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Design Internship, Hubbub UK

Location: Somerset House, London.

Contract period: 6-month internship.

Salary: £20,000 per annum plus generous holiday allowance and Somerset House resident discounts.

Application deadline has now passed: Thursday 12th January 2017, 5pm.

Hubbub is a two-year-old social enterprise exploring new ways to engage mainstream audiences in sustainability issues. We do this by designing and delivering campaigns based on topics relevant to people’s day-to-day lifestyles, including; food, fashion, homes, neighbourhoods.

We're seeking a six month intern to join our small team based in Somerset House, central London. The internship will gain a wide range of experience, working in a start-up culture. The role will provide direct support to the research, social design and graphic design of a range of on-the-ground initiatives including food waste campaigns, sustainable fashion initiatives and piloting new approaches to tackling litter.

We're looking for a talented designer who has a genuine interest in sustainability and whose ambition is to bring the issue into the mainstream through innovative and impactful community-based activities. We're looking for someone who can work effectively in a small team, who thrives on challenges, who has an active interest in current affairs and who's able to work confidently under their own initiative.

You'll have excellent opportunities to demonstrate your creative ideas, expand your skills and realise your designs in collaboration with community groups to leading brands.

The Internship will be reviewed after 6 months. Our aim is to create a small core team of committed staff and long-term employment opportunities may be available.

Specific duties include

  • Social design and design thinking; being able to develop creative and playful solutions to environmental problems and follow them through from concept to completion.
  • Support with design of campaign materials. This will require confidence in using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and an excellent ability to stick to brand guidelines.
  • Project managing local events and the production of any campaign designs/materials, including overseeing all logistical arrangements, supporting promotional activities and liaising with suppliers/volunteers.
  • Providing administrative support for Hubbub’s initiatives, including tracking participation, supporting the measurement of outcomes and liaising with local organisations.
  • Supporting marketing activities to promote events including social media, liaising with journalists, media tracking.
  • Assisting with the overall development of Hubbub by contributing to development meetings, helping to grow the organisation’s supporter base and assisting with promotional activities.

Applications for this role closed on Thursday 12th January, 5pm.

If you’re interested in joining the team, please send the following to hello@hubbub.org.uk.

  • Your CV to along with a cover letter (no more than one page) explaining why you are the right candidate;
  • a brief outline (no more than 200 words) of your favourite example of where design has been used for social good;
  • and if you have one, your portfolio.


Internship, Hubbub Enterprise

Location: Somerset House, London.

Contract period: 6-month internship.

Salary: £20,000 per annum plus generous holiday allowance and Somerset House resident discounts.

Application deadline has now passed.

Hubbub is a two-year-old charity exploring new ways to engage mainstream audiences in sustainability issues. We do this by designing and delivering campaigns based on topics relevant to people’s day-to-day lifestyles, including; food, fashion, homes, neighbourhoods.

We're seeking a six-month intern to join our Hubbub Enterprise team based in Somerset House, central London. The role offers an exciting opportunity to join a start-up venture with huge growth potential. You'll support Hubbub Enterprise in growing a range of new products and services. This includes working with leading brands and local councils on new approaches to reducing food waste and tackling litter, for example, scaling our innovative Ballot Bin, as well as providing solid financial and administrative support to the team.

The intern will be based in Hubbub UK's commercial arm, Hubbub Enterprise, and will work closely with all team members.

We're looking for a self-starter who works well as part of a small team, who thrives on challenges and a fast-paced environment, and is able to work confidently under his/her own initiative. Excellent organisation skills and an ability to multi-task are important.

Specific duties include

  • Order management of the Ballot Bin – responding to new enquiries, converting enquiries into new sales, keeping track of financial information.
  • Support a communications strategy for the Ballot Bin including newsletters, website updates, case studies.
  • Provide administrative support including financial administration to the team, working with Xero software (training to be provided).
  • Support marketing activities including social media.
  • Project delivery support to team members.
  • Project management of specific tasks.
  • Provide professional support and management to a diverse range of stakeholders on a range of projects.
  • Act as the team’s ‘go-to’ for new enquiries and external requests for support.

We're looking for the following skills/experience

  • Excellent organisation skills including fine attention to detail and ability to prioritise under pressure.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word & PPT.
  • Experience of providing administrative support and financial administration.
  • Experience of developing partnerships and/or customer relationships.
  • Project management experience.
  • Marketing and communications experience.
  • Knowledge of social enterprise sector (preferable but not essential).
  • Design skills (preferable but not essential).

The internship will be reviewed after 6 months and long-term employment opportunities may be available.

Applications for this role closed on Monday 15th January, 5pm.

To apply for this role, please send your CV (max 2 sides) and a cover letter (max 1 side) to enterprise@hubbub.org.uk. As part of your application please send us a tweet-length piece about a social enterprise that inspires you.


Commercial Lead, Hubbub Enterprise

Location: Somerset House, London.

Contract period: 12-months with longer-term opportunities.

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum plus generous holiday allowance and Somerset House resident discounts.

Application deadline has now passed.

Hubbub is a two-year-old social enterprise exploring new ways to engage mainstream audiences in sustainability issues. We do this by designing and delivering campaigns based on topics relevant to people’s day-to-day lifestyles, including; food, fashion, homes, neighbourhoods. We work with multinational businesses, local councils and community groups to deliver positive environmental impact.

In 2016, Hubbub launched a trading arm, Hubbub Enterprise, which aims to commercialise the work of the charity, maximising proven ideas whilst delivering positive environmental impact.

Specific duties include

The role offers an exciting opportunity to join a start-up venture with huge growth potential. You'll work closely with the team to enhance its sales and marketing proposition and to deliver new sales and partnerships, ensuring the company hits ambitious growth targets. This is an opportunity to carve out a new role in a small and fast-paced team.

Your main focus will be developing a commercial strategy and delivering sales for the Ballot Bin, and developing a commercial proposition for Hubbub’s work with local government based on a new membership service. Other opportunities for generating revenue will arise quickly you will help to shape them. You'll actively explore opportunities for new business, lead on sales meetings, negotiate contracts and pricing, and design marketing materials. Overall you will help to build the commercial skills of the organisation and to ensure Hubbub Enterprise can deliver sustainable growth into the future.

We're looking for the following skills/experience

  • A passion for Hubbub’s environmental impact combined with evidence of a commercial mind-set.
  • Educated to degree level with proven sales and marketing experience.
  • Experience of business development with a range of clients including companies and local government.
  • Knowledge of pricing strategies, use of discounts and marketing techniques to deliver growth and profit.
  • Experience of product development, including working with designers/manufacturers to improve products.
  • Confident at negotiating contracts and thinking on your feet.
  • Ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data and to interpret insights to help shape activities.
  • An effortless communicator, skilled at forging networks and partnerships.
  • Organised and flexible in approach, capable of managing time in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Great written skills and an eye for detail, experience of creating marketing materials.
  • This is your opportunity to use your enthusiasm and experience to help lead Hubbub to a successful and sustainable future.

This position is currently being offered as an initial 12-month contract with a high likeliness of becoming permanent based on the success of the role.

Applications for this role closed on Monday 15th January, 5pm.

To apply for this role, please send your CV (maximum 2 sides) and a cover letter explaining what you would bring to this role (maximum one side) to  enterprise@hubbub.org.uk.