Opportunity for freelance Organisational Development work
By Ainslie Beattie 1st March 2016 Culture & Society
Support a ‘new paradigm’ organisation to develop creative, collaborative and agile ways of working!
Do you have expertise in helping organisations develop and embed change to become more creative, collaborative, self-managed and sustainable? Are you passionate about supporting an international movement for a healthier, low-carbon future? Can you work together with Transition Network staff and trustees to run an experimental, flexible and responsive organisational development process?
We are looking for expressions of interest from freelance contractors with experience in “new paradigm” organisational development, who can work with the Transition Network team on one or more aspects of developing more agile organisational structures and processes, to help us collaborate well, support cycles of action and reflection, and be able to be more responsive to changing needs and opportunities. We have secured modest but ongoing funding for this work to December 2018.
The need for this work comes from an exciting, challenging and complex set of challenges and opportunities which place pressure on Transition Network’s current structure, staff team and organisational culture, and require an open, imaginative and emergent response. This work will be taking place in a changing international context, where we hope to be working with national Transition Hubs to gather visions for the evolution of a more truly international structure for the support of the Transition movement.
We’re keen to explore models such as sociocracy and holacracy and to identify and experiment with processes and structures which will help us be more effective. However, we want the experts who work with us to analyse and consider what is best for Transition Network as a particular organisation serving a particular grassroots social change movement and to be flexible in helping us develop our own culture and approach.
We are interested in hearing ideas and contributions from contractors on how this work can be taken forward. It is possible that it might be most helpful for us to work with more than one contractor on different aspects of this organisational development work.
Please read this document to find out more and send us expressions of interest by 16th March.