Collections Team Member Maternity Cover at Bristol Wood Recycling Project

Bristol Wood Recycling Project
Salary ranges from £18,366 to £20,059 per annum depending on experience
Contract Type: 
Part Time
0845 - 1715 ; 3-4 days a week
Contract Details: 
Maternity cover, 7 month minimum
Details of Role: 

Bristol Wood Recycling Project Collections Team Member (Maternity Cover), minimum 7 month fixed-term.Between 3 to 4 days per week (dependent on applicant); £18,366 to £20,059 per annum per year (pro rata according to amount of days worked).

​This is a great opportunity for an individual to develop a wide range of skills associated with co-operatively running a social enterprise. The position is for a seven-month maternity leave term; due to the evolving nature of our co-operative, there may be opportunity for horizontal transfer or extension of the role at the end of the fixed-term period.

We are looking for a member to join our Collections Team, a vital part of our co-operative's business. We need someone who can do the important work of getting out with our volunteers in all weathers, to all parts of the city (and beyond), to collect wood from all manner of sources; to bring it back to our base in central Bristol, to save what's good, and to recycle what we can't re-use. The places, people, and timber loads that you will encounter will be both routine and varied. The Collections Team collects over 500 tonnes of wood a year; the Team Member will be crucial in keeping this source of wood coming on to site – and off again – to keep BWRP doing what we do.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for exacting details of the role.

The role is for between three and four days a week, dependent on the candidate. It is not available as a job share.

The desired start date is week commencing 14th September, which is negotiable.

There is a probationary period of a minimum of 3 months from commencement of the role.

The annual salary ranges from £18,366 to £20,059 depending on experience. The chosen salary will be pro-rata'd according to the days worked a week.

Additional Notes:

Bristol Wood Recycling Project is a co-operatively owned and managed, not-for-profit social enterprise. Staff are invited to become Co-op Members once they have completed their probationary period.

All staff collaborate in the week-to-week operational running of the project, working alongside our volunteers to achieve the operations necessary. Departments are self-organising with high degrees of autonomy, in accordance with the vision of the whole, and the processes in place to fulfil this.

We all work efficiently and flexibly, sometimes between departments, demonstrating abilities to adapt to the circumstances that arise; successful candidates should expect to do the same. Occasional Saturday working may be required. Individuals and departments are managed by peer review and coaching by fellow coop members.

Strategy for the Co-op is generated through membership meetings and Working Groups. Oversight is offered by Directors of the co-operative. Members of the co-operative have ultimate control of the business. Members can be either Employees or Supporter volunteer Members. As a Member of BWRP Co-op, you will participate in decision making and enacting of these decisions in the growth of the Project.

Working for Bristol Wood Recycling Project is not your normal 'nine to five'. It carries greater responsibilities than most jobs, but also offers greater rewards. Joining our co-operative is participating in a growing global movement for social and environmental justice.

We are looking for someone who can help us achieve our social objectives which are the foundations of what we do:

To save resources from waste;

To provide affordable timber and resources to the local community;

To enable social Inclusion and learning through volunteering and work placement opportunities;

For the core of the business to remain self-financing and financially independent.

We welcome candidates to apply who are part of communities currently underrepresented at BWRP, including female identifying and non-binary folks, BAME groups and LGBTIQ+ people.


Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 - 12:00
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Postal Address: 
Unit 4 William Street St Philips Bristol BS2 0RG