Technical Support Worker and Co-op Member

Ethical Consumer

£17,654 pa (35 hours or pro rata)

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent 01612262929 Mackenzie Denyer

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Thursday, 6th September 2018  

Ethical Consumer is a not-for-profit co-operative based in Manchester, working to make businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure. We are currently recruiting for a Technical support worker and Co-op member, and two Writer, Researcher &  Co-op member posts.

Location: Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) offices, Hulme, Manchester. This is an office-based post and remote working is not currently available.

Job description: Technical support worker and co-op member

Hours: 24 to 35 hours per week (please state preference)

Co-operative Responsibilities

All permanent staff are members of the co-operative. All members share the responsibilities of running the co-operative. Shared duties include:

  • Taking part in the decision making process.
  • Attending co-operative meetings every Tuesday and additional meetings when required.
  • Help with the tasks required for running the office – mailing, answering phones, and general administrative tasks are all shared by the co-op.

Specific responsibilities

  • The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure that all the technical systems at Ethical Consumer function effectively. This will involve working with our existing providers to provide technical support for the computer networks, websites, research databases, CRM databases and other systems used at Ethical Consumer.
  • In time we expect our technical support worker to be able to understand and plan developments across the systems we use and to co-ordinate development activities between our providers.

Other duties

  • When the systems are functioning smoothly, our technical support worker may be asked to provide research and writing support for our teams investigating and writing about the ethical behaviour of corporations for our magazine, website and databases. We expect this role to involve specialising in writing on comparative ethics at tech companies (such as Apple, Google, Microsoft etc) and for tech products (phones, computers, search engines etc)
  • There is also a potential role in other areas of the business such as assisting with research for external consultancy clients.
  • Training specific to research and administrative roles and on our in-house technical systems will be given.

We are also interested in other skills you could bring to the team. For example, public speaking, filming, video & audio editing, crowdfunding, designing political campaigns.

Download an application pack from our website here.

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Thursday 6th September 2018

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