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Deputy Store Manager – Edinburgh Furniture Initiative

  • Full time
  • £22,596 – £24,658
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2019

  • Advertised from 12th November 2019
  • 35 hours per week


Edinburgh Furniture Initiative is an established name for second hand furniture in Edinburgh. With two store in Edinburgh, EFI is one of Scotland’s largest re-use social enterprises.

Operating as part of Four Square, a homeless charity, EFI provides an independent income stream for Four Square and operates with three main aims:

  • to provide low cost, high quality furniture to people on low incomes;
  • to provide employment and training opportunities for people who have been homeless or who are at risk of homelessness;
  • and, to promote the re-use economy and prevent useable goods going into landfill.

Following a period of high success, with turnover at £750k per annum, EFI needs a fresh approach and a clear direction. There are huge opportunities coming our way in terms of expanding the business and we want to be ready to capitalise on them.

We are looking for a deputy store manager who can combine good people and business skills with an eye for design and an entrepreneurial approach. We want to make EFI a flagship for the re-use economy and build a sustainable social enterprise that will integrate and support the wider charity as we progress towards our vision of supporting everyone to have a home and their place in the community.

A Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please send a c.v. and an 800 word letter stating why you think you would be perfect for this role to by 5pm on Friday 29th November. Interviews: Thursday 5th December at Logie Green Road, Edinburgh

For further information or to discuss the role please contact our HR Administrator, Susie Ledson on 0131 557 7900 or email