Featured Job The Loop @ Grahame Park Manager

Posted: July 10, 2024

Job Details

  • Groundwork London and South
  • Hub Manager
  • Full time - fixed term contract
  • Circa £33,000
  • Colindale, Barnet
  • 24/07/2024

Job Description

Groundwork London’s furniture reuse hub, The Loop @ Grahame Park is looking for an experienced and creative Manager to lead the future development of this unique retail, workshop and training space.

The Grahame Park Loop is a community re-use hub in Barnet, London. Operated by Groundwork, it collects, repairs, and sells unique, restored furniture at affordable prices. Residents donate unwanted items, which are then upcycled and sold in the shop and online. The proceeds support training and employment opportunities for local people. The Loop also offers courses in upholstery, home improvement, and more, and coordinated workshops and volunteering events.

With funding established for three years, Groundwork London are seeking a Manager to take this unique community asset into its next phase. The manager will focus on building The Loop retail, events, workshop and volunteering offer, to meet community need, reduce landfill and increase knowledge and skills in upcycling and reuse.

The Manager will work with an established staff and volunteer team, skilled in carpentry, upcycling and upholstery. The postholder will manage day-to-day retail and workshop operations, staff and volunteer teams and ensure funded service outputs are met, whilst developing and implementing new and innovative services and income streams.

Please contact us if you have:

  • Experience in managing and delivering projects within the environmental, reuse / upcycling or creative industries
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to lead, motivate and inspire diverse teams of staff, volunteers and customers
  • Knowledge and experience in retail, enterprise or business start-up settings
  • Strong team leadership qualities, with ability to work under own initiative, propose creative and innovate solutions to challenges and respond flexibly to changing priorities
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of H&S Regulations within retailing and warehousing and/or workshop environments

View the job description – LOOP-Manager-JDPS_final

Groundwork London is a community charity with a green heart that has been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 20 years. Each year we deliver hundreds of innovative environmental and social action projects across the capital. Our projects change places and lives for the better in some of London’s most deprived and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This includes working with communities to make their neighbourhoods greener and more resilient to climate change, supporting long-term unemployed individuals to find work, helping young people get back into education and training, and advising residents how to save money on their energy and water needs.

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