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The CORE Coalition is currently recruiting a Network and Administration Officer.

Network and Administration Officer, CORE Coalition.


  • Title: Network and Administration Officer, 0.6 FTE.
  • Salary: £17,400 per year – 21 hours/three days per week (FTE £29,000 per annum).
  • Start date: ASAP/January 2021.
  • Duration: This is a fixed-term contract for 12 months. There is the possibility of extension dependent on funding.
  • Location: London – remote working for the foreseeable future.
  • Deadline: Please apply by close of play, 27/11/20. Interviews will likely be held in the first week of December.
  • Apply: Please send your application to mark.dearn@corporate-responsibility.org

Overview and summary

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Network and Admin Officer on a 12-month contract to help coordinate and administer our more than 50-strong coalition during a vital period for our work.

We are entering an exciting time for our organisation and our work: we’re making the case for crucial new UK rules to ensure corporate accountability, and we are rebuilding our website, refreshing our brand and developing a new strategy as we seek to increase our engagement with politicians and the public.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our work and committed to helping make a change on the vital issue of corporate accountability. We need someone who is well organised, enthusiastic and quick to learn.

This is an important and busy role in a small organisation seeking to make big changes. This role is key to building and maintaining our diverse network and ensuring engagement from our partners so that we work collaboratively and leverage our collective impact in all we do – so we can present unified, agreed civil society positions on corporate accountability issues. On any given day, you could be working across different, complex policy issues alongside our diverse allies from a broad spectrum of partner organisations. As such, there will be the opportunity to learn about multiple areas of our work, as the post holder will have exposure to and be able to gain experience across policy, research, advocacy and campaigning.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter – with each no more than two pages long – outlining your interest and suitability for the role, and a short, written article for our website no longer than 500 words on any issue we work on to mark.dearn@corporate-responsibility.org. We will strive to reply to all applicants, although if you have not heard back within two weeks of the role’s deadline please consider your application to have been unsuccessful, with our sincere appreciation for your time and interest.

Please note, applicants must hold the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role. CORE is an equal opportunities employer committed to adopting and refining anti-oppressive practises in its work. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the business and human rights sector.

About CORE

The CORE Coalition is the UK’s long-standing civil society coalition on corporate accountability – working in tandem with our partners, we’ve been at the heart of some of the biggest changes seen in UK and EU laws on corporate accountability in recent years.

CORE is a registered charity and has a membership spanning NGOs, trade unions and law firms. We work to ensure greater corporate accountability in the UK, and access to justice for people and communities around the world who suffer from UK corporate abuses of human rights and the environment: we advocate for change, we campaign for new corporate accountability rules, we raise awareness of the impacts corporations have on human rights – and build public support for the rights of affected individuals and communities.

Recent examples of our work include intervening in UK Supreme Court cases against mining giant Vedanta and oil major Shell, briefing the UK Government on the reform of the corporate transparency provision in the UK’s Modern Slavery Act, and developing and running a campaign for new corporate accountability legislation in the UK.

CORE has three staff: an Executive Director, a Senior Policy and Communications Adviser, and a part-time Finance Officer. We are supported by an outstanding board, made up of experts drawn from across NGOs, academia and law firms. For more information see our website: www.corporate-responsibility.org.

Role description

Network coordination:

  • Facilitate and administer our network of more than 50 partner organisations, acting as the primary point of contact for partners;
  • Coordinate network meetings, including arranging, facilitating and/or minuting meetings, including regular coalition meetings, sub-group meetings and other ad hoc meetings;
  • Build relationships with new and existing members, ensuring that where possible our work  highlights connections and consensus across the coalition as well as alignment with partner priorities, that partner work and positions are well represented on our website and in joint policy and communications outputs, including briefings, website ‘actions’ and advocacy meetings;
  • Facilitate the introduction of new partners into the coalition;
  • Lead on organising and executing our annual partner meeting;
  • Keep partner organisations and our wider network updated about our work and relevant national and international policy developments, e.g., through production and dissemination of an e-newsletter, and oversight of our various email listservs.


  • Administrative management of the website;
  • Assisting with maintaining CORE’s social media channels;
  • Media monitoring;
  • Building/maintaining databases for our communications and our policy and advocacy work;
  • Assisting with the drafting of policy and communications outputs;
  • Coordinating partner sign-on to joint letters, briefings and other outputs;
  • Maintain organisational systems via Microsoft Sharepoint;
  • Supporting the organisation and Executive Director with other administrative tasks, as required.

Person specification


  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal;
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, including attention to detail and experience of managing multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Demonstrable relationship-building skills, including the ability to quickly develop and maintain good working relationships with our partner organisations;
  • Planning, time management and project management skills, with demonstrable experience;
  • An enthusiastic team-player, comfortable working in a small team environment with multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • A commitment to progressive political change on human rights and corporate accountability, and a passion for international social, economic and environmental justice issues.


  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector;
  • Previous experience working with or in a network or coalition, with good political judgment, strong facilitation skills and an ability to support shared analysis and action across diverse perspectives;
  • Previous experience of administration;
  • A good knowledge and understanding of issues related to corporate accountability, human rights and international social/economic/environmental justice issues – knowledge of our specific areas of work would be an advantage;
  • Educated to degree level or above.