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

Customer Representative West Africa (French Speaking)

Please note this vacancy is based in Ghana.

We are seeking a representative responsible for delivering new business and managing a portfolio of existing customers. Identifying opportunities to maximise lending, you will analyse financial information for lending proposals, carry our annual reviews of facilities and requests for borrowing, monitoring repayments and maintaining records.  Developing and maintaining relationships with customers through visits and regular contact is a major part of the role.

You must be fluent in French. You will have experience of working in a customer facing role and possess excellent customer relationship management and influencing skills.  You will have an aptitude in credit appraisal and business analysis.  You will be a team player, self-motivated, proactive and organised with experience of working in a multi task environment.  With drive and enthusiasm to get things done you will be comfortable working to tight deadlines and dealing with a wide variety of customers from different backgrounds.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate commitment to and empathy with the aims and objectives of the Society.

We are working with local recruitment agency Ghana HR Solutions to find suitable candidates.  To apply please send your CV to: michaelka@ghanahrsolutions.com 

Job description Customer Representative West Africa - 2018.doc

Spanish translator (volunteer)

Please note this is a voluntary role.

We are looking for volunteers to support us with the translation of our website and possibly further resources and materials. The role will involve translating word documents from English into Spanish (Latin American) 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 Skype 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.

Role description

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

Local Supporter (volunteer) – Portsmouth OR Aberdeen

Please note this is a UK-based voluntary role.

We are looking for volunteers to help us raise awareness of Shared Interest to the public.  Supporting our Member Engagement Team, you will use your local networks and contacts to do some or all of the following:

  • Raise awareness of Shared Interest through providing information to local groups, organisations and networks
  • Research and approach local media outlets for publicity opportunities such as community newsletters, local press and faith based media
  • Seek appropriate opportunities for display of Shared Interest posters and/or leaflets
  • Research social media for potential networks and audiences for Shared Interest in the local area

This 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 for a fixed period of three months, the time commitment within that is flexible depending on your availability.  We are looking for volunteers who can commit to four activities over that time.  The role will begin in August 2018.

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 even more disadvantaged communities to trade their way out of poverty.

Local Supporter role outline.docx

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