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

  • 17
    Employees

Benefits

  • 4-day working week

    We are a proud trail blazing 4-day week organisation paying same pay for 20% less time at work

  • Holiday

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

  • Health Assistance

    Face to face / video call counselling sessions // Legal help with wills, probate, tenancy, etc. // Help may also be available for other people in your family

  • Coaching

    We have an in-house coach and offer up to 6 sessions per employee post probationary period

  • Cycle to Work

    We're signed up to Green Initiative and offer salary sacrifice tax incentives so you can buy a new bike...yipeeee...vroooom

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.

  • Enhanced Carer Leave

    Up to 5 days pro rata for carer leave (children or elders)

  • Enhanced Sick Leave

    Up to 7 days pro rata for paid sick leave

  • Mental Health Leave

    Up to 3 days pro rata for paid mental health wellbeing days

  • Compassionate Leave

    Up to 5 days pro rata compassionate leave

  • Hybrid working

    At least 1 day working at home available for each employee

  • Free Yoga

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

  • Behaviour Change Training

    We have an in-house behaviour change specialist that offers training

  • Press training

    Our in-house Press and Policy Manager offers media training

  • Product Partner Discounts

    Gain discounts from our fab product partners

  • 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

  • Learning and Development

    We have an in-house development framework and hold an annual development week with a small budget per employee for training

  • 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...

  • Organic produce

    Join our twice yearly 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

  • 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!

  • Nature inspired 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.

  • 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 Stand-ups

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