Support Relations Assistant – Kickstart

Support Relations Assistant – Kickstart

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This placement is part of Race for Nature’s Recovery (, a new programme working to improve the diversity of the environmental sector. It is open to all young people that are eligible for Kickstart placements. We particularly welcome applications from young people who are: i) From BAME backgrounds; ii) Living in economically deprived areas of the UK; iii) Non-graduates.

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a grassroots environmental campaigning community. From our campaigners and lawyers to local groups and supporters, we push for change on causes that matter to you. This includes protecting your local area and making it more climate friendly, pushing for a green and fair recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and fighting for environmental and social justice globally.

Friends of the Earth is the biggest grassroots environmental campaigning community in the world. It covers 75 countries – from Norway to Australia, from South Korea to Colombia. We have around 5,000 local activist groups and over 2 million members and supporters worldwide. All of them doing incredible things for a healthier, fairer world.

We are looking for a kickstarter to join our Supporter Relations team and play a frontline role in tackling the climate crisis and building Friend of the Earth’s supporter base and grassroots strength. We’re looking for an innovative and passionate person to join our team and be a part of our mission to enhance and embrace the best relationships with the change-makers and protectors of our planet!

You will report directly to the Supporter Relations coordinator and will be providing administrative and project support to colleagues, acting as the first port of call for enquiries and will have a good overview of Friends of the Earth’s activities. Our team also act as Friends of the Earth’s first point of contact for our generous donors, providing an excellent Supporter Care experience via the phone, email and social media.

This role will give you the experience and understanding you’ll need to start a career in supporter care and fundraising and give you an insight into effective project management. You will gain skills in creative writing and content development, analysing results and data, using databases, data protection and how to work effectively with processes across multiple teams. Although no qualifications are available in this role, you will be encouraged to attend ad-hoc training and seminars throughout the placement, for which we have a small budget. You will also get a unique insight into how an environmental campaigning organisation, like Friends of the Earth operates.

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