Remade in Edinburgh are HIRING!

Remade in Edinburgh Business and Operations Manager – Job Description and Person Specification

This is a re-advertisement. Previous candidates need not apply. We regret we do not have the capacity to discuss this process further.

Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you have excellent people and project management skills, a hands-on attitude and real commitment to the environment and social enterprise? Then read on…

Remade in Edinburgh is a community enterprise that teaches furniture, textile, and IT repair and sells refurbished goods. We want to help grow an engaged community of people who understand how products are made and consumed. Our vision is a zero waste Edinburgh which empowers people from all parts of the community to learn and exchange skills and campaign for goods that last. You can download our objectives here:

We have grown from a group of volunteers in 2011 to a team of 8 paid employees as well as freelancers, volunteers and a board of trustees. Opening the Edinburgh Remakery in Leith Walk in May 2016 is a big step towards our longer term financial viability and scaling up our social and environmental impact and managing the growth of this business will be a significant part of this role, which will also grow our operations across the city. We are looking for track record for this senior role but we recruit on values, qualities, skills and potential as well as experience.

You can download the full Job Description and Person Specification from here

You can download the Job Application Form from here

You can learn more about Remade in Edinburgh’s objectives here

Our weekly Repair Surgery is back!!

The first Repair Surgery of 2016 is finally here and we’re ready to help you repair and mend your personal electronics, clothes and bags (amongst other things!).

Our doors open at 6pm and we’ll have experts on hand to help you until 8:30pm. We work on a first-come first-serve basis so it’s best to arrive earlier, especially if you need help with laptops/phones etc.

So come along to no. 17 Guthrie Street, located between the Cowgate and Chambers St.

For more info on what the Repair Surgery is, how it works and what we can help with, check out our Repair Surgery page.

Important info on volunteer evening

Thanks to the overwhelming response to our plea for volunteers, tomorrow evening’s volunteer recruitment evening (14th Jan, 6pm-8pm) will now be held at the South Bridge Resource and Education Centre on Infirmary Street. 

Infirmary street We’ll have loads of information to give, as well as tea and biscuits to hand round, so make sure to come along and see how you can get involved. If you can’t come along but still want more info, drop an e-mail to:


See you then!

Remakery Donations

If you’re not able to volunteer, maybe you can help us by having a clear out at home and giving us your unwanted stuff? For the Edinburgh Remakery we will be on the hunt for some goodies to make our staff room a nice place for people to take a break. We’re after:

  • White paint
  • Table and chairs (don’t have to be matching)
  • A small fridge with space for milk and sandwiches
  • Lockers to keep bags safe
  • Plates/bowls/glasses/mugs/cutlery etc.
  • Picture frames/blackboards
  • LED light strips

If you don’t have any of these things at home, but love websites like Freegle, maybe you could keep an eye open for us? We’ll be looking for stuff for the start of January so we can ensure all our volunteers and tradespeople can get a cuppa!

If you’ve got any of the above, please e-mail Chris to let him know!

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