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JOB ROLE: Programmes & Community Manager

Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 p/a

Based: Remote (+ Nottingham 2 days per month) 

Contract: Permanent 

Probationary Period: 3 months 

Benefits:  Flexitime, laptop and phone, career development scheme

Volunteer Roles

We’re always on the look out for passionate, likeminded people who are happy to volunteer their time to support our work at Planet Patrol. Whether you’re a dab hand at graphic design, budding videographer, data analyst, copywriter or anything in between. Get in touch and let’s chat! 

About Planet Patrol

Since 2016 Planet Patrol, a global non-profit movement, has been redefining what can be achieved through collective action and citizen science, by placing power in the hands of the people to tackle environmental issues.

The Planet Patrol app has been used in 113 countries and its user base is growing rapidly. Housing the most comprehensive and robust people-powered database, over the last six years thousands of volunteers around the world have recorded more than 460,000 pieces of litter data in the app, which would otherwise have been impossible to capture at scale. Over 50,000 participants have taken part in our activity-based clean up events, removing litter pollution from nature that would otherwise remain unobserved and unaccounted for.

Planet Patrol is particularly focused on protecting the world’s waterways and this year launched its Water Quality Testing pilot, a programme to encourage the general public to monitor and measure the quality of their freshwater environments, which will roll out nationwide in 2023. Planet Patrol also conducted its first ever Autumn Water Watch, a bi-annual national observational survey also launched. 

Planet Patrol’s campaigning work featuring everything from our annual Litter Reports, Big Bag Ban and Autumn Water Watch are led by female founder, Lizzie Carr MBE, and have taken centre stage in the media spotlight, helping Planet Patrol to build a loyal following from the public.

About the role

We’re a small, committed team that cares deeply about protecting our planet. This means we can – and do – react quickly to current environmental issues. If you thrive in a fast paced role, want a supportive team, fun culture and the feeling of creating impactful work with real meaning then you’ll fit right in! 

  • You will be responsible for the management and delivery of all Planet Patrol’s programmes including our activity based clean ups, water quality testing and education programme 
  • Researching and implementing relevant, timely new programmes 
  • Managing budgets and operating plans
  • Contributing to funding and grant applications to ensure delivery and growth of existing programmes, whilst helping to secure funds for the implementation of new ones 
  • Developing and implementing evaluation methods to assess our programmes’ strengths and identify areas for improvement and growth
  • Continually analysing programme risks and implementing measures to mitigate them
  • Managing and communicating with all key organisations, stakeholders, regulators and delivery partners involved in programmes
  • Apply knowledge of relevant government policies and upcoming plans as part of manifesto pledges to inform and shape programmes and desired outcomes 
  • Conducting and overseeing data analysis, interpretation and reporting alongside academic partners 
  • Project management for the technical team working on app development to support programmes 
  • Plan, support and attend key campaign and community events

Person specification

We are looking for a dedicated and resourceful individual to hit the ground running, taking ownership in both managing and developing Planet Patrol’s programmes to grow our community, increase data gathering and extend our reach. Passionate about the environment and our waterways, you’ll have a vested interest and commitment in helping to drive lasting change to create a better future and planet for all.

You will:

  • Be passionate about the environment, keeping abreast of current and developing environmental issues, specifically in relation to pollution and water quality
  • Have excellent research and presentation skills
  • Be highly organised to ensure deadlines are met and projects are delivered on time
  • Have exceptional attention to detail and be a strong analytical thinker 
  • Be confident leading medium sized public groups at our outdoor events
  • Be an excellent communicator build strong relationships with colleagues, community groups, stakeholders and partners
  • Have a great work ethic and be a creative, expressive and supportive member of the Planet Patrol team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and varied environment, working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Programmes Manager role is a crucial part in achieving wider company goals
  • Be happy to take ownership and work autonomously, shaping and building the role as Planet Patrol grows

Additional requirements

  • The role is remote but you will be expected to work from Planet Patrol HQ in the East Midlands at least two days per month
  • UK travel will be required so a full clean UK driving licence is essential
  • There may be some international travel and weekend working required

What you'll get:

Some of the perks you’ll get with us are:

  • We don’t believe in outdated working conditions. We trust you to get the job done and offer remote working, with flexible hours
  • 32 days of paid holiday including the usual UK public holiday.
  • A laptop and phone to get the job done
  • Quarterly gatherings with the team – we work hard but value the fun side of life too
  • Access to our career development scheme, where we’ll put £300 annually towards initiatives for your career (whether it’s training courses or tickets to conferences, it is totally up to you)
  • Pension scheme

Please send your CV with a covering letter letting us know why you’re the right person for this job to 

Application deadline: Wednesday 30th November

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