Job Opportunity: Network Coordinator

  • Hours: 4 days per week
  • Total pay: £24,843 pro rata
  • Start: Flexible based on notice needed
  • Location: Remote working is available, our Sheffield (S2) office is also available, the successful candidate can choose either of these options or to split their time between the two.
  • Applications must be received by 9am Monday 27th March
  • Interviews: Afternoons of 3rd and 4th April


Working to build, maintain and weave together multiple networks as part of a not-for-profit working towards collaborative and co-created solutions to the complex polycrisis we currently face – this is no small job, but it is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for someone with a drive for social change and experience in facilitation to make a difference within international movements.

Although there is an administrative element to this role, much like a gardener supports plants to produce beautiful flowers, the network coordinator focuses on supporting the motivations of the participants, connecting people with each other, and fostering collaborations across networks. Rather than “leading the charge” and directing others, the network coordinator often works behind the scenes creating the conditions for group flourishing. 

To that end, we are looking for an organised and motivated individual who is comfortable holding uncertainty and ambiguity, can navigate tension with compassion and a people-centred approach, and who empowers others and actively works to remove barriers to participation.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • To nurture, foster, recruit and support membership based networks for UBI Labs and the Neighbourhood Democracy Movement.
  • To recruit and onboard new members to these networks.
  • To identify areas of crossover where work can be woven between networks and platforms, including other projects within Opus and our partner organisations, such as Citizen Network.
  • To facilitate information and learning sharing across the memberships.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Previous project management / coordination experience.
  • Interest and awareness of social, economic and political issues, in particular as they relate to grassroots activism and social/systems change.
  • Commitment to social justice and anti-racist principles.
  • Understanding of the principle of ‘meeting people where they are’ and overcoming barriers to participation. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team and with multiple external stakeholders and partners.
  • Good knowledge of standard software and IT functions, such as email and Google Docs/Sheets.

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Familiarity with the idea of Universal Basic Income.
  • Experience with workplace apps such as Slack.
  • Experience of political activism / campaigns.

For any queries about the role before applying please contact

How To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and an email or attached covering letter of no more than 400 words, or a video of up to 2 minutes in length, detailing why you would be well suited to the role, to

About Opus

Opus is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Sheffield, established in 2008. Our projects include Now Then Magazine, Festival of Debate, Opus Distribution and UBI Lab Network.

Opus works to contribute upstream solutions to complex system problems. We do this through strategic partnerships, engaging arts and culture, research, identifying leverage points, and co-creation. We incubate and deploy services, projects, platforms, decentralised networks and movements proportionate to the challenges ahead.

Opus is multidisciplinary, cross-sector and adaptive, working across hyper-local, regional, national and international contexts. We work with citizens, communities, neighbourhoods, business, voluntary groups, cities, campaigns, research institutions, infrastructure organisations and governments to address the entangled ecological, social, economic, political and cultural crisis we collectively face.

We recognise that this is a long-term and systemic approach to social change. There are no easy fixes and few quick wins, so we spend our time and energy creating the space – whether that’s a platform, a network or something else – for new ideas to emerge and develop.

Opus reaches more than 150,000 people a year through live events, broadcasting and publishing in Sheffield and beyond.

Pay rates

The rate of pay at Opus is currently £12.74 per hour. This equates to a pro rata salary of £24,843. This is what all Opus employees are currently paid, including the company’s Directors. 

As a worker-controlled company, everyone gets a say on when and by how much we increase our hourly rate. Whenever we increase wages, we do so for everyone who works at the company. 

We have made the collective decision to increase wages three times in the last 18 months and will return to the issue again soon.

Diversity & Equal Opportunities

Diversity in our workforce is a priority for Opus. As well as the clear moral imperative of properly reflecting our city’s make-up, diversity in our team improves how we work, how we ‘frame’ problems and their possible solutions, and how we interact with stakeholders and audiences.

We particularly encourage applications from groups that are under-represented. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and racialised candidates, disabled people, those who identify as LGBTQI+ and individuals from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.


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