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Volunteer Refurbishment Centre Deputy Manager

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Tools with a Mission

  • 1 person is interested

Within our Coventry refurbishment centre we are looking for a volunteer Deputy Centre Manager. This is to enable the centre to open on additional days and the post holder is likely, after a period of training to be responsible for the operation of the centre on these days.

You need to be comfortable in managing other volunteers and able to communicate well with people. You will also need to be calm under pressure and willing to work as part of a team and help with the centres manual work. Although a managerial opportunity, this is not a desk job

Ideally you will be available on at least a Monday and Tuesday as these are the days we will be looking to increase our opening times to include.

Typical tasks / more itemised description of the role will include :-

Support and Management of Volunteers

Responsibility for all aspects of Health and Safety on the days you are working (ensuring that all checks and audits are carried out ensuring the safety of both yourself and volunteers at all times.

Ensuring that the centre is running functionally and that tasks are allocated to enable deadlines to be met

Communication with the Van Coordinator and Ipswich Head Office so that throughput of tools is maximised but manageable

Deputising for the Centre Manager during any periods of absence such as holiday

Some form of Management experience in either a paid or voluntary role is essential and logistics experience in reacting to supply and demand is also desirable. You need to be willing to be 'hands on’ and willing to join in with the refurbishment work. You should have a sound knowledge of all areas of Health and Safety or an aptitude to learn quickly. You should be able to remain calm under pressure and be able to ensure deadlines are met. You need to be willing to make decisions and to accept responsibility,

You need to have a friendly management style recognising that the others in the centre are all also volunteers, and able to work well as part of a team. You need to be a good communicator at all levels and able to be firm where required but also able to put tough decisions across in a gentle way.

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About Tools with a Mission


2 Bailey Close, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 0UD, GB

Mission Statement

We do this because we want to support local people supporting their own communities through sustainable livelihood creating projects. We believe there is dignity through work and the ability to provide for yourself and your family. We believe entire communities can be transformed through training and the provision of tool kits and equipment. As a Christian Charity, we believe that God's heart reaches out to the poor and that He calls us to follow His example. Our motivation is to work with faith and non-faith based organisations to be a refuge for the poor, a safe place to find support, hope and dignity through the provision of tools and equipment


The charitable work of Tools with a Mission is to collect unwanted tools, refurbish them, sort them into trade kits and send them across the world for livelihood creation. We send around 20 containers filled with over 300 tonnes of tools every year. To do this we rely on a national volunteer workforce and welcome people of all ages and abilities and of any faith and no faith



We'll work with your schedule.


8 Lifford WayBinley Industrial EstateCoventry, England CV3 2RNUnited Kingdom



  • Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You will need to be available at least 2 days a week between 9.30am-3.30pm. You also need to have flexibility to cover for the Centre Manager during any periods of absence such as holidays

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