We have an exciting opportunity for someone to work within one of the most innovative and successful self-help initiatives for people faced with poverty. As part of the Big Issue team based in Edinburgh, you will be working from the distribution office and conducting sales and outreach duties around Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
Sales and Outreach Workers are the face of The Big Issue and work with the vendors to maximise their potential.
Your main responsibilities in this role will be executing and increasing sales and creating a positive environment for vendors to work in. On a daily basis you will be working one-on-one with vendors, actively recruiting new vendors, managing pitches and promoting good relations with the community where our vendors work. As a member of a small team, you will need to be proactive, organised, and have a non-judgemental attitude.
In addition to create a good working environment for the vendors, you will also be responsible for marketing The Big Issue within the local area and forming strong networks within the local community.
You must be proficient in Microsoft packages with good organisational skills and the ability to juggle and prioritise demands from different directions.
Experience working with vulnerable and homeless people would be an advantage, and a commitment to the social objectives of The Big Issue is essential.
Big Issue benefits include an incremental holiday scheme starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a health care scheme, pension scheme, life cover and up to 6 days paid leave in a rolling year to care for sick dependents.