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Reporting
To
Partnership Manager in outsetHead of Partnerships once appointed
Hours of Work4 days a week (9-5 or 10-6)
Contact
Type
6 months fixed-term starting ASAP(with extension dependent on funding)
Salary£20,000 (£25,000 FTE) 
LocationBristol
Role
Covers
Bristol region

Who are City to Sea? 

We’re a multi-award-winning non-profit environmental organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution, from city to sea. 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. 

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.

About you:

  • Are you passionate about tackling plastic pollution and eager to make a difference?
  • Do you have experience working with partners and community groups to elevate campaigns, brands or sustainability initiatives?
  • Are you a natural networker who builds relationships fast?
  • 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?

About the role: 

City to Sea was founded in Bristol in 2015, and the Bristol Coordinator will be responsible for increasing our great reputation and network across the city, ensuring we’re able to make maximum impact with our campaigns.

This role will require networking and collaboration across local community groups, corporates and third sector partners, identifying the best opportunities to stop plastic pollution at source. Using our network, our supporters and stakeholders, the Bristol Coordinator will develop our reputation around the city effectively seeking out and delivering opportunities for collaboration.

Responsibilities & Deliverables: 

 1. Refill Bristol Schemes, Delivery and Reporting

  • Promote the Refill app and be a positive champion of it in Bristol.
  • Establish new local community Refill Schemes across Bristol and the surrounding areas to increase Refill Station numbers.
  • Ensure hard-to-reach groups are actively targeted and engaged in setting up community Refill schemes.
  • Maintain regular communications with existing Refill Schemes and actively encourage their continued engagement.
  • Ensure that all local Refill Schemes have a current MOU in place.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records relating to local Refill Schemes and provide all necessary data and information for monthly Refill reporting.  
  • Source content for Refill website as appropriate (e.g. information from Refill Schemes to enable creation of their web pages) 
  • Contribute to improvement and development of the Refill app and website by reporting problems or constructive suggestions to City to Sea and participating in app testing.  

  2. Partnerships and Representation

  • Seek out and develop additional partnerships or manage existing ones across the city, such as working with local corporates, community groups and environmental organisations.
  • Liaise with City to Sea’s partnerships team to promote our campaigns and increasing engagement and branding in high footfall areas (shopping centres, airports and transport hubs, universities etc).
  • Represent City to Sea at key events, giving presentations and interviews to raise awareness and encourage engagement with our campaigns.

3. Community Projects

  • Manage a database of Bristol-based volunteers. Coordinate their training, attendance at local events and involvement in local projects.
  • Liaise with the Campaigns Coordinator on delivering talks and workshops at schools, universities and community groups.
  • Coordinate our attendance at local community events e.g. providing a speaker and manning exhibition stands.

4.  Funding

  • Spot opportunities to seek out funding support to elevate our campaigns across the city.
  • Lead on opportunities for fundraising events locally and spot potential events and organisations which may want to fundraise for City to Sea.
  • Facilitate meetings with potential funders and lead on any preparation work to ensure our bid is successful.
  • Apply for any funding with input and approval from City to Sea. 

   5. Marketing & Communications

  • Create and manage a shared Refill Bristol marketing and communications calendar and contribute to the City to Sea calendar.
  • Liaise with the Digital Communications Coordinator to promote involvement in Bristol community events and projects.
  • Report local media coverage achieved to City to Sea’s Head of Marketing & Campaigns. 
  • Inform City to Sea of any significant anticipated media coverage or newsworthy events to include on City to Sea and Refill’s social media channels.
  • Further develop Refill Bristol branded guides, resources and strategies.
  • Use Refill Scheme contacts and networks to encourage awareness of and engagement with other City to Sea campaigns and activity as appropriate.  

Who we’re looking for: 

  • Demonstrable commitment to environmental issues and City to Sea’s aims and objectives. 
  • A minimum of 18 months experience in a similar role.
  • Willingness and availability to manage and attend City to Sea’s presence at Bristol based events, some of which will be out of normal 9-5 working hours. This time will be paid back in lieu. 
  • A strong understanding of community engagement and partnership working.
  • Confidence in public speaking and inspiring others to get involved in a cause or project.
  • Volunteer management.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • Super-duper organised and able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. 
  • Self-motivated and can work effectively on their own, as well as liaising with others effectively on shared projects.

In return you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to work for an award-winning, not for profit.
  • The chance to work on meaningful projects that show a positive impact on our planet.
  • 36 days holiday (pro rata, including bank holidays).
  • Pension scheme.
  • Plus, you’ll work with a great group of like-minded people who will always be there to help answer any questions. 

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 2nd June

Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status we particularly welcome those from black, asian and minority ethnic groups.

Category: Jobs

Reporting to: National Coordinator
Hours of work: 2 days per month (24 days annually)
Contract: one year freelance contract
Salary: £175 per day
Location: Regionally based – work from home
Role covers: North England includes Newcastle, Leeds, York, Liverpool and Manchester. Travel within region required.

This project build on the work already done to reduce plastic pollution from menstrual products as part of our Plastic Free Periods campaign https://www.citytosea.org.uk/plasticfreeperiods/

The Plastic-Free Periods schools programme aims to bring about a UK revolution in education for health-conscious, environmentally friendly menstrual products. This programme is part of a collaborative project between the Women’s Environmental Network and City to Sea, leading to widespread behaviour change that reduces plastic pollution from periods. The project will enable and empower teachers and educators to help us reach the critical mass, or ‘tipping point’ needed to fully mainstream reusable period products and make them as accessible as possible.

What we’re going to do:   

  • Deliver a PHSE Association certified Plastic-Free Periods workshop programme in schools, universities and community centres nationally to raise awareness of plastic in disposable menstrual products and educate on the wide range of plastic-free options available
  • Train 600 school educators and 50 Environmenstrual Ambassadors to deliver interactive workshops to around 19,000 participants
  • Champion reusable menstrual products such as menstrual cups, cloth pads, reusable period underwear and plastic-free disposables

Purpose of the Job

To co-deliver the Plastic Free Periods schools programme, a 12 month project designed to reach more than 20,000 pupils across the UK. 

Scope of the job

Deliver teacher training workshops using the resources and materials provided, collect feedback from teachers and students and liaise with the National Coordinator.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in the education sector or in delivering training
  • Ability to self-manage time
  • You’re already using reusables and are comfortable talking about them.

Desirables

  • Experience in the education sector and an understanding of existing education systems and networks
  • An understanding of how the primary and secondary school curriculum works
  • An understanding of project reporting and evaluation

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver Plastic Free Periods Teacher Training Programme to teachers at schools in your Region, using the materials provided.
  • Maintain positive relationships with teaching networks and individuals.
  • Manage the dissemination of free product samples to teachers.
  • Collect feedback from teachers and adapt training events where appropriate.
  • Relay any urgent resource updates or amendments required to the National Coordinator.
  • Manage personal travel budget.
  • Liaise with the National Coordinator about any local press and media opportunities.

In return you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to work for an award-winning not for profit
  • 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

How to apply

Click here to apply!

Closing date: June 14th

Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status, we particularly those from black and minority ethnic groups. 

Category: Jobs

Reporting to: National Coordinator
Hours of work: 2 days per month (24 days annually)
Contract: one year freelance contract
Salary: £175 per day
Location: Regionally based – work from home
Role covers: Midlands includes Nottingham, Birmingham and Cambridge. Travel within region required.

This project build on the work already done to reduce plastic pollution from menstrual products as part of our Plastic Free Periods campaign https://www.citytosea.org.uk/plasticfreeperiods/

The Plastic-Free Periods schools programme aims to bring about a UK revolution in education for health-conscious, environmentally friendly menstrual products. This programme is part of a collaborative project between the Women’s Environmental Network and City to Sea, leading to widespread behaviour change that reduces plastic pollution from periods. The project will enable and empower teachers and educators to help us reach the critical mass, or ‘tipping point’ needed to fully mainstream reusable period products and make them as accessible as possible.

What we’re going to do:   

  • Deliver a PHSE Association certified Plastic-Free Periods workshop programme in schools, universities and community centres nationally to raise awareness of plastic in disposable menstrual products and educate on the wide range of plastic-free options available
  • Train 600 school educators and 50 Environmenstrual Ambassadors to deliver interactive workshops to around 19,000 participants
  • Champion reusable menstrual products such as menstrual cups, cloth pads, reusable period underwear and plastic-free disposables

Purpose of the Job

To co-deliver the Plastic Free Periods schools programme, a 12 month project designed to reach more than 20,000 pupils across the UK. 

Scope of the job

Deliver teacher training workshops using the resources and materials provided, collect feedback from teachers and students and liaise with the National Coordinator.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in the education sector or in delivering training
  • Ability to self-manage time
  • You’re already using reusables and are comfortable talking about them.

Desirables

  • Experience in the education sector and an understanding of existing education systems and networks
  • An understanding of how the primary and secondary school curriculum works
  • An understanding of project reporting and evaluation

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver Plastic Free Periods Teacher Training Programme to teachers at schools in your Region, using the materials provided.
  • Maintain positive relationships with teaching networks and individuals.
  • Manage the dissemination of free product samples to teachers.
  • Collect feedback from teachers and adapt training events where appropriate.
  • Relay any urgent resource updates or amendments required to the National Coordinator.
  • Manage personal travel budget.
  • Liaise with the National Coordinator about any local press and media opportunities.

In return you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to work for an award-winning not for profit
  • 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

How to apply

Click here to apply!

Closing date: June 14th

Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status, we particularly those from black and minority ethnic groups. 

Category: Jobs

Be part of a National Refill Day and help us prevent plastic pollution at source. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a national marketing campaign for an award-winning not for profit. You’ll be involved in the entire process from planning, and delivery right through to activation and evaluation.

  • 3-4 month marketing internship internship
  • April – July
  • 2-3 days a week full time

About National Refill Day

National Refill Day is our annual public awareness campaign to raise the profile of Refill and to get people to think about the impact of using a single use plastic bottle and encouraging them to carry a reusable bottle and refill on the go.  The campaign launched for the first time in 2018 reaching over 33 million people. We were trending on social media all day and had the support of Sadiq Khan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and more. https://refill.org.uk/about/national-refill-day/

You’ll gain experience in:

  • Marketing campaign planning and project management
  • Creative planning and agency management
  • Liaising with a varied selection of corporate and brand partners
  • PR and media – copy writing and outreach
  • Social media – planning, writing and posting content and well as engaging and activating our digital communities.
  • Influencer marketing – outreach and management
  • Reporting and evaluation

What we’re looking for:

  • Someone super organised and able to hit the ground running.
  • A creative mind who can think fast and come up with great ideas.
  • A digital native with experience planning social media content and managing accounts.
  • A passionate copy-writer or journalist
  • Experience with video production or photography.

What you’ll be doing:

  1. Supporting with project management – keeping the planner up to date and supporting with ad hoc tasks
  2. Managing enquires and questions
  3. Influencer Outreach: Research, contacting and managing influencer and blogger relationships
  4. Social media: Creating, posting and responding to social media content
  5. PR: researching & contacting press and support our media manager with sending out the press release.

Who we are:

City to Sea is an award-winning not-for-profit environmental organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution – from city to sea. We’re made up of everyday people doing extraordinary things; using our skills (and sometimes discovering new ones) to create a more beautiful world.

Through our fun, solutions-focused initiatives we’re empowering individuals to make a difference in their communities, working with companies and retailers to help them tackle plastic pollution and reaching millions of people with our digital content and campaigns.

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.

We believe that by ‘connecting our actions to our oceans’ we can safeguard our seas for the future. Our vision is for the world’s waterways and coastlines to be strewn with sticks, sand and seaweed … not plastic! https://www.citytosea.org.uk/

  • We persuaded all major supermarkets and high street stores to #SwitchTheStick in 2017– replacing plastic stemmed cotton buds with paper. A move which will stop over 478 tonnes of single-use, non-recyclable plastic being produced each year! Our petition was signed and shared by over 155,000 consumers in just two months.
  • Our Refill campaign has grown from a pilot scheme in Bristol in 2015, to the UK’s leading drinking water campaign, with over 17,000 Refill Stations across the UK. The Refill campaign was awarded Gold at the Global Good Awards in 2018.
  • We engaged almost a quarter of a million people to petition with 38 Degrees, for a visible tax on single-use items, like coffee cups, at point of sale. 31% of these people went on to respond to HM Treasury’s consultation seeking views on tackling the single-use plastic issue – which had the highest government consultation response rate EVER in government history.
  • Appeared in national and international publications, on TV and directly reached over 3 million people with our #PlasticFreePeriods? video in 2017.

About Refill

Refill is our award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than to buy a single-use plastic bottle. https://refill.org.uk/

The campaign works by connecting people who are looking for water, with thousands of local business, transport hubs and public spaces where they can refill for free via a location-based app.  Anyone can download the app to find Refill Stations near them. Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.

There are now more than 17,000 Refill Stations on the app in the UK alone – including railway stations, airports and high street chains such as Costa, Starbucks and Wetherspoons. Our free app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and the campaign is set to go global. If all our Refill Stations are used just twice a day, we’re saving more than 10 million single use plastic water bottles a year!

A key focus for Refill is to provide ‘everyday activists’ with a simple way to create lasting change in their community by setting up a Refill scheme and there are now over 165  local, grass-roots Refill Schemes across the UK – covering everywhere from Penzance to Edinburgh.

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Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status, we particularly welcome male applicants and those from black and minority ethnic groups.