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.

Contract Type                          12 months initially
Grade Salary                            £25,000 FTE Level 1
Hours of Work                           9 am – 5pm 5 days per week (4 days will be considered)
Location                           Bristol or London. (Will consider home-based for an exceptional candidate with a minimum 1 day per month in Bristol required).
Probationary Period            3 months
Notice Period                      1 month
Holiday 36 days per annum pro rata, to include bank holidays
Deadline for applications Monday 9 March

About City to Sea

We’re a not-for-profit organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution at source. 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. City to Sea are behind the award-winning Refill campaign, which has already prevented over 100 million plastic bottles from entering our waste stream.

Our Values

  • Earth kind. We don’t just appreciate nature, we love it. Nature is our best buddy, our trusted advisor and our most important board member.
  • Positive. We praise progress and listen to all perspectives, whilst remaining authentic. We believe a tickle is better than a punch and keep our messaging upbeat and playful.
  • Brave. We take risks with our content and embrace our mistakes. We dream big and make magic happen.
  • Creative. We keep our messaging simple when facing complex issues. We improvise, imagine and inspire, embracing diversity and seeking inclusion.
  • Balanced. We’re a critical friend and trusted peer. In a world of fake news and greenwashing, we take our time to find out the facts and evaluate our impact.

Job Title: Partnership Co-ordinator

Purpose: You will be responsible for managing City to Sea’s headline partner, Water UK and the water companies in England, ensuring contractual rights associated with the partnerships are achieved, whilst also supporting our partners with their strategic goals and objectives. You will assist with partner strategy and activation planning, to bring the partnership to life, and generate positive return on investment for our partner. You will also grow the value of the partnership by introducing new business opportunities.

Reports to:  Head of Partnerships

Direct Reports: none

About you

We are looking for a motivated and organised team player who will take responsibility for the day to day management of the (National) Water UK partnership, and the (Regional) partnerships with the individual water companies in England.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Account Management of Water UK and the water companies in England acting as the key point of contact, delivering against agreed governance and objectives, maintaining excellent partner communications and building lasting relationships delivering cash, comms and change
  2. Organise regular meetings and calls with the partners to foster relationships and ensure strong co-operation between stakeholders and working groups. Attend events related to the partnership.
  3. Work closely with the Head of Partnerships to ensure contract compliance and client satisfaction.
  4. Scope for growth from the partnership and work with the Head of Partnerships to make approaches on behalf of City to Sea.
  5. Take the lead in reporting the impact of the Refill campaign to the partners, on the progress towards targets agreed in the partnership contract, on the impact of consultancy on the partners single-use plastic footprint and on the reach of partner marcomms supporting Refill (Cash, Comms, Change).
  6. Contribute to the Partnerships Strategy and assist with the activation and reporting
  7. Track income and expenditure on partner budgets, reporting against target and contributing figures for forecasting.
  8. Identify and share best practice within the Partnership Management team.
  9. Maintain expert knowledge of market and competitor activity to maximise benefits.
  10. Work in collaboration with internal stakeholders to manage cross organisational delivery of integrated partnerships including marketing campaigns.
  11. Work internally with the City to Sea Marketing & Communications function to enhance partner and City to Sea communications internally and externally.
  12. Represent partnerships at external events and working groups
  13. Supported by the Head of Partnerships plan best allocation of resources to deliver the biggest impact for clients.
  14. Be familiar with and always adhere to all relevant City to Sea policies and procedures.
  15. Any other duties as reasonably required in line with the skills, knowledge and experience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Have a strong connection to City to Sea’s purpose and core values.
  • Previous track record in a similar account handling or partnerships management role
  • Be able to build trust with our partners
  • Skilled communicator and collaborator able to and engage multiple stakeholders
  • Good attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Project management experience, ability to work to deadline
  • Be able to spot an opportunity, experience of presenting and supporting pitches
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload
  • High quality decision making, resourcefulness, ability to drive for results
  • Clear value for difference and diversity

What we expect from you …  

  • To be a positive force for change and a proud flyer of City to Sea’s flag!
  • To engage with City to Sea’s developmental framework to strengthen yourself, work together and deliver results.
  • To be prepared to travel to meetings in the UK and attend events
  • To act in accordance with the terms and spirit of City to Sea’s mission, vision, values, objectives, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Expectation that this post is based in City to Sea’s offices in Bristol, flexible working options negotiable depending on location and experience

What you can expect from us …

  • A thorough and engaging onboarding process to help you get up to speed
  • Development and coaching from the Head of Partnerships and wider team
  • A positive, fun and inclusive working environment
  • Flexibility on your working hours
  • A range of benefits including discounted environmentally friendly products, cycle to work scheme and four organisational wide team days per year.

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. 

Apply here

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
Job titleCommunity Schemes Coordinator
Reporting toCommunity Schemes Manager
Grade Salary                           £25,000 per annum
Hours of Work                          Full time
Location                          Home-based
Probationary Period           3 months
Holiday36 days per annum pro rata, to include bank holidays
Contract Type                         Fixed term to end of Dec 2020
Closing DateMidnight on Sunday 1st March

About City to Sea

We’re a not-for-profit organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution at source. 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. City to Sea are behind the award-winning Refill campaign, which is estimated to have prevented 100 million plastic bottles from entering our waste stream by 2019.

Our Values

Earth kind. We don’t just appreciate nature, we love it. Nature is our best buddy, our trusted advisor and our most important board member.

Positive. We praise progress and listen to all perspectives, whilst remaining authentic. We believe a tickle is better than a punch and keep our messaging upbeat and playful.

Brave. We take risks with our content and embrace our mistakes. We dream big and make magic happen.

Creative. We keep our messaging simple when facing complex issues. We improvise, imagine and inspire, embracing diversity and seeking inclusion.

Balanced. We’re a critical friend and trusted peer. In a world of fake news and greenwashing, we take our time to find out the facts and evaluate our impact.

About the role

City to Sea is looking for a Community Schemes Coordinator to be responsible for engaging communities in the north of England and East Anglia with Refill and other City to Sea campaigns. This is a home-based role where you will be part of the Community Team and your line manager will be the Community Schemes Manager, who is home-based in Manchester.

You will be the main point of contact for local champions in community groups who want to get involved with our campaigns. A key focus of this role is ensuring our large network of existing Refill schemes feel engaged and supported by City to Sea, as well as growing this network and providing opportunities for more communities and partners to get involved. Ultimately, you’ll ensure that our impact grows as communities are enthused and engaged by City to Sea’s campaigns and empowered to make a real difference by reducing plastic pollution where they live and work.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Growing community-based activity and schemes for City to Sea via Refill and other City to Sea campaigns
  • Establishing and supporting community schemes within the northern England and East Anglia region to sign up Refill Stations
  • Broadening community scheme engagement across the range of City to Sea campaigns
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records to ensure effective communications and engagement for community schemes
  • Working with City to Sea’s Partnerships Team to ensure effective working between local water companies and community schemes
  • Promoting improved volunteer registration and engagement with new and existing community schemes
  • Representing City to Sea at key regional events and empowering local champions to represent City to Sea in their community
  • Providing regular activity reports and updates to contribute to internal and external reporting

About you

We’re looking for a motivated and dynamic individual who is able to take the initiative and build effective relationships that enable our campaigns to reach a diverse range of communities and achieve real impact and change.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Understanding of and commitment to City to Sea’s purpose and core values
  • At least two years’ experience of working with communities and engaging people to make a difference in their local area
  • At least two years’ experience of working with community partners (e.g. local authorities, NGOs, schools and universities, faith groups, healthcare settings, workplaces)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a mixed team of office-based and home-based colleagues
  • Experience of remote working and ability to self-manage and work independently
  • Adaptable and flexible approach and experience of working in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload with multiple objectives and deadlines and prioritise according to agreed objectives
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to represent the organisation to external audiences
  • Attention to detail and excellent record-keeping to track the success of our campaigns

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.
  • Engage with City to Sea’s developmental framework to strengthen yourself, work together and deliver results
  • To travel to meetings in your northern area, which may require the need to work occasional unsociable hours e.g. attending evening or weekend meetings or for overnight stay.
  • To work from City to Sea’s Head Office in Bristol at least one day per month (we will pay your travel costs)
  • 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.
  • Regular line management meetings with the Community Schemes Manager to help resolve any issues and support your professional development.
  • Regular team days in Bristol to get together with colleagues, plan our work and have fun!
  • A positive, solutions-focused working environment.
  • Flexibility on your working hours – results over rigidity!

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 1st March

Apply for this role

Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status we recognised that our organisation is under-represented by black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.  We therefore particularly welcome applicants from a BAME background.

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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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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.