Job Vacancy

  • Vacancy: Retail Manager

    Do you know something about palm oil, or why loose leaf tea is becoming popular again? One World Shop needs an enthusiastic retail manager to join our tiny team. We're not looking for an expert, but we like our staff to be able to keep up with our knowledgeable customers.

    The last few years have seen a lot of change in the way the shop is run and we need someone to direct the retail side of the organisation into the next phase or our plans. Excellent selling skills are a necessity in this role, so bring your A-game.

    Must enjoy coaching a lovely group of volunteers, creating a magical shop interior and drinking fair trade coffee (or tea)!

    If you're looking for a meaningful place to work, with a lovely group of people (even if I do say so myself) send your CV and cover letter to info@oneworldshop.co.uk

    Click here to download the Job Description and Specifications (pdf)

    Last date for applications 24th May 2018
    Interviews will be conducted 29th - 31st May 2018

  • Vacancy: Fair Trade Project Manager – Festival & Events

    Full time temporary post: 6 weeks from 18th July to 29th August

    Location: One World Shop, 25, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX

    Salary: £7.85 per hour

    Job Summary 

    The Fair Trade Project Manager post is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing, energetic person to manage a unique project during the Edinburgh Festival at our city centre location. The aim of the post is to develop and deliver new ways to attract customers and promote sales of our Fair Trade and ethical products via a pop-up shop, creative signage, events, activities, an exhibition and other ideas. We are looking for someone creative and enthusiastic about sales and customer service, passionate about fair and ethical trade and interested in joining our retail company and social enterprise. Working with the Business Manager, Shop Manager and a team of volunteers you will form part of a dedicated team to bring this Festival project to a successful outcome.

    Who are we?

    One World Shop is a long established Fair Trade retail company and social enterprise, based in the centre of Edinburgh.  Our focus is on supporting economically disadvantaged producer organisations in the global south through the sales of fair trade products. We sell a wide range of artisan crafts, recycled products, toys, interiors, foods and fashion accessories. The shop started trading in 1983 in small premises at St John’s Church in the west end.  It has since grown to a successful business employing 6 staff and 20 volunteers.

    Main Duties:

    • To plan and prepare the external space outside the shop incorporating a pop-up stall, signage and activities, also using the exhibition space in the adjoining Well Café.
    • To develop a theme which makes a big impact for the influx of visitors, selecting a range of Fair Trade products to sell that will be effective and attractive given the restrictions of weather and space.
    • Manage and motivate a small team of volunteers, including coordinating rota's and assigning tasks.
    • To organise and manage a range of activities to attract people in and boost sales; e.g. chocolate tasting, African music, performances.
    • To organise and manage the setting up and taking down of the pop-up tent each day.
    • To promote and market the project via social media and generate ideas to ensure maximum exposure.
    • To achieve and aim to exceed the daily sales target and manage the cashing up of the pop-up shop sales.

    Training and support:

    The One World Shop will provide:

    • A thorough induction on-site of the buildings, computer systems, health, safety and fire precautions and employment conditions.
    • Thorough training sessions on the till, EPOS system, products and customer service
    • Understanding of the ethos and expectations of the company.
    • Regular weekly reviews to see how progress is being made and if extra support is required.
    • Daily support from staff members.

    Learning and Development

    The job holder will develop the skills and knowledge to run an exciting Edinburgh Festival project from start to finish. They will learn valuable team-leading skills while managing a group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and ages. They will develop excellent organisational skills and understand the complexities of running a social enterprise in a competitive, commercial market.

    The job holder will also gain valuable knowledge of Fair Trade, the background to our products and how to convey this information to 100’s of visitors and customers in an effective way.

    Person Specification

    Essentials:

    • Excellent communication and people skills
    • Good organisational and project planning skills
    • Experience of some event management
    • Teamworking skills
    • Ability to problem solve and use own initiative
    • Some experience of selling
    • Interest in Fair Trade

    Desirable:

    • Creative skills
    • Experience of being a volunteer or working with volunteers
    • Retail experience and customer service skills

     

    Deadline for Applications: Friday 16th June 2017

    To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to lorna@oneworldshop.co.uk

    Please ensure your files are saved as a pdf, or Microsoft Word file type.

     

    File Download: Fair Trade Project Manager Job Description (pdf)

  • Chairperson and Board Members Recruitment

    We are seeking to appoint a voluntary Chairperson to lead the Board of Trustees, as well as up to two more Board Members.

    The role of the Chairperson is to:

    • Work with the Business Manager and Trustees to lead the organisation, including setting goals and implementing the strategic plan
    • Set the agenda and chair Board meetings and the AGM
    • Represent the One World Shop at events and appropriate meetings.

    Applicants for the role of Chairperson must have experience in charity governance and management, strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the time and commitment to support the One World Shop.

    For additional voluntary Board members, we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:

    • Social enterprises
    • Retail management
    • Business management
    • Finance
    • Sales
    • Human Resources

    Board members are encouraged to offer ad-hoc support for the Business Manager in specific areas of expertise and be available for some project based work every 2 months.

    Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh.

    If you are interested in joining us as either the Chairperson or a Board member, please email a CV and covering letter outlining what skills you could bring and your motivation to Rachel Farey, Business Manager rachel@oneworldshop.co.uk

  • Vacancy: Retail Assistant

    A few of our current and ex team members

    • Want to get some great work experience in a small, supportive team?
    • Do you have an interest in making an impact on global issues like human rights and sustainability?

     

    One World Shop is about to embark on a new adventure - we will soon be moving premises within Edinburgh and we need an extra staff member to help make the process as smooth as possible.

    We're recruiting an awesome new staff member - could you be the one?

    The position has been made possible by funding received through Community Jobs Scotland. CJS provides young people living in Scotland with paid jobs in third sector organisations. We have successfully employed several people through this scheme giving younger people a chance to find a decent job in a competitive market, and have something worthwhile to show on their CV.

    • You must be age 18 - 24 & currently unemployed (due to the rules of the funding)
    • 25 hours a week for 6 months, includes weekday and weekend work
    • National Minimum Wage
    • This post is based in our shop, working with our friendly team. You will be serving customers, processing deliveries, pricing goods, stocking shelves and more
    • Closing date is 24th September 2015

    To apply

    You must meet the criteria above, and then contact your local Job Centre. They will provide you with a job application form.

    • Closing Date: 24th September 2015

  • Fair Trade Retail Assistant Vacancy

    We are recruiting for another position through Community Jobs Scotland. CJS provides young people living in Scotland with paid jobs in third sector organisations. We have successfully employed several people through this scheme giving younger people a chance to find a decent job in a competitive market, and have something worthwhile to show on their CV.

    • You must be age 16 - 24 (due to the rules of the funding)
    • 25 hours a week for 6 months, includes weekday and weekend work
    • National Minimum Wage
    • This post is based in our shop, working with our friendly team. You will be serving customers, processing deliveries, pricing goods, stocking shelves and more
    • Click here to download the Job Description (.doc)
    • Closing date is 30th January 2015

    To apply

    You must be aged between 16 - 24 years old and able to provide an Referral Eligibility Form (available from Job centre Plus or Skills Development Scotland)

    • Contact your local Job Centre
    • Closing Date: 30th Jan 2015

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