Monday, 15 July 2019

Shipping containers at the Canalside: a co-operative opportunity for Bridgwater

The Container Home Pilot Project led by Robin Howell (and supported by The Glastonbury Trust and Sedgemoor DC among others) has reached a milestone; the first two finished units are ready to provide accommodation for farm workers.
We'd like to invite you to a breakfast event (pastries will be provided) at the Canalside Centre, Bridgwater to see these extraordinary re-purposed shipping containers while they are on display, and find out more about what could come next - a workers co-operative that produces them at scale for use on sites where conventional housing development would be impossible.
If you are interested in solutions to the housing crisis; in a career in a workers co-operative; in co-operative solutions for urban farming, land use and transportation; and in homes fit for a climate emergency; join us at 9.00am on the 22nd.
Download the flyer here, and show your interest on our Facebook Event page.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Job applications are now live!

You can go to our 'Jobs and Investment' page (see the right hand end of the menu bar above) where you will find all the information. Remember, the deadline is August 14th!

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Happy Co-operatives Fortnight! Here's our newsletter - the first in a while - with news of a gathering of Somerset Co-ops on July 2nd, jobs in and around Taunton working for co-ops, why we should invest in co-op development, and the data on swimming between Tadcaster and Minehead.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

SCS is hiring!

A new economy is taking shape – social, ethical, co-operative businesses are emerging in sectors from housing to energy, finance to agriculture and IT to transport. They are empowering workers, customers and communities; they are cutting carbon emissions and regenerating deprived neighbourhoods. But none of this happens by accident.
SCS is one of the UK’s leading co-operative development bodies, driving innovation in people powered business. We are expanding and we need skilled, dynamic and self-motivated workers to join our Taunton based team.
We are looking for co-operative development workers able to plan, organise and project manage enterprise start-ups; fundraisers able to seek resources from charities, statutory bodies and social investors; administrators able to use a wide range of software and interfaces to process data and maintain records; and part-qualified accountants  keen to build up their skills in the more-than-profit sector.
Salaries range from £25k - £34k FTE depending on skills and experience; part time workers (16 hrs pw – 36 hrs pw) are welcome, and flexible working, pension, family friendly employment and more are on offer.

Application deadline is July 20th.