A new environmental charity, Remade Worcester, has opened a shop in the Friary Walk in Worcester Crowngate shopping centre. Remade provides a new lease of life to fabrics that would otherwise have ended up dumped in landfill. The shop sells high-quality furnishing fabric, as well as craft materials. Lynn Denham, joint leader of Worcester City Council, has already visited the shop and expressed her support for the initiative.
Ms Fry said: “Everything is donated and we hope to expand our stock to include other craft materials, wood, paint, artists’ materials, interesting bits of plastic – in fact, anything that can be reused safety. We plan to run workshops to widen the skills needed to reuse reclaimed resources, promote sustainable design and ways of living for environmental and economic benefit.”
The shop was visited by Cathedral ward city councillor and joint leader of the council Lynn Denham recently. She said “I am so pleased that these enthusiastic volunteers have rescued the remnants (literally!) of Worcestershire Resource Exchange after its closure by the Duckworth Trust. Thank you to Crowngate for giving them a new home in the city centre. Remade have big ambitions to expand their shop hours and workshops and are looking for more supporters. Anyone interested should pop in and say hello and see what is going on!”
Remade are hiring
Remade are currently recruiting a part time business development worker, who will have responsibility for managing operations and volunteers and helping to build the business.
This is a three month post at a salary of £15.50 per hour (based on an annual salary of £30k) – £4,534 for a period of three months. There is potential to extend the post beyond three months if income generation/funding can be identified.
Occasional weekend working may be required, with time off in lieu offered.
Holiday entitlement pro rata based on FTE 37.5 hours per week
Hours of work: 22.5 per week to be negotiated with the post holder as we can be flexible
How to apply:
Please send your CV and a short letter outlining how your skills and experience and interests match our person specification to Sue Fry, email@example.com by Monday, 19th February 2024.
The full job description and person specification can be downloaded here:
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The charity is all run by volunteers. As well as the Crowngate store, Remade run events and exhibit at local craft fairs throughout the year.