Crowdfunder Campaign Team member

Bristol Local Food Fund
https://twitter.com/BristolFoodFund
Contract Type: 
Volunteer
Hours: 
Part Time
Hours: 
Flexible according to the stage of the project - around 6-12 hours per week from June - October 2021
Location: 
Bristol
Contract Details: 
Voluntary role
Details of Role: 

 

The vision of Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF) is for every person in Bristol to be able access affordable, good quality food regardless of their situation. The project will support community projects that are helping to reduce unequal access to food, and it recognises that structural inequalities - economic, ethnicity, ability, age, geography play a major role in creating and sustaining disadvantage. BLFF aims to support genuine diversity, equity and inclusion in all its work. We will be honest and open where the project falls short and make efforts to improve. We very much welcome applications from all backgrounds and life experiences, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sex, education, or physical ability.
 

About

The Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF) is a new city-wide fund launching in 2021. The vision of BLFF is of a city where everyone can access good quality, affordable food, regardless of their background or situation.

BLFF will tackle food insecurity and inequality in Bristol by awarding grants and support to community food projects that help people and communities, particularly those that work in areas or support communities that experience the most severe food insecurity.

BLFF will work in collaboration with stakeholders and partners across the city to raise consistent funds and will prioritise diversity, equity and inclusion. Grants will be awarded through a process of participatory grant-making, where people that the fund aims to help will make many of the decisions about how the grant funding process is designed, and how grants are awarded. This process will be led by a diverse and representative Advisory Panel of people from across our city, with lived experience of food insecurity, who will be paid for their expertise and time.

From 2021 - 2022, BLFF will:

  • Launch a major city-wide crowdfunding campaign supported by key partners in Bristol, aiming raising at least £100,000 to kick-start the fund. (September 2021)
    • BLFF is working with strategic partners such as Feeding Bristol, Quartet Community Foundation, Burges Salmon, Bristol Food Network and Bristol City Council to develop the crowdfunding campaign and the BLFF project.
  • Recruit a diverse and representative Advisory Panel to co-design the grant-giving process.
    • Members of the Advisory Panel will have direct experience of living with food insecurity or tackling food insecurity in their community, and will be paid for their expertise and time. (November 2021 - January 2022)
  • Launch a grant programme to help community food projects in Bristol – particularly those that support communities that experience the most severe impacts of food inequality - to scale up and sustain their work. (February - March 2022)
  • Monitor and evaluate the Fund’s progress, learn from it and improve it (April 2022)
  • Develop plans to create sustainable fundraising income streams for BLFF, supported by institutions, partners, businesses, and individuals across Bristol, so that the fund is able to award grants to community food projects every year, helping them to continue to scale up and sustain their work. (May 2022 & beyond)

Objectives of role

To work as part of a volunteer team to support the Bristol Local Food Fund crowdfunder campaign to achieve its funding target of at least £100,000. This will include supporting the campaign planning process, pre-launch phase, campaign delivery and post-campaign close-down activities.

Activities of the role

  • Writing and editing copy for promotional materials, e.g. short articles, blog posts or newsletters, emails and social media posts
  • Project planning and management
  • Working as part of a team
  • Social media: creating and scheduling engaging posts and visual content. Graphic design and video skills are desirable but not essential
  • Emailing and influencing partners and supporters
  • Networking - particularly with key city stakeholders, the food sector and community/charity/voluntary/social enterprise in Bristol
  • Work as part of a team of volunteers
  • Attending meetings online
  • Communicating with the volunteer team, supporters, and partners via email, phone, video call, instant messenger or social media

The name of the person who the volunteer reports to

You will report to the BLFF Project Manager and work as part of a Campaign Volunteer Team

Location

Bristol, or remote, but essential to have strong links to Bristol.

Volunteering hours

6 - 12 hours per week, June - October 2021 - flexibility according to the stage of the project.

How the role fits in with the work of the organisation

The project will require at least 3-6 volunteers to work as part of a volunteer team delivering the Crowdfunding Campaign. The volunteer team will work with, and be supported by the Project Manager/Founder of BLFF.

Skills and qualifications:

Essential

  • Good communication skills - don’t worry if English is not your first language, the important thing is that you are confident and warm in the way you interact.
  • Working as part of a team
  • Experience of using social media - Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Using online communication platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or similar.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Word / Excel and Google Docs / Sheets / Gmail

Desirable

  • Good written communication skills.
  • Marketing: planning, writing, storytelling, creativity, customer/supporter engagement.
  • Project management experience, such as activity co-ordination, or organising events to deadlines
  • Graphic design skills, including experience of using graphic design software such as Canva.
  • Campaigning experience
  • Creative problem solving
  • Knowledge and connections with any relevant networks in Bristol. For example, food, charity, local community, business, sustainability.
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

To apply, please email bristollocalfoodfund@gmail.com explaining in around 50-100 words why you believe you are a good fit for the role. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
 

Contact Person: 
Michael Lloyd-Jones
Contact Email: 
bristollocalfoodfund@gmail.com