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.

Current vacancies

Retail Manager – Maternity Cover

  • Full time
  • £19,500
  • Merry-go-round shop, Nithsdale Road, Strathbungo, Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

We are looking for an experiences and motivated person to cover the post of retail manager of our boutique shop. The Retail Manager is responsible for all day-to-day activities in the shop and its’ successful running. The main focus of this role is to oversee the retail function of Merry-go-round - creating a friendly, welcoming and easy to shop atmosphere for customers while maximising sales. Our shop sells everything maternity and baby from 0-5 years, with over 8000 customers a year, so experience in a busy retail setting is vital.

The role is crucial to Merry-go-rounds success and includes a wide variety of tasks including stock management, merchandising, sales projections and reporting, displaying excellent customer service and supporting the team. The post holder will be very organised, self-motivated, able to drive their own workload, able to work independently and with enthusiasm to succeed. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate effectively with customers and the rest of the team. We record and plan everything online, so you need to be tech savvy too, as well as having experience of retail on social media. Prior retail and management experience are essential.

A Role Description is available for download below.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Shawlands & Strathbungo
  • Closing 5th July 2020

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.

The Role

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person for the role of volunteer coordinator. The Volunteer Co-ordinator post is a core position that is responsible for recruiting volunteers on an on-going basis, developing and growing the team and ensuring they are given access to skills, mentoring and training. The role is also responsible for reviewing existing, and developing new policies and procedures as appropriate and necessary.

This role is crucial in helping Merry-go-round reach its full potential. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and pivotal in supporting all of our services and activities.

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.

The main duties are:

  • Work with the staff and board to identify key volunteer opportunities within the organisation and document volunteer role descriptions.
  • Maintain all volunteer documents and support packs on an ongoing basis and develop any additional policies and procedures as required.
  • Identify agencies and businesses that we can work with to recruit volunteers, with special reference to target disadvantaged groups.
  • Maintain and build on existing relationships with partners to recruit volunteers.
  • Manage and develop the volunteer training and development programme.
  • Support and train existing staff to support and manage volunteers
  • Actively support volunteers and ensure they have opportunities for feedback, growth and development

To find out more, please download the Job Description below.

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Operations Manager

  • Part time
  • £19,500 pro-rata
  • Based in our sorting hub in Shawlands, but we also offer the ability to work from home.
  • Closing 25th September 2020

We are looking for a motivated and highly organised individual for the role of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing day to day activity in our sorting hub in Shawlands, supporting and training staff, maintaining high safety and operational standards and overseeing our partnership and volunteer programmes.

Our sorting hub in Shawlands processes and prepares textile donations which makes up around 75% of the donations we receive. This includes clothing, shoes, bedding, nappies, maternity wear, outerwear, bibs, hats and swimwear to name a few! Each individual item must be checked to Revolve standards, recorded and prepared for distribution to our shop, online shop or through our partnership programme. Our small team processes and prepares thousands of individual items every week.

Our partnership programme, led by our partnership officer, distributes around 70 packs every month to families across Glasgow, using items processed in our sorting hub. Our volunteer programme, led by our volunteer coordinator, supports a team of volunteers working across all areas of the organisation. The Operations manager oversees both of these programmes too. The post holder will be self-motivated, able to drive their own workload, able to work independently with

enthusiasm to succeed. The post holder will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate

effectively both verbally and in written communications with a wide range of audiences.

The post holder will be highly organised, able to manage a varied workload with multiple priorities and feel confident leading and managing a small team. You will have an eye for detail as well as being able to contribute to the development and delivery of the bigger vision and ambitions of the organisation.

A Role Description is available for download below.

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