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Join Our Team

Are you passionate about having a social impact?

Are you a hard-working creative?

Are you keen to push for equality of opportunity surrounding sustainable living? 

SCOOP is looking for talented young individuals to join its central team. Experience in each role is encouraged but not necessary. An understanding of SCOOP’s ethos and its mission however, is essential. 

What We Offer

 

  • 2 - 4 hours per week of your time (unpaid) at your own availability. 

  • Involvement within one of the UK's leading youth sustainability movements. 

  • Opportunity to have creative ownership in your work and contribute to any area of the movement which you find interesting.

  • Chance to gain professional experience within a young, ambitious and growing team that makes you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs within the fields of entrepreneurship, youth politics and sustainability.

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What SCOOP UK is aiming to build? 

 

This year, SCOOP UK is aiming to build a national youth movement to promote climate action and climate equality. We aim to run two campaigns. The first campaign will be centred around ‘Addressing Barriers To Activism: How To Make Sustainable Living Accessible To All’, and will be primarily built through online creative portals, be it blog entries, fireside chats, community online discussions, instagram takeovers etc. The second campaign will be aimed at enacting physical change to ensure sustainable living is made accessible to all, entitled ‘Demanding Positive Change: A 3-Point Campaign for the Future’.  We will campaign towards; (1) reducing food waste, (2) reducing plastic packaging, and (3) working with university caterers to introduce carbon footprint labels on their products.

 

In August 2018, a global youth movement rose against political climate inaction. It demanded change. Three years on, what can we do here in the UK? It is about time that the 2.38 million students at universities across the UK act to ensure sustainability is a right, rather than a luxury. Tackling the climate crisis will require rapid changes in our consumption patterns. Ensuring equal access to these changes is central to building a future with little to no food waste and food security for all. 

Current Positions

Graphic Designer

Your Role's Responsibilities

  • Create compelling and effective logos, designs, and digital media across our social media outlets.

  • Collaborate with the team to design the entirety of SCOOP UK’s visuals to aid our national campaigns. 

  • Adapt graphics to ensure consistency across different social media platforms.

Qualifications

  • Experienced in graphic design or with an artistic background.

  • Proficient in either Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, or any other graphic design softwares.

  • Portfolio of work available to attach to your application.

  • Strong communication, conceptual thinking, typography and design skills.

  • Based in the UK and either attending a UK university or recently graduated from one.

Website Designer

Your Role's Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the heads of SCOOP UK to entirely redesign our website. 

  • Ensure that it is continuously updated with the best graphics, visuals and campaign videos. 

  • Have the creative freedom to come up with new and exciting ways to attract new viewers and increase SCOOP UK’s online audience. 

  • Gain experience in running paid ad campaigns and learning to apply SEO optimisation strategies. 

Qualifications

  • Experienced in website design or with an artistic background.

  • Proficient in either Wix, Shopify, GoDaddy, or any other website designer softwares.

  • Portfolio of work available to attach to your application.

  • Pre-existing experience of applying SEO optimisation strategies or strong desire to learn.

  • Strong communication, conceptual thinking, visual and design skills.

  • Based in the UK, attending a UK university or recently graduated

Communications and Blog Editor (x2)

Your Role's Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the team in order to understand how to best realise each campaign. 

  • Maintain an awareness of the leading youth voices in the UK surrounding intersectionality, activism and youth empowerment within the nexus of sustainability.

  • Reach out and build effective relationships with guest blog writers in order to produce engaging and compelling end products. 

  • Learn to effectively edit and review blog entries in order to maintain a consistent communication frame across blog articles.

Qualifications

  • Experienced in writing blog pieces, social media posts or journalist articles on the topic of sustainability. 

  • Proficient in synthesising and editing content, scanning through long pieces of writing and identifyingt the central argument.

  • Portfolio of past editorial or written work available to attach to your application.

  • Strong communication, good relationship skills, creative thinking, politically-minded and very passionate about sustainability. 

  • Based in the UK, attending a UK university or recently graduated

Head of University Recruitment Outreach

Responsibilities

  • Pitch the SCOOP vision to different universities and university societies via cold-calling, LinkedIn, Facebook and email. 

  • Create from scratch SCOOP’s recruitment strategy for recruiting new universities. 

  • Spot new opportunities across UK universities to be part of SCOOP’s community. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Experienced in managing, building up or launching university societies. 

  • An great understanding of how young people engage in climate activism and the best way to communicate SCOOP's mission to them. 

  • Excellent communication skills, articulate, extroverted and someone who isn’t afraid to jump on a Zoom call to sell the vision of SCOOP to an interested student or young person.

  • Based in the UK, attending a UK university or recently graduated

Head of University Recruitment Implementation

Responsibilities

  • Support students through the SCOOP UK Starter Pack, guiding them through the initial steps of setting up a store, recruiting a team and ensuring SCOOP’s values remain at the core of their mission. 

  • Use data and resources to help students overcome launching difficulties, such as finding the right suppliers and the funding needed in order to launch. 

  • Build effective relationships with different teams and help grow different SCOOPs across the UK.

 

Qualifications 

  • Experienced in launching, managing or running a retail food shop.  

  • An great understanding of how a zero waste shop operates and the different steps needed to launch one. 

  • Excellent communication skills, articulate, and capable of explaining sometimes complex aspects of running a SCOOP store in simple terminology. 

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    Based in the UK, attending a UK university or recently graduated.

Head of Partnerships

Responsibilities

  • Spot new start-ups and think thanks in the nexus of sustainability and food who strive to promote greater consumer power or render sustainable lifestyles more accessible.

  • Pitch the SCOOP vision to different start-ups, think-tanks and universities via cold-calling, LinkedIn, Facebook and email. 

  • Create SCOOP's partnership strategy and seek news ways to get different businesses involved in SCOOP’s campaigns.

Qualifications 

  • Experienced in running a partnership strategy or with previous salesmanship experience.

  • A great understanding of the different starts-up and businesses within the nexus of food and sustainability. 

  • Excellent communication skills, articulate, extroverted and someone who isn’t afraid to jump on a Zoom call to sell the vision of SCOOP to an interested business.

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    Organised at navigating emails, and structuring different types of partnership approaches for different businesses. 

  • Based in the UK, attending a UK university or recently graduated.

How To Apply?

Send us a portfolio of your past work specific to the role you are interested in (i.e. graphic design portfolio or CV outlining partnership and salesmanship experience or past blog entries) to the email - scoopukrecruitment@gmail.com - with the subject, 'INSERT NAME OF ROLE YOU ARE APPLYING FOR - SCOOP Application' (for example, Head of Partnerships, SCOOP Application).

 

In the application email, write responses (max 200-word per answer) to these 2 questions below:

 

(1) What draws you to apply to SCOOP UK?

(2) Why do you think you are suited to the role you have applied for?

As well as a specific question tailored to your position, see below: 

Graphic Designer

  • How would you visually represent SCOOP's values of sustainability and youth empowerment? 

Website Designer 

  • How do you understand our website's current visual design and how would you improve it?

 

Communications and Blog Editor 

  • Keeping our first campaign ‘Addressing Barriers To Activism: How To Make Sustainable Living Accessible To All’ in mind, suggest five different themes you would be interested in exploring in our blogs and five guest writers you would want to reach out to write a blog for SCOOP UK? 

Head of University Recruitment Outreach 

  • What would be your strategy for selling the SCOOP vision to different university student and what three characteristics would you keep in mind when trying to assess if someone has the capabilities to launch the next SCOOP store? 

Head of University Recruitment Implementation 

  • What are the first five steps you would advise a student interested in launching the next SCOOP in taking? 

Head of Partnerships

  • Reading our website page and social media outlets, how would you pitch the benefits of partnering with SCOOP UK?

DEADLINE - 27nd September 2021 (midday).

 

We cannot wait to read all your amazing applications!

SCOOP Team

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