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Current vacancies at Caring in Bristol

Christmas Project Manager

Contract: Temporary, overall total of 4 months beginning part time from August 2022, increasing to full time November through December (including over the festive bank holidays). This role can also be offered on a freelance contract for the right candidate.

Working hours: 30 per week (flexible/appropriate to effectively delivering the project)
Working over Christmas: Caring in Bristol has a flexible working policy; you will be required to work additional hours during the project delivery period, including weekends, bank holidays and some evenings; you will be able and encouraged to recover those hours as soon as possible.

Salary: £27,515 – £32,540 depending on experience

Leave: 33 days per annum (pro rata, inclusive of bank holidays)

Responsible to: Head of Operations

Location: St Pauls, Bristol

Conditions: Enhanced Disclosure CRB required

We offer: Flexible working; 5% workplace pension

Application deadline: 19th August

How to apply:

As this is a temporary role, we have simplified our usual application process.

To apply, please send a cover email/letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job, and a current CV to recruitment@caringinbristol.org.uk with the subject line: Caring at Christmas Project Manager

For an informal conversation about the role, call our office on 01179 244444 or email recruitment@caringinbristol.org.uk and ask to speak to Claire Coleman (Head of Operations).

About the role:

An exciting opportunity to lead the delivery and development of the Caring at Christmas project, which carries a significant legacy in our city. Caring at Christmas is a volunteer-led service that provides warmth, safety, food and connection for some of the most isolated people in Bristol at a particularly difficult time of year. The project is funded entirely by donations from the public and small grants and staffed by a small team led by the Project Manager. It involves organising a large logistical operation, mobilising hundreds of volunteers and supporters, and working with varied partner organisations ranging from support services to top restaurants.

Caring at Christmas was established over thirty years ago, and although the core goals and values remain the same, the delivery model for the project has evolved to its current form. We were delighted to bring back the day centre element in 2021 after a year off due to Covid restrictions. We have also retained the expanded reach of the project which 2020 gave us through deliveries to those people who could not previously access the city centre services. We continue to build on the success of this adaptable approach while maintaining the same objectives. Using non-institutional spaces, linking our guests with other organisations, and bringing together the considerable talent and resources in Bristol, are key to our vision.

Christmas Project Manager Job Description


We are committed to increasing diversity of staff within Caring in Bristol and within the Charity Sector as a whole. We especially welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. Black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for these roles. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the requirements of the Person Specifications. We encourage applications from all gender identities and sexual orientations; we are committed to equal opportunity, equal treatment and respect for every individual. If you have special access requirements, please do let us know.

We offer, and value, flexible working. As a charity we are proud to be committed to mental health awareness and to actively supporting the wellbeing of the team.

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