Monday, 24 August 2015

Business Development Manager WANTED

£30, 000 pa, pro rata 31 hours per week 0.8 FTE. Nb there may be the option of full time hours with some additional responsibilities.

Organisation profile
Remade in Edinburgh is a social enterprise which teaches repair skills in textiles, technology and furniture, and campaigns for zero waste.
We work in partnership to promote repair and want to see a future where everyone has skills to fix household items and where things are built to last.
We currently run workshops at our base in Guthrie Street, carry out commissioned events for other organisations, and take donations of computers, which we refurbish and sell to help fund our community workshops, free repair surgery and campaigns.

Role profile
This role is a strategic and operational one which will help us design and scale up our operations; expanding our products and services.
This year we are opening a new centre, the Edinburgh Remakery, which will be a one stop shop for reuse and repair, based in central Edinburgh or Leith. The centre, for which Remade is the lead partner, will be delivered in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, and will provide a range of products and services for individuals and groups.
A large part of this role will be the development of the Remakery, whilst continuing to plan and deliver overall Remade operations. A shop manager at the Remakery will run the day to day sales, manage sales staff, and be accountable to the Business Manager.
Developing the Remakery will help us increase our offering to new audiences as well as our existing supporters, engaging with the community in the process. It also aims to create a successful business model which can be replicated in other places.
It will be essential to steer this project towards profitability, building on an established business model. A detailed business plan is in place, and the role will demand an ability to put this into action whilst allowing room for relevant new business ideas.
We are looking for someone who is creative, forward thinking, entrepreneurial, and who has excellent judgement. You will be able to translate your own and others’ ideas into operational plans, analyse commercial strategies, develop business partnerships and motivate, recruit and manage a committed team.
This challenging and rewarding role requires proven success in a business or social enterprise context.

Download the full job description here 
Download the application form here 

Please complete and return application forms along with your CV and cover letter to:

Friday, 21 August 2015

Computer Technician / Salesperson WANTED

Based at Remakery, Edinburgh

Salary: £15,000-£19,000 per annum, part time 30hrs per week, pro rata (potential for full time hours - 39 hours - dependent on business needs)

Fixed term contract until 31st March 2017, with the potential for extension, subject to funding

Reports to
Centre Manager

Background info
Remade in Edinburgh is a multiple-award winning small social enterprise which teaches repair and mending skills and campaigns for zero waste and has strong community support. We believe that too often consumers are blamed for being wasteful when the facilities and services aren’t in place to offer alternatives. To counter this we teach repair skills and promote other repair activities. We look to make a culture of repair the norm, rather than an exception.

The Edinburgh REMAKERY is a ground-breaking pilot project to create a consumer-focused reuse and repair centre in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and with support from City of Edinburgh Council.

This centre will provide an enhanced and integrated retail experience to the customer where they can:

-       Learn to fix textiles, computers and mobile phones, and furniture.
-       Buy refurbished computers
-       Buy reused furniture
-       Donate broken / second hand technology, furniture, and textiles

This role will focus on growing our computer activity – which involves taking donations of good quality, repairable computers and selling them, teaching others to troubleshoot and get their computers working efficiently, and carrying out hardware and software repairs, often alongside volunteers. You will also help support and supervise volunteer computer repair activity, drawing up forms and guidance where necessary.

There will be potential to build on activities which have proven to be successful already, as well as develop new ones.

We have a friendly and professional ethos, with a strong commitment to quality and innovation, both in terms of the services and products we provide and the way we work together.

Scope of Role
With strong technical and inter-personal skills, you will be responsible for leading our computer repair and sales activity, with support from the Centre Manager. This will be a varied role that has potential to include many elements, from website development to networking the office.  We are looking for a creative, resourceful individual who loves problem-solving and is a good team player and excellent communicator. Computer qualifications are a plus, but not essential.

Specific Duties:

  • Offering computer sales and repair to customers
  • Computer troubleshooting advice, tutorials and workshops
  • Preparing computers for resale
  • Providing support with website development
  • Training and Managing Volunteers
  • Technical support to the Remade team

Click here for the Job Description
Click here for the Application Form

E-mail completed applications to:
Application Deadline: Sunday 6th September

Interview Date: Monday 14th September