Seeking Fundraising Worker Member for the Solidarity Economy Association


The Solidarity Economy Association (SEA) are looking for another worker member to join our small but ambitious cooperative, to focus on our fundraising and communications work, as well as the chance to get involved in inspiring projects. We are looking for an experienced and pro-active political organiser, who is adept with many writing formats – from funding applications, to social media and press releases.

Our organisation operates within the ‘cooperative and solidarity economy’ frameworks, aiming to build strength and resilience for grassroots and community groups committed to social and economic justice. We want to help in whatever way it is useful to expand the capacity of those groups, and provide a space to share skills and strategies for building a better world together.

To learn more about the current work and projects SEA are focusing on, see our website,

We want to continue to develop these projects and to expand our scope sustainably. We currently have two part time staff members and would like to hire a fundraising worker member with comms experience. This will give us the capacity to further develop our work and weave a cohesive strategy to develop a solidarity economy in the UK.

As our organisation operates non-hierarchically, and we are a small team, you will have a lot of autonomy, so it‘s important that you feel comfortable in that position. You‘ll need to be self-motivated and collaborative in your approach.


  • Designing and leading on social media and communications strategy

  • Fundraising and writing grant applications

  • Writing and producing successful crowdfunding campaigns, with a focus on creative planning and marketing/outreach

  • Financial management of our projects


No formal qualifications are necessary, and we strongly encourage applications from people with working class backgrounds, as well as people of colour, disabled people, people identifying as LGBTQIA+, and people with experience of the immigration system, for example.


  • We are looking for people with some of the following skills/knowledge:

  • Fundraising – knowledge of available grants and proven ability to write funding applications; Familiarity with running crowdfunders, including directing video recordings;

  • Administration – basic book-keeping, spreadsheets, budgeting;

  • Communications – Knowledge of social media/comms. Some knowledge of graphic design applications (i.e Canva) preferred, but not essential;

  • Design – making posters and other images for use in comms and campaigns;

  • Training – designing and giving workshops, public speaking;

  • Writing – clear and versatile writer, comfortable in a range of formats (e.g. newsletters, funding applications, blog posts, press releases, etc).

In return, we can offer:

  • a non-hierarchical structure where all worker member’s inputs carry weight and value;

  • co-ownership as a worker member of the organisation;

  • a supportive work environment, we often share work tasks and work collaboratively

  • regular training opportunities and a mutually supportive working environment;

  • a guaranteed living wage for the duration of your work;

  • an opportunity to work on exciting, transformative projects.


Duration: Fixed-term contract of minimum six months, renewed with funding.

Remuneration: You will be paid £150/day, working a minimum of 2 days a week, up to 3 days depending on the needs of the project and funding available. Working hours can be chosen by you and can be full days (7.5 hours) or split across multiple days.

Location: You will work remotely, but you may be required to do some UK travel for workshops and training days, as well as occasional in person meetings and planning days.


Please write to us about why you are interested in working with SEA and what you could bring to the position. You are also welcome to send a CV and covering letter if you have one. Please send applications to by the end of June 2022.