Cambridge Sustainable Fashion Festival Intern

Role title: Cambridge Sustainable Fashion Festival Intern
Reporting to: Nicole Barton (Volunteer and Events Organiser)
Principle function: To help Nicole organise all aspects of Cambridge Carbon Footprint’s (CCF) second Sustainable Fashion Festival, scheduled for Sat 21st March, 2020.
Expenses: Agreed in advance for lunch and travel
Location: CCF, The Bike Depot, 140 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DL
Days and hours: 2 – 3 days a week (pref Tues-Thurs but flexible) 10:00am – 5pm. Ideally we’d have an introductory day before the Christmas break.
Duration: Start Jan 2020 – end March 2020
Description of the Role:
  • Helping to create an engaging timetable of events for the day
  • Securing a range of sustainable brands for the pop-up market
  • Securing and liaising with event speakers and workshop facilitators
  • Helping in all aspects of promotion and marketing including writing blogs, coming up with interesting copy, visuals, case studies and social media
  • Supporting the press work, including print, online, TV, radio
  • Helping keep CCF’s website up to date
  • Helping recruit and manage a team of ~70 volunteers in the lead up to the event and on the day
  • Liaising with the venue on health and safety, facilities, schedules etc.
  • Helping fundraise and find sponsors for the event
  • Responding to queries around the Festival
  • Help with monitoring and evaluation of the Festival
The benefits and/or difference the volunteers commitment will bring: The Festival has helped put Cambridge on the sustainable fashion map and is a key event in the CCF calendar. The Sustainable Fashion Festival intern will help ensure that the event is headline grabbing, well attended and engages people on the critical issues of waste, resource use, the circular economy and the impact of global fashion on the climate crisis.
Skills and/or qualifications and experience required:
  • A strong interest in sustainability is essential and an interest in sustainable fashion and/or the circular economy would  be great
  • Good IT skills
  • Strong partnership building/stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent written English
  • You’ll need to enjoy working as part of a team but also be able to get on with projects/tasks under your own steam
Training required and support offered:
  • CCF Volunteer Induction
  • 1:1 training with office staff in things like WordPress, admin systems etc.
Any additional notes or information:

This should be a very rewarding and unique experience for someone wanting to gain experience in sustainability, events organising, the charity sector, and/or volunteer management.

CCF are a small, dynamic and friendly team that relies on volunteers to deliver or support round 60 sustainability events a year. If you’d like to talk through this role then please call Nicole on 01223 310842.

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