Phoenix Social Enterprise
Welcome to Phoenix Social Enterprise. We are a social enterprise with a clear business purpose – to help individuals, communities and economies progress and grow. We wish all our customers, friends and associates a very happy and successful 2013.
Babs Williams, Phoenix’s Director and an expert in community development, capacity building and overseas working says:
Our 2013 interns are beginning to arrive in France, Italy and Spain. Our next batch will be leaving in April for a variety of European locations. We are also recruiting paid volunteers to start working as teachers in Georgia beside the Black Sea from September 2013. We continue our work to help strengthen communities and provide work opportunities in the Bristol area.
The past two years have seen us move from developing organisations, to empowering individuals through opportunities to work abroad and volunteer overseas.
Paid Overseas Volunteering
Not going to Uni/currently out of work & Job hunting ?
We are waiting for word from the Georgian government to resume recruiting paid volunteers to work in Georgia from September 2013. If you are 18 or over and you want to try teaching English abroad, try this work as an English teacher in Georgia, near the Black Sea – you don’t need to be a teacher.
Tour the charm of Old Tbilisi after your day’s work is done. Enjoy legendary
Georgian hospitality, before returning to your specially selected host family.
Gap Year? Unemployed? Retired? if you want to work overseas, teaching English,
apply here. Free travel, free medical insurance. free holiday ticket. Host accommodation provided.
The Leonardo da Vinci Programme offers opportunities to work in Spain, Italy and France. We are currently accepting expressions of interest for the Leonardo Programme. Our list for April 2013 is full but if you want to know more about the Programme, contact Gunnar Moran or Babs Williams on 0117 9396645.
Listen to John McCarthy, talking about life in Gran Canaria on BBC Radio 4 Saturday live. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jpptb#synopsis .
Gran Canaria is one of the destinations for our Leonardo da Vinci Programme
Leonardo will give you loads to do; work, play & rest. Look at the testimonials of those who have gone before you.
Fantastic levels of support given throughout your stay.
Phoenix offers programmes which are fun and will develop you personally and professionally no matter what your background.
It’s a very exciting time to take up our opportunities to work in Georgia. On 2 October 2012 its people elected a new administration, proof that democracy is vibrant there. Whether you go there or opt for France, Italy or Spain, you will feel rewarded and gain valuable life skills. Check out BBC 2′s latest ‘most dangerous roads’ episode here, where two journalists recently drove through Georgia.
Phoenix welcomes applications from people from BME communities and all other backgrounds
Capacity Building and conference space
We can offer you top class facilities for your event, training days
or community capacity building work. Click here to review our facilities.
We work closely with key organisations, to promote opportunity and build confidence in people of all ages and backgrounds. Look at the following link to see an example of job opportunities we have promoted on behalf of our partners. Key partners include Learning Partnership West and the NHS.
The Bristol Tbilisi Association
Our programme to recruit people to teach in Georgia, shares many aims with the Bristol Tbilisi Association which stemmed directly from the twinning arrangement between Bristol and the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Since 1988, Bristol and Tbilisi have enjoyed close links and we at Phoenix, through our Teach & Learn with Georgia Programme, are proud to be associated with the cultural exchanges taking place between the UK and Georgia. To learn more about the Bristol Tbilisi Association, go to http://www.bristoltbilisi.org/
Facilities quick reservations - If you need somewhere to hold your meeting or just want to book some office space for an hour or two. Ring 0117 9396645. Please ask to speak to Clem.
In 2011 we evolved from the Black Development Agency (BDA) Limited. Our roots are firmly embedded in supporting disadvantaged groups and communities, tackling social exclusion: increasing knowledge of civil rights, promoting civic engagement and creating employment and educational opportunities. On 24 May 2012, our membership formally voted to adopt our new name, logo, colours and corporate identity.