Current Vacancies

Projects Officer

We are looking for a creative and organised Projects Officer to join our small team, to support the delivery of our research, consultancy and business support work, and the ongoing growth of Shared Assets.

This is an early stage / change of career role which will suit someone with a passion for land issues, and we will be working actively with the successful candidate to develop their skills and knowledge of our work and the sector we support.

You’re organised, creative, pragmatic and ambitious for social and environmental change. You might be looking for your first or second job, and are definitely looking for an organisation that you can grow with and contribute to the development of.

We’re open about what kind of experience you’ve got, but you should have some experience of working with groups of people from different backgrounds to achieve common goals, and of collecting, analysing and communicating information quickly and effectively. You may have developed an interest and understanding in this area through academic study, activism, or practical experience of land management such as food growing or forestry.

Please see the application pack below for more information and details on how to apply. Do feel free to get in touch with kate [at] if you’d like to discuss the role in advance of applying.

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Head of Research


Shared Assets is looking for a new Head of Research to help us build a compelling evidence base to create change in our land system.

We have always had a strong research element to our work, and research plays a crucial role for us, both in terms of building a compelling evidence base, and sitting at the commercial heart of the organisation. The Head of Research role involves business development: winning work and research tenders; organisational development: building a team, and strategic development: shaping and guiding our research strategy to have the greatest impact.

You are a pragmatic idealist who shares our values and wants to work towards social and environmental justice. You have a strong grounding in mixed-methods qualitative and quantitative research and practice, and may have worked within commercial research consultancy, relishing the challenge of answering big questions with limited budgets and time. You’ll be as comfortable designing a robust quantitative survey or running a roundtable or focus group.

You may or may not have an academic track record, but you should be comfortable engaging with and collaborating with our academic partners, as well as land-based practitioners and policy colleagues in NGOs and government.  You may not be from the environmental sector; we would welcome people able to bring different and diverse views and experiences into this role.

Please see the application pack below for more information and details on how to apply. Do feel free to get in touch with kate [at] if you’d like to discuss the role in advance of applying. You may also be interested in reading our most recent Head of Research’s blog about why she’s leaving here.

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Non-Executive Director

Shared Assets is at an interesting transition point and we are looking for 2-3 new volunteer non-executive directors to help guide the organisation through this time. 

In 2019, we are planning to convert to become a Community Interest Company (CIC), to reinforce our social enterprise and non-profit distributing status and open up further grant funding avenues. We are also embedding self-managing processes within our staff team, and are actively looking to distribute power throughout the organisation as much as possible.

The role of a Shared Assets non-executive director is very much not a command-and-control one. We value our non-executive board members as they provide valuable insight, strategic direction, and help keep the organisation honest, focussed and sustainable. The executive team provides the leadership, develops the strategy, and delivers the work.

Some of our current board members’ terms are coming to an end in 2019, and we would like to invite some more non-executive directors to join our team.

We are looking for people who, in particular:

  • Are interested in and passionate about our vision of making land work for everyone
  • Have some experience and insight to share that will help our business model
  • Are interested in organisational development

Take a look at the role description below, and do please get in touch, either with kate [at] or by filling in this form,  if you think you might be interested!


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