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Starting Salary: £30,000-£40,000

39 hours a week.

Start date early 2018

This is a full-time position but we are open to exceptional candidates who wish to work a 4 day week paid pro-rata.

Remade in Edinburgh is an innovative, multi award-winning social enterprise which teaches repair skills across Edinburgh, campaigns for zero waste, and runs the Edinburgh Remakery, our community hub in Leith. We want to see a future where everyone has the skills to repair furniture, computers and clothes, and household goods are designed to last. The organisation was started up with £60 and a group of volunteers in 2011 and now has an annual turnover of over £200,000 and eight members of staff.

We are looking for a new leader to join us as Chief Executive as our current Founder/Director moves on to set up a global franchise of the successful Remakery model. The right person for this job is confident, inspiring and has a track record of being able to achieve great things with limited resources. They will be a great communicator, well versed in financial planning and reporting and be passionate about Remade’s vision of a zero waste future.

Application by CV and covering letter, stating why you would like the job and why you think you’re the right person for it to chair@remadeinedinburgh.org.uk.

Deadline for applications 12 noon Monday 20th November 2017.

Interview date Thursday 23rd November 2017.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Kendra Walsh on chair@remadeinedinburgh.org.uk or 07932 403326.

We will be assessing applications based on relevant experience and personal specifications (See next page).

 

 

Job Description and Personal Specification

Chief Executive of Remade in Edinburgh

This is a varied, fast-paced role and the successful candidate will:

  • Identify ambitious growth plans for the organisation and clearly communicate how they will be achieved
  • Think strategically and plan workflow accordingly, with limited resources and short run in times
  • Be able to prepare / present budgets and forecasts, working with the board to achieve a sustainable future for the organisation
  • Spot and secure new opportunities for partnerships and growth – specifically with a view to driving new donations of computers and furniture
  • Build on existing income streams and generate new ones
  • Be a spokesperson for the organisation in the press/media, at events and relevant government roundtables
  • Uphold the organisation’s commitment to high quality across all its products and services
  • Direct the effective marketing and sales of reused and repaired goods from the Remakery
  • Continue increasing the high levels of social and environmental impact of our work
  • Build an effective and committed team of staff, freelancers and volunteers
  • Work according to principles of continual learning, innovating to achieve excellence across the customer and volunteer experience

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience working at a senior level
  • A dynamic, positive attitude capable of motivating and persuading others
  • A commitment to Remade’s values of community inclusion, equality and zero waste
  • Strategic leadership skills
  • The ability to drive change and create impact
  • Creative problem-solving with the ability to work with very limited resources
  • Experience writing and developing business plans and cashflows

The ability to demonstrate any of the following would be desirable but not essential:

  • Retail experience
  • Working in partnership with housing association and local government sectors
  • Knowledge of and a strong network within the social enterprise sector in Edinburgh
  • Experience of successful high value fundraising
  • Experience of the waste and recycling sectors
  • Experience of developing corporate partnerships
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures
  • Successful marketing activity
  • Experience of driving organisational change
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