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 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.

We currently have a vacancy 

Debt Quality Officer for Money Advice West partnership

Grade & Salary: NJC SCP 39 – 44 (£35,229 – £39,961)
Contract term: 1 year fixed term with possible extension to 2 years
Working hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, or part-time to a minimum of 18.75 hours per week
Place of work: Talking Money office and other local agencies with some national travel
Probationary period: Four months
Closing date for applications 9am Wednesday 25th July

For full details of the role Debt Quality Officer – Role Profile and Person Spec May 2018 MAW FINAL

For an application form and the equal opportunities form TM Blank Application-Form and TM Equal Opps monitoring form

If you wish to discuss any aspect please contact Tamra Mannin on 0117 9543993 or email tamra.mannin@talkingmoney.org.uk 

 

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:

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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