Zero Waste Hub Coordinator

SHRUB Swap and Re-Use Cooperative

£22,145 pa pro rata (£17,716)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 0131 220 1884

Sectors: sustainability, environmental education, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 30th July 2018  

The community-led SHRUB Co-op invites applications for Zero Waste Hub Coordinator of our award-winning carbon reduction project - set in the heart of Scotland’s capital. This is one of four main posts: Project Coordinator, Zero Waste Hub Coordinator, Low Carbon Transport Coordinator and Social Enterprise Coordinator.

The team will work alongside the Zero Waste Scotland funded project staff running to end of March 2020 and are challenged with transforming the habits of the community to reduce local and global carbon emissions and re-skill people with capacity to repair and upcycle.

The main purpose of the Zero Waste Hub Coordinator post is:

To coordinate the practical elements of the SHRUB Co-op’s Zero Waste Hub - recruiting and supporting volunteers to build an engaged and active team running a swap shop which contributes to a Zero Waste Edinburgh. This includes collecting, sorting and valuing donations /waste from the public and local businesses (stock management), visual merchandising and sales, organising workshops and events, administration and communications..

Successful applicants must have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Managing a shop or similar space and creating a high-quality experience for service users
  • Managing teams of volunteers - experienced in delegating to and empowering them
  • Able to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders to solve problems
  • Educated to HNC / HND, plus 2 years relevant work experience - or equivalent
  • Strong communication and team-work skills for a fast-paced working environment
  • Experience of promoting events promoting change and community engagement
  • Able to work on own initiative and organise own time / workload
  • Full proficiency with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel and familiar with Google Accounts
  • A high level of empathy and respect for people with different backgrounds and ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication
  • A creative approach to engaging others and solving problems.

For further details see the attached documents.

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The closing date for applications: 10am 30/7/18

Proposed date for interviews: 10/8/18

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