

Founded in 2006, we are an employee-owned, non-profit-distributing, independent environmental consultancy with a 30-year heritage in the waste and resources industry. Resource Futures has a vision to create a sustainable world and our mission to achieve this is to support people and organisations locally, nationally and globally in making the most of material resources.

We are passionate not only about what we do but how we do it, and we’re proud to be a part of the global B Corp movement to use business as a force for good. Employee-owned and independent, we’re all about helping each team member grow, and together striving towards our goal of a creating a sustainable world. We are ranked in the top 5% worldwide for all B Corps in our size group, and were named a ‘Best for the World’ 2021 B Corp for our company governance.

We are motivated by the impact of our work and how it feeds in to wider issues of climate justice and circular economy. Our work is far-ranging from supporting businesses to advising governments and delivering the evidence to support global change.

The Opportunity

As the Project Officer, you will be supporting the smooth running and development of the Community Action Group (CAG) network in Devon (see project website). The CAG Devon network empowers community groups to act towards a more sustainable future, currently focusing primarily on the areas of waste reduction, composting, sharing, re-use and repair. CAG Devon provide community groups with the tools and support they need to thrive such as support with insurance, guidance, and training, and provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and sharing skills with other groups. You will be joining CAG Devon at an exciting time, as we explore how best to expand both the geographic reach of the CAG network (currently focused in Mid Devon and Teignbridge) and also the area of focus, to include wider sustainability topics.

Responsibilities & tasks

Day to day project support

  • Responding to enquiries from groups and other organisations.

  • Co-ordinating the booking of training and events, using systems such as Eventbrite.

  • Attending CAG events and occasionally planning meetings (including evenings and weekends where required).

  • Assisting with group and event risk assessments, insurance documents and related administration.

  • Creation and dissemination of guides and resources to support the projects.

Publicity and communications

  • Supporting development of the CAG Devon website, ensuring it is well maintained and up to date.

  • Keeping social media presences up to date.

  • Assisting groups with effective publicity for their events.

  • Producing a regular newsletter or equivalent, encompassing news, events, funding, etc. for CAG Devon.

  • Producing publicity material, news releases, and articles for CAG Devon.


  • Ensuring communications with CAG groups are logged within the project database database.

  • Ensuring mailing lists are up to date (MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, Outlook etc.).

  • Monitoring projects, utilising tools such as Excel, SurveyMonkey and our bespoke monitoring system.

  • Supporting with quarterly and annual reporting.

  • Gathering regular website and social media analytics data.

  • Assist project teams with any other administrative tasks that they require.

Ideal candidate

Skills & qualifications

The Essentials

  • Knowledge of the community/voluntary sector.

  • Experience of maintaining and developing websites (WordPress) and social media.

  • Competent IT user, particularly Microsoft packages and web.

  • Previous experience in a role in communications and/or public engagement.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to meet deadlines.

  • Good communication skills (e.g. written, verbal, presentation).

  • Great people skills.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Great to Haves

  • Knowledge of sustainability issues such as resource use, waste and recycling, biodiversity/wildlife, energy and active travel.

  • Knowledge of Devon and Devon communities.

  • Ability to take and edit photos/videos.

  • Experience of running or being actively involved with a community group.

  • Experience of working with schools and/or businesses.

  • Knowledge/experience of Social Enterprise Development.


  • Embedded hybrid working policy.

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, each year.

  • One volunteer day each year.

  • A generous ethical pension plan (the company will match up to 7% of your contribution).

  • Life assurance cover.

  • Employee Assistance Programme, offering 24/7 GP access, mental health support, wellbeing advice, financial and legal guidance.

  • Cycle to work scheme and on-site secure bike parking and showers at our Bristol office.

  • On-site charging points for electric vehicles at our Bristol office.

  • Subsidised professional membership such as CIWM or IEMA.

  • An opportunity to become a company member, contributing to decision making and the future of our business.

  • Access to our Consultative Group platform – a representative group of employees that provides an anonymous vehicle for employee voice, raising issues and engaging senior management.

  • Regular line manager 1:1’s and performance reviews, with opportunities to discuss and build targets that inspire and push you professionally.

  • Two annual team away days, each followed by evening socials.

  • An opportunity to join a friendly, fun, professional, challenging, and supportive place to work, and a team that is collectively focused on making a positive impact.

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