Page & Bloom

Flower Production Manager

Create perfect paper flowers and create jobs for survivors of domestic abuse

About the role

The Production Manager will play a key role in our social enterprise, which is on a mission to create employment for women survivors of domestic abuse. You will be leading on the day to day production of our paper flowers and making sure customer orders are perfect every time. You will support and supervise our small team of flower makers, helping them to work quickly, efficiently and to the highest standards, whilst also having fun!

We are a small, but ambitious and rapidly growing social enterprise and we're looking for someone dynamic and enthusiastic who could grow with the business. You can find out more about us at www.pageandbloom.com

Location: Our studio is in SE18, a 15 minute walk from Woolwich Dockyard or Charlton stations

Salary: starting at £26,000 per year (pro rata).

Hours: 28 hours per week, ideally over 4 days but we can be flexible

Contract: Fixed term for 1 year, with potential to extend

Key job tasks

Flower making

  • Overall responsibility for ensuring customer orders are completed on time and to a high quality standard.
  • Personally leading from the front in producing perfect flowers at required speeds. Full training will be provided but within a reasonable time period we expect you to be able to make saleable flowers quickly to ensure our production is profitable.
  • You will also inspire others to follow your example and meet quality and speed targets.

Supervision and quality control

  • Allocating flower making tasks across the team, to ensure orders are completed on time
  • Quality checking flowers made by the team before sending out to customers
  • Supervising day to day production of flowers and supporting team members
  • Identifying ways to improve the quality and speed of production
  • Developing instruction sheets to show team members how to make each flower type

Studio processes

  • Day to day oversight of the studio space, including ensuring health and safety processes are followed
  • Keeping tabs on supplies and ordering new supplies when necessary
  • Opening up/ locking the studio on some days

Person specification

Essential

  • Commercially minded- you must be motivated to make flowers well and at profitable speed (our social mission depends on this).
  • Excellent attention to detail and high standards
  • Good at making things with your hands
  • Able to motivate others to work effectively, while being mindful of the challenges our team may face
  • Good people skills- friendly, patient, team player
  • Good computer skills (able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, internet, email)
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Flexible and resilient in the face of challenges
  • Able to multitask and prioritise workload in a busy working environment

Desirable

  • Previous experience of supervising others
  • Knowledge or experience of the issues affecting survivors of domestic abuse
  • Enthusiastic crafter who enjoys detailed work
  • Ambitious to grow and expand the role in the future

Covid information

As our studio is a small space, it is not always possible to socially distance and some of our team or visitors may be vulnerable. We therefore require all staff to wear a mask in the studio (unless you are exempt), and to do a twice weekly Covid lateral flow test. We encourage all staff to be vaccinated against Covid, especially if you are unable to wear a mask.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter which describes your experience, motivation and how you meet the criteria above by 28 November 2021. We anticipate this role starting in early January 2022.

The job is restricted to women applicants only due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

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