Norwich Men’s Shed is looking for an organised and social person to oversee the opening of the workshop for members for 10.5 hours a week over 2 days. The position is self-employed for an initial 3 months, with potential to become a longer period if the role proves beneficial to the charity’s aims.

Role Requirements

The applicant must:

Be friendly and welcoming with a good public manner
Be reliable with a consistent approach, whilst also being adaptable to change (as required)
Be able to follow instructions and share information clearly
Have the ability to understand and communicate with people with varied backgrounds and histories, including challenging behaviours
Be able to deal with confrontation in a calm manner and negotiate fairly/impartially in interactions that may involve conflict
Understand basic Health and Safety requirements relevant to a workshop environment
Be (or be prepared to become) a designated first aider (training provided if required)
Be an advocate of Shed ethos

Role Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will oversee day-to-day operational tasks essential to workshop opening including but not limited to:

Being responsible for unlocking premises prior to the start of sessions and clearing building/securing premises at session end
Ensuring that only current members are accessing workshop facilities and that all member attendance is recorded accurately
Ensuring that users comply with all NMS operational policies and procedures, especially those relating to Health &Safety
Overseeing allocation of keys for separate locked workshop areas, and ensure members are only accessing areas/equipment that they have been officially cleared to use
Whilst on duty, be the main point of contact for any accidents, incidents, conflict or complaints, and ensure accurate documentation and follow-up of such incidents.
Recording any financial transactions and oversee small petty cash expenditure
Ensuring H&S and other notices are up to date/relevant to NMS purposes
Working with the Coordinator to track commission spending and income
Control and issue of Purchase Orders
Control and issue stock
Company + Benefits:

Norwich Men’s Shed (Charity no. 1171796) is a Charity Incorporated Organisation set up to help with Men’s mental health and social isolation. Founded in 2013, the Shed has grown over time to become a valuable local resource, supporting its members within the Pitt St workshop and the wider community at many external events.

A person in this role will receive £10 p/h plus paid statutory holiday (pro-rata) as well as the possibility for ongoing training and growth in the role.

Closing date: 25/09/2020