Job Vacancies with the Public Interest Reseach Co in Machynlleth!

PIRC Operations Lead

PIRC Network Lead

PIRC Operations Lead 

We’re looking for an operations whizz to join the PIRC team, and we’d love to hear from you!

 

We’re on the hunt for someone who is excited about joining a small flat team based in mid-Wales, working towards equitable and sustainable social change, as our new Operations Lead. Read on for full details about the role, person specification, and working for PIRC.
 

  • Title: Operations Lead.
  • Contract: Permanent.
  • Location: Machynlleth, Wales—Working remotely during the pandemic, for at least the next 6 months.
  • Salary: £16,200–£21,600 (£27,000 FTE), with a pay-rise expected in early 2021. This will be the base rate for our new socially just pay policy which we aim to introduce in early 2021—please contact us for more information.
  • Hours: 22.5–30 hours a week, negotiable (3-4 days), with some flexibility on when your days/hours are worked. 
  • Job-sharing: Unfortunately applications for job-sharing this role cannot be considered.
  • Benefits: 17–22 days holiday (inc. bank holidays) + extra two weeks winter holiday (pro rata) * Pension * External Mentor * Annual Training & Development Budget * Free eye test + contribution to glasses.

 

Please get in touch if you have any questions about other policies & benefits.

Deadline to apply: 9am, Monday 25th January 2021.

Interviews: We’ll carry out remote interviews online, between 15-25th February.

Preferred start: April 2021, negotiable.

Got questions: Contact Hannah and Emer at recruitment(at)publicinterest.org.uk
or call us on 07564 181300.

 

APPLY HERE


There are no formal educational requirements for this role.
As long as you can show us you have the skills in the Person Specification below, we don't mind where you got them from. Also important to us is your willingness to learn and grow in the role. So even if you don't have all of the skills listed, or come from a very different sector or industry, we want to hear from you. To support you in this learning and development, we offer a structured induction period, training budget, and a professional mentor.

About the role

As our Operations Lead, you will help us to ensure that PIRC’s core operations run smoothly, and that we’re making progress towards being a sustainable, strategic and anti-oppressive organisation. You’ll have a particular focus on our People and Programming work. 

This is a new role at PIRC, created as part of our efforts to manage our work more effectively in our flat structure. We need someone to take an operational lead, assuming a birds-eye-view over our activities and our infrastructure, and ensuring we put into practice the principles and processes we’ve collectively agreed. 

At PIRC, this work looks like: 

Coordinating the audit and workplanning of our anti-oppression practices; Overseeing our core groups and coordinating reviews of our flat structure (see About PIRC, below); Overseeing project management; Overseeing workplans and capacity using internal planning systems; Coordinating the development of our organisational policies; Coordinating recruitment; Overseeing staff development plans & training; Overseeing and participating in our meeting cycle and structures of peer support;  Managing our office space, remote working systems, and logistical needs; Supporting the Resources team to ensure we’re meeting our legal obligations; Supporting the Finance lead with book-keeping; Supporting on our fundraising efforts (e.g. identifying funding opportunities, ensuring our process is working for cross-team input into applications and reports, maintaining funder records and databases of activities). 

You will be supported in this work by the Resources Team (Fundraising, Finance), and by members of the Delivery Team, who each contribute to the work of a Core Group (People, Programming, Direction) and contribute to fundraising work.

About you: Person Specification

Essential

If you think this might be the role for you, we hope you could bring the following to PIRC:

  • Demonstrable ability to manage operations, logistics and administration.

  • Experience of project management and/or problem-solving.

  • Experience of working with at least one of the following; budgeting tools, invoicing processes, procurement processes, HR service providers, workplanning tools.

  • Experience of working with organisational policies and working practices (e.g. HR, Finance, Governance, etc) to a high standard and in an efficient manner.

  • Commitment to collaborative working as an equal member of our flat management structure, with a willingness to participate in organisational management and our meeting cycle & support systems (see Organisational Management, below).

  • Interest in how we can build progressive, diverse and supportive working cultures, with an understanding of anti-oppression work, and a commitment to tackling all institutional forms of oppression, bigotry and exclusion (see Anti-Oppression, below).

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills.

  • Confidence with navigating your way around a computer, with the ability to pick up new IT systems and collaborative digital tools. (We currently use G Suite, Slack and Zoom regularly, but you don’t need to have experience with these to apply. )

  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise your work and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

Desirable

It would be an added bonus if you have some of this too (but don’t worry if you don’t):
 

  • Experience of developing and implementing a fundraising strategy.

  • Experience of fundraising from trust funds and other sources.

  • An understanding of the funding landscape.

  • An understanding of how frames and stories shape the world we live in (see Find Out More, below).

 

About PIRC

PIRC works to support our movements—for equality, anti-oppression, and climate justice—to tell better stories for a just world. We connect diverse groups, in participatory spaces, to share knowledge, develop strategies and strengthen movements. We carry out strategic research to support this work. And we create and openly share resources and tools for developing better strategy and communications. Our big focus areas for the coming year are climate, racial and migrant justice, and supporting our movements in the wake of the pandemic. 

We are a small charity with a flat management structure and a flat pay scale. We’re looking to bring in a new socially just pay policy in early 2021. Every team member has equal input and decision-making power in directing the organisation, and we share many of the organisational management tasks. 

We are based in beautiful Machynlleth, on the edge of the Snowdonia national park. There are currently five of us (plus Poppy, the dog) and we generally work a three- or four-day week because we think it’s good for us, and because we are privileged enough to live in a beautiful part of the world in which living costs are low enough for us to do so. 

We know that for many folks, our flat structure, organisational management and ways of working can feel quite different to other spaces you’ve worked in. However, we offer a structured induction, professional mentoring, and a training budget for you to get more comfortable with aspects of our work that are newer to you. 

 

PIRC Network Lead 

Job Pack, 2021

We’re looking for a network whizz to join the PIRC team, and we’d love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for someone who is excited about the idea of joining a small flat team based in mid-Wales, working towards equitable and sustainable social change, as our new Network Lead.
Read on for full details about the role, person specification, and working for PIRC.

 

  • Title: Network Lead.
  • Contract: Permanent.
  • Location: Machynlleth, Wales—Working remotely during the pandemic, for at least the next 6 months. Long-term remote working is negotiable for this role.
  • Salary: £16,200–£21,600 (£27,000 FTE), with a pay-rise expected in early 2021. This will be the base rate for our new socially just pay policy which we aim to introduce in early 2021—please contact us for more information.
  • Hours: 22.5–30 hours a week, negotiable (3-4 days), with some flexibility on when your days/hours are worked. 
  • Job-sharing: Unfortunately applications for job-sharing this role cannot be considered.
  • Benefits: 17–22 days holiday (inc. bank holidays) + extra two weeks winter holiday (pro rata) * Pension * External Mentor * Annual Training & Development Budget * Free eye test + contribution to glasses.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about other policies & benefits.

Deadline to apply: 9am, Monday 25th January 2021.

Interviews: We’ll carry out remote interviews online, between 15-25th February.

Preferred start: April 2021, negotiable.

Got questions: Contact Hannah and Emer at recruitment(at)publicinterest.org.uk
or call us on 07564 181300.

Job Pack for more info

APPLY HERE


There are no formal educational requirements for this role.
As long as you can show us you have the skills in the Person Specification below, we don't mind where you got them from. Also important to us is your willingness to learn and grow in the role. So even if you don't have all of the skills listed, or come from a very different sector or industry, we want to hear from you. To support you in this learning and development, we offer a structured induction period, training budget, and a professional mentor, amongst other systems of support.

About the role

You will help us grow and develop the PIRC network, sharing our work within the community and wider movements, supporting our network of Associates, and ensuring we’re embedding a movement-building approach in our framing projects.

At PIRC, this work looks like: 

Developing relationships with activists, campaigners and communicators; Attending events (which may, in non-pandemic times, include travel to London and other parts of the UK, as well as occasional travel to Europe); Setting up meetings; Managing our network of Associates (our community of framing consultants); Designing and implementing networked ways of working within projects; Building PIRC’s online presence through social media and regular online communication; Maintaining a database of contacts and keeping a log of interactions and correspondence; Supporting with workshop and training facilitation, and research activities; Contributing to the work of one of our Core Groups (see Organisational Management, below); Participating in our meeting cycle and structures of peer support; Cultivating and maintaining funder relations, and writing some of our funding applications and reports.

You would be supported in this work by other members of the Delivery team, who each lead on different aspects of our work: Research, Production, and Workshops & Participation. And you will be supported with fundraising activities by the Resources group.
 

About you: Person Specification

Essential

If you think this might be the role for you, we hope you could bring the following to PIRC:

  • A working understanding of framing, and how narratives shape the world we live in (see Find Out More, below).

  • Experience of creating, growing, developing or diversifying networks (both online and offline, ideally).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop connections and good working relationships with project partners, funders, and collaborators. 

  • Good communication skills—You might include among your skills: public speaking, writing publications, or producing newsletter and web content.

  • Willingness to attend networking events and participate in social movement spaces and funder forums (requires occasional travel and evening/weekend working hours).

  • Experience of working with and supporting diverse and varied groups, with an awareness of power & privilege in group dynamics (your skills might include: group facilitation, coaching, mentoring or peer-support). 

  • Commitment to collaborative working as an equal member of our flat management structure, with a willingness to participate in organisational management and our meeting cycle and support systems (see Organisational Management, below).

  • Understanding of anti-oppression work, and committed to tackling all institutional forms of oppression, bigotry and exclusion (see Anti-Oppression, below).

  • Confidence with navigating your way around a computer, with the ability to pick up new IT systems and collaborative digital tools. (We currently use G Suite, Slack and Zoom regularly, but you don’t need to have experience with these to apply.)

  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise your work and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

Desirable

It would be an added bonus if you have some of this too (but don’t worry if you don’t):

  • Experience of coordinating a team or network of staff or volunteers, and/or managing contractors.

  • Experience of creating a social media strategy and/or content.

  • Experience of workshop design, web design, publishing, or research (such as literature reviews, focus groups, or data analysis)

 

About PIRC

PIRC works to support our movements—for equality, anti-oppression, and climate justice—to tell better stories for a just world. We connect diverse groups, in participatory spaces, to share knowledge, develop strategies and strengthen movements. We carry out strategic research to support this work. And we create and openly share resources and tools for developing better strategy and communications. Our big focus areas for the coming year are climate, racial and migrant justice, and supporting our movements in the wake of the pandemic. 

We are a small charity with a flat management structure and a flat pay scale. We’re looking to bring in a new socially just pay policy in early 2021. Every team member has equal input and decision-making power in directing the organisation, and we share many of the organisational management tasks. 

We are based in beautiful Machynlleth, on the edge of the Snowdonia national park. There are currently five of us (plus Poppy, the dog) and we generally work a three- or four-day week because we think it’s good for us, and because we are privileged enough to live in a beautiful part of the world in which living costs are low enough for us to do so. 

We know that for many folks, our flat structure, organisational management and ways of working can feel quite different to other spaces you’ve worked in. However, we offer a structured induction, professional mentoring, and a training budget for you to get more comfortable with aspects of our work that are newer to you.  

See the Job Pack

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Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
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01597 822 191

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