Charity registered in Scotland SC017242
Reporting to:Operations Manager
Responsible for: Shop team and volunteers
Edinburgh Furniture Initiative is an established second-hand furniture store. Located in the centre of Edinburgh, EFI is one of Scotland’s largest re-use social enterprises.
Operating as part of Four Square, a charity supporting people who face homelessness, EFI provides an independent income stream for Four Square and operates with three main aims:
Following a restructure as a result of changes to our business during Covid-19, we are looking for a creative, dynamic store manager who can combine good people and business skills with an eye for design and an entrepreneurial approach. We want to make EFI a flagship for the re-use economy and build a sustainable social enterprise that will integrate and support the wider charity as we progress towards our vision of supporting everyone to have a home and their place in the community.
The right person is someone who has the vision and capacity to plan the service; set and meet targets; and motivate and support a varied staff team; and work in partnership with likeminded organisations.
The person appointed will also be joining at an exciting time where we are planning a move to a new store and a large-scale refurbishment programme at our storage warehouse. You will have the opportunity to input into how the store looks and how it is set out and really see EFI grow into the business it can be.
Day to day, you will manage the shop staff; office staff; shop warehouse team; and volunteers. You’ll work closely with your colleague the Team Leader in the warehouse to ensure the shop is filled with the right stock; and the collections are being managed well. You’ll oversee our team of volunteers; our sales team; warehouse staff; and phone team; as well as young people coming into the organisation through the Kickstart Jobs Scheme. Your team will be 4 full time staff across a weekday and a weekend; up to 4 young people; and up to 4 volunteers a day. The main functions of the role are:
If you are the right person you will:
Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We provide services directly to people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community. At the core of Four Square are the values on which the organisation is based. These are equally applied to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners and are: Integrity; Excellence; Dignity; Support.
We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.
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