Collections Assistant

Bristol Wood Recycling Project

£17,660 (pro rata, 4 days/week £14,128)

Paid • Part Time • Permanent 0117 972 3219 Ben Moss

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Thursday, 22nd February 2018   1 day left

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the position of Collections Assistant at Bristol Wood Recycling Project. Please find in this letter, and in the Application Pack, all you will need to apply for the job.


Please return the forms to arrive with us by 9am on Thursday 22nd February 2018. You MUST include Parts 1&2 of the Application Form AND the Equal Opportunities Form for your application to be considered. You can get your application to us by email ( or post (c/o Recruitment, Bristol Wood Recycling Project, Unit 4 William Street, Bristol, BS2 0RG).

All emailed applications must retain the formatting of the original files (.doc), and must include the applicant's full name in the email's subject.

Details of the Vacancy:

Please refer to the Job description and Person Specification for exacting details of the role. The post is immediately available. There is a probationary period of a minimum of 3 months from commencement of the role. During probation the salary is £16,688.87 per annum, pro rata 4 days/week (£13,351.10). Once probation has been completed and the staff member can become a Coop Member, the salary rises to £17,660.18 per annum, pro rata 4 days/week (£14,128.14). The hours of work are 8:45am – 5:15pm. Staff are entitled to 25 accrued days paid holiday in addition to the usual public holidays. This entitlement will be pro rata'd for part-time employees.

Additional Notes:

Bristol Wood Recycling Project is a cooperatively managed, not-for-profit social enterprise. Staff are expected to become Coop Members once they have completed their probationary period. All staff collaborate in the week-to-week operational running of the project, working alongside our volunteers to achieve the operations necessary. Departments are self-organising with high degrees of autonomy, in accordance with the vision of the whole, and the processes in place to fulfil this. We all work efficiently and flexibly, sometimes between departments, demonstrating abilities to adapt to the circumstances that arise; successful candidates should expect to do the same. Individuals and departments are managed by peer review by fellow coop members. Oversight and strategy is offered by Directors of the cooperative.

Working for Bristol Wood Recycling Project is not 'your normal nine to five'. It carries greater responsibilities than most jobs, but also offers greater rewards. Joining our cooperative is participating in a global movement for social and environmental justice.

We are looking for someone who can help us achieve our social objectives which are the foundations of what we do:

  • To save Resources from waste;
  • To provide affordable timber and resources to the local community;
  • To enable Social Inclusion and learning through volunteering and work placement opportunities;
  • For the core of the business to remain self-financing and financially independent.

All necessary details and forms can be found the application pack, downloadable here.

Kind regards

Bristol Wood Recycling Project

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