City to Sea

City to Sea

Careers at City to Sea

City to Sea is an environmental not-for-profit, campaigning to stop plastic pollution at source. Our award-winning campaigns are tackling the single-use plastic items found most commonly on our beaches and in our rivers and oceans by providing practical solutions.

By working with communities, businesses and government, we’re inspiring and empowering everyone to tackle plastic pollution. We believe collective action is key to lasting behaviour change and encourage everyone to rethink, refuse, reduce and reuse across all of our campaigns.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on City to Sea

Most of us want to be responsible citizens working to make things better, but sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming. Where do you start? That's where City to Sea comes in, making it easy for each of us to understand the small actions we can take every day to turn the tide on plastic pollution. City to Sea brings humour, humility, and enthusiasm to a depressing issue, making it easy to get involved and become an everyday activist. Their mission and ecocredentials are clear, little wonder therefore why they ended up scoring highly in the Escape 100 this year. Not content with simply making the planet a cleaner and healthier place, they focus equally on making City to Sea an amazing place to work. The employees at City to Sea highlighted the culture as being supportive of employee health and wellbeing, flexibility and generosity, and crucially as a place where you can show up to work wholeheartedly and be a part of a supportive of people all making a big change in the world. City to Sea are a great example of an organisation that prioritises their mission and their people in equal measure, an equation we can get behind!

Stats we are proud of

  • 100m+

    Pieces of plastic saved each year by the Refill Campaign

  • 400k+

    Refill app downloads

  • 105k+

    Students reached in 2019 with our unbiased period education

  • 82%

    Employee engagement score for 2021

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

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  • Cycle-to-Work

    We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.

  • Learning & development

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.

  • Holiday

    We offer an unbelievable 36 days’ holiday a year (inc UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Corporate Volunteering Days

    Up to 2 days per year to volunteer for your favourite community-environmental-charitable organisation

  • Climate Perks Accredited

    We offer paid travel time when you elect to travel via land or sea rather than via air

  • Dr Bike Service

    Get 8 of you together and we'll bring in a Dr Bike Expert for a day of free bike services

  • Borrow electric bike

    Thanks to collaborating with our green-minded Bristol council, we have an electric bike to share between us all - sign up to zoom off

  • Climate Emergency Declaration

    You'll be joining an organisation that has declared climate emergency. We monitor our organisation's carbon footprint: travel to work - travel for work - personal holiday travel. When we don't hit our targets we offset by donating to Thrive Renewables

  • Monthly L&D Behaviour Change Course

    We have an in-house expert behaviour change consultants who deliver a monthly course to enliven, educate and inspire

  • Bike Box Self Repair

    Got a flat or a puncture, chain need oil, forgotten your bike lights...dig into our bike box to sort the little things out

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.

  • Organic Refreshments

    We will ply you with quality organic coffee, milk from a glass milk bottle, ethical lush choccie and fairtrade organic wine when only this will hit the spot!

  • Join a Working Group

    When you onboard you'll be able to join one of our amazing working groups and lend your voice and experience to: Social Justice / Ethics / Wellbeing / Socials / Sustainability

  • Team Days & Socials

    2 fab outdoor team days per year plus regular socials and an end of year festive celebration that always includes your favourite tipple, fab grub, an outdoor adventure and some dancing...

  • Product Partner Discounts

    Gain discounts from our fab product partners

  • Wholesale Organic Produce

    Join our quarterly order from Suma to gain access to zillions of organic and fairtrade food, supplement, gift products at wholesale prices

  • Birthday Token

    Receive a card and Birthday token for your local plastic free shop

  • Free Yoga

    We have a qualified yoga instructors who love offering a pop up weekly class for the team

  • Having a voice

    We don't think it should be classed as a benefit, but in case it's not obvious, we love feedback, feedback oh and um, more feedback. Partake in a bi-annual pulse survey, book a walk and talk with our CEO/Founder, make a noise if we're not getting something right!

  • Wild HR Quarterly's

    Ever fallen asleep reading an HR email...not anymore, we believe in putting the wild into HR. Your quarterly updates will include foraging tips, lunar updates and land based celebrations as well as important stuff like pay dates.

  • Online Socials / Quiz

    in a word pandemic pandemonium...there's serious fun to be had when our Social Working Group plan an online social, seriously!

  • Flexible working

    Even when we're not in a pandemic, whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focused work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Equipment

    When you join we'll set you up with a laptop and other tech if needed.

  • Lunch & Learn

    Book into or offer an hour's lunch and learn - anything from crafting, to debating to cooking

  • Time for reflection

    Join us every Thursday to reflect and share our learning's on key issues including social justice and climate emergency

  • Weekly wellbeing check-ins

    Every Tuesday join us for a wellbeing check-in (honesty is encouraged!) and leave sharing what you're grateful for

  • Remote working

    During the pandemic we've encouraged the team to work from wherever they're happiest... from family homes, to places abroad we trust you to complete your work wherever you are located!

  • 4-day working week

    Oct 21 - Mar 22 we're trialling the 4-day working week. We will be led by 360 team assessment as to whether or not we consolidate from 1 Apr 2022!

  • Counselling

    Up to 6 CBT Counselling sessions available per employee

  • Coaching

    Up to 6 coaching sessions available per employee

  • Spouse / Dependent support

    Telephone wellbeing support available for the employee, partner or spouse and dependents (between the ages of 16-24 in full time education within HMRC guidelines)

  • Phone support

    Confidential telephone helpline available 24/7, 365 days a year, offering practical information and emotional support

  • Online health portal

    Online Health Portal resources including four-week programs, videos and webinars