Job Opportunity: Swapshop retail coordinator

By SHRUB Coop, posted 19/09/19

We're hiring for a part time retail coordinator for our Swapshop!

Salary £22,800 p.a. pro rata Part time 8 hours / week (£5,211)
Fixed term contract to 31 March 2020 - extension subject to successful funding bids
Saturdays 11-6pm and two monthly meetings during weekdays

Application Deadline: midnight Tuesday 1st October

Job Purpose

The Swapshop Retail Coordinator works closely alongside the Zero Waste Hub Coordinator in overseeing the Swapshop stock rotation and the retail aspects of the Swapshop, to increase the appeal of the shop to customers and members of the community and shift more items. This is a Saturday role and involves coordination of the Swapshop and volunteers on this day. The role requires an individual who can coordinate others and problem-solve.

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

  • Experience in a shop at a supervisory level
  • Experience in stock management and stock rotation
  • Managing teams of volunteers - experienced in how to delegate to and empower them
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Passion for sustainability and the Zero Waste ethos
  • A high level of empathy and respect for people with different backgrounds and ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication
  • Strong communication and team working skills for a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise own time/workload
  • Full proficiency with Google Accounts and familiar with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel

About the Swapshop

At the Swapshop you can swap your unwanted things for something else that’s been preloved. You can find it at the Zero Waste Hub on 22 Bread Street.

About the Zero Waste Hub

A one stop shop for sustainable living! You can swap your preloved things in our Swapshop, enjoy some rescued food from our Food Sharing Hub, or just hang out and grab a tea or coffee from our Zero Waste Cafe.


To apply please email by midnight Tuesday 1st October to attaching a single Word document comprising a maximum two A4 pages response with evidence of your knowledge, skills and experience which make you eligible for the job.

You may insert a maximum one page Covering Letter in front with a maximum two page CV pasted at the end of the same Word document as an appendix. The panel will shortlist on the basis of essential criteria with secondary weight given to desirable criteria.

Please give as the document filename: SURNAME - Swapshop Retail Coordinator with the same as subject line of the email to help us keep track of applicants.

For further details see the Swapshop_Retail_Coordinator_Job_Description

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 14th October in Edinburgh - likely to be Thursday 17th or Friday 18th October. We will be looking for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible afterwards.

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