Join the Stir to Action team - new role!

by Jonny Gordon-Farleigh
Jul 2, 2019

Stir to Action is a workers' co-operative and over the last five years we’ve worked with thousands of individuals and organisations through our quarterly magazine of new economic ideas, national workshop programmes, and community economic development projects. We’ve hosted a national conference, organised art exhibitions, launched technology accelerators, offered training grants, and even brewed craft beers, all to support the new economy. Over this time we’ve built an active community of new economy practitioners, trainers, policymakers, and local organisers.

We are a growing co-operative and we’re looking for a new team member to join our Bridport office!

The role

You will assist our Managing Director through:

  • Internal communication within our small team.
  • Involvement in event production and development, such as our national workshop programme, magazine launches, educational residentials, and festivals.
  • Communication with programme partners and funders.
  • Drafting and developing project proposals.
  • Researching and developing fundraising bids.
  • General organisational support.


  • Working from Stir to Action’s Bridport office.
  • Experience of working with teams.
  • Experiences of working on events programmes.
  • Willingness to travel in the UK at least once a month.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of the New Economy movement.


  • Experience of project manager roles.
  • An awareness of or connections to national and regional organisations within the above sectors.
  • Broad understanding of the New Economy movement.
  • Experience of virtual office environments, working with colleagues on video calls.


For an informal discussion about the role before applying, contact Jonny on


This is a self-employment contract. £125 day rate. 


You will be working from Stir to Action’s Bridport office with the Managing Director, Jonny Gordon-Farleigh. The Creative Director, Adam Rich, Website Developer and Print Designer, Max Jeffery, are based in Bristol and Project Manager and Fundraiser, Stephanie Gamauf, is based in London.

Working Hours

2 full days (preferably Monday and Wednesday), 9am to 5pm.

Deadline and interview

Application deadline is 9am on 12 August. Interviews will take place within the following 2 weeks. Please send your CV and covering letter to

What is a Co-operative?

A co-operative is a business run by the people who work for it. Stir to Action has a 12-month probationary period, after which we’ll review your role and decide to offer membership of the co-operative.

More about Stir to Action

Our New Economy Programme launched in October 2018 as a year-long programme of one-day workshops, three-day educational residentials, and a greenfield festival. From October 2019 - July 2020 the programme will expand to Plymouth, Bristol, London, Bradford, and Newcastle, and we also launch New Economy Youth, a seven-week programme in Brixton, London, specifically supporting 18-30 year olds to use community enterprise to regenerate the economy for local residents.

In mid-July 2019, we also launched Playground for the New Economy Festival, a three-day greenfield festival in Frome, Somerset. See the programme here.

We’ve also launched an accelerator programme, UnFound, in partnership with Co-operatives UK to support ‘platform co-operatives’. The UnFound programme offers masterclasses, mentoring, and live crowdfunding in Manchester and London. UnFound is currently delivering a UK-wide event programme to build more awareness about co-operative support for digital platforms in the tech community. You can see more about UnFound here.


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