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We’re Hiring!

Communications Officer


Applications Close Friday 2nd June 2023


Could you help us communicate information on climate and nature  and engage with our community better?


Freelance basis with hourly rate of £20


20 hours per month (approx. 5 per week)

Must be based in Kingsbridge but role is working from home with flexible weekly hours
Responsible to:

Projects Coordinator

Start Date:





To communicate information about our projects, events and activities. To raise awareness, engage with our community and help ignite action for climate and nature locally.

This role is for an initial period of 6 months - June to November 2023. Ongoing work will depend on future fundraising.


The job role

Our plans, projects and ambitions are growing – and so is our workload! It’s time for us to build some capacity within our team to help us have the biggest impact we can for climate and nature in our local area.

The Communications Officer role will work alongside the Projects Coordinator to help effectively share news, updates and information about Kingsbridge Climate Action, our projects, events and activities. You will communicate across a range of platforms including our mailing list, our website, our social media platforms and other publicity channels both printed and digital.

The ideal candidate will be an advocate for sustainability, carbon reduction and nature regeneration. They will be an excellent communicator and be ready and willing to use their skills to inspire action for climate and nature locally. They will have a resilience and determination to meet the challenges of the future and to help share achievable, local solutions in a positive and engaging way.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To promote activities, events and projects online to ensure our reach is as wide as possible.

  • To produce interesting and informative graphics that raise awareness of various themes relating to sustainability and solutions.

  • To help maintain our website and keep it current with upcoming events and project updates.

  • To write blogs for our website about our various projects or on wider sustainability themes.

  • To produce regular newsletters using Mailchimp.

  • To share wider campaigns to amplify action and existing projects.

  • To attend in person events and activities to help promote KCA and to advocate for local action on climate and nature.

  • To communicate with a wide range of people including other organisations and networks, local government councillors and officers, volunteers, activists and attendees at events.

  • To support the Projects Coordinator with other activities where appropriate, such as administrative tasks, outreach activities or organising events.

  • Other duties may be delegated depending on experience.


Key Skills


Must haves…

  • Able to work on a freelance basis with access to your own laptop, software and with your own insurance.

  • Able to use Canva and have a good understanding of how to create eye catching and impactful graphics.

  • A good working knowledge of Instagram and Facebook.

  • A good understanding of email marketing and able to use Mailchimp.

  • Excellent written communication skills that can engage a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

  • Able to work independently, flexibly and manage your own workload.

  • A commitment to cooperation and teamwork with the rest of the Kingsbridge Climate Action committee and wider group of volunteers.

  • Knowledge of the climate and ecological crisis, current environmental campaigns and solutions.

  • A passion for sustainability as well as a love for our local environment and Kingsbridge community.


Good to have…

  • Working knowledge of Wix website platform – although training can be given.

  • Basic video editing skills.

  • Design skills for producing flyers/posters etc.

  • Knowledge of local action and policy on climate and nature, as well as knowledge of key organisations working within Devon and nationally.

  • Understanding of climate science, the circular economy and waste reduction initiatives, biodiversity decline and nature regeneration.


To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter - addressing the points in this job description - to Rosa at

Closing date: Friday 2nd June 2023

If your application is selected there will be an informal interview in week commencing  5th June.

We are grateful for support from our generous funders Devon Environment Foundation, Devon Community Foundation and Halleria Trust, whose grant funding is enabling us to recruit this role.


Find out more about the funding here

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