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how time banking works
   
 

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.

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The role of the time broker:

* A friendly local face who knows all the members personally.

* 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 references.

* Responsible for bringing people together and organising events.

* Follows up exchanges to see that all went well.

* Helps organise and produce publicity - leaflets, newsletters, website - to promote the time bank, gives talks and presentations.

* 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 time bank.

* Can organise training for members using the skills available in the time bank.

 
 

 

 
     
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