Bristol Spaceworks Ltd
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Attend bi-monthly board meetings
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Details of Role: 

Bristol Spaceworks’ mission is to promote, encourage and assist the development and growth of entrepreneurial activities in the economically deprived areas of Bristol. This is achieved via providing affordable, flexible and professionally managed workspaces.

Bristol Spaceworks is a not for profit social enterprise founded in 1985, which reinvests its income into promoting its social aims of improving the economic wealth and vitality of disadvantaged communities through supporting enterprise.

What the Role Involves

As part of the Board, you will be supporting Bristol Spaceworks in providing strategic guidance and advice to the senior staff. The Directors are all instrumental in helping the business to achieve its objectives and in ensuring it remains a profitable business and fulfils its broader aim of helping job growth in the local economy. 

The Director's duties include:

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements Bristol Spaceworks’ strategic plan 
  • Reviewing outcomes and results created by Bristol Spaceworks and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using appropriate metrics
  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings 
  • Approving Bristol Spaceworks’ annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal responsibilities 
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO 
  • Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 
  • Taking on special assignments and attending ad hoc meetings with third parties, on rare occasions
  • Representing Bristol Spaceworks to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organisation 
  • Ensuring Bristol Spaceworks’ commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities the company serves
  • Knowledge of drafting company policies, finance, personnel management and IT systems / programs would be an added advantage


What the Bristol Spaceworks is Looking For

We are looking for enthusiastic, hands-on people to join our team of eight Directors.

Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, charitable, or the non-profit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Directors are required to attend Board meetings every 2 months. July’s board meeting is preceded by the AGM on the same evening.

The Difference that You Can Make

We are particularly looking for individuals with any of the following skills and experience:

  • Working in and with SMEs
  • Accounting
  • Human resources
  • Local economic regeneration
  • Community work
  • Property
  • Not for profit sector
  • Social Media/IT

The current Board of Directors is a dedicated team and has a founding member of the business from when it was started in 1985, who currently serves as Chairman.

After a period of steady growth, the business acquired its fifth location in 2017 and is looking to take on other sites and serve the needs of the local economy and the entrepreneurs who grow it.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 7 June, 2019 - 12:45
How to Apply: 

How to Apply: 

Please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to

For any queries, please contact us by e-mail or on 0117 941 5800.

Contact Person: 

Matt Johnstone

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Contact Phone: 

0117 941 5800

Contact Person: 
Matt Johnstone
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Postal Address: 
Finance Manager Easton Business Centre Felix Rd Easton Bristol BS5 0HE