- Are passionate about volunteering for community led initiatives
- Would you like to support Luton’s diverse communities in buying more ethically
- Have enthusiasm for leading a group of people committed to promoting Fairtrade
Then we would like to hear from you!
We are looking for a volunteer Fairtrade Campaign Coordinator to help us continue our Fairtrade work within Luton and its diverse communities. Luton became a Fairtrade Town in November 2011 but there is still much pioneering and everyday activity to be done in raising awareness, and working with schools, retail outlets and the community at large to work for trade justice by coming together to think globally but act locally. Luton’s Fairtrade work has strived to include as much of the community as possible in their activities and events. The aim is very much about going deeper into Fairtrade and the issues that it evokes as part of GRASSROOTS’ Spirituality of Justice work, rather than just tick boxing.
There is much scope for you to develop this role using your individual creativity and ideas, in addition to:
- Convening meetings, following up on actions agreed and check others progress on their tasks
- Proposing how to promote the sale of Fairtrade products in Luton
- Increasing the size of the group and bring in more young people to be involved with activities
- Engaging with different faith communities and encourage them to use Fairtrade products
- Liaising and develop relationships with local schools
- Developing new promotional initiatives such as a multicultural recipe book
Depending on your level of skill and experience, you could also be able to help us with the following areas (although these areas are optional):
- Designing event posters and creating display boards
- Suggest and administer good use of Social Media to promote Fairtrade
- Creating a publicity strategy
- Website development
- Engaging with members of the media (local newspapers and radio stations)
This role would suit someone who:
- Can think creatively about communicating ideas and messages
- Is willing to use their own initiative and implement ideas
- Is self-motivated and has patience and grace to work with a diverse group of people
- Can commit to arranging at least 6 group meetings per year
- Has enough time to network and follow up actions between these meetings
Whilst there is complete flexibility in regards to how much time is spent between meetings fulfilling your voluntary duties, we would prefer someone who is prepared to make a long term commitment to this role and its responsibility. Full training will be given where needed and reasonable travel expenses refunded.
To register your interest or ask any questions about the role please contact us at the details below – we look forward to hearing from you!