POW Officer Wanted - New role in SAS

Want a job helping to protect the surf spots of Britain? As part of SAS' new Protect Our Waves campaign, the organization is seeking someone to who knows their stuff and can help head off potential threats to surf spots around the UK.


1 year contract

Based in St Agnes, Cornwall

SAS is looking to recruit a full time Protect Our Waves Campaign Officer with responsibilities including the development of the Protect Our Waves (POW) campaign policies and strategies, researching issues which fall within the POW campaign remit, building up national POW case studies, developing local, government and industry networks relevant to the campaign, generating media coverage, undertaking campaign copywriting for the SAS website and member newsletter, attending relevant meetings and conferences, and planning detailed SAS reports on the campaign issues. The role will also crossover with all current SAS campaigns and involve numerous other day-to-day office responsibilities.

Applicants should be educated to degree level, have an understanding of environmental issues, particularly coastal; have an understanding of the recreational water user sector, particularly surfing; and experience of planning and implementing campaigns, and financial planning and budgetary control would be preferred.

The successful candidate will be committed to SAS campaign aims and be able to communicate them effectively to potential supporters. This is a demanding role and excellent communication skills and a high level of accuracy are extremely important.

For further details, please download the details from the website or contact Hugo or Andy on 01872 555 951 or hugo@sas.org.uk. Deadline for applications is noon on Friday 7th August. Interviews 12th – 14th August.

Loose-Fit Surf Shop and Surfers Against Sewage Announce Strategic Partnership

Through their mutual alliance with US based 1% For The Planet, two of the UK surf industry’s leading organisations have joined forces as Loose-Fit pledge 1% of all their sales to Surfers Against Sewage.

North Devon based Loose-Fit, known for its unrivalled range of beautiful, handcrafted surfboards has long been recognised for its award winning environmental initiatives whilst Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaign for clean, safe recreational water free from sewage effluents, toxic chemicals, nuclear waste and marine litter. SAS also campaign to protect surf spots from environmental damage, negative impacts on wave quality and to safeguard waveriders right of access.

Key to the new relationship is Mikey Corker, who in addition to his role as Loose-Fit Manager is delighted to have recently been appointed as the North Devon representative for Surfers Against Sewage and will be campaigning for the protection of the coastal areas in that region. “The collaboration is perfect” said Mikey, “we’re thrilled to be working so closely with SAS, directly helping to preserve and improve our beaches and water quality, an invaluable asset that we would like to hand over in better condition to all future generations of surfers and beachgoers”

SAS has recently launched its Protect Our Waves (POW) campaign. The POW campaign is dedicated to the protection of coastal areas with good recreational (surfing) wave resources. POW recognises the growing importance of these areas, including their environmental, health, social and economic benefits, to both the surfing and wider communities. POW will strive to protect surf spots from environmental damage, impacts on wave quality and to safeguard recreational water users’ right of access.

"We are delighted that Loose-Fit Surf Shop has chosen SAS as its sole focus to their donations via the 1% For The Planet initiative. Loose-Fit has been setting a great example as a surf shop putting the environment at the top of their agenda. Their support will help enhance SAS campaigns protecting the UK's oceans, beaches and waves for years to come." Said Hugo Tagholm, director of Surfers Against Sewage.