This is an exciting time to join Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC), as the team is growing to deliver an ambitious business plan to increase community-owned energy in Bristol. You will be an integral member of our communications team, working closely with the Campaigns Manager and Communications Manager, external agencies, coop members and partner organisations.
This is the chance to play a significant role in a small organisation by shaping the social media strategy for BEC, helping to tackle the climate emergency, highlight issues around renewable energy, and benefit local communities through an increase in community energy.
You’ll have the opportunity to develop, own and implement the strategy for our social presence, produce and optimise content for each channel and our website, staying true to our brand and values. You’ll have a deep understanding of what motivates future investors, members, and followers and use this insight and social media monitoring metrics to increase awareness of BEC’s work.
You’ll focus on strong storytelling about our members, projects and people who benefit from community energy in the Bristol region. You’ll have a great eye for what makes a compelling story and how narratives can best be shared across different platforms to inspire new BEC investors and supporters. This also includes developing a growing network of social media influencers who can help amplify our work and campaigns across all our channels.
This role will be the face of our social media channels, so we would like to hear from candidates who are very comfortable with appearing on camera, and experienced in using social media in previous roles, in their personal capacity or through volunteering experience. We are a small team and regularly feature in and collaborate on content creation, which you will lead on.
Running our social media channels
Content creation for our digital channels
What we’re looking for
As an inclusive employer, at Bristol Energy Cooperative, we actively encourage people of all backgrounds, ages, races, religions, belief systems, sexual orientations and gender identities to apply for this role. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
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To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and one page covering letter, explaining why you are a good fit for the role, including relevant examples of your experience and skills.
This can include paid work, voluntary work, or personal projects that are relevant to this role. You are welcome to include hyperlinks in your cover letter to examples of your work, such as links to your social media channels or campaigns that you have worked on, which demonstrate your suitability for the role.
Please include the names of two referees in your application – these will not be followed up until after an offer is made.
Finally, please complete our anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetkOFiONpNpNIbArOL30dTWgFAcDeU...
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If you are successful at the nomination stage, we will invite you to an interview at our office in Bristol which will include completing a short task beforehand to bring to the interview. We will send you more information on this in advance. We’re also happy to pay reasonable travel expenses for attendance at the interview.
Interviews will be held in October and we hope to have someone in post by the end of the year.