Outreach Worker

The Big Issue Group

To apply for this job please visit thebigissue.livevacancies.co.uk.

Full Time

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.

The Job

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

We offer

•    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.

Workplace details

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.

Big Issue Bristol
Contract type
On Application
We are proud of our family-friendly and flexible working environment and while this is a full-time role, we can offer flexibility of hours and some flexibility of place of work as standard. While you will need to spend a significant part of your working week in our Finsbury Park head office, we have the technology to enable remote working. We have no service qualification to submit a flexible working request and we would welcome a discussion on how you would like to organise your hours of work. As well as a salary commensurate with our sector, we offer 3 days paid leave in a rolling year to care for a sick child or grandchild, 3 days paid leave in a rolling year to care for a sick or elderly relative, a generous maternity package, an incremental holiday scheme, an enhanced contribution into our workplace pension, life cover, a healthcare cash plan, access to an open learning library and other learning & development opportunities. We have the technology to allow remote working for part of your working week. We offer a salary commensurate with a social enterprise, an enhanced contribution to your workplace pension, incremental holiday entitlement, life cover, a healthcare scheme, unlimited access to our open learning library, up to 6 days paid leave to care for a sick child or elderly relation and the exciting opportunity to be part of a mission-driven social enterprise. We are equipped for flexible working and while you will need to spend most of your week with your team in our Finsbury Park head office, we would welcome a discussion on how you would like to arrange your hours of work. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are underrepresented, such as women in senior roles such as this, disabled people and people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.