Join our team

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for two new team members to join PIRC in 2021, as our Operations Lead and our Network Lead. We’d love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for folks that are excited about the idea of joining a small flat team based in mid-Wales, working towards equitable and sustainable social change, as either our Network Lead, or our new Operations Lead.

Basics

Salary: £27,000 pro rata, with a pay-rise expected in early 2021. Detailed information in the Job Packs.

Hours: 22.5–30 hours a week, negotiable (3–4 days), with some flexibility on when your days/hours are worked.

Contract: Permanent.

Location:
Machynlleth, although primarily working remotely for the next six months.
For the Network Lead, long-term remote working is possible.
To apply, you’ll need to be based in the UK and have a valid work permit.

Benefits: See the jobs packs for details, linked below.

Application process: Application form (alternative formats welcome), plus online interviews expected to be held between 15–25th February.

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

Preferred start: April 2021; negotiable.

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

About the roles

We are currently seeking two people to join our team: 

  • Network Lead. 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. Read more about this role in our Network Lead job pack.
  • Operations Lead. You will help us to ensure that PIRC’s core operations run smoothly, and that we’re making progress on our internal strategy, with a particular focus on our People and Programming work. Read more about this role in our Operations Lead job pack.

We have a flat management structure, which means we all also play an active role in the running of the organisation.

About PIRC

PIRC works to support our movements—for equality, anti-oppression, and climate justice—to tell better stories for a more 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 continuing to support our movements in the wake of the pandemic

We are a small charity with a flat management structure and a flat pay scale. 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.

For more information about our work, see publicinterest.org.uk.

How to apply

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in progressive movements and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with experience of migration or seeking asylum; Disabled people; people who identify as LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; people who are part of a faith group; and people who identify as working class or have done so in the past.

Download our Network Lead and Operations Lead jobs packs to find out more about these roles, what skills and experience we’re looking for, and how to apply.

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

There are no formal educational requirements for these roles. As long as you can show us you have the skills, 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.

If you have any questions or are uncertain about applying to join the PIRC team, please get in touch with Hannah and Emer at recruitment@publicinterest.org.uk or 07564 181300 for a chat—we’d love to talk to you!