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The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London EC2A 4LT
Compensation: Up to £13/day for travel and lunch expenses
Unpaid Volunteer Part-time
The charity Sustain’s London Food Link team has an opportunity to volunteer with The Jellied Eel, the leading good food magazine for London. The role gives you the opportunity to gain skills in relation to publishing a magazine as well as writing and promoting good food news and articles. You will also learn more about the charity where we are based.
Ideally, we are looking for someone able to commit two full days a week at the Sustain office in east London from December 2019-March 2020 in order to be part of the full publishing cycle, potentially longer if desired.
About the magazine
The Jellied Eel is a print and online magazine, produced, published and distributed by Sustain's London Food Link team, The Jellied Eel is London’s longest running sustainable food magazine.
This unique celebration of the capital's diverse, exciting food culture helps to inspire more than 30,000 readers an issue to seek out and enjoy the best of London’s local larder.
Roles and responsibilities
The Volunteer Editorial Assistant role is to help the editor ensure each issue is commissioned, produced and delivered on schedule. Tasks include:
The assistant will also have opportunities to write a feature per issue and attend occasional evening and weekend events.
Desired skills, interests and attributes
As the role involves making many effective telephone calls, you must be able to call people with confidence, clarity and cheerfulness. Ideally, you also have:
We are looking for someone to start ASAP so please let us know when you will be available.
Please have a good old rummage around The Jellied Eel and London Food Link websites to get a good idea of what, why and how the organisation does what it does.
Then, upload your CV and detail how you meet the criteria through our website. If you have an example of your writing you’d like us to read, please link or send this to sarah.davenport[at]sustainweb.org.
In your application, please outline:
Applications close at 8pm on Tuesday 26 November and we’ll contact selected applicants by Thursday 28th November to arrange a chat. Ideally we will meet to discuss the position on Monday 2nd December afternoon. Please indicate your availability in your brief cover letter (if not available at these times we will do our best to accommodate you).
Please note that this is a voluntary position but Sustain can reimburse receipted out-of-pocket expenses of up to £13 a day for lunch and travel to/from the office.
We encourage applications from anyone with relevant skills and interests, but regret that we are unable to offer any payment or expenses beyond those outlined above; or assist with finding accommodation or with visa applications.
Please mention Roots to Work when applying for these jobs
Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.