Role Title: Brick ReWorks Champion
Responsible to: Reuse Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator
Responsible for: Assisting in the Brick ReWorks shop
Hours of Work: 3 or more hours per week
Location: The Brick ReWorks, 52 Market Street, Wigan.
Main purpose of role
The champion role is essential in developing the ReWorks project into a success. The ReWorks is about delivering positive reuse and recycling education in a relaxed and informal way. It’s basically half a shop and half a community art space. Members of the public and people The Brick support can take part in crafts, upcyling and repurposing activities; and buy low cost items for their homes that are either donated or salvaged from recycling centres.
The Brick ReWorks is part of The Queens Hall Action on Poverty and The Brick Project.
About the organisation
Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty (QHAP) is dedicated to delivering sustainable, quality and effective services to the people of Wigan and Leigh in an asset based approach (i.e. Emphasis placed on an individual’s assets as well as their support needs). QHAP is a Christian Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. Our services include
- The Brick Works
- The Brick Shop
- The ReWorks
- The Brick Project – including food bank, outreach, crisis intervention and emergency access accommodation.
Our Organisation provides several homelessness services to the Wigan Borough.
- Ensure that everyone is made welcome at groups or while in the shop space
- To receive, sort and display incoming items
- To take the opportunities to engage with the public about recycling and reuse
- Be a positive and passionate ambassador for recycling and reuse
- To assist or run group activities
- To be proactive in developing activities that will make a positive impact on the Wigan borough
- Take part in community reuse/recycling sessions
- Attend meetings as required
- Participate in supervision meetings as required
- Maintain confidentiality of clients
- Participate in initial and ongoing training
- Be responsible, as required, for health and safety issues, including safeguarding.
- Monitor own wellbeing and capacity and draw on Brick Project support as appropriate
- Be a positive representative of The Brick Project and the Queens Hall Action on Poverty
Training and Support:
Induction training will be provided as well as ongoing training and support.
Supervision (One to One’s with Team Lead):
Supervisions are not scheduled but we encourage you to request one with your team lead or volunteer coordinator at any point you feel this would be beneficial or as and when a concern arises.
QHAP will repay the cost of travel to and from the projects for volunteering sessions and when out and about in the community.
The nature of the ReWorks is to make a positive impact on the recycling behaviour of the Wigan community. It would be expected after training that the volunteer would commit to a regular session or sessions and the hours of those sessions subject to requested leave. Commitment is also expected with regards to attending supervision, team meetings and training as and when required.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualities
- Creative skills (crafting, painting, sculpture, mosaic, claywork etc) – desirable
- Experience of running and promoting group activities – desirable
- Knowledge interest in recycling, reusing and repurposing
- Non-judgemental approach
- Friendly, enthusiastic and kind with clients, the public, staff and other volunteers
- The ability to work well as part of a team and independently when necessary
- Reliability and commitment
- Basic numeracy/literacy
- Flexibility and willing to help in other departments
- Willingness to participate in relevant training and information sessions
Please download the attached documents for more information and return completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org