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Men’s Shed Supervisor

OrganisationNorwich Men's Shed
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typeSelf-employed (worker status) for 3 months
Hourly rate£10.00 per hour
Hours10.5 hours per week
DBS checkEnhanced Level required (funded by NMS)
Date posted9 September 2020
Closing date25 September 2020
Contact nameMatt Sims

Norwich Men’s Shed is looking for an organised and social person to oversee the opening of the workshop for members for 10.5 hours a week over 2 days. The position is self-employed for an initial 3 months, with potential to become a longer period if the role proves beneficial to the charity’s aims.

Role Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Be friendly and welcoming with a good public manner
  • Be reliable with a consistent approach, whilst also being adaptable to change (as required)
  • Be able to follow instructions and share information clearly
  • Have the ability to understand and communicate with people with varied backgrounds and histories, including challenging behaviours
  • Be able to deal with confrontation in a calm manner and negotiate fairly/impartially in interactions that may involve conflict
  • Understand basic Health and Safety requirements relevant to a workshop environment
  • Be (or be prepared to become) a designated first aider (training provided if required)
  • Be an advocate of Shed ethos

Role Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will oversee day-to-day operational tasks essential to workshop opening including but not limited to:

  • Being responsible for unlocking premises prior to the start of sessions and clearing building/securing premises at session end
  • Ensuring that only current members are accessing workshop facilities and that all member attendance is recorded accurately
  • Ensuring that users comply with all NMS operational policies and procedures, especially those relating to Health &Safety
  • Overseeing allocation of keys for separate locked workshop areas, and ensure members are only accessing areas/equipment that they have been officially cleared to use
  • Whilst on duty, be the main point of contact for any accidents, incidents, conflict or complaints, and ensure accurate documentation and follow-up of such incidents.
  • Recording any financial transactions and oversee small petty cash expenditure
  • Ensuring H&S and other notices are up to date/relevant to NMS purposes
  • Working with the Coordinator to track commission spending and income
  • Control and issue of Purchase Orders
  • Control and issue stock

Company + Benefits:

Norwich Men’s Shed (Charity no. 1171796) is a Charity Incorporated Organisation set up to help with Men’s mental health and social isolation. Founded in 2013, the Shed has grown over time to become a valuable local resource, supporting its members within the Pitt St workshop and the wider community at many external events.

A person in this role will receive £10 p/h plus paid statutory holiday (pro-rata) as well as the possibility for ongoing training and growth in the role.

How to apply

Applying or more information

For more information about the role, please email Norwich Men’s Shed directly on or phone Matt Sims (trustee) on 07920 832899

To apply please send CV plus accompanying letter of application to

Please include details of:

  • Any dates you would not be available for interview 28 September – 30 October
  • Days of the week that you would be available to work in this role if appointed

Closing date:  Friday 25 September at 5:00pm