Join The Community Furniture Store Team

About Us

The Community Furniture Stores are charities which collect and make available for re-use, donated furniture, electrical and other household items, selling them from their retail outlets together with some new goods. The Stores provide skills training and volunteering placements for people who are unemployed or have other needs. CFS also seeks to promote re-use to reduce waste to help protect the environment. 

"Working at Community Furniture Store has allowed me to develop my career working in the charity sector, meet some great colleagues and do some good for people in need!"
Tom
Project Manager

Roles Available

Charity Accountant

£27,000- £29,000 per annum depending on experience (pro rate for part time)

22.5- 37.5 hours per week

This role can be based at any of our Community Furniture Store Sites across York, Selby & Ryedale

We are looking for an experienced and forward-thinking Charity Accountant to join our senior management team and lead the financial operations across our organisation.   

You will have overall responsibility for everything finance across our three Community Furniture Stores and IT ReUse project from managing financial admin and payments to leading on strategic financial reviews and preparing management accounts.  This is a new position for the organisation and so you will need to be flexible, adaptable, able to use your initiative, and possess the ability and confidence to highlight opportunities and areas for improvement within our current financial operations. 

We are looking for a qualified or part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with a passion for the charity sector and ideally an understanding of finance and funding within a charitable organisation. We are happy to support people working towards their accountancy qualifications and may consider funding further study. We are also looking for someone with experience working with senior managers and boards who is able to present information in a clear and structured way.

Knowledge and experience in supporting budgeting processes including building budgets and reviewing performance versus budget are essential. In addition, experience in working closely with external financial providers including accountants, auditors, and payroll support is essential.

In return, we can offer flexible working, a generous holiday allowance of 25 days per annum plus bank holidays, and the chance to join a dynamic and impactful local charity as we grow and expand.  We open to applications from anyone looking for between 22.5 and 37.5 hours a week and would also consider job share applications. 

For further details and the essential requirements visit our website:  www.communityfurniturestore.co.uk.

Community Furniture Store is an important Yorkshire charity that collects and sells donated household goods and furniture. The work we do supports people in poverty, provides work placements to people from a range of backgrounds, and supports the environment by reducing waste going to landfill.  We operate three stores in York, Selby, and Ryedale as well as running an IT ReUse Project.

To apply for this role please submit a short Application Form, CV and cover letter telling us how you meet the essential criteria in the job description and person specification to becci@cfstores.org.uk by Friday 20th May 2022 at 5pm

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25th May 2022

Documents 

Job Description 

Application Form 

Are you?

  • Looking for 8 hours shifts between 8am-5pm
    (with bank holidays and Sundays off?)
  • Want something that will give you a
    good work out?
  • Wanting to work for a charity that
    helps people in the community      and the environment?
  • Open to gaining driving experience of
    a 3.5 tonne vehicle?

We are looking for people who:

  • Want a job that is physical (a good workout every day!)
  • Have a positive, proactive can-do attitude
  • Enjoy supporting people volunteering and on work experience
  • Have a full driving licence (no more than 3 points) 
  •  Are over 25

What’s does the job entail?

  • Delivering and collecting furniture to people across York is at the heart of the role.
  • Helping people with a smile will be second nature.
  • You will be carrying furniture throughout the day into people’s homes and collecting donated items.
  • You will be confident in speaking to customers and happy to
  • support volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.

What you will get in return:

  • Sociable working hours between 8am and 5pm Monday – Saturday (max 37.5 hours per week) in a friendly and supportive team,
  • Starting 28 days paid holiday per annum (pro-rated for part-time roles) increasing with length of employment, 
  • Permanent job contract,
  • All uniform and PPE provided free of charge,
  • No bank holiday working,
  • Hourly Pay £9.90 per hour,
  • Feel good factor of working for an important local charity really making a
    difference to communities in York.

 About Us

Community Furniture Store reuses unwanted furniture and household goods and sells them at affordable prices. Establish in 1988, we have been providing furniture and appliances to people in need for over 30 years, offering discount to people on benefits as well as free items to people eligible for the York Financial Assistance Scheme.

We are passionate about reusing unwanted goods, helping the people of York and saving the environment.

 How to Apply

Please send a completed Application Form and a CV to tom@cfstores.org.uk. For informal conversations, please call 01904 426444. Please note that successful applicants will be subject to a DBS Check. 

 

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Job Description 

Application Form 

IT ReUse Project Manager –

£23,000 per annum

Initial 18 month contract

37.5 hours per week

Based at Community Furniture Store York, Raylor Centre, James Street York

IT ReUse is a dynamic and forward thinking project, based in York, that gives people access to services most of us now take for-granted. We provide laptops, desktops and tablet computers for those most in need. We take donations of IT equipment from the general public and companies and make them useable for the general public. Free of charge.  The project is part of the work of the Community Furniture Stores which is an important Yorkshire charity that collects and sells donated household goods and furniture.

Due to internal promotion we are now looking for an energetic and adaptable project manager to lead our IT ReUse project.

You will have overall responsibility for the day to day running of the project, leading a small team of paid staff and a larger team of volunteers to process, test and set up donated items.  You will work closely with a network of local partners, processing requests for devices, understanding local needs and ensuring we have a good pipeline of devices to work with. You will also be responsible for ensuring the project meets all standards and service levels agreed with funders who support the project.

This project has huge scope to grow and we are also looking for someone with the vision and drive to help us realise the potential of this fantastic project.  Alongside the project delivery this role will also support the Chief Officer in writing funding bids and identifying funding sources, looking at self-sustaining income streams and other growth opportunities such as expanding to new geographies or partnering with other organisations.

The ideal candidate will have proven project and people management skills and either knowledge of or willingness to learn the IT side of the project.  This is a busy, exciting role on a project that makes a real difference to people’s lives. It requires great organisational skills, flexibility and drive.  If you think this could be you, we’d love to hear from you.

We would also recommend reading the IT Reuse impact report (included in documents below). 

How to Apply 

To apply for this role please submit a short Application Form, CV and cover letter telling us how you meet the essential criteria in the job description and person specification to becci@cfstores.org.uk 

Documents

IT ReUse Project Manager

Application Form 

Impact Report 2021

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