Project Assistant (Admin)

Vocalise Bristol CIC
£9.50 per hour
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Details of Role: 

Company description

Vocalise is a community magazine based in Ashley Ward Bristol. We publish a quarterly magazine written by and for the local residents, with the aim of bringing together community and celebrating the diversity and achievements of local residents.

Our Vision

A strong, cohesive community that celebrates diversity – where everyone has a voice and can fully develop their potential.

Our Values

Inclusive, sustainable, ethically sources, community focused, cooperative, politically neutral, inspirational, and fun!

Our Mission

To create a sustainable means of communication for the residents of Ashley Ward to strengthen and empower the community so that every person is well informed and able to participate.

Job description

Project Assistant (Admin)

Part-time 5 - 10 hours a week

Key requirements:

  • Coordinate the production and distribution of the quarterly community magazine Vocalise (the community magazine for Ashley Ward, Bristol).
  • Operational and administrative tasks overseeing the running of Vocalise Bristol CIC.
  • Responding to emails, phone calls and attending meetings with community members, funders, and advertisers.
  • Cooperate with volunteers and interns who update Vocalise website and social media channels with local news and events.
  • Manage relationships with existing advertisers, seek out further sponsorship and advertisements to go in the magazine. Invoicing and chasing payments.
  • Organising Directors meetings, taking minutes, communicating updates with the team.
  • Researching funding opportunities and writing funding applications.

Essential characteristics:

  • Ability to work independently and proactively are essential.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Passionate about community projects and the ethos of Vocalise Bristol CIC.
  • Organised and able to multitask.
  • Will need to have own laptop / computer. 

Desired skills:

  • Experience working with social enterprises, charities, community interest companies.
  • Experience writing funding applications or willingness to try.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Live in or connected to St Pauls, St Werburghs, Montpelier communities.

You would be directly managed and supported by the managing director, Julia as well as our founder and director, Vandna. With time, you will have an option to take on additional tasks such as magazine design, managing volunteers and interns inc. recruiting, assigning tasks and liaising with the university as well as organising fundraising events. Ultimately, depending on your skills and abilities, there will be an option to progress to a project coordinator by taking a full responsibility for the company as well as magazine’s design, release, and distribution.  

About Vocalise Bristol CIC:

Vocalise Bristol CIC produces a quarterly community magazine, celebrating the diversity and creativity of Ashley Ward (Montpelier, St Pauls and St Werburghs, St Agnes). The magazine is delivered to businesses and community hubs across Ashley, providing a platform for local residents, charities, artists, schools and business owners. We sell advertising space within the magazine to only local organisations, charities and businesses and are currently funded by Bristol City Council.

Vocalise Bristol CIC runs a website, with news, a local business directory and creative articles, alongside Twitter and Facebook channels promoting local news and opportunities. We have also run workshops in collaboration with other local organisations, offering training in all aspects of media and journalism. We also organise local events and engage regularly with other community groups and leaders. There are three active Directors, we have quarterly planning meetings as well as monthly informal catch-up meetings. 

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 11 December, 2022 - 20:15
How to Apply: 

Apply with a cover letter and a CV

Contact Person: 
Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
Vocalise Magazine Backfields House, Upper York Street, Bristol BS2 8QJ