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Job Description

Why do you need me?

We are seeking a digital marketing volunteer to work with the campaigns and marketing team to create high-quality multimedia content for a range of digital platforms; website, social media, and email. At City to Sea, we’re campaigning to prevent plastic pollution at source – and we need your help! 

What activities will I be involved in?

The role offers a range of opportunities for someone looking to gain experience working across digital platforms.  This voluntary role will offer the right applicant a chance to work within a dynamic small team, in an award-winning campaigning organisation.  It will provide an insight into how NGOs are using digital to engage with and inspire supporters and offer many opportunities for learning and development.

  • Support with social media including drafting content, engaging with supporters and researching new opportunities
  • Support with making and editing multimedia content.
  • Support with drafting high-quality content for the website.
  • Support with the re-organisation of the media library by renaming photos and organising folder structure

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Excellent writing skills for a varied audience
  • An understanding of social networking channels
  • An understanding of photo and video editing software
  • Good research/analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • A sense for a good story

What are the benefits for me?

This role offers a range of opportunities for someone looking to gain experience in digital marketing.  You will:

  • See your content published on our social media channels
  • Develop skills such as organisation, research, communication, relationship building and team working
  • Gain the opportunity to engage in other areas of our work
  • Receive a written reference when you finish volunteering with us

How much time should I offer?

Ideally, we are looking for somebody who can volunteer full-time office hours 2-3 days a week but just let us know how much time you have to spare. We are looking for support for 2 months and possibly longer.

Where will I be based? Will I need my own transport?

You will be based in our Bristol Office. We’re right by the harbour in central Bristol.

What’s the next step?

We’re looking for volunteers to start as soon as possible, so please submit your CV Jo Morley, Head of Marketing and Campaigns (jo@citytosea.org.uk)

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Salary: £37,000 to £42,000 (4-5 days pro rata) with flexible working and depending on experience.  
Location: Bristol and the surrounding area 
Closing date: 31st January 2019 
Reference: C2SFSE19 

Who are City to Sea?  

We’re a multi-award-winning non-profit environmental organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution. Through our fun, solutions-focused initiatives we’re empowering individuals to make a difference in their communities, working with corporations and retailers to help them tackle plastic pollution and reaching millions of people with our digital content and campaigns.   

We’re made up of everyday people doing extraordinary things; using our skills (and sometimes discovering new ones) to create a more beautiful world. Our mission is to connect our actions to the oceans, by giving people and businesses from all backgrounds simple ways to make a significant difference.  

City to Sea was founded by an environmental campaigner, Natalie Fee in 2014. She was fed up and generally devastated by the amount of plastic litter flowing from Bristol into the Severn Estuary. Since then our team has grown from 3 passionate people to almost 20 across the UK in the last year, spanning over multiple plastic reducing campaigns and picking up a few awards along the way.   

Our primary campaigns are ‘Refill‘, Europe’s leading, award-winning free tap water initiative; ‘Switch the Stick‘, our successful cotton bud campaign run in 2016\17 which called on all UK retailers to switch from plastic to paper stem buds, stopping over 400 tonnes a year of single-use plastic at source and ‘Plastic-free Periods’ which to date has directly reached over 9 million people and includes a schools pilot currently being run in 22 schools with 6000 students. Our recent ‘plastic tax’ petition gathered 250k signatures.  

Read more about the campaigns 

You’ll be working with an incredibly passionate group, in a fast-paced environment, where we’re continuously looking for ways to educate and launch behavioural change campaigns to reduce single-use plastics ending up in our oceans.  

About the role  

This is a really exciting time to join City to Sea, you’ll initially be focused on working on the Refill application, which has had over 80,000 downloads already thanks to our National Refill Day campaign. You’ll have the opportunity to really take ownership of your code and the future development of the application and websites, developing our digital platforms alongside our campaigns.  

Refill started as a grassroots movement in Bristol, which has already grown across the UK and into some areas of Europe. One of the biggest objectives of your role will be to ensure our digital platforms are scalable in time for our expansion into the global market. 

Within the first 3 months  

You will be responsible for building and managing a centralised database for our Refill stations, which will allow our website and application to work together and reduce the amount of admin work it currently takes to maintain our growing list of Refill Schemes and Stations.  

After this, you’ll work to take over the full development of the Refill application from the external agency it has been developed with up until this point. You’ll work closely with the team to fix outstanding bugs and develop new features of our application, as a priority. But some understanding of websites is a benefit as you will also work on the Refill website and the City to sea website, both of which are WordPress sites. You’ll spend most of your time building features, but you’ll also help our team to understand what is possible and when realistically thing can be delivered.  

You’ll love working with us if you…  

  • Love a fast-paced collaborative environment 
  • Want to take ownership of your role and carve your own career 
  • Are comfortable working collaboratively or on your own
  • Are passionate about finding ways to improve user experience across digital platforms   
  • Want to make a difference to our planet through plastic reducing and behavioural change campaigns  

What were looking for 

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate a clear understanding of the development process, with excellent engineering and problem-solving skills. You’ll also be able to show evidence of having a strong understanding of the web and its protocols, as well as database management. In this role, you will have a good deal of autonomy about how you approach technical development.  

This role will cover backend and frontend of an app as well as our websites, so being able to demonstrate both is a bonus, it’s not a deal breaker, but you will be expected to show a willingness to learn.  

As we expand, we’ll continue to build the team and you’ll be expected to mentor more junior members of staff, leading and supporting a small team to the delivery of our digital products.  

The technical bit  

The application stack is based on Google Firebase on the backend and React Native, almost all interaction is done through the Firebase SDK. There is a small amount of command-line scripts, written in JavaScript to manage the data. 

The application itself is built using a technology stack of React Native, Redux, using the Google maps RN component (originally from Airbnb). We’re using Crashlytics for application crash tracking and Bugsnag for detailed crash reports.  

All the code has been written by our external agency using Prettier and Redux-saga, the application also makes use of Google Cloud Storage Buckets for storing large, unstructured items such as images for Refill Stations. 

Our websites are built in WordPress (PHP), using a mixture of templates, having an understanding of PHP or another backend language is a must.  

In return you’ll get: 

  • 28 days holiday (pro rata) 
  • Flexible working patterns – Contracted for 4 –5 days working from the office or home
  • Core hours are 9am – 5pm / 35 hours per week 
  • Non-Christian holidays respected 
  • Pension scheme 
  • The chance to work on meaningful projects that show a positive impact on our planet.  
  • Plus, you’ll work with a great group of like-minded people who will always be there to help answer any questions 
  • And a fun working environment, in a converted warehouse based near Spike Island & the SS Great Britain 

How to apply: 
Please send your CV and covering letter quoting C2SFSE19 to HR@citytosea.org.uk by midday on Thursday 31st January 2019. 

Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status (ensured through our blind hiring programme) we particularly welcome male applicants and those from black and minority ethnic groups.  

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Time commitment: 4 days per week*
Annual Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 depending on experience
Location: Bristol
Interviews will be held at our Bristol office in January.

Are you passionate about tackling plastic pollution and eager to make a difference?
Do you have experience working with partners to elevate campaigns, brands or sustainability initiatives?
Are you a natural networker who builds relationships fast?
Are you confident managing partner expectations and encouraging them to do more?
Do you thrive in a fast-moving, agile environment?
Are you able to prioritise a busy workload to ensure you’re having the greatest impact?
Are you an excellent communicator who is able to influence a wide range of people with tact?

Purpose of the Job
To grow the award-winning Refill campaign within existing partnerships, to develop new partnerships and relationships to build on City to Sea’s success.

Scope of the job
Your job is to identify the best of our existing opportunities to stop plastic pollution at source through the Refill campaign. Using our network, our team, our supporters, our stakeholders and our reputation, your job is to make sure that Refill makes the most of its multiple opportunities to stop plastic pollution at source and builds on current media and business interest in plastic pollution.

You will work to create and manage Refill campaign strands that are playful, engaging, diverse, thought provoking and impactful in a focused and well-planned manner, making a measurable difference to prevent plastic pollution at source.

This position sits within City to Sea’s Campaigns Team of three. A key part of the role will be to work closely with the Partnerships Manager, Campaigns Manager and Campaigns Coordinator to grow our existing Refill campaigns, as well as identify, plan, resource and deliver new Refill-related campaigns to meet City to Sea’s objectives. This will also involve developing successful and positive partnerships with chains, mass footfall event providers, supermarkets and retailers, the travel sector, air and rail networks.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 18+ months experience working with businesses and events to develop partnerships with measurable environmental impact.
  2. Experience in developing and implementing behaviour change campaigns within relevant industries or campaign areas such as: high street food and drink chains, FMCG companies, travel and transport and/or tourism sectors.
  3. An excellent and effective communicator whose written and spoken English can persuade and motivate diverse audiences.
  4. Demonstrable commitment to environmental issues and City to Sea’s aims and objectives.
  5. Experience of the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of sustainability campaigns and/or staff initiatives, and an understanding of how partnership campaigning can create change.
  6. Experience of developing effective printed or digital resources for campaigning.
  7. Self-motivated and can work effectively on their own, as well as liaising with others effectively on shared projects.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Knowledge of issues around plastic pollution and an understanding of how these intersect with wider marine conservation.
  2. Photo research skills and ability to choose powerful imagery, along with any knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD or Spark).

*We support flexible working at City to Sea so would be happy to negotiate a contract extension to a five-day working week (full-time) if desired by the applicant. 

How to apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter quoting C2SPC19 to HR@citytosea.org.uk by midday on Friday 11th January 2019.

Candidates selected for the interview shortlist will receive a full job description prior to interview. Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status (ensured through our blind hiring programme) we particularly welcome male applicants and those from black and minority ethnic groups.

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CAMPAIGNS MANAGER (REF C2SCM19)

Time commitment: 4 days per week* 
Annual Salary: £30,000-£34,000 FTE depending on experience 
Closing date: Midday on Friday 11th January 2019.
Location: Bristol
Interviews will be held at our Bristol office in January.

Purpose of the Job
To oversee the creation and delivery of City to Sea’s campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source.

Scope of the job
Your job is to identify the best of our existing opportunities to stop plastic pollution at source. Using our network, our team, our supporters, our stakeholders and our reputation, your job is to make sure that City to Sea continues as a leading campaign organisation and is able to capitalise on the current media interest in plastic pollution.

You will work to create and manage campaigns that are playful, engaging, diverse, thought provoking and impactful in a focused and well-planned manner, making a measurable difference to prevent plastic pollution at source.

This position leads City to Sea’s Campaigns Team, managing a team of two and as the key figure in this team you will be the central contact for campaign enquiries from our networks and other plastic pollution coalition organisations, and spot opportunities to support third-party campaigns. A key part of the role will be to work closely with the Head of Marketing & Communications and the Founder to grow our existing campaigns, as well as identify, plan, resource and deliver new campaigns to meet City to Sea’s objectives. This will also involve developing successful and positive partnerships with kindred organisations, freelance designers, artists, schools and the media.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 3+ years experience in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of online and offline campaigns, and an understanding of how grass-roots campaigning can create change.
  2. Strategic approach to campaigning, and experience using a wide range of campaigning tactics – including lobbying, direct action and creative campaigning.
  3. An excellent and effective communicator whose written and spoken English can persuade and motivate diverse audiences.
  4. Experience of using databases and digital tools to create online actions, mass mailings and engaging online content.
  5. Experience of using digital channels as a campaigning and supporter engagement tool.
  6. Experience of developing effective printed or digital resources for campaigning.
  7. Experience of managing campaign budgets.
  8. Experience of managing a team, ability to support and motivate colleagues as part of City to Sea’s collective management system.
  9. Demonstrable commitment to City to Sea’s aims and objectives.

*We support flexible working at City to Sea so would be happy to negotiate a contract extension to a five-day working week (full-time) if desired by the applicant. 

How to apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter quoting C2SCM19 to HR@citytosea.org.uk by midday on Friday 11th January 2019.

Candidates selected for the interview shortlist will receive a full job description prior to interview. Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status (ensured through our blind hiring programme) we particularly welcome male applicants and those from black and minority ethnic groups.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS (X4)

One year position beginning Jan/Feb 2019
Remuneration: Expenses only
Closing date: Midday on Friday 11th January 2019.

***City to Sea is seeking to appoint four dynamic, entrepreneurial and earth-positive non-executive directors.***

To further strengthen our governance and accountability, we are seeking four non-executive directors to support our growth, bring relevant expertise and help guide our decisions. Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status, we particularly welcome female applicants and those from black and minority ethnic groups.

Please click here for more details of the role and how to apply.

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