As your time bank grows and
becomes more successful you might
need to think about employing a paid
time broker who is responsible for
organising all the matches and skills
exchanges, the general administration
and health and safety issues. This is
a more formal set up and these kinds
of time banks are usually funded by
charitable grants so the time broker
can be employed on a full- or parttime
basis. They can be located in
their own premises or within another
organisation like a school, housing
association or doctor’s surgery.
The time broker can use the specially
designed computer software called
Time Online (available from Time
Banks UK) to log all the exchanges.
He/she manages practicalities such
as insurance, health and safety,
references and other checks.
The role of the time broker:
A friendly local face who knows all the
Someone people feel comfortable
asking for help.
Knows the local area and the skills and
interests of the members.
Keeps the exchanges moving and
co-ordinates the time bank.
Recruits new people and takes up
Responsible for bringing people
together and organising events.
Follows up exchanges to see that all
Helps organise and produce publicity
- leaflets, newsletters, website - to
promote the time bank, gives talks and
Is the link between the local time bank
and the bigger regional and national
networks of the time banking movement.
Links with other local organisations
and businesses to get them to join the
Can organise training for members
using the skills available in the time bank.