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.

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.


We’re hiring.

Job title: Refill Marketing Manager

Reporting to: Head of Marketing and Campaigns

Hours of Work: Full-time (Core hours of work 10-4pm) 

Post Covers: UK & Overseas where applicable

Location: Bristol (City to Sea HQ)

Grade Salary: £28,000 per annum FTE 

Contract Type: 1 Year PAYE contract with the intention to extend dependent on funding 

About City to Sea

We’re a not-for-profit organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution. Through our digital content and campaigns, we are raising awareness of the issue and changing behaviour, making sure people know that wherever you live, your actions affect our oceans.  We exist to awaken active hope, champion practical solutions and inspire positive action that serves to protect and restore wildlife, rivers and seas. 

Purpose of the Job
Support the Head of Marketing and Campaigns to deliver all marketing activity for the award-winning Refill campaign in the UK and internationally as the campaign grows.

Scope of the job

Refill is an award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than to buy a single-use plastic bottle.

The campaign has rapidly expanded over the last 18 months and we are now looking for an experienced and creative marketer, with excellent project management skills, who can support the Head of Marketing & Campaigns as we continue to grow in the UK and internationally.

The position will sit within the Marketing & Campaigns team and work closely with the Refill Community team to support our 300+ Refill schemes in the UK and ensure all new international schemes are provided with the resources and materials they need to launch successfully.

You’ll be responsible for managing and delivering all activity within the ambitious marketing calendar and ensuring all resources, materials and communications relating to the Refill campaign are delivered to a high standard, on-budget and within the agreed timeframe.

Key responsibilities

Work with the Head of Marketing & Campaigns to develop and deliver the Refill Marketing Strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Support the Head of Marketing & Campaigns with the development and management of the well-established Refill brand as we expand internationally and to cover more than just drinking water.

Manage the Refill marketing calendar to ensure all activity, across all countries is delivered within budget and on time.

Become the go-to for all Refill related marketing & PR enquires (email and phone).

Support the Refill Regional-Coordinators with, events, resources and materials as required.

Complete the monthly Refill Marketing Report, evaluating all activity and making continuous recommendations for improvement.

Create all Refill marketing resources, including planning and development.

Manage the briefing process to our external designer. 

Specific Responsibilities

Resources & Materials

Writing and creating all new Refill International marketing materials and resources.

Reviewing and updating all existing Refill UK materials.

Managing the design process and external designer for all Refill related materials.

Supporting with Refill brand management – reviewing all external scheme and partner creative.

Refill International

Supporting the Head of Marketing & Campaigns and Refill International Programme Manager with the delivery of the Refill International Marketing Strategy.

Managing all marketing related communications with Refill International schemes.

Managing & processing all data collected from the Refill app.

Finalising and sharing all resources and materials (Delivery Partner Handbook, window sticker, posters, digital assets etc).

Creating an email comms template and process for international schemes.

Supporting with the Refill International launch – PR, video, social media and video production.

‘International Refill Day’

Project managing the successful delivery of City to Sea’s largest awareness day ‘National Refill Day’ (NRD) in the UK.  NRD reached over 70 million people in June 2019.

Supporting the Head of Marketing & Campaigns with expanding the campaign internationally to create global awareness day ‘International Refill Day’.


3+ years’ experience within a similar role.

Proven experience of planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of marketing campaigns – on and offline and across owned, earnt and paid channels.

Project management.

Strategic approach to marketing and experience using a wide range of tactics.

An excellent and effective communicator whose written and spoken English can persuade and motivate diverse audiences.

High attention to detail, copywriting and proof reading.

Experience of using databases and digital tools to create engaging online content.

Experience of developing effective printed or digital marketing resources.

Experience of managing budgets.

Demonstrable commitment to City to Sea’s aims and objectives.


Knowledge of issues around plastic pollution and an understanding of how these intersect with wider marine conservation.

CIM qualification (or similar marketing related qualification)

Design (Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD or Spark).

What we expect from you …  

To be a positive force for change and a proud flyer of City to Sea’s flag!

To attend and contribute to supervision and appraisal process, meetings, training, and other events as required.

To travel to meetings in the UK, which may require the need to work unsociable hours e.g. attending evening or weekend meetings or for overnight stay.

To ensure that all responsibilities and activities within this post are in accordance with the terms and spirit of City to Sea’s mission, vision, values, objectives, policies, procedures and practices.

What you can expect from us …

An onboarding process to help you get up to speed covering things like vision, values, brand guidelines, ways of working, tech set up, software training etc.

Regular management meetings with the Head of Marketing and Campaigns to help resolve any issues and support your professional development.

A positive, solutions-focused working environment.

Flexibility on your working hours – results over rigidity!

Please apply for this role here.

Closing date: 3rd November

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.

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Contract Type                          1 month volunteer placement

          Grade Salary                             Volunteer

          Hours of Work                         9 am – 5 pm

          Location:                                   Bristol (City to Sea HQ)

          Period of work:                       4 weeks (Monday October 14th to Friday November 8th)                       

About the role

An exciting role for a creative and ambitious digital native looking for some experience in the environmental sector, where they can apply their skills and experience to help us prevent plastic pollution at source.

Working closely with the Head of Marketing and Campaigns, The Digital Product Manager and our Campaigns Manager you will be the gate-keeper for our digital content, managing our jam-packed editorial calendar and ensuring City to Sea and Refill live up to our name as an award-winning digital campaigning organisation by creating and sharing high quality and engaging content.

The role will focus on growing and nurturing our digital communities – for both City to Sea and our award-winning Refill campaign. This involves the day to day content creation and management of our busy social media channels. As the voice of City to Sea and Refill across our digital channels, you will ensure our content is fun, creative, engaging but also reflects out TOV and brand guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

Social media management

Managing the social media editorial calendar (working with the Head of Marketing & Campaigns)

Day to day management of social media channels – Refill & City to Sea.

All NON-campaign content planning and scheduling (news, partners etc)

What we’re looking for 

  • A recent grad, student or someone who is looking to gain social media experience on the job
  • A strong understanding of all social media platforms
  • A creative mind with excellent copy-writing skills
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Super-duper organised and able to work well under pressure

In return you’ll get: 

  • The opportunity to experience working 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
  • A fun working environment, in a converted warehouse based near Spike Island & the SS Great Britain
  • A reference you can add to your CV for the future

Please apply for this role here.

Closing date: 11th October

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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We’re looking for an IT expert to help us with our internal efficiencies and office technology. We currently have a HQ in Bristol, but as part of our campaigning across the UK and internationally we rely heavily on video and conference calling to manage meetings.

Here’s what I want you to do:

  • Review our Skype / Conference Calling
  • Make a recommendation for what system would work best in our office for virtual meetings
  • Take us through the options, including ‘Google Hangout’ / ‘Go to Meeting’ / Zoom / Skype
  • Once we’ve chosen the best and most budget-friendly option, help us set this up

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Send us your CV with a little bit about yourself through our internal jobs board and will get in touch with you as soon as we have a suitable opening. We always on the lookout for volunteers, take a look at our Volunteers page for more information.

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.