Community Gift Exchange
Community Gift Exchange

Charity registered in Scotland SC047814

CGX seeks to overcome poverty by helping release people with disadvantages in the open labour market into sustainable employment through the work skills, experience and wellbeing gained restoring, recycling and reselling donated goods.

Current vacancies

Restoration Workshop Supervisor

  • Part time
  • £23,230 pro-rata
  • Ayr, South Ayrshire
  • Closing 19th August 2022

We are Community Gift Exchange, a South Ayrshire based charity that’s working towards abolishing poverty in our community and towards a greener Ayrshire.

We bring together people with different skills and strengths and offer them the opportunity to pass on those strengths to people within our community who have barriers to work. From woodwork and bike mechanics to administration and retail, our trainees gain experience in a plethora of different skills that will help them overcome their barriers and enter the world of work.

Join us and together we can help the people of our community rise into sustainable employment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with woodworking and restoration skills and experience to join us as our Restoration Workshop Supervisor.

Our Restoration Workshop hosts volunteers who are looking to gain skills and experience to help them further along their journey to a career in joinery, woodwork, carpentry, and more. We also take in donated furniture which is given some TLC in the workshop (by the Restoration Works team and volunteers) and is then sold on in our furniture shop to be given a second chance.

You will be responsible for the supervision and encouragement of volunteers and staff in the workshop, assigning tasks and ensuring health and safety regulations are being followed throughout sessions. An important part of this role is planning and leading sessions for volunteers and trainees to come into the workshop and learn skills and gain experience. You will also be responsible for restoring donated furniture pieces to be sold in our shops, so the ability to manage targets and a variety of tasks is essential.