Work With Us

We are always keen to work with like minded people who share our passion for sustainable development. Though we don’t often have staff vacancies there are occasionally new roles to fill, any positions we have available will be advertised below.

Event Assistant

Reporting To: UK Events and Fundraising Officer

Location: Central Brighton

Salary: £66 per day for office days (based on a 7.5 hour working day) and an event day rate of £126 (based on a working day of up to 16 hours)

Duration: 54 days during March-June

Application Deadline: 11/02/2018

How to Apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

Role summary

We are currently looking to recruit a freelance Event Assistant to play a leading role in the organisation, promotion and logistics of our flagship challenge event – Earth Wind & Tyre.

Working from our central Brighton office, our ideal candidate will be able to work 2 days per week during March, increasing to 3 days per week from April. The successful candidate must also be able to work consecutive days in the immediate lead up to the event and during the event itself: from 4-11 June. Our standard working hours are 9am – 5:30pm with an hour’s lunch break (please note that during the event you will be required to work long days).

About our event

Earth Wind & Tyre is our bespoke wind-themed cycle challenge. Now in its fourth year, the route runs from Durham to Edinburgh and passes by 10 iconic wind farms. This is a two-day road cycling fundraising event.

The Event Assistant will play a key role in all aspects of organising and executing this boutique challenge event. You will work closely with and support the UK Events and Fundraising Officer to continue growing this event and to meet income targets.

Main responsibilities

Your main areas of responsibility will include:

  • Participants: assist with the recruitment of and ongoing communication with event participants, including supporting them to reach their fundraising targets.
  • Data entry: ensure our supporter database is kept up-to-date with all contacts and event related income.
  • Comms and PR: assist with event-related communications and publicity (including: e-marketing, social media content, web content, designing and creating promotional materials, press releases, securing media coverage and celebrity approaches).
  • Sponsorship: assist with securing event sponsors, promoting their support and organising their package benefits.
  • Logistics: help organise the logistics of the event (including: route planning and marking, food and food stops, support team responsibilities, accommodation, post-race reception).
  • Event merchandise: help coordinate the design and procurement of the event jerseys, caps, water bottles and medals.
  • Support during the event: be part of the event support team on 9-10 June, offering logistical support during the challenge (N.B. you will be on the road from 7-11 June, including travel up and back and a day’s prep in Durham).

Personal specification

We are looking for an experienced Event Assistant, ideally someone with experience of working on or project managing fundraising events. Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking, with a determination to make this event a success.

Essential criteria:

  • Must be available to work during and in the lead up to the event (from 7-11 June inclusive)
  • Good customer service skills, particularly on the telephone
  • Well organised with the ability to produce accurate work and to meet deadlines
  • Event management and/or fundraising experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT literate, competency in using Microsoft packages
  • The ability to work well as part of a team but also on your own initiative

Desired criteria:

  • Have a full driving licence and be willing to drive a support vehicle during the event
  • Experience of using WordPress, Photoshop, Publisher, Salesforce and Mailchimp
  • Proven track record of achieving income targets

Apply for this role

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to emily.jesshope@renewable-world.org. Please include your availability and why you think you’re suited to the role.

Social Media and Communications Volunteer

Reporting To: UK Events and Fundraising Officer

Location: Brighton

Salary: Unpaid voluntary position; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10

Duration: Minimum 2 days per week for a 3-month minimum commitment

How to Apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

Role summary

We are looking for a social media wizard to help build and maintain an active social media presence across our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram). Your primary responsibility will be to help implement our social media strategy, drafting and scheduling compelling and engaging posts on a wide range of topics (programme news, project impacts, beneficiary stories, fundraising campaigns, events, organisational news, topical news/sector developments, and relevant social media awareness days). You will also help to research and write blog posts for the news section of our website.

Working from our Brighton office, we ask for a regular commitment of at least 2 days per week for a minimum period of 3 months. Our standard working hours are 9am – 5:30pm, though we can be flexible to suit. This position is unpaid; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10.

Responsibilities:

• Draft and schedule social media posts, with the aim of growing our followers and engagement with our posts
• Monitor our social media channels, responding to messages and comments – keep the conversation going
• Liaise with our Programme Reporting and Grants Manager to source content for programmatic news and updates
• Create infographics / short video snippets to be used across our social media networks
• Research and write blog posts

Personal specification

Experience:
• Experience of using social media to promote and build a brand, cause or event
• Experience of using social media to drive fundraising – desirable
• Experience of using WordPress websites – desirable

Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent copywriting skills and a skill for snappy one liners
• Excellent communication and organisational skills
• The ability to work well as part of a team but also on your own initiative
• Highly self-motivated, independent worker
• Graphic design skills – desirable

Apply for this role

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to emily.jesshope@renewable-world.org. Please include your availability and why you think you’re suited to the role.

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