SHRUB - Swap & Re-use Hub
SHRUB - Swap & Re-use Hub

Organisation type: Social Enterprise

The SHRUB - Swap & Reuse Hub - is an exciting grassroots project currently funded by the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which aims to make big carbon savings by increasing awareness on sustainability issues and solutions. Based out of the SHRUB Co-op in Edinburgh, this social hub provides inspiration for a low-carbon lifestyle through a variety of projects including a Swap Shop, Freshers’ Freeshop, upcycling and skill share workshops, Food Sharing, and the Wee Spoke Hub. The Co-op is organised non-hierarchically and strives to provide an inclusive and empowering experience for all volunteers, staff and co-op members that make up our community.


Current vacancies

Circular Economy Programme Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,145 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th February 2019

The community-led SHRUB Co-op invites applications for Circular Economy Programme Coordinator of our Zero Waste Edinburgh project - set in the heart of Scotland’s capital. The role is a part of our Zero Waste Edinburgh project team.

The team will work alongside our Climate Challenge Fund funded project staff running to end of March 2020 and are challenged with transforming the habits of the community to reduce local and global carbon emissions and re-skill people with capacity to repair and upcycle.

The main purpose and activities of the Circular Economy Programme Coordinator post are:

  • To coordinate the overall delivery of the workshops and collections activities of the project, including a suite of engagements and events for Material Matters Event Cycles, both at SHRUB and in partnership with schools and university accommodation services.
  • To support the Material Matters Research Teams and Events and Project Coordination volunteers with the aim of developing a circular economy within the community.
  • To establish new end-of-term community collections and related outreach and engagement activities with the local permanent and student community, in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council and local organisations.
  • To oversee SHRUB Space workshop space with volunteers.

Successful applicants must have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Managing teams of volunteers - experienced in how to delegate to and empower them
  • Educated to HNC / HND, plus 2 years relevant work experience - or equivalent
  • Able to engage effectively with internal / external stakeholders to solve problems
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills for a fast-paced working environment
  • Experience of organising events and project management skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and organise own time / workload
  • Full proficiency with Google Accounts and familiar with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel
  • High level of empathy and respect for people with different backgrounds and ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication

This is a fixed term contract until March 2020, working on the Zero Waste Edinburgh project.

The Zero Waste Edinburgh project is funded through the Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme Fund, which is administered by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. This is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Zero Waste Hub Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,145 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th January 2019

The community-led SHRUB Coop (SC048825) invites applications for Zero Waste Hub Coordinator of our award-winning carbon reduction project - set in the heart of Scotland’s capital.

The team will work alongside the Climate Challenge Fund and Zero Waste Scotland funded project staff running to end of March 2020 and are challenged with transforming the habits of the community to reduce local and global carbon emissions and re-skill people with capacity to repair and upcycle.

The main purpose of the Zero Waste Hub Coordinator post is:

To coordinate the practical elements of the SHRUB Coop’s Zero Waste Hub - recruiting and supporting volunteers to build an engaged and active team running a Swapshop which contributes to a Zero Waste Edinburgh. This is a largely retail-focussed role. Responsibilities include setting up systems and processes to run a successful retail enterprise, includes collecting, sorting and valuing donations /waste from the public and local businesses (stock management), visual merchandising and sales, administration and communications.

Successful applicants must have experience and skills in the following areas:

• Managing a shop or similar space and creating a high-quality experience for service users

• Managing teams of volunteers - experienced in delegating to and empowering them

• Able to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders to solve problems

• Educated to HNC / HND, plus 2 years relevant work experience - or equivalent

• Strong communication and team-work skills for a fast-paced working environment

• Experience of promoting events promoting change and community engagement

• Able to work on own initiative and organise own time / workload

• Full proficiency with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel and familiar with Google Accounts

• A high level of empathy and respect for people with different backgrounds and ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication

• A creative approach to engaging others and solving problems..

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