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

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 

Event Researcher (Volunteer)

Please note this is a voluntary role.

About the role

You will carry out research online, using search engines, social media and online event listings, to shortlist events for Shared Interest to consider attending. 

Working from home at a time convenient to you this role is flexible around your other commitments.

We will provide online orientation and guidance on identifying appropriate opportunities. 

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Are pro-active and self-motivated
  • Can navigate various online tools to identify relevant information
  • Have empathy with the aims and objectives of Shared Interest
  • Use email and are computer literate (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

 We will support you with the following:

  • Orientation (online)
  • Ongoing support with a staff contact
  • Basic reference (if requested)

1.1 Event Researcher - 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