ReTweed is a multi-award-winning social enterprise based in Eyemouth. We deliver a range of innovative textiles upcycling programmes where people come together and learn a wide range of techniques and skills in craft design and technology. The project offers a 12-week free training programme for women facing barriers to progressing their lives or careers as well as commercial workshops covering a wide range of upcycling activities and crafts to support our business objectives. Our environmental focus is to divert waste textiles from landfill and transform culture to embrace the creative potential of reducing, repairing, reusing and recycling as part of everyday life.
We are looking for a caring, passionate and innovative individual with a positive ethos to support our Chief Officer to manage our social enterprise activities supporting women and the community to develop a range of craft, design and technology skills predominately in textiles. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of ReTweed. You will manage four central project activities, mainly based at Eyemouth High Street premises. These include:
(a) Level 1 training programme which runs 2/3 times each year over a 12-weeks, targeting women who face isolation, lack of confidence, disability, health challenges and other barriers to making progress in their lives or careers.
(b) Volunteer Programme running 2/3 days per week, requires co-ordination, single point of contact and communications support to ensure an efficient, structured and rewarding experience for the volunteers who give their time to supporting ReTweed’s social enterprise activities.
(c) ReTweed’s Business Incubator Hub for women progressing into self-employment. Coordinating use of, support, training and other business activities for the Hub.
(d) Commercial workshops and events where a wider audience of participants take part in a range of upcycling, craft and heritage activities.
ReTweed is striving for a more just and equitable world by empowering people to value themselves and their contributions to society. If you would like to help us transform lives through creative upcycling and be part of a progressive social enterprise, come and join us.
For application pack, please email with subject header: Services Manager: email@example.com or download below.
Closing date: 10th Feb at 2pm. Interviews either 13th or 14th Feb.
For informal enquiries please contact Hazel Smith via email: Hazel.Smith@retweed.com
This post is open to women only Equality Act 2010 Work Occupational Requirement Exception, Schedule 9 Paragraph 1