Workshop & Community Manager

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

  • Advertised from 11th September 2020
  • Hours: 38 per week. Evening and weekends may be required.


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.

Application notes

Applicants should fill in this online form: before 5pm on Friday 25th September.


If you have any unanswered questions or would like to discuss the position in more detail, please drop a line to Chris at .


This position is funded through the Tudor Trust.

The Edinburgh Tool Library is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and has charity number SC045162.