Re-Tweed
Re-Tweed

Charity registered in Scotland SC048284

ReTweed is an award-winning social enterprise based in the fishing town of Eyemouth in South East Scotland – offering women a new way to think about their futures by gaining the skills and experience for creative industry and enterprise whilst producing amazing and original furnishings and fashions and crafts. If you are unemployed or looking for a new creative future please do contact us or for more information on how you can contribute or get involved in ReTweed. The Project also delivers a range of low-cost heritage, thrift and craft workshops to the wider community and to visitors to the area.e whilst producing amazing and original furnishings and fashions and crafts.

Current vacancies

Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Eyemouth
  • Closing 10th October 2021

ReTweed is a multi-award-winning social enterprise based in Eyemouth. We deliver a range of innovative textiles upcycling programmes where people come together and learn a wide range of techniques and skills in craft design and technology.

We run intensive 12-week training programmes and community-based training for women facing barriers to progressing their lives or careers as well as commercial workshops covering a wide range of upcycling activities and crafts to support our business objectives. ReTweed also run an extensive volunteer programme and has a Business Incubator to assist women in starting and growing creative enterprises.

Our environmental focus is to divert waste textiles from landfill, improve climate literacy and transform culture to embrace the creative potential of reducing, repairing, reusing and recycling as part of everyday life.

Retweed’s Board is made up of a group of elected Trustees who oversee the good governance of the social enterprise.

OUR TRUSTEES RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Ensure the interests of the students, volunteers and wider communities we work with are prioritised and that we remain committed to our core purposes and objectives
  • Ensure our environmental and enterprise priorities are balanced with our social impact work
  • Contribute to setting our strategic goals and direction and overseeing their implementation
  • Ensure the prudent and responsible operational management of the organisation’s resources
  • Play an active part in sustaining and growing our social enterprise so that we can better achieve our vision and objectives.

We are currently recruiting for up to two new Trustees to serve on our board.

To ensure the board’s effectiveness we are looking to recruit Trustees who bring a diverse range of skills and experience, both personal and professional, to their role. Our current Trustees bring extensive experience from the Third Sector, Law, Education and Employability, Business Management, The Arts and Culture and Community Development.

Our Trustees play a crucial part in setting the strategic direction of ReTweed whilst having an oversight of its operational, regulatory, and financial governance. To ensure our board can play an effective role in supporting and guiding our work we want to promote diversity among our Trustees to ensure representative membership. We believe that people from all backgrounds can bring valuable skills and experience, both personal and professional.

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