Furniture Upcycling | Recycling Manager

Alabare Christian Care & Support
£8.64 - £9.64/hour
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life?

Are you looking for a new role that is both challenging and rewarding?

Alabare Christian Care & Support are lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons who work hard to ensure that we provide the best level of support possible. For this, we need inspirational people.

Alabare is recruiting for an Upcycling Manager based in Salisbury (covering the whole Wiltshire area), to manage and organise a furniture upcycling business at Alabaré by bringing together staff, users and resources at a number of upcycling workshops to produce items that can be sold through Alabaré retail outlets.

Hours will be 22.5 per week, Salary: £8.64 per hour. Closing Date: Friday 23rd June 2017.


To work with Managers of services for young people, those with learning difficulties and veterans, so they have:

* Appropriate items to upcycle (furniture, small items)
* Access to appropriate materials and tools
* Clear understanding of what needs to be done

To manage input from volunteers and service managers to ensure that appropriate upcycling knowledge and professional supervision is available at all sessions.

To liaise with house clearance and warehouse team so that items from storage are selected and finished items are delivered to the appropriate retail outlet

To have fun and ensure that sessions are enjoyable for Service Users

To work with Service Managers to encourage and incorporate Service Users ideas where possible

To liaise with marketing team to get publicity and online sales of items upcycled.

Upcycling Manager | Charity Shop Manager | Pricing | Creative Reuse

Essential Requirements:


Supervising experience is essential within a retail outlet or other customer service environment. It is important that the jobholder is able to allocate tasks to volunteers such as sorting, pricing and cash register duties. This role requires good communication skills and the ability to observe and ensure training for perceived deficiencies. It is important that the shop deputy manager can prepare a rota linking volunteer availability with skills and experience.


Knowledge of books, china, ornaments and so forth can be helpful in maximising the potential revenue of the shop. The ability to motivate and recruit volunteer staff can prove invaluable. The ability to use a computer for emailing, intranet and accounting.

Desirable Requirements:

It would be desirable that experience of working within the charity shop sector can be demonstrated because of aspects relating to volunteers and handling and pricing donated goods.

Most communication is verbal and within the project/shop but from time to time will be by telephone or email, mainly day-to-day instructions but also feeding back information from head office or vice versa.

The successful candidate will be required to read the Alabaré's policy manual and operate their project according to our policies and procedures. Issues like Trading Standards, health and safety at work, the disability discrimination act and manual handling must be kept in mind.

Organisational Skills

The majority of planning and advising relates to day-to-day activities, however, things within the shop should be changed as trends change or goods become available, or seasons change. Occasionally, such as during a refit or change of premises, the jobholder will be expected to contribute towards the activity. From time to time there may be wider fundraising activities to participate in also.

About Our Company:

We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently. All money raised helps to support our valuable work.

Winners of Investors in People Award and also accredited as a Living Wage, Two Ticks and Mindful Employer.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer