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Camden Town, Greater London
£20,962 per year
Full-time, Internship
Job description

The basics:

  • Salary: £20,962 pro rata

  • Contract: 6 months, from 4 January 2021, between 4 - 5 days per week. Exact working hours negotiable, e.g. around caring responsibilities or other commitments

  • Location: Our physical office is in London but you can work anywhere in the UK. You must have the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately we’re not able to support work visa applications

  • Application process: application form (more on this below). Two interview rounds (see final section below for expected dates). We cannot accept applications for job shares at this time unfortunately

  • Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 25th November

  • Contact for questions: see application form

Possible is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. We are keen to correct this, so particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class (or have done in the past). If you don’t feel confident enough to apply, please get in touch with us for a chat – we’d love to talk to you!

About the role 

Are you passionate about tackling climate change and the biodiversity crisis? Do you want to help create opportunities for people from many diverse communities to take practical climate action and help wildlife? We should talk…

As part of Possible’s campaigns team, you will support campaigners to deliver practical, positive projects to tackle climate change. In particular, you’ll support our Hedge Fund project to organise community hedge planting days on four farms around the country.

You will play a key role in our campaigns team - supporting delivery and development of projects and campaigns. In particular, you’ll support the projects manager to organise community hedge planting events. You’ll help to recruit a diverse team of volunteers for each event, organise logistics, manage volunteers on the day and help us assess our impact. 

For years, we were a London-based organisation, but as a national charity which works across the UK we’re proud to have team members based in cities across the country and in rural areas too. We have a lovely office in Camden and once we can open it up again post-covid, you’d be very welcome to work from there. But if you want to be based somewhere else, we can connect online, as long as you don’t mind the odd trip to the big smoke (or an away-weekend tree planting in the countryside). 

Beyond our hedge planting work, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in supporting and learning about a wide range of projects; from car free cities across the country, to community owned onshore wind turbines, to electric motorways… And everyone at Possible chips in to make the tea, take out the bins and do the washing up (or the virtual office equivalents), so there’s that too.

Key responsibilities

  • Regular video calls with the projects manager and other members of the team.

  • Liaising with farmers and landowners.

  • Reaching out to communities to recruit a diverse team of volunteers for each event.

  • Booking transport and accommodation.

  • Arranging deliveries of trees and equipment.

  • Emailing volunteers to keep them updated and engaged.

  • Drafting blog posts, press releases, supporter emails, social media content, case studies and more.

  • Contribute to review sessions to help improve future events.

  • Carrying out a broad range of other operational tasks to support the campaigns team when necessary.

  • And of course, attending each of the four weekend events taking place Jan-April (you’ll be able to claim back this time, don’t worry!).

About you:

To make our shortlist, you’ll need to have:

  • Strong people skills – working in a close knit team and supporting partners and campaign participants – on the phone, on Zoom and face to face.

  • Excellent organisation and effective time management skills.

  • Passion, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and be challenged.

  • Interest in environmental issues and community engagement (we’re not necessarily looking for experts, it’s the interest and desire to learn that matters).

  • Ability to travel to each of the four weekend events (overnight stays may be required, pre-agreed expenses will be paid).

  • Computer literacy and web savviness.

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team.

If wouldn’t hurt if you had some of this too (but don’t worry if you don’t)

  • Knowledge or experience of planting trees and/or hedges

  • Event management experience

  • Community organising experience

  • First-aid skills

  • Basic understanding of social media

About Possible

Here at Possible, we have a vision for a low carbon Britain that has been built by and belongs to everybody.

To get there, we dream up projects, build tools and spread success stories to make sure everyone has the help and inspiration they need to play a role in tackling climate change. Our work cuts carbon, but because we work on cultural as well as technical levels, we get people talking about climate change action too. We want our projects to be infectious, so it is always about more than just a solar panel here, or an LED there - it’s about groups of people working together to change the world.

Our values: 

Inclusivity, trust and respect, creativity, shared ambition, positivity, caring and kindness, integrity, and openness. 

These aren’t just buzzwords to make us feel warm and fuzzy, they are what guide our actions and our organisational culture. Away-days help to keep these values alive and we work together to keep our team as supported, empowered and cared for as possible. We’re run by a team of directors rather than one single CEO, and we’re committed to reducing hierarchy wherever possible.

We are committed to supporting people with marginalised identities who are under-represented in our organisation. If you have any questions about the job or how we do things at Possible before you apply, email us and we can arrange a phone call.

Workplace benefits include:

  • 25 days paid holiday pro rata (+ bank holidays and three days at Christmas)

  • Flexible working

  • Paid volunteer leave

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Paid journey days for low carbon holiday travel 

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Good maternity and paternity leave

  • Employer pension contribution

  • Access to complementary Headspace account (mindfulness and meditation app)

  • Access to our workplace employee assistance programme, including free counselling sessions and financial advice

How to apply, and what comes next

Everything you need to apply is in the application form. 

Fill it in and return it no later than 9am Wednesday 25th November. Please put “Campaigns team intern” in your email subject line.

We will hold two rounds of interviews. For candidates invited to second round interviews there will also be an opportunity to speak informally with two Possible staff members not involved in the appointment process to ask any questions about our workplace, and get a feel for our organisational culture.

We expect to hold first round interviews on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th December. We expect to hold second round interviews on 8th, 9th, 10th December. If you know you are not able to make any of these dates, please let us know in the appropriate section in the application form.

We’d also appreciate it if you could complete an equal opportunities monitoring form. This will be stored separately to your application and is purely to help Possible assess and improve our recruitment processes.

We are aware that highly capable prospective candidates sometimes rule themselves out of work because of the conventions surrounding job applications and descriptions. So if you’re not sure if you're quite right for the job, please do get in touch with us to chat a bit more about what the role would involve and what we’re looking for.

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Posted on: 21 October 2020
Closing date: 25 November 2020
Job ref: Campaigns Intern
Tags: Campaigning,Communications, PR

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