Work for us
Talking Money is an established Bristol employer with 21 staff and between 5 and 7 volunteers.
Staff benefits include:
• a holiday entitlement which starts at 25 days + bank holidays
• a 5% employer contribution to contributory workplace pension scheme after a qualifying period
• employer cycle scheme and child care vouchers scheme
• training and development opportunities
• monthly supervision and annual appraisals.
Talking Money exists to alleviate poverty and its mission is “improving lives by tackling financial problems”. For 28 years we have empowered people to take control over their finances. We provide free and independent advice on debt, benefits and financial education.
We are based in Lawrence Hill, Bristol, which is one of the most income deprived areas in the city. The majority of our clients live in Bristol and the surrounding area and are seen face-to-face; our telephone and online services are available to anyone in England.
Talking Money has a track record of maintaining its services in a very difficult funding environment, but this is currently under significant threat as long-held sources of funding have either evaporated or become much harder to maintain. Our staff (currently 21, 18fte) have great expertise and commitment, but are under significant pressure to continue to provide advice to very high numbers of vulnerable clients, many of whom face multiple disadvantages
Talking Money is passionate about creating a diverse workforce and encourages applications from under-represented communities. Registered Charity No. 900311.
Finance Officer – July 2019
Do you have strong planning and problem saving skills and excellent attention to detail when dealing with numbers? Then Talking Money is offering a fantastic opportunity to join a strong and supportive team as their Finance Officer.
Working with the Chief Executive and Treasurer you will be responsible for the day to day administration and maintenance of Talking Money’s financial records and bank accounts, including an inhouse payroll system, ensuring that Talking Money’s Financial Rules are followed and using the relevant financial software system to record all transactions.
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Talking Money is a Living Wage employer – click here to find out more.
Our policy on Equal Opportunities
We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer. Our equal opportunities policy can be downloaded below: TM Equal Opportunities & Diversity policy March 2017
Volunteer with us
Each year Talking Money works with thousands of people with money problems. Whether it’s someone in extreme financial crisis or someone in need of tips to make their money stretch further, we can only provide these much-needed services with the help of our incredible volunteers.
Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and gain valuable experience for the workplace. Talking Money is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels to volunteer with us. We have a range of opportunities available for people to get involved. The following is a list of typical volunteer roles available at Talking Money:
Supporting our specialist advisers and working directly with clients, our advice volunteers contribute greatly to our organisational aims. We are often looking for advice volunteers to help in our debt, energy or benefits advice services – click on the relevant icon in ‘Our services’ to find out more about each service.
Administrative support volunteers:
The administration team supports all functions of the organisation. We often have a range of opportunities working across different teams in the organisation.
Self Help Service volunteers:
We provide telephone, IT and information services for people to take steps to help themselves resolve their money difficulties or improve their financial situation. Volunteers are fundamental to maintaining this service.
Any current volunteering opportunities will be listed on this page. We offer all our volunteers full training and a welcoming, friendly office environment.
In return for your time and effort we will: cover expenses incurred, provide an opportunity to develop your skills and gain experience in the charity sector, and, crucially, provide all the tea or coffee you can drink!
Whilst we are happy to help you fit your volunteering with us around your other commitments, such as your caring responsibilities, we do expect you to agree a regular time for volunteering; and to do so for at least six months.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in touch with our Volunteer and Training Coordinator, Vincent Finney, on 0117 954 3990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a trustee
Talking Money is looking for some new Trustees to help develop and oversee the strategy for and governance of this successful money advice charity (www.talkingmoney.org.uk). If you are looking for a real opportunity to make a significant difference to local communities and have some relevant experience and perspective to offer, we would encourage you to find out more.
As Universal Credit rolls out fully in Bristol, the impact of all elements of Welfare Reform continues to bite and the cumulative effect of a decade of recession and subsequent very slow patchy recovery continue to affect a substantial number of people and their families. Talking Money works in partnership with others to give people facing financial hardship or crisis some respite and some professional advice and support, to enable them to find their feet or stay on them.
We are looking for new people to join our Board of Trustees which meets six times a year. Four of the existing trustees have been with the charity for at least four years and would welcome some fresh insight and challenge to contribute to strategic thinking and good governance.
Like all charities, attracting and maintaining funding is a core requirement and if you have significant experience, expertise or talent in relation to innovative fundraising, we would be especially keen to hear from you. Current Trustees have a range of business and financial skills and acumen. They are keen to broaden their perspective by including individuals who represent greater diversity. Applications are especially welcome from people who have personal experience that enables them to readily identify with and understand the needs of our clients.
Whilst Talking Money is always interested in an approach from a prospective Trustee, we are currently focusing on bringing in some additions and so it would be especially helpful if you could make contact by 23 February 2018.
Further information and application
You can contact any of the following:
Neil Holliday, Chair of Trustees
Tel: (07791) 612989 e-mail: email@example.com
Richard Ascroft, Vice-Chair of Trustees
Tel: (07800) 523209 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rory Borealis, Chief Executive
Tel: (07764) 628186 e-mail: email@example.com
You should be able to find all relevant contextual and background information on our website (www.talkingmoney.org.uk), where you can also download a Trustee Application Form to complete and send to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably by 23 February 2018