Vacancies

WHY WORK FOR SHARED INTEREST?

We believe that people are our most valuable asset. We are focussed on staff development; it is important to us to nurture expertise, talent and passion within the staff team.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

We are looking for people who share our commitment to fair and just trade; people who can help us to achieve our vision and mission.

WORK LIFE BALANCE

The work life balance of staff is of upmost importance to us. We operate a flexi time policy which aims to provide employees the flexibility to effectively manage their work and personal commitments. We also offer benefits packages such as a Life Assurance scheme and an attractive 9% pension contribution, which is applied regardless of staff contributions.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.  We are committed to the development of policies and procedures to promote equal opportunities in employment, personnel practices and any services for which we are responsible.


CURRENT VACANCIES

Non-Executive Director(s)

Please note this is a UK-based role.

Positions

We are looking for individuals to join our Board who have a strong interest in the work that we do and would like to support the organisation by providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Shared Interest’s Management Team, appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and encouraged.  We are currently seeking candidates with knowledge, skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:  

  • Environmental
  • Commercial or Social Lending
  • Venture Capitalism

Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Commitment to the work of the organisation
  • Advising and supporting the management team as they develop and implement Shared Interest’s strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Shared Interest for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics
  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approving Shared Interest’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Serving on committees
  • Representing Shared Interest to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organisation
  • Attendance at Board meetings
  • A time commitment outside of Board meeting for email correspondence, including Board preparation, committee meeting time etc.
  • Attendance at Annual General Meeting
  • Participation in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board
  • Being aware and abstaining  from any conflict of interest

Time Commitment  

There are five Board Meetings per year in addition to the AGM and any sub-committee meetings. Sub-committees include Remuneration, Credit Proposals, Audit and Nominations.  Non-Executive Directors are also expected to attend a minimum of one members event per year.  This means the time commitment is 12 days.  

Remuneration

Non-executives currently receive £3,204 pa.  In addition to this, reasonable travel and other incidental expenses are reimbursed.

To find out more, please contact our HR team on 0191 233 9138 or email: recruitment@shared-interest.com

Ambassador (volunteer)

Please note this is a UK-based voluntary role.

We are looking for volunteers to support us in spreading the word about Shared Interest. Our network of ambassadors represent Shared Interest in their local area. They inspire others to support us and invest by seeking opportunities to increase awareness of Shared Interest such as delivering talks and running stalls. Supporting our Member Engagement Team, ambassadors contribute their knowledge and passion to enable us to reach potential investors. Volunteers make a big difference to our ability to lend and last year they brought in 12% of new investment. 

This volunteer role is home based and you will be supported remotely by a dedicated member of staff. Email, phone and / or Skype communication will be required.

The role is ongoing and the time commitment depends on your capacity to generate opportunities. We are looking for volunteers who would aim to fulfil four activities per year. You will have the opportunity to utilise and develop your networking and communication skills and you will help us raise even more investment so we can enable disadvantaged communities to trade their way out of poverty. 

Ambassador role outline.pdf

To find out more or to apply please contact our Membership Team on 0191 233 9102 or email: volunteers@shared-interest.com 

Community Supporter (volunteer)

Please note this is a UK-based voluntary role.

Our network of community supporters represent Shared Interest in their local area. They inspire others to support us and invest in a number of ways, including, helping at and running stalls and displaying posters. Supporting our Member Engagement Team and ambassadors, community supporters contribute their knowledge and passion to enable us to reach potential investors. Volunteers make a big difference to our ability to lend and last year they brought in 12% of new investment. 

This volunteer role is home based and you will be supported remotely by a dedicated member of staff. Email, phone and / or Skype communication will be required. 

The role is ongoing and the time commitment is flexible depending on your availability. We are looking for volunteers who would aim to commit to two activities per year. You will have the opportunity to utilise and develop your communication skills and you will help us raise even more investment so we can enable disadvantaged communities to trade their way out of poverty. 

Community Supporter role outline.pdf

To find out more or to apply please contact our Membership Team on 0191 233 9102 or email: volunteers@shared-interest.com 

Translator Volunteer (French)

Please note this is a home based voluntary role.

We are looking for volunteers to support us with the translation of materials on an ad hoc basis.

The role will involve translating word documents from English into French and will require you to use your own computer or laptop. Although this role is home based, volunteers will be supported remotely by a dedicated member of staff and email, phone and / or online communication will be required.

You will have the opportunity to utilise or develop your translation skills through supporting us in developing our communications and you will get the chance to understand how our organisation engages with our customers.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have strong written and spoken English
  • Have strong written and spoken French
  • Share our goal of making a positive impact for our producers
  • Can demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail
  • Have access to a computer to carry out the translation
  • Are self-motivated to carry out tasks independently

We will support you with the following:

  • Ongoing support with a staff contact
  • Induction training / orientation
  • Basic reference (if requested)

Translator volunteer role outline - FRENCH.docx

To find out more or to apply please contact our Membership Team on 0191 233 9102 or email: volunteers@shared-interest.com