EOA Opportunities and Jobs

As the ‘go to’ place for employee ownership in the UK, our purpose is to unlock the potential of people, business and the economy through employee ownership.

We are a responsible, inclusive and growing  membership organisation with an insatiable appetite to realise the potential of employee ownership in the UK.

This is an exciting time to join the EOA, as we enter a period of transformation. The employee owned sector in the UK is growing rapidly, and the EOA is adapting to meet the needs of our membership.

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Membership Executive

The Membership Executive’s main purpose will be to contribute directly to the revenue targets for the organisation. This means involvement in the identification, recruitment and onboarding, and the account management of existing and new EOA members through relationship management of each member organisation and supporting their needs. Promotion of all EOA products and services, including training courses, events, and related opportunities.

The role involves extensive external engagement with members, enquirers and potential members, mainly via phone, Microsoft Teams and email as part of recruitment and retention of members. This will include handling enquiries to recruitment stage including the analysis of enquirers’ needs, providing relevant information and proactive, timely lead response and management.

For a discussion about the role call Oliver Smith 01482 667122. To apply, send a two-page CV plus a letter that explains what skills, experience and approach you would bring to the role to oliver.smith@employeeownership.co.uk by 10 December 2023.

Membership Executive Recruitment Pack PDF


EOA Board Opportunity

This is an opportunity to challenge and support EOA Strategy as it evolves to meet the growing needs of the sector and guide the Chief Executive through a period of change.

Apply to be the EOA Board Member and EOA’s Finance and Audit Sub-committee Chair (open to EOA Partner Members only).

The purpose and responsibility of the F&AC is to coordinate the Board’s financial responsibilities by recommending policy to the Board and monitoring its implementation. The Committee also provides an overview on behalf of the Board of the EOA’s financial management and ensures the proper checks and balances are in place.

The role of the Finance & Audit Committee is to help the Board carry out its fiduciary duties. A copy of the Terms of Reference for the sub-committee are available on request.

You will benefit from shadowing the current role holder who has been in the role for three terms.

What we need: A senior, qualified financial professional from an EOA Partner Member business.
Term: Initially three years with the option to extend by two further terms.
Location and time commitment: Thought to be about 36 hours a year, excluding travel.
Two in-person UK based Board meetings a year, with the remaining two being virtual. Subcommittee meetings are virtual and usually four a year.
Renumeration: Voluntary unpaid, however expenses can be paid if necessary.

Key Dates:

  • The successful candidate can shadow the current role holder at two board meetings and F&A Committees, taking over the role fully in October 2024.
  • Application deadline close of play December 19
  • Interviews January 11 – (shortlisted candidates will be notified on January 8)

How to apply:

  • Provide one A4 page outlining why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this role.
  • Provide your CV containing an overview of your relevant career experience and qualifications.
  • Provide a letter from your organisation confirming their endorsement of your application (note your organisation must be a partner member of the EOA, plus you cannot have representatives on both the EOA Board and the EOA Membership Council).
  • Send these to Lisa Steel.

You can download our full recruitment pack.