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Job Opportunities 

 

Ethical Consumer is a not-for-profit co-operative working to make businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure. We are currently recruiting for three new permanent posts.

All posts require a team player to help us produce research for publication in our magazine, customised database and websites, and contribute to our growing consultancy business.

 

 

1. Writer, Researcher and Co-op member

 

Location: Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) offices, Hulme, Manchester.  

This is an office-based post and remote working is not currently available.

Salary: £17,654 for 35 hours per week. 

Download application pack here

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Thursday 6th September 2018

 

2.  Writer, Researcher and Co-op member

 

Location: Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) offices, Hulme, Manchester.  

This is an office-based post and remote working is not currently available.

Salary: £12,105 for 24 hours per week.  

Download application pack here

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Thursday 6th September 2018


Specific responsibilities
 

  • The researcher will be helping to produce research for publication in Ethical Consumer magazine and on its website. For the first six months, the employee will research and write at least one product guide every two months with training and supervision. This involves using and adding data onto a customised database. After this, the researcher will continue to contribute product guides, features or news items as agreed collectively.
  • Research for our database on ethical performance. This will involve press monitoring, reading through campaign group publications, news material and corporate communications to extract relevant information. Information is then summarised and added to the database.
  • Assisting magazine researchers to update companies for Ethical Consumer.
  • Assisting with research for external consultancy clients. To date, clients have included selected organisations such as Lush Cosmetics, Move Your Money, the Rainforest Foundation, Friends of the Earth and the Fairtrade Foundation. 
 

 

3. Technical support worker and Co-op member

 

Location: Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) offices, Hulme, Manchester.  

This is an office-based post and remote working is not currently available.

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

Salary: ECRA standard rate of £17,654 pa (for 35 hrs or pro rata)

Download application pack here

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Thursday 6th September 2018 

 

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.

  • 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)

 


 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

Volunteering opportunities at Ethical Consumer's Manchester office

 

We are always happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer for us.

Due to the nature of the work here, we ask for the following as a minimum commitment:
- one day per week over a six month period (or equivalent)
- must be based in our Manchester office

We are a co-operatively run organisation so we share all tasks between us.
The work would consist of a range of different tasks including admin, research and maybe writing some small pieces for the magazine.

If you have specific skills that you would like to volunteer (such as research, design, marketing or photography), please highlight this in your application, or contact us directly.

Our office is in Manchester in the UK. We are only able to make a contribution of up to £10 per day towards transport costs and lunch expenses.

For further information please read our Volunteer Policy (pdf)

 

 

How to apply:

 

Please downloadand complete a Volunteer Application Form (links below), and email it to: enquiries[at]ethicalconsumer.org or post to: Volunteer Co-ordinator, ECRA, Unit 41 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RF

Volunteer Application Form (WORD)

Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

 

 

Video: Amy Shakeshaft shares her experience of volunteering at Ethical Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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