Bristol Co-ordinator – Partnerships

Partnership Manager in outsetHead of Partnerships once appointed
Hours of Work4 days a week (9-5 or 10-6)
6 months fixed-term starting ASAP(with extension dependent on funding)
Salary£20,000 (£25,000 FTE) 
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 9th 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.

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