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.

Current vacancies:

 

Technical Officer

Salary: £28,000 pro rata to 4 days a week
Reports to: Bristol Pound CTO
Days: 4 days a week – 32 hours
Location: Bristol Pound office, Corn Exchange, Bristol City Centre

Thousands of people living or working in Bristol and many visitors to the city use the Bristol Pound. They’re using paper Bristol Pounds to buy groceries and train fares, paying by text message for cycle repairs and using online repeat payments to pay their council tax. Bristol’s the first UK city to have its own currency and the Bristol Pound continues to grow.

Bristol Pound CIC also manages the currency platform systems and websites for other local currencies around the UK and has become the centre of technical activity in this area.

About the role

We are looking for a technical person to support the work of the Chief Technical Officer. It is a varied and complex role, ranging from office IT support and website development to configuring our currency platform, Cyclos, including writing scripts to extend its functionality.

The ideal candidate will be a technical all-rounder, comfortable in creating WordPress websites and plugins, using SSH to troubleshoot server issues and create Java scripts. Training can be provided in all aspects but an ability and willingness to learn new skills is essential.

More information and application process

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Applications can be made by email to graham@bristolpound.org no later than 9am on 27th June. Please include a CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 equivalent. 

Interviews will be held over two afternoons on the 5th and 6th July and we expect them to last up to one hour. You will be informed of the time of your interview in advance. If you cannot make this date, please inform us and we will try to make alternative arrangements.


Programme Manager

Salary: £35,000
Reports to: Nominated Director/Exec Team
Direct reports: Delivery team of 5+ FTE staff: back office, sales and communications staff
Days: 5 days a week – 40 hours
Location: Bristol Pound office, Corn Exchange, Bristol City Centre

Bristol Pound CIC operates a high profile local currency in Bristol and collaborates with a range of partners in the UK and overseas to develop and deliver other local currencies and related economic interventions.

We have a highly motivated staff team running the Bristol Pound supported by a Board of both paid executive and voluntary directors. We are undertaking pioneering work and going through rapid change and this requires adaptive and agile thinking and management. 

The organisation emerged out of a mainly voluntary team in 2012 and now has 6+ FTE staff. We are set to expand further up to 15 FTE staff in order to launch and operate a new business credit service in Bristol, delivered along with the existing Bristol Pound local currency.

The Programme Manager will project manage the delivery of the Bristol Pound currency and our new business credit service, and line-manage the staff team tasked with the delivery of these innovative projects.

About you

You will be experienced and comfortable working with, and communicating with, a diverse range of people, with a demonstrable track record of leading a team. You will understand why the Bristol Pound exists and want to be an integral part of building the local currency and other local economic alternatives to help create a fairer and greener economy.

More information and application process

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To apply for the post please send a CV and covering letter by email to info@bristolpound.org. Please put the text “Application for Programme Manager Post” in the subject of the email. Applications for this post must be submitted by email no later than 3rd July 2016.

If you are shortlisted for interview, we will contact you by email to let you know the date and times of interview. We expect interviews to be held in the week commencing 11th July 2016 and will last up to 1 hour.

 

 


Bristol Pound CIC is a Living Wage Employer.