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Retail Manager wanted!

The People’s Republic Of Stokes Croft is a radical art-based collective whose work in enabling social change is largely funded by the sale of china and art produced in our workshops.

We are re-assessing our shop and website policies and need a committed community activist with retail experience to manage our shop/gallery and help develop our online and wholesale activities through this period of massive change in the retail environment.

PRSC operates a philosophy of We Make Our Own Future. The successful applicant must aspire to this ambition.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, training, supervising and appraising staff (including volunteers). Organising shop volunteer roster
  • Marketing and liaising with PRSC media crew
  • Being financially capable and able to maintain statistical and financial records
  • Dealing with customer queries and complaints
  • Setting sales targets and growing the business
  • Working in the physical shop and helping develop online sales which are a growing part of the business
  • Overseeing pricing and stock control
  • Liaising with china workshop and print workshop and reporting to directors

This role would particularly suit a young person with suitable qualifications, or a more experienced person returning to work. Support and training will be given, but the ability to work independently is essential.

Starting salary: £17,000 for a 37.5 hour week. Four weeks holiday. Three-month trial.

PRSC is an equal opportunities organisation.

View the PRSC mission statement »

How to Apply

Please email CV and covering statement to with PRSC Job in the subject line or post to:

People’s Republic Of Stokes Croft
35 Jamaica Street

Closing date for applications: August 17, 2020. Interviews will be held in early September.

The Great Bristol High Street - Glorious Gloucester Road
The Great Bristol High Street - Glorious Gloucester Road
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Proper Bristol A3 Print-Phone Box
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We Make our Own Future Mugs
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The Space is back!

Our beautiful venue is once again available for hire. The capacity is currently limited to 25, so if you're looking for somewhere to hold a socially distanced meeting or small workshop please get in touch.


Are you a private renter? Having issues with your housing and not sure what to do?
Sign up for Shelter’s online rights workshop, 6-7pm Thursday 6 August, to get advice and meet other renters. They're also running sessions in September and October.

Renters are feeling increasingly insecure at this time, and Shelter Bristol is bringing people together to identify changes we can campaign on together to make private renting fairer and more secure in our city. You can also fill in Shelter's short Home Truths survey to share your views on housing in Bristol.
Other housing news
The government has promised to prioritise a new Renters’ Reform Bill, which will scrap no-fault evictions, once the coronavirus situation has improved.

An update from Bristol Homeless Forum

The people accommodated in hotels to protect them from the pandemic are now starting the move-on and as this happens...

  • Furlough is ending for many, the economic impacts are starting to hit and eviction protections are being lifted.
  • There are already signs of an increase in numbers of people becoming homeless and understandable concern about the winter months ahead.

Bristol City Council is in negotiations to acquire additional housing to move people into according to their needs. This should be complete by the end of September and there are bids being developed for Government funds to support more accommodation options for people becoming homeless.

This move to supporting homeless people away from the streets and into the communities across the city is encouraging and presents some interesting challenges to all of us in how best to support them in the longer term.

The #NoOutsiders demands are extremely important and we hope everyone is doing what they can to follow and support this campaign.


#BristolFoodKind film nights are back with a screening of the brilliant documentary, The Economics of Happiness. This moving and uplifting film envisions a future where community and small scale action are the norm, where our economies are structured to bring fulfilment and prosperity to the many and not the few, where localisation means health and happiness. The film will be screening at 8PM on 12th August.- tickets are FREE, register on Eventbrite.

Feeding Bristol have released a high level summary of food provision to the city's most vulnerable citizen during the first two months of lockdown.

This report shows the city-wide efforts in supporting the economically vulnerable during lockdown. It is a reflection on the enormous efforts put in at a grass-roots level to support those in need, and how these efforts aligned to a broader city-wide strategy.

  • 125 community organisations formed a network of food support across the city in response to the Covid-19 lockdown which began in the UK on 23rd March 2020.
  • The report combines the data received from a survey of 26 of these organisations (that received a combined c.51% of FareShare South West (SW)’s total Bristol food deliveries) with additional data from FareShare SW and Bristol City Council to give an overview of their lockdown activities.
  • A minimum total of 220,632 equivalent meals were delivered by the 26 participant organisations between 23rd March and 31st May. Of these, 106,368 equivalent meals (48%) were from new projects or branches. This reflects incredibly well on the positive efforts of Bristol’s communities in adapting to support those in most need.
  • A separate total of 16,280 parcels were delivered by participant organisations. Of these, 9,456 parcels (58%) were from new projects or branches.
Charlie, Phil & Lisa model our sexy new visors courtesy of The Laboratory of Things, design by Hack The Pandemic

Stokes Croft Food Project

SCFP would like to thank everyone who has come for lunch at the community cafe. Thanks to the generosity of customers with more resources we have been able to supply over 100 free meals to hungry people in the croft.

Massive thanks also all the people who have volunteered with us at the cafe and made this project possible.

And finally thank you to Forest Bounty for their offer of juices and jams, Scruff for her bay leaf donations and to Reg the Veg for the sourdough. See last week's mailshot for a list of our other generous donors.

Donate to the SCFP Community Cafe

Messages from Bristol City Council

PPE for those receiving care

Do you, or someone you know receive care and support from a registered care provider or organisation? If so, the manager of that organisation has responsibility to ensure their staff has adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Bristol based organisations can email if they have any concerns about their supply of PPE. If you receive a direct payment from the council and employ a Personal Assistant, you can use your direct payment to purchase PPE.

Emergency volunteers

With shielding ending we will be winding down many parts of our COVID-19 emergency volunteer response by Friday 14 August. We will still be taking referrals for people who are self-isolating and over coming months we will continue linking some volunteers to those people who are required to self-isolate because of COVID-19 symptoms, quarantine or have been advised to do so, but at a smaller scale that matches the current needs.

We are ready to mobilise volunteer support on a large scale again, should it be needed, and are aware that many people have enjoyed having easy access to help from fellow Bristolians. This has only been possible because of a huge collective effort across the whole city. We want to harness this positive energy and we will continue to build on this effort. Meanwhile you can still volunteer and find volunteering opportunities on the Can Do Bristol website.

Through the lens

PRSC is delighted by the number of political posters popping up around Stokes Croft these days. Seems everywhere you look there is a political message looking back.

Trump poster below by Ben Turnbull
In particular the whole neighbourhood seems to have been covered with posters from the Rising Arts Agency. But who are they? Rising Arts Agency is a Bristol-based not for profit that supports 16-25 year olds with creative ambitions.
Massive props to whoever subvertised this McDonalds ad down in Broadmead - we first spotted it on Sunday morning but it's still there today!
Smashing poster from one of our People's Art Fair artists Oshii, down in St Werburghs.
Another glorious street shot from Colin Moody, starring our very own Tony Fortune.
Animal Rebellion are up to something in our yard... watch this space.
The Best looks weirdly naked without posters on the windows.

Throughout this crisis our work with rough sleepers continues. Please click on the button below to support this ongoing work.

Donate to support our homeless community
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