Camden Town, Greater London
£22,420 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Social media whizz? Got a way with words? Stickler for detail? Do you love the challenge of communicating big issues to large, diverse audiences? Do you genuinely enjoy listening to supporters, not just talking to them? Do you want to tackle climate change head on? We should talk…

As our new digi comms assistant, you’ll support the digital outputs of our busy comms team. You’ll keep our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook followers engaged and inspired, growing the following there, as well as tipping your toe into TikTok, LinkedIn and any other online space it looks useful to be in. You’ll also respond to emails from supporters and help to write and publish mailouts, campaign materials and other digital content. 

You’ll work across all our campaigns - from tree planting to solar railways - offering you a chance to engage with a lot of different people, in a range of ways. You’ll be a central part of the communications team, but also work with fundraisers and campaigners. 

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). 

Working with others in the Possible team, you’ll take a proactive approach to increasing and diversifying our audiences, finding new ways to talk about climate change with new people. You’ll also be invited to contribute to general marketing, media, outreach, fundraising and campaign strategy. 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

  • Be the first point of call for people contacting the organisation via our [email protected] email address, and make sure this is covered if you are away.

  • Supported by others in the comms team, keep our social media accounts running, posting content and responding to supporter enquiries. 

  • Support other members of the communications and fundraising teams in the drafting and publishing of mass mailout emails. 

  • Support others in the comms team by researching, composing and publishing web materials. 

  • Occasional support on other comms and campaigns work when needed (e.g. assisting at a tree-planting event). 

  • As with everyone in the team, contribute to organisational strategy and campaign development.

About you:

To make our shortlist, you’ll need to:

  • Be interested in energy and climate change - you don’t need a degree in the topic or have spent the last three years living in a tree as a committed activist, you just need to be able to show an interest. 

  • Be excited about social media and have some experience of running social media accounts. You don't have to eat and breathe insta, but you'll be energised by coming up with creative content and experimenting with new social media tools and trends. 

  • Be interested in campaign communications (again, you do not have to be an expert) - e.g. you should read the sorts of emails and social media content NGOs produce, and be excited and critical about it. 

  • Have some writing experience with a lively, clear and inspiring style. If it's in a campaigning context, that’d be great, but we're interested in other experience you might have too.

  • Be a stickler for detail, able to check your own and other people’s work for errors or inconsistencies. 

If wouldn’t hurt if you had some of this too (but don’t worry if you don’t, we can train you up):

  • Experience of Facebook analytics, Google analytics, and/or Facebook advertising.

  • Some basic coding skills - you don’t need to dream in Drupal, but you shouldn’t be scared of the odd HTML tag.

  • Experience of Engaging Networks or equivalent CRM.

  • Knowledge of climate change communications, public engagement with science and engineering, and/or the UK energy system. 

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 positively 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 the contact in the application pack on our website - and we'll 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

Apply via our website.



Refreshed on: 10 November 2020
Closed date: 24 November 2020
Job ref: DCA
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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