Tayside Re-Users

Charity registered in Scotland SC023578

Tayside Re-Users is an environmental reuse and recycling Social Enterprise. Established in 1995 it diverts unwanted items from landfill for reuse and recycling, offers employment, volunteering and training opportunities to young people and others who struggle to secure work and provides low cost or no cost household items to people on fixed or low incomes.

Current opportunities

Tayside Re-users generates income to operate by recycling items and selling them from its warehouse shop in South Dudhope Mill. As a volunteer Retail Assistant, your main duties would include making sure the shop is clean, tidy, stocked up, merchandised-well and customers are dealt with in a friendly manner. You would be responsible for the stock displays, pricing, serving customers or helping with telephone or online enquiries and making sure that there is sufficient stock on display. You will enjoy helping the public and wish to develop good customer service skills.

Tayside Re-Users try their best to avoid ditching furniture in landfill. Some of the household goods we receive require upholstering to make them suitable for resale in our shop. We have a dedicated area for upholstery but the ideal volunteer would be looking to develop their existing upholstery skills.

Tayside Re-users uses databases to record and manage the sales of goods and stock movements from collection to sale as well as calculating the savings in weight and CO2 of items which would otherwise be thrown into landfill. This role will involve transferring information from accompanying documentation to the database and then filing the documentation. This role will give you the skills and experience you need to work in many organisations.

Tayside Re-users receives donations from many sources and often these need to be collected - from our Hub, recycling centres, businesses and members of the public. Sold items also need to be delivered to the customer. As a Van & Warehouse Assistant, you help the Van Driver by collecting items from donors and making deliveries to customers. This involves handling heavy items such as furniture or white goods either on or off a van, into storage or into the sales area while keeping areas safe and tidy. You will need a good level of fitness for this role.