Protect Our Winters UK


About Protect Our Winters UK

Protect Our Winters UK is a charity formed to inspire and equip UK outdoor sports communities to mobilise and take positive action on climate change, starting with snowsports.

We do this by engaging individuals and organisations through their snowsports livelihoods and passions. We educate them on the risks of climate change and support them to take effective action.

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Volunteer Community Rep

Role Description

Volunteer Community Rep

About Protect Our Winters UK

Protect Our Winters UK is a charity formed to inspire and equip the outdoor community to take positive action on climate change. 

We do this by engaging individuals and organisations through their outdoor livelihoods and passions. We educate them on the risks of climate change and support them to take effective action

About POW UK Regional Chapter Strategy

We aim to establish organised groups of POW Advocates in regions across the UK and Europe who love the outdoors and are committed to turning their passion into purpose. These chapters will operate under the umbrella of POW UK to unite the outdoor community in their region and broaden our reach across the country by helping build awareness and advocacy at events. 

 

A Community Rep will be assigned to each of the first six Regional Chapters in London, Dublin, Manchester, Edinburgh, Morzine (FR) and Tignes (FR) so we’re looking for Rep’s based in these cities/resorts.

 

Community Rep Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Grow POW UK’s community and increase our impact.

  • Build climate advocacy in your region, turning new Advocates into active participants of the POW movement in your community.

  • Raise awareness about POW UK’s campaigns and mission by activating at community and partner events. 

  • Engage volunteers and host monthly Regional Chapter meetings to inspire and strengthen community.

  • Set up (and manage) a private Regional Chapter Facebook Group for your community. 

  • Manage Regional Chapter e-mail. 

  • Debrief on Chapter meetings with Rep Coordinator.

  • Complete quarterly check ins with Rep Coordinator and General Manager. 

  • Manage and store the Chapter Activation Kit. 

  • Set advocacy drive goals with the General Manager Program Director in January each year. 

  • Seek opportunities to help build advocacy in your community. 

  • Ensure all new POW Advocates details are recorded.

 

Who we’re looking for

The ideal Volunteer Community Rep will be a figurehead of their community, highly engaged with POW UK and interested in the climate movement, have a passion for the mountains and outdoor sports, and be a good representative of POW UK’s values.

They will possess excellent verbal communication skills and be confident in delivering the POW message through meetings and events.

They will have experience working on their own initiative and taking ownership of a project or task.

They will have good organisational skills for holding monthly Regional Chapter meetings, liaising with partners for events and looking after POW Advocates in their region.

They will have a personal commitment to the mission and values of Protect Our Winters and a drive to support others to take effective action.

What you’ll get in return

  • Full Community Rep training, to include: Carbon Literacy Training, Tripod Activist Training and Storytelling Training.

  • Access to POW UK volunteer discounts/perks

  • References and valuable experience within the third sector

  • Support from a passionate team and access to POW events

Time Commitment

Time commitment for this role is expected to be around 3 hours per week, however this can fluctuate depending on the season and on week’s where monthly meetings are held.

How to Apply

Sound like the role for you? Please complete the application on this page. If your skills match what we need to succeed in the role, you’ll then be asked to complete a phone interview to find out more.

 

Thanks for your time and we hope to hear from you soon!

 

Web Developer

Role Tasks & Responsibilities

Working closely with other POW volunteers and staff to implement improvements to our digital infrastructure

Help design and implement our global digital strategy.

Who we’re looking for

A detailed list of our current technologies is further down this document but at its core a good experience of developing and setting up Wordpress, WooCommerce and associated technologies is key.

Obviously we’d love it if you are an experienced developer with a deep knowledge of containerised Wordpress, integrating with it and deploying into cloud hosting (specifically Google) however that's not to discount those with less experience.  We ideally like to grow a pool of people we can call upon to share the load.

You may not have every skill but an inquisitive mind and willingness to learn new technologies and skills is even more important.

An eye for detail and being able to help expand ideas.

You will have experience working on your own initiative and taking ownership of a project or task.

A personal commitment to the mission and values of Protect Our Winters and a drive to support others to take effective action.

 

Specific Requirements

Our web presence (https://protectourwinters.uk) is currently built on containerised Wordpress using a customised version of the Jupiter X theme. In future we may look to migrating to an alternative theme to align with other POW chapters.

The site is hosted in on Google Cloud hosting. There is a codified build process built into the source code to enable updates  using git tags.

We have some commerce functionality that is built on top of Woo Commerce that powers our POW Pledge https://protectourwinters.uk/pledge  which is a toolkit to help and reward organisations in taking climate action.

We currently use JIRA to define and prioritise work. If you’ve not used it before it's pretty easy to get the hang of it.

We have some awesome people that have helped us out.  Right now we have some great people helping with UX and our overall IT admin.  We really need some help in these key areas, each of which is in progress to some extent.

  • We need one or more people that really understand containerised Wordpress on Google Cloud to help us document exactly how the system is built and how it deploys

  • We need to make some urgent fixes to the current Wordpress implementation

  • We would like to breakout the POW pledge from the main website into its own entirely separate instance and domain

  • We would ideally like to develop an ongoing relationship with a couple of developers who are able to update and add functionality to our site(s)

 

Technologies Used

 

Essential

Responsive Design

Wordpress

WooCommerce

Payments

Gravity Forms

Javascript

jQuery

HTML5

CCS3

PHP7

Yaml

Json

SSL & Lets Encrypt

MySQL

Linux (the staging site is on a linux vm)

Git

Shell scripts

Docker / Containers

Google cloud hosting: SDK, App Engine, Compute, CloudSQL, CloudCDN, Cloud Storage, Coud Run, IAM, network, Google Big Table, Cloud Source, Stack Driver

 

Important:

Appreciation of Good UX

Payment (Stripe) Integration

Building Wordpress Plugins

Python 3

Salesforce integration

Experience of Elementor Wordpress Template

MailChimp

 

Nice to have:

Agile / Lean / Lean UX

Adobe suite or similar

BDD/TDD/Unit Testing

JIRA

Airflow

Mautic

eSputnik

Amazon AWS

Google Marketing Suite

Cloudflare

Zapier

 

What you’ll get in return

  • The ability to to work on some really cool technology and to hopefully learn more.  Also to have a voice in our global digital strategy
  • References and valuable experience within the third sector
  • Support from a passionate team and access to POW events
  • Access to POW UK volunteer discounts/perks

Time Commitment

We have a big backlog some of which is pretty urgent.  We are hoping to get a couple of people to help out so this is really how long is a piece of string.  Iis really up to you and what you are able to provide.  We will work with you to prioritise tasks in JIRA to fit your availability.

How to Apply

Sound like the role for you? Please click "Fill in an application" to the right. If your skills match what we need to succeed in the role, you’ll then be asked to complete a phone interview to find out more.

 

Thanks for your time!

Mission Statement

We inspire and equip UK based outdoor communities to take positive action to address the climate crisis and to accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral society.

Winter Needs Us