EcoTalent intern with Semble (Bristol) – Campaigns Team Support Officer

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Job Title Eco Talent Intern: Team support officer Application Deadline Wednesday 30th September, 11:59PM Interview Date Tuesday 6th/Wednesday 7th October Salary £9.30 per hour (Real Living Wage) Contract Length 15 weeks Start Date Mon 19th October Location Framework 35 King Street, Framework, BS1 4DZ

We are looking for an enthusiastic young person to work as a Campaigns Team Support Officer with Semble in Bristol.

This and all of our EcoTalent internship opportunities are made possible thanks to the support of Our Bright Future. EcoTalent is one of 31 Our Bright Future projects across the UK. Each one is equipping 11-24 year olds to make a difference in their local community and for the environment. Our Bright Future is a £33 million programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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About the job

Semble Campaigns Team Support Officer ECOTALENT INTERNSHIP JOB PROFILE

The Eco Talent Intern will work with Semble’s Senior Campaign Managers to help develop and deliver two exciting ‘movement building’ campaigns. The first of these is Backyard Nature, which aims to inspire ALL children to access and enjoy nature, such that they become its future guardians. This campaign has a strong focus on increasing diversity within the environment movement. Outdoor Classroom Day: Outdoor play is the key to improving children’s health, wellbeing and happiness.

The Eco Talent Intern will also play a role in researching the CSR position of potential companies Semble could work with in the future, as well as developing case studies from recent work.

 Scope of job

  1. Supporting the Senior Campaigns Managers on two exciting youth-led environmental action campaigns: Backyard Nature and Outdoor Classroom Day. Some specific responsibilities and learning opportunities will include:
    1. Campaign strategy – helping to ensure that the campaigns genuinely meet the needs of, and are accessible to, young people from all backgrounds.
    2. Communications: strategy, planning and delivery
    3. Monitoring and Evaluation – including developing and writing case studies
    4. Social Media: creating bold and inspiring content
    5. Co-creating initiatives to be trialled at a local/regional level (Backyard Nature)
    6. Research and literature review to help strengthen the campaign’s evidence-base and objectives
  2. Opportunity to learn about working with national and global NGO partners contributing  a common social goal
  3. Working as part of a team ensuring good team work and communication
  4. Contribute to research into the environmental and social action of purpose-led businesses

Who we are looking for:

The person should:

  • Have an interest in environmental action to connect children to the outdoors at home and at school
  • A desire to learn about improving connection to nature for children in low-socio economic groups
  • Have an interest in the environment and local, youth-led action
  • Have some experience or knowledge of working in an office environment with Microsoft or GDrive (google) programmes
  • Be enthusiastic, hardworking and keen to learn!

Eligibility:

  1. You must be aged 18-24 years old
  2. You must be legally entitled to work in the UK
  3. If you are currently enrolled on a higher education (undergraduate or postgraduate) degree, unfortunately you are not eligible for the EcoTalent programme.

PLEASE NOTE: Eco Talent placements are designed for people who may experience barriers to accessing paid work in the environmental or community food sector. If you have recently graduated from university, you are welcome to apply, but we will be prioritising applications from those who have not been to university. If you attended university over a year ago but have not secured work in these sectors following your degree we encourage you to apply.

Inclusivity

These placements are open to everyone, regardless of experience or background. We acknowledge that the environmental sector is less open to young people from under-represented backgrounds and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you, or if you feel overlooked by mainstream institutions.

 No previous experience in the environmental sector is necessary. We encourage applications from:

  • People who are passionate about affecting positive change and want to take action to tackle climate change but have not studied a relevant subject at college or university.
  • People who have studied a relevant subject at university but have not been able to secure paid employment in that sector within a year of graduating.
  • People who are interested in working in the community sector s but have little or no previous professional experience.
  • People who are interested in environmental campaigning but do not feel confident in how to take steps towards this

Semble – About us

Semble is a social enterprise with a vision to drive positive change from the grassroots up. We do this by connecting, resourcing and supporting communities, and by building inclusive movements through our campaigns. We are a nationwide organisation with a network of 3,700+ UK community groups. Since beginning (as Project Dirt) from an office in London, we have since opened a second office in Bristol and hope to expand further in coming years.

Position in organisation

The intern will be based at our Bristol office, and will be managed by Sophie Forge, our Senior Campaign Manager who leads on Backyard Nature. The intern will also have regular interaction with other members of the Bristol team, and further support from the London team.

How to apply

Please fill in the below application form to apply. You may answer the following questions either in writing or by uploading a video/audio file to the form, answering the following three questions:

    1. Tell us about yourself
    2. Why do you care about people’s ability to connect to their local community, and to access nature and the outdoors?
    3. Why do you want to work at Semble?
    4. Please tell us about any connection to Bristol
    5. Can you tell us how the environmental, community or other professional opportunities feel inaccessible to you?

You do not need to send a CV.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 30th September, 11:59pm

 Date of interviews: Tuesday 6th / Wednesday 7th October

 Start date: w/c 19th October

If you have any questions relating to the role itself and your time with Semble please email sophie@semble.org and dan@semble.org

If you have any questions about Feedback’s EcoTalent programme or your time with Feedback please contact Megan Romania on megan@feedbackglobal.org

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About Feedback

Feedback is a small NGO that works on transforming the food system. We are known for our bold campaigning style and are proud to often be called ‘the troublemakers in the room’ for calling out greenwashing and the lacklustre efforts of big corporations. We work across multiple aspects of our food system, including industrial meat, food waste, farmed fish, British sugar and ‘green’ energy generated through Anaerobic Digestion of edible food. https://feedbackglobal.org/

You will spend the 1st and 7th week of your placement with Feedback. This time will be spent on learning more about the environmental and ecological crisis and how it relates to the food system, and on your own professional development working on skills such as job application and CV writing, and interview skills.  You will also spend 0.5 days per week during your placement with Feedback, this time will be spent gaining further skills, discussing your progress, and creating networks.

Feedback is supported by Our Bright Future to offer 36 paid internship placements with environmental organisations between January 2020 and June 2021. Each placement lasts around 15 weeks and is paid Living Wage. Young people aged 18-24 may apply, and placements will be made with host organisations working in the nexus of food and the environment. These placements have been created to offer more accessible points of entry into the environmental sector in the hope of training a workforce of sustainable food leaders and increasing diversity in the environmental sector.

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