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GO-OP Learn - Business Development & Funding Manager

- Salary: £30,000- £34,000 per annum, depending on experience
- Hours: 40 hours per week
- Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays
- Contract: Permanent, with a probationary period of three months
- Location: Frome, with flexible home working option on agreement

GO-OP Learn is currently looking for a highly motivated individual to be one of the first employees of GO-OP Learn, able to clarify its strategy and objectives and form the partnerships and processes needed to access charitable funding, loan finance and equity investment in the form of community shares (a pioneer share offer is imminent).

GO-OP Learn has an exciting future and the BDF Manager will play a key part in its success by delivering vital resources to the start-up team. The BDF Funding Manager will be working primarily on raising funds for GO-OP Learn, however your skills may be called upon to support or advise GO-OP Train.

The purpose of this role is to develop and update a fundraising strategy, in consultation with other team members and Directors, and take primary responsibility for implementing it. This will require a significant amount of business planning and development so that funders can identify coherent projects and programmes to support. A clear plan will enable you to identify suitable funding sources and preparing applications to a range of grants and loans.

You will also be comfortable supporting the share offer (alongside our partners SCS CIC and Ethex) and carrying out marketing activities with a view to both building capital and membership. You may also be asked to work away at events to promote GO-OP and provide support for other members of staff.

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We do not have any other jobs to offer a the moment. But we are now close to the point that we will advertising for various role from trainee train drivers to and marketing managers. If you are interested in working for GO-OP, please keep an eye on this page or our social media



GO-OP has a need for volunteers to assist its plans in bringing it to life. We need people in a variety of role, but especially office based work in Taunton ideal for people with good computer skills.

Another opportunity we have is for contacts and community organisers across the towns and cities on our routes.

Volunteers in this role would be self-starters, happy to 'hit the ground running' and take the initiative being largely self reliant.

For more information, download our volunteer pack.



We would like to enlarge our board of directors so that it has a wider range of skills, experiences and backgrounds, and better reflects the communities that we serve. For entirely understandable reasons, some long serving board members have been obliged to stand down and we cannot thank them enough for their dedication. We are not just looking for experts and professionals to replace them (though they do have much to offer!) but bright people with some wisdom and perceptiveness, who are willing to digest a lot of information and form a balanced opinion on what is best for the co-operative. For more details see the 'Standing for the board' pack.