The Edinburgh Remakery Ltd
The Edinburgh Remakery Ltd

Charity registered in Scotland SC043556

The Edinburgh Remakery is an award winning social enterprise based in Leith. Established in 2016 through the charity, Remade in Edinburgh (founded 2012), the Edinburgh Remakery is a community hub and retail outlet which offers: repaired and reusable IT and furniture; training in IT, furniture and textiles repair; repair services; and workshops and events.

Current vacancies

Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd February 2021

The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise and charity. Our mission is to create a zero waste society by diverting reusable resources away from landfill, and sharing valuable repair and reuse skills with the people in our community.

We have a shop fronted premises where we specialise in refurbishing donated IT equipment and selling it at affordable prices through our on-line shop.

As of August 2020 we have pivoted our business model to focus on key business priorities. To this end the premises at Leith Walk has now become our E-Waste and Education Hub. This centre will concentrate on two streams; the first being our IT Disposal Service for both businesses and individuals and the refurbishment of IT equipment - with sales through our online shop. The second, our Education model..

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team, responsible for researching and identifying opportunities for Edinburgh Remakery, and for writing compelling funding applications to a variety of trusts, foundations and other relevant grant funders. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and broaden your fundraising skills in support of an innovative social enterprise. The successful candidate will be motivated by our vision and align with our values and will enjoy working within a small, supportive, friendly and committed team.

This role is pivotal to our ambitions to mitigate the impact of Covid19 on our works streams. We seek a highly skilled and creative storyteller who can write compelling grant funding bids. The role is responsible for securing funding from a wide range of sources and will involve taking ownership of securing funding to support activities across our E-waste and Education Hub.

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Education and Workshops Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,000
  • Edinburgh Remakery, - Leith E-Waste & Education Hub
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

Edinburgh Remakery is an award winning social enterprise which teaches repair and mending skills and campaigns for zero waste and strong community support. We teach repair skills and promote other repair activities. We look to make a culture of repair and reuse the norm, rather than an exception.

As of August 2020 we have pivoted our business model to focus on key business priorities. To this end the premises at Leith Walk has now become our E-Waste & Education Hub. This centre will concentrate on two streams; the first being our IT Disposal Service for both businesses and individuals and the refurbishment of IT equipment - with sales through our online shop. The second, our Education model.

Our Education model will take two routes:

  • Educational Workshops for individuals, community groups and bespoke events such as staff away days, birthdays, and more
  • Employability Opportunities with various entry points from volunteering, apprenticeships, internships and work placements

The main focus of this role will be the development and daily coordination of the workshops and the education routeway, and will be accountable to the Marketing and Events Manager.

Developing our workshops 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 provide income generation as part of our social enterprise objectives. It will be essential to steer the workshops 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 innovation and new, relevant business ideas.

The Circular Economy will generate many job opportunities in the future and our Education Model aims to address the skills-gap and ensure a skilled workforce for the future. The Education opportunities should address both our charitable objectives; giving back to the community whilst also incorporating benefits to our social enterprise, i.e deliverable projects that attract funding streams.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who is creative, forward thinking, entrepreneurial, organised, 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 be an excellent communicator.

This challenging and rewarding role requires proven success in a training, events, circular economy or Third Sector context.

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.

Essential tasks:

  • Coordinate and manage all workshops, liaising with tutors and freelancers
  • Coordinate workshop bookings and customer enquiries
  • Create and monitor workshop targets to measure progress against the business plan
  • Report on Impact
  • Manage a mixed stream of income from workshops income and grants income
  • Develop Education Model with external partners
  • Coordinate Employability programme
  • Write clear monthly reports on KPI’s to funders and the Management Team
  • Create targets for staff to measure progress against the business plan
  • Set evaluation criteria for projects

Essential experience

  • Project management experience
  • Business development and sales experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable experience

  • Experience in workshop or event management
  • Experience of employability programmes
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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh (option to join via Zoom)
  • Closing 15th January 2021

We are currently recruiting for three new members of the Edinburgh Remakery board.

The Edinburgh Remakery is an award-winning environmental social enterprise committed to diverting waste from landfill, building a stronger community, and promoting a culture of repair and reuse. Since 2016 we have ben repairing, refurbishing and recycling what others send to landfill, and we pass these repair skills onto others within the Edinburgh community through education. We are small but have a wide impact; annually diverting 60 tonnes of waste from landfill and educating over 1,400 people in repair and re-use skills. Through our refurbished IT scheme, we have been a critical part of reducing the digital divide during lockdown and beyond for hundreds across the city, whilst preventing e-waste going to landfill.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people with an enthusiasm for repair and reuse, Green issues and sustainable business. The Edinburgh Remakery is seeking board members who can help us thrive, and advance Green Recovery in the city of Edinburgh at this critical time.

Board posts available include a new chair of the board on a rotating annual basis, and treasurer. We are especially interested in people with backgrounds in sustainability, education, charity finance, HR and retail. Please find additional information regarding the chair of the board post here.

The Edinburgh Remakery always welcomes applications from people with a wide range of experiences, skills and enthusiasm. We are also committed to being flexible to accommodate the best applicants from all walks of life. We’d especially love to see more applicants from young people (16-25) so our board can better reflect the community that we serve.

What is the commitment?

We normally meet once every two months for a board meeting in Edinburgh (although we do have an option to join through Zoom). There may be special projects and activities to contribute your skills to, as well as normal issues for discussion at board meetings. We anticipate a commitment of around 4 hours a month including meeting commitments, and an annual fun away day for board and staff.

Why should you consider this?

You would be joining a strong and effective board of a resilient and practical organisation that makes a difference to the Green Economy in a real and tangible way. Our board provides direction and leadership, and you can make a real impact on helping people reduce their waste, supporting vulnerable members of our community, and help with the climate emergency.

As well as serving the Edinburgh Remakery, you would also gain valuable experience and networks in the wider reuse and repair sector, with opportunities to add new skills to your personal and professional development.

As normal for charities, this is a voluntary unpaid position but we can reimburse reasonable expenses (including childcare), and we provide training and fun away-days for all board members.

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E-Waste Operative

  • Full time
  • £18,525
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd December 2020

The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise and charity. Our mission is to create a zero waste society by diverting reusable resources away from landfill, and sharing valuable repair and reuse skills with the people in our community

We have a shop fronted premises where we specialise in refurbishing donated IT equipment and selling it at affordable prices through our on-line shop.

As of August 2020 we have pivoted our business model to focus on key business priorities. To this end the premises at Leith Walk has now become our E-Waste & Education Hub. This centre will concentrate on two streams; the first being our IT Disposal Service for both businesses and individuals and the refurbishment of IT equipment - with sales through our online shop. The second, our Education model.

The main focus of this role will be to operate a robust system for segregation of E-Waste for reuse and recycling, packaging of IT Equipment ready for delivery and maintaining security storage protocols, and will be accountable to the Operations & IT Manager.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who has an interest in IT refurbishment and has good technical skills. This rewarding role would suit someone that has an interest in pursuing an IT technician function as a potential career path. It also offers an excellent introduction into circular economy techniques around repair and reuse.

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.

With good technical skills and a willingness to learn, the E-Waste Operative will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of our computer repair and recycling objectives.

Fully supported by the IT Department, this will be a varied role that has the potential to include many tasks, such as disassembling IT equipment, sorting the materials, organising waste for disposal/recycling and helping to pack, move and organise deliveries.

We are looking for an energetic, positive, resourceful individual, who loves problem-solving and is a good team player. Computer experience is an asset, but not essential.

Essential tasks:

  • Disassembling IT equipment
  • Sorting materials into specific categories for recycling and disposal
  • Packing computers and organising deliveries
  • Helping moving stock as necessary

There may be additions and variations to these tasks depending on the successful candidate and current activities of the organisation. Any changes will be discussed fully beforehand. Training and support will be provided according to need.

Essential experience/skills

  • Interest in computers
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise workload

Desirable experience

  • Experience in retail or warehouse settings
  • Experience of computer refurbishment
  • Experience on disassembling IT equipment
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