Network Organiser

Losing Control


£150.00 day rate, 3 days per week for 3 months (temporary contract, November – January)

Remote working 

DEADLINE: 24th October 2019. 17:00

INTERVIEW:  31st October. Online or at the SCA offices in Kings Cross, London

START DATE: You must be able to start immediately.

Please note you can also find a copy of the job description on the Losing Control website here

About Losing Control

Losing Control is a peer-led network of over 400 individuals from across sectors who want to share power more equally and in ways that are collaborative and participatory, as a way of unleashing social change.

We are driven and guided  by core principles: 

Honest Conversations: We encourage honesty, humility, and vulnerability so that stories are shared openly “warts and all” to  get into challenges and unanswered questions, not just good news stories 

Practical Insights: We commit to ensuring what you get are practical tools, insight and connections that you can apply in the real world – and from people who have actually been there and done it, not just talking about it.

Inclusive Network: We commit to inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility across the network and work hard to include people from all sectors, experiences and backgrounds. 

Powered by Us: We commit to sharing power and responsibility: Losing Control is peer-led and shaped by its members. 

Losing Control started as a one-off event hosted by The Social Change Agency and Practical Governance in April 2017 where more than 100 participants heard from people who have been at the forefront of accelerating social change. Building on the success of the first event, Losing Control 2019 in Birmingham brought together over 300  change makers from all kinds of backgrounds, sectors and positions to discuss and create bottom-up and collaborative approaches to social change. For those who are searching for something a bit deeper Losing Control Network maintains momentum by enabling network members to connect, inspire, learn and debate about how to lose control in an open, honest, and practical way. 

Since Losing Control 2019, we have organised two Losing Control Network events and are in the process of developing a programme of events for 2020, started two Losing Control Action Learning Set and a Losing Control Twitter Page. We are now seeking a network organiser to help the Losing Control network grow and develop further.  

Please note that this role is offered at a day rate of £150.00, 3 days a week for 3 months with a view to extending the contract if possible.

About this role: 

This is a unique opportunity to support the UK wide network of Losing Control members who are all looking to implement different ways to share power more equally. We have some exciting opportunities coming up which can further develop the network and are looking for someone to support the development, communications and connections across the Losing Control network. 

You will work alongside our current network manager, who works on Losing Control for 1.5 days per week managing key tasks collectively and supported by a senior planning team from the current co-organisers of Losing Control, The Social Change Agency (SCA) and Practical Governance. SCA is a leading organisation in supporting networks and movements with social purpose in the UK. Practical Governance provides hands-on governance support to organisations, networks and partnerships with a social mission. This also represents a great opportunity to work directly alongside our advisory board presenting a range of social change leaders, as well as the wider network. Through this role, you will benefit from the extensive knowledge of community building, network management and communication from all these sources. 

For this role, we are offering remote working with occasional travel to London for planning meetings. 

There may be occasional evening and weekend work and we are committed to making this job an interesting and worthwhile opportunity.

We have an ambitious goal of increasing the network by 50% in the next three months and we are looking for someone to drive this forward. 

The role is likely to include:       

  • Making new connections and drawing connections into the network  
  • Connecting members of the Losing Control network 
  • Raising the Losing Control profile through social media and updating and maintaining the Losing Control website
  • Using tech and online platforms to support the Losing Control network and its development 
  • Build on and support the ideas our advisory board members have put forward
  • Using any other skills you bring to the job that helps fulfil our vision of a world that shares power more equally as a way of unleashing social change. 
  • If time permits, support the Losing Control planning team in other network management tasks such as assisting in organising Losing Control network events, participating in advisory board meetings and trainings, administration.

About you:

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic person with excellent attention to detail, who loves creating order out of complexity, who enjoys talking to and connecting people, and is excited by Losing Control. We are looking for someone to take initiative and help shape an emerging network, if you need tight structure and procedures this role is not right for you.   

You’ll be organised, curious and enterprising, with well-honed people and communication skills. You may be interested in network development to create social change as well as the role of technology in supporting networks. 

You may be interested in developing a career in community or network organising. You’ll be keen to make an impact in a small team and always looking for creative opportunities to develop your skills. You must have the right to work in the UK.     

How to Apply: 

Please send a (maximum) two-‐page CV,  a covering letter to Your covering letter should be no more than one side of A4 and it should address how you meet the following minimum criteria:    

  • Experience of working with groups of people to achieve common goals
  • Experience of creating and driving strong relationships    
  • Enthusiasm for Losing Control: what excites you about the role?
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, experience of social media use
  • Experience of utilising tech and online platforms to support networks (desirable)

Deadline: 24th October 2019, 17:00 

Interview: 31st October. Online or at the SCA offices in Kings Cross, London

You must be able to start immediately

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Social Change Agency is committed to the diversity of our team. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender expression, sexuality, race, disability and ethnicity.

The Social Change Agency is Disability Confident Committed. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.