Merry-go-round Glasgow
Merry-go-round Glasgow

Charity registered in Scotland SC042448

We exist to support Glasgow families, to make life easier, and reduce the financial and environmental impact of raising children. We are a social enterprise and registered charity. Our aims are threefold; to save families money by stocking great children’s goods at low prices, to support families in need with free goods and to provide a supportive space and events programme for families.

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Community Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £18,525
  • Based at our sorting hub in Shawlands, but we also offer the ability to work from home.
  • Closing 5th April 2021

Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and charity in the Southside. Operational since 2012, we support local families with high quality, low-cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops.

We have a boutique style shop in Strathbungo selling everything for babies and children up to 5 years including maternity. We run a supportive events programme for families, and we work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a skilled and motivated staff team of 9 and are an inclusive and fun place to work. We are also a Revolve certified store (revolvereuse.com) which means that we work to high standards, and are committed to excellence.

We are looking for someone motivated and enthusiastic for the role of Community Engagement Officer. This new role has been created to ensure that we are continuing to respond to, and meet the community’s needs.

The Community Engagement Officer is a key role that will ensure that everyone in our community is aware of, and benefiting from all of the services that we offer including low-cost goods, family support through events, volunteering opportunities, and distribution of free goods. The postholder will actively engage with the community and partners to encourage everyone to benefit, especially those that have additional barriers.

The role is responsible for maintaining and building on existing relationships with partners as well as seeking and developing new partnerships and relationships within the community.

We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, that can engage with people from varying backgrounds, and with experience of using different methods to engage including social media. The postholder will develop relationships and opportunities with partners and other social, environmental and

local businesses, to further our aims and better support families.

The role covers two main areas of work - developing and rolling out a community engagement and communications plan and coordinating and developing our existing partnership programme. The community engagement and communications plan will enable us to clearly communicate our aims, benefits and achievements, as well as helping us to engage hard to reach communities.

Our partnership programme, operational since 2014 working with over 100 partner agencies, now distributes around 70 free packs of goods every month to families across Glasgow. The Community Engagement Officer will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our partner agencies, managing referrals, fulfilling referral packs to a high standard, coordinating our voucher scheme and organising pop ups in communities.

The post holder will be self-motivated, able to drive their own workload, and with enthusiasm to succeed. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate = effectively both verbally and in written communications with a wide range of audiences.

A Job Description is available for download below.

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Retail Assistant

  • Full time
  • £18,525
  • Nithsdale Road, Strathbungo, Glasgow
  • Closing 20th August 2021

About Us

Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and charity in the Southside. We support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style shop in Strathbungo selling everything baby, we run an events programme, and we work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a skilled and motivated staff team of 13 and are an inclusive and fun place to work. We are a Revolve certified store (revolvereuse.com) which means that we work to high standards, are committed to excellence, improving and seeking opportunities for growth.

The Role

Merry-go-round Glasgow are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work in our preloved children’s clothing boutique on Nithsdale Road. Sales assistants are crucial in creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for customers and supporting the smooth running of the store.

You will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including sorting stock, merchandising, assisting customers, accepting donations, and ringing through sales - all the while, displaying excellent customer service. This role is supported by the Retail Manager.

A Job Description is available for download below.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Community Sales Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Merry-go-round is looking for an organised, motivated and committed person to co-ordinate and promote their events programme.

About Us

Merry-go-round Glasgow is a charity in the Southside. We support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style charity shop in Strathbungo selling everything baby, run an events programme, and also work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a staff team of 13 and are an inclusive and supportive employer.

We are about to enter our tenth year and are an ambitious organisation. Having recently doubled the size of our shop we are passionate about exceeding expectations and our goal of being a one-stop shop and the first choice for parents in Glasgow.

The Role

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person for the role of Community sales coordinator.

You must have a passion to lead successful projects and be ambitious. This new role is a core position to coordinate and deliver a regular series of ‘megasale’ events. Following a series of very successful pilots, we are now making these a regular feature. This role is responsible for reviewing the existing master plan and then planning, coordinating, and delivering a series of large scale sales events.

The post holder will be super organised, self-motivated, able to drive their own workload, able to work independently and with enthusiasm to succeed. You will have good interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written communications with a wide range of audiences.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Events Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Merry-go-round is looking for an organised, motivated and committed person to co-ordinate and promote their events programme.

About Us

Merry-go-round Glasgow is a charity in the Southside. We support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style charity shop in Strathbungo selling everything baby, run an events programme, and also work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a staff team of 13 and are an inclusive and supportive employer.

We are about to enter our tenth year and are an ambitious organisation. Having recently doubled the size of our shop we are passionate about exceeding expectations and our goal of being a one-stop shop and the first choice for parents in Glasgow.

The Role

The events coordinator oversees our entire events programme. Since opening nearly 10 years ago, our events space has hosted over 2000 events attended by over 15,000 people! The timetable includes regular groups such as parent meet ups, breastfeeding support, cloth nappy advice, dads groups, pre and post-natal support, music classes and sling workshops. We are constantly looking to expand our range of support events and activities and ensure that we are best meeting the needs of the community. The aim of the events programme is to bring people together to share experiences, learn new things and make new friends.

After expanding our shop and events space by 3 times its size, we also expanded the events programme and the range of activities the space can host. When COVID-19 hit the world, we took it as an opportunity to introduce our events to an online community to support families who otherwise would have been very isolated during precedent times. Today, we retain both as means to support as many people as possible.

We are looking for a very organised, friendly, inspired, tech savvy and motivated person to join our team to coordinate, promote and develop our events programme.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Retail Assistant

  • Part time
  • £19,636 pro-rata
  • Nithsdale Road, Strathbungo, Glasgow
  • Closing 14th April 2022

About Us

Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and charity in the Southside. We support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style shop in Strathbungo selling everything baby, we run an events programme, and we work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a skilled and motivated staff team of 13 and are an inclusive and fun place to work. We are a Revolve certified store (revolvereuse.com) which means that we work to high standards, are committed to excellence, improving and seeking opportunities for growth.

The Role

Merry-go-round Glasgow is looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work in our preloved children’s clothing boutique on Nithsdale Road. Sales assistants are crucial in creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for customers and supporting the smooth running of the store.

You will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including sorting stock, merchandising, assisting customers, accepting donations, and ringing through sales - all the while, displaying excellent customer service. This role is supported by the Retail Supervisor and the Retail and Development Manager.

A Job Description is available for download below.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Community Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,255 pro-rata
  • Based at either our shop in Strathbungo or our hub in Shawlands, but we also offer the ability to work some hours from home.
  • Closing 25th November 2022

Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and charity in the Southside. Operational since 2012, we support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style shop in Strathbungo selling everything for babies and children up to 5 years including maternity. We run a supportive events programme for families, and we work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a skilled and motivated staff team of 14 and are an inclusive and fun place to work. We are also a Revolve certified store (revolvereuse.com) which means that we work to high standards, and are committed to excellence.

The Role

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual for the role of Community Engagement Officer. This role ensures that we are continuing to respond to, and meet the community’s needs. The Community Engagement Officer is a key role that will ensure that everyone in our community is aware of, and benefiting from all of the services that we offer including low-cost goods, family support through events, volunteering opportunities, and distribution of free goods. The postholder will actively engage with the community, partners and stakeholders to encourage everyone to access our services, including those that have additional barriers.

The main aim of this role is to increase the number of people who know about Merry-go-round and are engaging with our services.

The role is responsible for maintaining and building on existing relationships with partners (including other social, environmental and local businesses) as well as seeking and developing new partnerships and relationships within the community. We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, that can engage with people from varying backgrounds, and with experience of using different methods to engage including social media.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Community Sales Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,255 pro-rata
  • Strathbungo or our hub in Shawlands - hybrid
  • Closing 25th November 2022

About Us

Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and registered charity in the Southside. We support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style charity shop in Strathbungo selling everything for babies and children up to the age of 5 years. We run a supportive events programme for families, and we work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families who need them. We have a skilled and motivated staff team of 14 and are an inclusive and fun place to work. We are also a Revolve certified store (revolvereuse.com) which means that we work to high standards, and are committed to excellence.

We are in our tenth year and are an ambitious organisation. Having recently doubled the size of our shop we are passionate about exceeding expectations and our goal of being a one-stop shop and the first choice for parents in Glasgow.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic person for the role of Community sales coordinator. You must have a passion to lead successful projects and be ambitious. This role is a core position to coordinate and deliver a regular series of ‘mega sale’ events. Following a series of very successful pilots, we are now making these a regular feature. This role is responsible for reviewing the existing master plan and then planning, coordinating, and delivering a series of large scale sales events.

The post holder will be super organised, self-motivated, able to drive their own workload, able to work independently and within a team, with enthusiasm to succeed. You will have good interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written communications with a wide range of audiences.

Shortlist