Membership and Communications Officer (Volunteer)

London Environmental Educators' Forum (LEEF)

Tulse Hill, London

Volunteer • Part Time 07848 882757 Julia Minnear

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 31st March 2019  

About LEEF

London Environmental Educators Forum (LEEF) is a membership organisation for London's most passionate green educators.
We are the city's largest network of environmental education practitioners, working in schools, parks, museums, community gardens, city farms, botanic gardens, and many other spaces. Our goal is to make London a world-leading city for connecting people to nature and sustainability.

Role Description

We’re looking for a creative and organised individual to help with the development of LEEF, with a focus on membership administration, events, and communications. Working alongside the LEEF Manager, you’ll gain practical experience of project administration & delivery in the environment sector, and insight into the day-to-day operations of a small charity.  You will also be helping to organise our first national conference at the Natural History Museum in October 2019.

LEEF has a membership of over 300 environmental educators and as such you’ll have the opportunity to develop your contacts in the field, with the chance to visit member organisations and take part in events and training. This role would suit someone that is passionate about environmental issues and education, and/or seeking a route into this area of work.

Hours, Location and Expenses

Hours: 1-2 days per week, based in our SE London office (at South London Botanical Institute in Tulse Hill), with occasional travel to other sites. This is an unpaid role. All travel expenses between Zones 1-6 and lunch will be reimbursed up to an agreed daily rate.

Person specification

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn (Essential)
  • Interest in environmental education / outdoor learning / learning for sustainability (Essential)
  • Experience with social media, in particular Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (Essential)
  • Good communication skills, especially when dealing with enquiries (Essential)
  • Experience editing websites and e-newsletters (Desirable)
  • Experience of organising or assisting with events / workshops (Desirable)

Key tasks

  • Help with the promotion and organising of training and networking events, including our national conference in October
  • Promote LEEF activities and items of interest via our discussion board, newsletter, and social media channels
  • Assist with the development of our website & publicity materials
  • Respond to LEEF membership enquiries
  • Update and maintain our membership database
  • Identify and contact potential new member organisations

How to apply: Please send a CV and short cover letter to Julia Minnear:

Deadline for applications: 31st March 2019

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