JOB VACANCY: Makespace Oxford Coordinator

Role summary: Opening its doors in March 2018, Makespace Oxford will be the city’s first truly affordable community working and making space.

We’re busy creating an environment in which the makers, fixers, thinkers and doers who work there can thrive. We need a brilliant person to take charge of this ongoing and exciting challenge, could that be you?

We are looking for an energetic, organised and sociable person with experience of project or facilities management, business development, a natural flare for hosting and bucket loads of elbow grease.

You’ll be responsible for getting everything in place for our doors to open in March. From finding tenants to fitting out the building to buying tea-bags, you’ll be the conductor that holds the orchestra together.

You’ll be part of the Transition by Design team and also play a key role in the Makespace Oxford consortium, made up of Transition by Design, Aspire Oxford, the Community Action Group Project and the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op. You’ll be skilled at tactfully managing different priorities and working in varying team structures.

Once open, you’ll be the host with the most, first point of contact for a vibrant group of makers, fixers, growers, writers, campaigners and many more. You’ll be spinning plates, juggling tasks and perhaps even doing the odd cartwheel.

Our team is full of people who like a challenge. We excel at finding neat solutions to sticky problems and spotting opportunities others might miss. We’d love you to be a have-a-go kind of person and we’ll support you in any way we can from skills and training to holding a ladder.

Makespace Oxford will be full of alternative ways of doing things and we’d like you to have an appreciation of the day-to-day struggles that small social enterprises, start-ups, workers cooperatives and charities face.

Ideally we’d also like you to be Interested in the bigger impact that Makespace Oxford is trying to make, of leveraging empty and underused space for community benefit and creating a community of solidarity.

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.

Job location (usual place of work): Transition by Design @ Makespace Oxford

Pay rate: £25,000

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Makespace Oxford Coordinator

Applications close on date: 14/03/2018

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Fixed term

Job description: Download the job description here:
Hours and term: 3 days/week, fixed one year contract with opportunity to extend

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