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Jobs at Viva!

A rare chance to work for the charity you love! We need dedicated, talented souls to help us expand and create a vegan Britain.

Please check this page regularly to see immediate full time vacancies based in Bristol at our HQ (Viva!, 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QH):

Business and Retail Manager


You will be responsible for steering all aspects of Viva!'s business and retail departments; ensuring Viva! business partnership schemes and merchandise continue to positively promote veganism and increase the support of our charity.

Salary range £23,000 to £29,000 pa depending on experience

Closing date is December 30th 2017. (Interviews will take place 8-12 January 2018.)


Retail/Merchandise Duties include

Source and develop products for the Viva! Vegan Shop (inc Wine Shop) online, mail order catalogue and events/festivals

Produce Viva!'s annual 'Gifts for Life' mail order catalogue; handle all aspects of production including photo shoot & distribution

Responsible for order fulfillment logistics including generating POs, customer service enquiries and stock control; managing the Business and Retail Assistant and Merchandise Fulfillment staff 

Devise promotional and marketing strategies for Viva! merchandise both in print and digital (i.e. magazine, e-newsletters, stalls)

Produce regular sales and analytical reports, including annual stocktake


Business Duties include

Covering Advertising, Wholesale, My Vegan Town vegan directory, Supporter's Discount Club and Corporate Partnership

Proactively seek new business opportunities with vegan businesses and vegan-sympathetic businesses

Develop and maintain a database of prospective/existing advertisers; stay up to date with new vegan products and services

Contact potential clients through cold calls and e-mails; attend trade shows/meetings with prospective partners

Review new vegan products/services for Viva!life magazine, social media and websites

Secure advertising in a range of Viva! publications (Viva!life, guides etc); inc booking, invoicing and mailing

Develop and maintain existing business ventures; inc My Vegan Town and Supporters' Discount Club

Produce a joint business e-newsletter (V-Biz) for each issue of Viva!life promoting all business opportunities within Viva! (with the occasional postal mailing)

Produce regular sales and analytical reports for all business ventures



Managing the Merchandise & Business Coordinator and Festivals & Events Manager

Implement yearly events strategy including: overseeing the scheduling of internally and externally-organised events; devise budget plan (where appropriate); further the development and innovation of Viva! Brand at events

Produce quarterly/bi-annual analysis of events, based on reports submitted by event staff


Oversee competitions and other promotional opportunities to generate interest in and raise funds for Viva!


Essential skills

IT proficient

Excellent verbal, written and visual communications

Excellent negotiation skills

Creative from an idea and design perspective, and have an understanding of how to market a product or concept

Organised and process-orientated

Ability to deliver high quality work, quickly, in a dynamic organisation under time pressure

Self-motivated and self-managing but able to motivate and delegate tasks to others

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to travel (within the UK)


We're looking for creative and sales-oriented thinkers and organised people who have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as experience partaking in or overseeing projects from conception to completion, whilst meeting deadlines.

Relevant past roles could include: retail buyer/product developer, merchandiser, corporate partnerships/relationship/sales, advertising, business management.


How to apply

To apply please e-mail a covering letter and CV. Important - your CV must contain two referees, including your current (or most recent) employer who will only be contacted if you are offered the job, and your current (or most recent) salary - to Katrina Gazley - Merchandise, Sales & Events Director at




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