The post holder will be an integral part of our community upcycling initiative. They will be responsible for the transformation of donated goods into re-saleable items at our Charity Superstore Shop in Portrack Lane, Stockton.

Working as part of a small team, including volunteers and programme beneficiaries with autism, the post holder will ensure a high level of production of refurbished and upcycled items to be sold within the Superstore and online.

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Salary:  £20,500 pro rata (fixed term until the end of September 2021)


Hours:  18 per week


Closing Date:   Monday 17th May 2021 at 12pm 



  • Identify furniture and other items from our donations that are suitable for upcycling
  • Prepare items for upcycling including stripping, sanding and other techniques
  • Transform unloved items into saleable products through DIY, fixing and reinventing the purpose of items to generate income
  • Carry out basic DIY and minor repairs to furniture and other items
  • Increase the value of donations through upcycling
  • Create a focus list of standard items for production to be followed by the team
  • Ability to communicate with store personnel in the collection of items/materials that are suitable for upcycling
  • Carry out risk assessments for activities that consider health and safety regulations



  • Work with skilled volunteers to ensure high productivity.
  • Task volunteers with items to repair and fix matched to their area of skill/experience


Programme beneficiaries

  • To support adults affected by autism to engage successfully within the programme.
  • Work closely with the Employability team to ensure that the needs of the service users are being met including making reasonable adjustments and adaptations for those with autism.
  • To task service users with projects in line with their needs and interests, that will allow them to develop their skills and experience to move closer to employment training or independent volunteering


Additional Responsibilities

  • Comply with the Charities’ Health and Safety policy in all employment practices
  • Maintain the integrity of the Daisy Chain brand in all internal and external communications
  • Maintain a proactive approach to your role and responsibilities along with a commitment to contribute and maintain the positive working ethos within the Charity
  • Maintain working knowledge of the policies and regulations governing the Charity
  • Assure attendance at staff meetings.
  • Undertake any training and development deemed necessary for the pursuance of the post
  • Work in a way that contributes to the continuous improvement of the Charity’s services and embraces the organisations quality initiatives
  • Any other duties from time to time, commensurate with the level of the post
  • An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities


This job outline is intended to indicate the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but, while some variation can be expected in particular duties, the outline is considered to provide a reasonable general description of the post.

This post is deemed to require an Enhanced DBS Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service due to the fact that there is access to children and vulnerable adults.




  • A background and experience in woodwork and/or metal work (E)
  • Creative and flexible approach to working (E)
  • Experience of working with individuals on the autism spectrum and/or additional needs (D)
  • Effective experience of working in a warehouse/industry environment (D)
  • Organised approach to practical work with good attention to detail (E)
  • Work within agreed and tight deadlines to meet targets (E)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic and diverse team (E)
  • Experience in designing and running various upcycling workshops for experienced and inexperienced upcyclers (D)
  • Experience of managing/coordinating a project (D)



  • Advanced handyman/maintenance skills (E)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (E)
  • Practical and creative skills (E)
  • Teaching/training qualification (D)



  • DIY skills (E)
  • Practical skills (E) 
  • A general understanding of autism and/or willingness to take part in autism training (E)
  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of woodwork/metal work techniques and skills (E)



  • Full driving license (E)
  • Sympathetic with the aims of Daisy Chain (E)
  • Comfortable working with community volunteers and those with autism (E)
  • Passion and enthusiasm for re-use activities, helping the environment and the local community (D)
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding to form positive relationships with individuals from a range of backgrounds and needs (E)

To be considered for the role click on the apply button above and submit your CV and details of how you meet the person specification for the role. If you have any questions or require further information please contact us on 01642 531248.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability, please let us know when submitting your CV.