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Sewing Coordinator

  • Location: Preston VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Ideally: 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Wednesday

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Arts, Craft, & Photography
    • Education & Training
  • Reimbursement

    A budget is provided for the purchase of materials and other basic running costs of the Sewing Hub.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Experience with various textiles and clothing

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Provide information, supervision, instruction and training to volunteers in relevant areas for the activity; Allocate volunteer tasks according to the Volunteer Agreement; Maintain appropriate Occupational Health and Safety in the work area including use and supply of all appropriate personal protective equipment (boots, gloves, aprons etc.); Develop, oversee and supervise external sewing projects including project outlines, timelines, communication, budgets, payments and handover in consultation with the CareWorks Manager; Develop, oversee and supervise Breathe Easy Bags including promotion, customer liaise, product delivery and quality control; Work with CareWorks Manager to manage Sewing Room’s online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, online sales, marketing and promotion;   ·         Provide financial oversight for all transactions and records of payment in partnership with the Op Shop; Maintain sewing room ensuring space is visually contributing to and supporting sales, safe, clean and easy to access; Pursue and oversee donations of fabric and accessories and maintain donor relationships; Oversee equipment maintenance, including problem-solving, servicing and repair; Model and maintain quality standards of customer service within the sewing room, providing information, advice and assistance to customers.