Strategic lead:

We are recruiting for a dynamic and capable lead to support Together for Peace’s (T4P) work across Leeds. This is a new key strategic role having an overview of T4P, focused on optimising connections between and across T4P projects, being the interface between trustees and projects, and developing new work and people beyond existing projects. The appointee will have strong relational skills, experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders including people experiencing marginalisation, and an understanding of T4P’s ethos.  They will need to quickly gain the trust of the project teams, trustees, and T4P’s friends across the city. 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Fixed term contract (subject to 6 months’ probationary period) for 24 months from appointment either as a member of staff or on a free-lance basis.
  • 15 hours per week 
  • £14,400 [£36k pro rata] or equivalent freelance rate. 

Work location: Currently all staff & associates work remotely.  However, Climate Action Leeds (of which Together for Peace is a core partner) has just opened the doors to its new city centre hub & there would be the opportunity to work from there also.  Being able to be physically present in Leeds for specific events is an essential part of the job.  Being resident in Leeds is desirable.  Our registered address is 145a Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LJ. 

Reporting to:  T4P trustees and working closely with project leads.

How to apply:

Please send the following documents only to 

  • Summary CV (max 2 pages A4).
  • Covering letter (max 2 pages A4) or your preferred way of communication eg: short video [max 5 mins].
  • Contact details for 2 referees including email and telephone number
  • Equity monitoring form. (download Google doc)

Closing date for applications: 28/08/23

You will be informed within two weeks of that date whether you have been shortlisted.

Interview date: Week commencing 17/09/23

If you have any questions about the application form, person specification or role, please email  Feel free to leave your number in the email if you’d prefer to speak on the phone.

About T4P:

T4P catalyses and co-delivers collaborative projects to promote social, economic, racial, and environmental justice and peace in Leeds. Our principal projects tackle two of the city’s most serious issues – poverty and inequality (Leeds Poverty Truth Commission – LPTC), and the climate emergency (Climate Action Leeds – CAL). LPTC, now embarking on the fourth Leeds commission, has a growing reach, impact, and reputation. Within the CAL partnership, T4P’s role is supporting eight communities to develop their own responses to the climate emergency. T4P is producing the Big Up festival of arts and social change in November. We are also a partner in a pilot initiative to develop a community-led research network for Leeds.  

T4P’s project work is carried out by teams of associates & contractors operating with a flat collaborative structure. Within the necessary accountability structures of the charity each project team is given a good deal of autonomy.  

We have a passion for working with diverse communities, focusing on careful listening, supporting participation and encouraging leadership.   We have always had a commitment to keeping T4P small and agile, and more about creating space for others than making a space for ourselves.  You can read more about T4P here.

Purpose of the role:

T4P is at an exciting time in its development. The charity has been transitioning from having a small core team and regular core funding (until 2019) to working more like a collective of (semi-autonomous) projects.  We have now identified the need for someone to enhance our capacity to:

  • optimise synergies between existing projects & prevent duplication of effort, for example with updating policies and procedures, standardising HR across projects, and paying attention to the detail;
  • identify & take up opportunities to develop new partnerships and work in communities across the city;
  • find and encourage younger people from minoritised and marginalised communities to develop new justice- and peace-building initiatives across the city;
  • facilitate generative connections (both within & outside T4P) towards new future work building on our experience and know-how;
  • provide developmental capacity and capability to support less experienced project teams and people;
  • institute full cost recovery wherever possible across our projects to sustain core functions.

Main duties & responsibilities:

This is a new role & its specific requirements will be worked out in partnership with the successful candidate.  The role has arisen through identifying particular gaps or areas of need within the organisation, which include but are not limited to the person: 

  • To strengthen T4P by:
  1. Connecting projects and project teams. 
  2. Ensuring that associates and trustees are aware of both existing and new opportunities.
  3. Holding and promoting the charity’s ethos both internally and externally.
  4. Representing T4P in the city and beyond and developing new opportunities to respond to need.
  5. Seeking new associates [particularly from global majority backgrounds and young people]. 
  6. Promoting training and development opportunities across all teams.
  • To support the organisational development of T4P by:
  1. Providing support and strategic leadership for developments in T4P, both internal and external.
  2. Being a bridge & link person between projects and trustees.
  3. Strengthening governance by recruiting and supporting new and existing trustees.
  4. Developing an effective structure for mutual and reciprocal benefit between project teams. 
  5. Working with the chair and others to develop successful funding bids & tenders to further develop the organisation.
  6. Further developing the website and other social media platforms to promote the work of T4P.
  • To ensure that T4P is well run by:
  1. Ensuring that Board and inter-project meetings are arranged in a timely and accessible manner & are recorded and filed appropriately.
  2. Monitoring & maintaining organisational policies and procedures. 
  3. Renewing insurances and membership subscriptions as appropriate.
  4. Supporting project leads to ensure timely submission of monitoring reports to funders. 
  5. Having an overview of T4P’s finances, managing the bank and payment systems and supporting the Finance Officer to administer the finance and accounts systems in QuickBooks.
  6. Uploading Annual returns and reports to Companies House and the Charity Commission to ensure compliance.


Person Specification: T4P Coordinator

Here are the range of experiences, skills knowledge and abilities we need with an indication of how each will be assessed:

Experience: Essential or desirable:  Application: Interview: Presentation: Pre-interview meeting:
Experience of working in a strategic way at various levels of civic structures, including with the Council, public & third sectors E y y
Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders to address inequalities (including people who who are most marginalised/racialised by society)   E Y y y
Experience of developing successful partnerships & working with a broad range of stakeholders E Y y y
Proven fundraising  experience (grants and tenders) D Y
Experience of using Quickbooks or other online accountancy programme D Y
Supporting the development of Boards D Y
Experience of working in Leeds D Y
Experience of managing/leading an organisation D Y


Knowledge, skills and abilities: Essential or desirable:  Application: Interview: Presentation: Pre-interview meeting:
Have appropriate leadership skills and qualities which mean that you are happy to take a central role in moving the organisation forwards, which doing so in a way that is consistent with T4P’s collaborative & cooperative ethos E Y Y Y Y
Be a strategic thinker, able to step back & pay attention to disparate projects, information & opportunities & see how they may relate in new & creative ways E Y Y Y
Knowledge and understanding of working with people in communities at a grassroots level E Y Y Y
Ability to spot & embrace new opportunities, both external & internal, and work with others to maximise their potential E Y Y Y
Ability to set up ‘light touch’ systems & structures to enhance communication & accountability within the organisation E Y Y
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal E y y y
Financial acumen E Y
Coaching skills (this does not need to be a formal qualification) D Y
Understanding of charity governance D Y


Personal attributes: Essential or desirable:  Application: Interview: Presentation: Pre-interview meeting:
A pro-active, positive and enthusiastic approach combined with a passion for working with a diverse range of communities  E Y Y
A commitment for racial & social justice E Y Y
A predisposition towards careful listening & a focus on participation – inspiring, motivating and helping people to develop their potential  E Y Y Y
Be someone who thrives on meeting new people, being in new environments & finding new connections E Y Y
Ability and willingness to work flexibly, including evening and weekend working, and time off in lieu when longer weeks are worked.  E Y


Equitable Recruitment 

Together for Peace strives to apply best practice accessibility and equal opportunities principles both in our recruitment and in our work, although we recognise we are learning as an organisation & do not get everything right.  We oppose all forms of unlawful or lawful discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexuality, marital status, religion, age or disability. The successful candidate will be selected purely on the basis of how well they fit the person specification, as judged by their application materials and the interview performance. We would particularly like to encourage applications from trans, non-binary, People of Colour / Black or Brown people, disabled people, and people of migrant backgrounds who are currently underrepresented in the project.  Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a candidate currently less well represented within Together for Peace.

Equality and Diversity Monitoring form   (download Google doc)

We are committed to equality and diversity across its work and in employment practices. We will assess applicants for jobs without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, health, religion or belief or any disabilities.  

The information given on this page will be for monitoring purposes only and will be detached from the application form before short listing. 

Your cooperation in completing this form is greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. Any information you provide is treated in strictest confidence and does not form part of your application.


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