Protect Our Winters UK


About Protect Our Winters UK

Protect Our Winters UK is a charity formed to educate and support 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!

 

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.

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