Jobs and volunteering

The Bristol Pound is an exciting initiative run by a highly motivated and passionate team. It is an extremely rewarding and enjoyable project to work on, making it a great place to get involved in doing something good for Bristol.

We are committed to equal opportunities and applications are welcomed from all who believe they fit the essential requirements of the job. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as we are keen to increase representation of these groups at Bristol Pound CIC.

There are three current vacancies:

Volunteer Communications Assistant

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Volunteer Communications Assistant to join our small team. Ideally someone who shares our values of supporting the local economy and who has some experience of using social media and creating digital media.

As a Volunteer Communications Assistant you will be required:

• To assist the Communications Manager where appropriate with all forms of advertising

• To contribute to the £B social media presence during working hours, including Facebook and Twitter

• To create leaflets and flyers for events using £B templates and software

Hours and time commitment

Part-time voluntary role - 8-16 hours a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Minimum time commitment is three months, though six would be ideal.

Skills and Experience

  • Enthusiasm about local currencies and tackling inequality
  • Experience of using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Ability to use IT software to create posters and visual media


For more information contact Laurie King, Community Liaison Manager, on

Application Process

Please send your CV and a letter of application explaining why you would like this role, in no more than one side of A4, to Laurie King



Senior Delivery Consultant

Salary: £45,000 pro rata
Reports to: Programme Manager
Days: 5 days a week (part-time considered)
Location: Bristol Pound office, Corn Exchange, Bristol City Centre

Bristol Pound CIC needs a Senior Delivery Consultant to review and develop an innovative new financial product.

Bristol Pound operates a high profile local currency scheme in Bristol and collaborates with a range of partners in the UK and overseas to develop and deliver other currency schemes and related economic interventions. We have a highly motivated staff team running the scheme in Bristol supported by a Board of both paid executive and voluntary directors.

We have developed a credit/loans system aimed at providing finance to SMEs in the Bristol area. The intention is to offer low or zero per cent credit to those businesses. The product has been tested successfully in a full trial. However, before we present our product to the market widely we want to feel sure we have got it right. Therefore, we are seeking someone with the right experience in the finance sector, to help us review, potentially adapt the product and to help us put in place the necessary operational procedures and capacity.

About the role

  • Carry out full review of current proposed scheme for mutual credit circle as piloted 
  • Identify areas for change and suggest necessary amendments
  • Put in place action plan through to full launch and beyond
  • Help to draft business plan incorporating amendments and other necessary areas
  • Consider current risk procedures in place and identify other areas that should be covered to achieve a balanced and robustly performing loan book
  • Draft new procedures as necessary
Skills and Experience

  • Experience of banking and/or financial transaction systems and procedures
  • Strategic planner, able to plan a business development effectively
  • Financial product development experience
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrable ability to plan and execute a product development cycle from inception to launch and beyond
  • Understanding of necessary procedures for running a loan book, debt factoring or mutual credit clearing services
  • Experience in interpreting publicly available company information such as Experian and Dunn and Bradstreet
  • Experience in working in financial institution and in not-for-profit/charity sector
  • Previous experience of interacting with FCA and other regulators 

Remuneration and contract term

Initial period of 3 months full time (part time would be considered); further period after this to be agreed.

Salary: £45k.


For queries about this role contact Ciaran Mundy at

Application Process


A CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides should be sent to before 29th August 2016. Interviews may be offered before this date and the advert withdrawn if the right candidate is found.

Please tell us where you found the job advertised in your application.


Research Director (Voluntary)

Bristol Pound CIC is looking for an additional member of the Board of Directors to help with research related work alongside the broader responsibility for the strategic development and the good governance of the organisation.  If you think you might have the time, the skills and the passion to support Bristol Pound scheme in this way, we'd love to hear from you.

This is a voluntary position, although any reasonable expenses are paid.

You will need to be committed to the aims and ethos of the organisation, bring skills and experience that add to the overall expertise of the board, and have the capacity to contribute 1-2 days per month to the role.  Meetings are held bi-monthly in Bristol. For more information please download the information pack below. If you would like an informal chat about becoming a trustee, please email ciaran.mundy@bristol

Title: Research Director Bristol Pound CIC
Location: Bristol
Role Type: Voluntary Director of the Community Interest Company.
When: Post available immediately running for 12 months minimum.
Areas of responsibility: Research, Academic Partnerships, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Advice, Benchmarking.





Sectors : Local economics, social impact, social capital, community cohesion, well-being, values.

Diversity: Bristol Pound recognises the importance of having diverse voices in the organisation and is seeking greater representation of people from BME groups and from women at the board level. We very much welcome applicants from these groups.

Role description

Bristol Pound CIC operates a high profile local currency scheme in Bristol and supports a network of similar initiatives in the UK and overseas. We have a highly motivated staff team running the scheme in Bristol supported by a Board of both paid executive and voluntary directors. It is vital that the Board has the necessary breadth of skills to support the onward development and delivery of the CICs pioneering work.

We are now looking for a Research Director who can help us continue to develop the core Bristol Pound proposition, undertake research into similar local currency schemes, as well as developing a research strategy to assess the impact and outcomes of the scheme. This person will have research and business modelling skills ideally in one or more of the following fields: local economics, social impact, social capital, community cohesion, well-being, values.

The Research Director will also help us establish good relationships with potential research partners and able to advise on research related funding applications and review any reports that result from the research activities.


Time commitment

We anticipate a minimum commitment of 12 hours per month will be required to help develop the research strategy. The successful applicant will need to attend regular bi-monthly board meetings in central Bristol in addition to any hours spent fulfilling the specific role.

What’s in it for you? You will be joining a great team of motivated people committed to improving Bristol as a place to live and work. You will be part of a highly innovative project that has connections across the city, the UK and internationally. We are leading the world in making local economics happen and sharing it as a global idea. Your role will introduce you to a diverse set of people from owners of the best local businesses in Bristol and local government officers to economists, social science academics and campaigners for social justice.


Application Process

To apply for the post please send a CV and covering letter by email to Ciaran Mundy  info@bristolpound .org.  If you would like to know a little more about the Bristol Pound or the role then get in touch via the same email address. The last date applications will be considered is 30th May 2016. You will need to be available for face-to-face meetings before the end of June 2016 if you are shortlisted for the role.

Bristol Pound CIC is a Living Wage Employer.