The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise devoted to creating a zero waste world. To achieve this we actively support the diversion of usable goods from landfill through repair, refurbishment, and reuse. To date we have diverted over 230,000 kg of usable goods from Edinburgh landfills.
Now in our 9th year of operation, we have grown from a small, fully-funded repair hub to a thriving, well-respected business. Our 3 main business areas are refurbished IT sales, used furniture sales, and educational workshops. The Remakery has seen substantial growth over the last 5 years with the addition of IT refurbishment and sales to our portfolio, as well as the opening of our retail and workshop space at 127 Leith Walk, which ushered in furniture repair and sales, and the ability to offer a wide variety of repair and reuse skills workshops to the general public. Started in 2011 as a repair hub, the Remakery is now a successful and growing enterprise.
As the Edinburgh Remakery grows, we need an experienced leader to drive the business forward, while remaining dedicated to our main purpose of creating a viable alternative to a disposable society through repair, refurbishment and reuse.
Job Description and Personal Specification
Managing Director, Edinburgh Remakery
This is a varied, multifaceted role. The successful candidate will:
-Lead and manage a dedicated team of retail, furniture repair, IT, events, marketing and communications professionals, volunteers and apprentices
-Identify ambitious growth plans for the organisation and clearly communicate how they will be achieved to the Remakery team and Board of Trustees
-Create a strategy for growth and generation of new revenue streams that allows the Remakery to build on the strengths of its existing business model
-Act as the organisation’s fundraiser, identifying potential funding for new growth initiatives, and preparing and submitting funding applications
-Create solid HR policies and procedures to effectively recruit, train, and develop the Remakery team
-Lead the financial agenda with the ability to analyse data, prepare/present budgets & cash flow reports, and generate forecasts
-Work with the Board of Trustees to achieve a sustainable future for the organisation
-Spot and secure new opportunities for partnerships and growth, specifically with a view to driving new donations of computers and furniture, and connecting with likeminded charitable organisations in and around Edinburgh to further the Remakery’s reach
-Be a spokesperson for the organisation in the press/media, at events, and at relevant government roundtables
-Uphold the organisation’s commitment to quality across all of its products and services
-Build on the high levels of social and environmental impact the Remakery has achieved thus far
-Work according to principles of continual learning; innovating to achieve excellence across the staff, volunteer and customer experience
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
-Mature and developed leadership skills
-High levels of emotional intelligence, specifically relating to relationship management, social awareness, and self-awareness
-A dynamic, positive attitude capable of motivating and persuading others
-Excellent negotiation skills
-Confident public speaking skills
-At least 3 years of experience working at management level or above
-Comprehensive understanding of profit and loss statements, cash flows, and payroll
-A commitment to the Edinburgh Remakery’s values of community inclusion, equality and zero waste
-Knowledge of HR policies and procedures
-Creative problem-solving with the ability to work with very limited resources
-Experience writing and developing business strategies
-Experience preparing and submitting fundraising applications as well as securing grants, bursaries or charitable funds
The ability to demonstrate any of the following would be desirable but not essential:
-Working in partnership with local government sectors
-An understanding of the social enterprise sector in Edinburgh
-Experience in the waste and recycling sectors
-Experience developing corporate partnerships
-Successful marketing activity
-Experience driving organisational change
-Full, clean UK driving licence
Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in managing finances. Applications from groups which are currently under-represented including, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.
Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.
Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org
Closing date: 30 September 2019 at 11.30pm
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who has experience of managing a team and can demonstrate how they have empowered and motivated that team beyond expectations. With the added experience of being able to recruit and develop a diverse team, in particular volunteers, you may be exactly what we are looking for.
Your role will be varied and will challenge you, but will provide you with stimulating and satisfying work. Our Community Shop Managers do not have a “typical day” and that’s because they are continually seeking different opportunities to engage with the local community and increase their shops contribution to Shelter’s cause. This could be through local community links, such as with other retailers, schools, churches or the local food bank.
You will develop and encourage your own and your team’s interest and passion in merchandising the shop to attract those customers and donors through the door as well as continually developing your own and your team’s knowledge of who Shelter are and what we do.
It goes without saying that your volunteers, under your leadership, will run an exceptional shop that will raise as much money as possible for Shelter’s work.
How do I demonstrate I am who you are looking for?
You will need to address and provide examples of the following in your application and at interview:
How do we describe our Community Shop Managers?
If we were to describe our Community Shop Managers in 4 key words, they would be Confident, Inspiring, Enterprising and Influential. Our Community Shop Managers are happy to roll up their sleeves and lead by example and their aim is to develop and empower their team.
At Shelter we value our people and the skills and expertise they can bring to their role to help further Shelter’s cause. As a Community Shop Manager, how you manage people is the most important skill we are looking for and it will be critical to your success in this role.
How is this all possible?
It’s simple, with a strong, motivated and committed volunteer shop team behind you, anything is possible!
What are the benefits?
We offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Closing date: 26 September 2019 at 11:30pm
We're looking for an inspirational people person to join us as an Assistant Manager in our Prestwick shop. You will be pivotal in assisting the Shop Manager in leading and empowering a team of volunteers to engage with the local community on Shelter's cause, maximising the contribution of gifts of time from volunteers, the gifts of products from our donors and the gift of income from our customers.
You will be the ambassador of Shelter on the high street; raising vital money for our cause. If you want to make a real difference to people at risk of homelessness, this is a unique opportunity to do just that.
We offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, enhanced maternity/paternity leave and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
About the role
You will assist the Shop Manager in the recruitment, support and development of a strong community focused shop team and empower them to maximise Shelter's income. Representing Shelter in your local community, ensuring that you and your team share your knowledge of Shelter's cause with customers, volunteers, donors and potential Shelter clients will also be important aspects of the role. You will always ensure a safe, clean, bright and happy environment for your team to work in and for your customers to shop in, in turn attracting potential donors and volunteers.
You are a naturally energetic person with an enthusiasm for managing and empowering people. You know how to recruit and develop a team of volunteers and your extraordinary motivational skills will enable you to inspire your team to increase sales and control costs. Above all, you are ready to take on a new challenge and have a keen interest in Shelter's cause.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Are you a confident, energetic and vivacious leader who’d like to add a funky new twist to each day in a lively, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary charity retail environment? We’ve got huge ambition at Save the Children to shake up the charity retail landscape and offer a unique experience for our supporters. So, we are looking for a dedicated Shop Manager to join us on a journey.
Our shop in Byres Road is in the heart of the west end of Glasgow. We’ve recently undergone a complete transformation to create our fabulous urban jungle fashion concept. Inspired by the vibrant local area and Botanic Gardens we now have a Green Room, an exciting new goods range, urban & vintage themed donations and even a grass themed fitting room!
We are looking for a Kind and Creative person who loves working with people and has the ability to lead and inspire those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is energetic and positive in their approach and attitude, with the ability to instil this in others. They will be hard working and can lead by example, being hands on themselves when necessary but ultimately with the ability to drive productivity through empowering the volunteer team.
This is a great opportunity for someone who can work with a diverse group of volunteers to create a welcoming atmosphere in the shop to attract more volunteers, donors and supporters. As well as being someone who is driven and motivated by raising money for Save the Children, the right candidate will be able to motivate their teams to achieve goals and targets for the shop in a positive way. They will need to be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. Whilst charity retail experience is not essential, we do require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions using information available to them.
Save the Children shops are community hubs where people come together to create a home for loved products and a place to share ideas. Where people come together to volunteer, donate and shop.
If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you.
We are looking for an individual to join us as a home based Area Fundraising Manager for the Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England Region. You will join us on a full time permanent basis working 35 hours per week. In return you will receive a competitive salary of £27540 - £30933 per annum plus £3000 car allowance.
Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?
What we can offer our Area Fundraising Manager:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- Early finish Friday and flexible working
- Discounts on gym membership and days out
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual Season ticket loan
- Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
- Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance
Key responsibilities of our Area Fundraising Manager:
In year one of an ambitious 3 year strategy, this is an exciting time to join our team and help shape the development of Community Fundraising at Diabetes UK. This role will be accountable for:
- The leadership, remote line-management and performance management for a team of home based geographically dispersed Regional Fundraisers
- Motivating and inspiring a team to deliver against KPIs, income and net contribution targets
- Contributing to the development and delivery of a community fundraising acquisition strategy to recruit new supporters, provide sector leading supporter experiences and to grow income
- Working across teams to create opportunity and gain support for community fundraising.
This role has line-management responsibility for a team of 5 Regional Fundraisers as well as developing strong relationships across the wider Engagement and Fundraising Directorate and charity.
What we’re looking for in our Area Fundraising Manager:
The ideal candidate will be a fundraising professional with proven achievements in line management, financial management and delivery against targets and KPIs. They will have experience in and commitment to relationship fundraising and excellent supporter stewardship, as well as the drive and enthusiasm necessary to grow our Community Fundraising programme.