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37.5 Hours Per Week
Salary on application
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to work within one of the most innovative and successful self-help initiatives for people faced with poverty. As part of the Big Issue team based in Bristol, you will be working from our operations office and conducting sales and outreach duties around Bristol and surrounding areas.
Sales and Outreach Workers are the face of The Big Issue and work with the vendors to maximise their potential.
Your main responsibilities in this role will be executing and increasing sales and creating a positive environment for vendors to work in. You will be working one-on-one with vendors, actively recruiting new vendors, managing pitches and promoting good relations with the community where our vendors work. As a member of a small team, you will need to be proactive, organised, and have a non-judgemental attitude.
In addition to create a good working environment for the vendors, you will also be responsible for marketing The Big Issue within the local area and forming strong networks within the local community.
You must be proficient in Microsoft packages with good organisational skills and the ability to juggle and prioritise demands from different directions. An understanding of the practical and emotional needs of disadvantaged people and/or people facing poverty, and a commitment to the social objectives of The Big Issue is essential.
A full driving licence is desirable but not essential for this role.
For a full job description including the summary of skills, qualities and experience required for the role please download from the link below.
If you think you have the skills and enthusiasm to take on this exciting role please click on Apply. You will be asked to complete a short application form and then upload your CV and a covering letter which should explain your interest and related skills for the role.
Salary and Benefits
• A salary commensurate with the third sector, which can be confirmed on request
• Incremental holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) plus paid leave to care for a sick child or grandchild and a sick or elderly relation
• Incremental sick pay starting at 5 days per rolling year
• Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension
• Enhanced maternity pay
• Training and development opportunities including an open learning library and management training schemes
• Health benefits include life cover, a Health Cashplan scheme which provides access to counselling and a range of therapies
Please note that we reserve the right to review and amend our staff benefits and they do not form part of any contract of employment.
This role will be based at our Bristol office although you will need to travel within the Bristol area.
If you have any queries, please email HR stating the job title.
Closing Date: 26th October 2020
The Big Issue is striving towards Equal Opportunities
We particularly welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in our sector, such as women in senior roles, and people with disabilities and from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
The Big Issue thanks all applicants for their interest and will reply only to those invited for interview.