Labour Behind the Label

Jobs

Fundraising Volunteer 1 day per week

Labour Behind the Label is a campaign working to improve conditions and empower works in the global garment industry. We raise public awareness and promote collective action from consumers to push for change in the industry. We pressure companies to take responsibility for worker’s rights throughout the entirety of their supply chains. We work with trade unions worldwide to amplify garment worker’s demands. We lobby governments and policy makers to legislate and protect garment workers human rights. The focus of our work comes from garment workers themselves, and we provide a platform to amplify their voice and demands and to promote international solidarity.

Labour Behind the Label believes that no-one should live in poverty for the price of a cheap t-shirt. That a living wage is a basic human right, as is working without fear for your life. We are committed to making these ideals a reality in the garment industry.

Labour Behind the Label is looking to recruit a fundraising volunteer to support the Director of Fundraising with general office activities and fundraising campaigns including the planning and delivery of the Six Items Challenge; an annual campaign which raises funds and awareness of the issues in the garment industry by participants wearing six items of clothing for six weeks. The campaign has grown from strength to strength with the last being its most successful one yet. Looking forward to 2018 we are now looking to exceed 2017’s total and make more of a noise about this exciting campaign. Are you the person to help get us there?

Essential requirements for the role

You will:

  • know something about ethical fashion and want to find out more;
  • have lots of initiative, be full of enthusiasm and enjoy talking to people;
  • be organised and pro-active

Roles and duties

You will assist with a variety of fundraising activities. We will create a workplan based around your skills and experience and also what you would like to learn – as well as around the priorities and needs of the organisation. This means you could end up doing a wide variety of things, such as:

  • writing and preparing e-newsletters using our database e-tapestry
  • marketing and recruitment of sign ups to the Six Items Challenge
  • create website content/write blogs
  • research press opportunities
  • general administration, including filing and responding to calls and emails
  • Data input

What you might learn

  • knowledge of a range of ethical and social responsibility issues associated with the global garment industry
  • good understanding of fundraising and what is required when running a project in the third sector
  • research, marketing and writing skills (e.g. market research and promotion)
  • organisational and administrative skills
  • experience of working with a variety of different groups

How to apply

Please send your CV and a one page cover letter to caroline@labourbehindthelabel.org

Deadline: 29th September 2017 5pm

The role is 1 day per week and this can be flexible to suit your needs – split over two days, or be home-based, for example.