The Edinburgh Tool Library
The Edinburgh Tool Library

Charity registered in Scotland SC045162

The Tool Library makes more than 2,000 tools available, free of charge, to members and not-for-profit partners. We lend a huge range of hand and power tools, making costly equipment easily available and affordable for Edinburgh residents. We also provide tools and resources specifically to help young people into employment through our Tools for Life programme. Tools for Life supports young people with barriers to work, pairing them with a mentor who they work with to learn valuable practical and life skills and to build confidence.

Current vacancies

Workshop & Community Manager

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2020

Edinburgh Tool Library is the UK’s first tool library, promoting sharing as a way of reducing our environmental impact. We lend our members tools for DIY, gardening, decorating and machine repair, so that they don’t need to own them. Not only does this collaborative approach make sense environmentally, it also helps our members financially.

We have two wood workshops in Leith and Portobello, two storage units, a pop up location and an electric van. We run an employability programme, a series of volunteer builds, and a residency programme for young artists. In “normal” circumstances, as well as borrowing tools to use at home, our members access our workshops several times a week, usually evenings and weekends.

Community is central to everything that we do.

For us, ETL is about building a community as well as building things.

About the position

This is a diverse and challenging position, that will give you an insight into all aspects of the Edinburgh Tool Library.

Job purposes

● To smooth the transition from COVID restricted ETL services back to the previous arrangements, by helping strengthen the organisation and build long term capabilities

● To build long term partnerships with other organisations in the city through partnership working, skill sharing and by working with their service users

● To ensure the health and safety of all workshop users and tool borrowers, embedding best practice throughout the organisation

A Job Description is available for download below.