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Join our team

Talking Money offers a value led, friendly working environment with a mixture of highly trained and experienced staff and staff or volunteers who are on their professional journey. Find out more by clicking on the links below.

Work for us

Talking Money is an established Bristol employer with 34 staff (29 FTE) and between 12 and 15 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.

We currently have two vacancies – Reception Administrator and Freelance Fundraiser

Job Title: Reception Administrator 
Grade & salary: £16,491 – £17,072 [pro-rata for P/T]
Other benefits: 5% employer contribution to contributory pension scheme – after qualifying period; employer cycle scheme and child care vouchers scheme
Contract term: We will consider applications on either a permanent or fixed-term basis
Working hours: Hours worked negotiable up to 37.5 but must include 1pm-5pm per week Mon – Fri.
Holiday entitlement: Starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays [pro-rata for P/T]
Place of work: Talking Money’s office, plus outreach locations in Bristol and the surrounding areas [very occasional]
Probationary period: Four months
Closing date for applications:  Monday 5th March 2018 at 12.00pm

Talking Money is recruiting a reception administrator who will provide first point of contact support and guidance to those seeking help with their money worries.
The role is set within a fast-paced environment and aims to provide a smooth support system for the specialist advisers, undertaking various administrative duties to a high standard.
The role requires proactive and reactive administrative assistance in various forms; including welcoming clients, answering calls, data entry, scanning and photocopying.

For an application form and the equal opportunities form click Reception Administrator Application-Form and TM Equal Opps monitoring form to download.

Job Title: Freelance Fundraiser
Salary: Negotiable

Talking Money is an award winning local charity providing free, confidential, independent advice services (e.g. debt advice, energy advice, benefits advice, financial education) for anyone who needs it.  Our remit is UK wide, but we have a particular focus on Bristol. Annual income is around £850,000 and we employ around 30 staff.

We are looking for a freelance fundraiser to help us meet a shortfall in our funding over the next financial year. We are looking to raise around £70,000 from Trusts and/or other sources. Talking Money has benefited from Money Advice Service (FCA) funding for some years.  We also now own our building. We have enjoyed the support of a number of Trusts and Foundations, some over a number of years, and are looking to build on some of those relationships as well as to identify new prospects.
How to Apply:
Please contact Rory Borealis on 0117 9543542 or email rory.borealis@talkingmoney.org.uk
We would like someone to start as soon as possible. Closing date: Thursday 1st March 2018 at 12.00pm

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 2016


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:

Advice volunteers:
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 Vincent.finney@talkingmoney.org.uk

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:  neilholliday@waitrose.com

Richard Ascroft, Vice-Chair of Trustees
Tel: (07800) 523209 e-mail: richard.ascroft@guildhallchambers.co.uk

Rory Borealis, Chief Executive
Tel: (07764) 628186 e-mail: rory.borealis@talkingmoney.org.uk

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 rory.borealis@talkingmoney.org.uk, preferably by 23 February 2018 

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Talking Money is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration no. 618880
Talking Money is a company limited by guarantee registered in England, no. 2457362
Charity registration no. 900311
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