Wanted! People from a refugee, migrant, Traveller background or with a criminal conviction who want a new creative career.

Posted on July 01 2021

Wanted! People from a refugee, migrant, Traveller background or with a criminal conviction who want a new creative career.

Do you Want a New Creative Career?
We are looking for people who, due to being a refugee/migrant, Traveller, or having a criminal record or who are in recovery from addiction, have found it hard to find a job in a creative field. 
Creative? Good with your hands? Keen to learn?

Roles include:
• Machinists (manufacturing garments and homewares): 3 roles
• Retail Store Assistant (Customer Service, online order fulfilment and stock management): 1 role
• Screen Print Technician (Paper and Textile silk screen printing): 1 role

To apply:
Send in a CV and cover letter or short video by Tuesday the 20th of July at 5pm, to jobs@wemakegood.ie, with the following points addressed (applications that do not address these points will not be considered):
• The job role (i.e. 1, 2, or 3 - from the list above)
• State whether you are unemployed and a Traveller, a Refugee or Migrant, have a criminal record or are in recovery from addiction
• If applying for the Garment Machinist role, outline your experience
• Tell us why you want this role

If you want more information please contact Joan on 0868376360 or Caroline on 0871357819. 

Key information:

  • Full training provided (certified and uncertified)
  • €11.00 an hour for stage 1, €12.30 in stage 2, and over €13.00 in stage 3.
  • The role is for 2-3 years and then people will be supported to move into mainstream employment or their own business
  • All roles are based in Dublin 1 and 2
  • All roles are full time (39 hours a week)
  • We are looking for people who are motivated to learn and start a new career and work well in a team


Machinists (Garment and homewares) x 3

The job involves learning to sew and finish high quality garments, accessories and homewares (such as curtains & cushions). All training will be provided. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Fabric cutting
  • Machine sewing & finishing to patterns provided
  • Hand sewing
  • Quality control
  • Stock management
  • Ironing and fabric preparation
  • Machine set up and basic maintenance
  • Packaging 
  • Attending training & upskilling
  • Workroom clean up
  • Other tasks as requested
  • Attending training and team meetings etc

Reports to: The Manager

Based in: 24 Mountjoy Sq East, Dublin 1

Hours: Full time: 9:00 – 5:00 (39 hours) with 30 mins for lunch and 2 x 15 min breaks

Rates of pay: There are stages of progression in the work, which depend on developing levels of technical competency and team work, these are: 

Stage 1 – €11.00 an hour
Stage 2 – €12.30 an hour
Stage 3 - €13.00 an hour

Desirable experience (in your CV please tell us): 

  • Some sewing experience preferred
  • Person specification 

  • Is a member of one of the above named groups 
  • Great attitude to learning and taking feedback
  • Hard worker 
  • Interest in design and construction
  • A non-judgemental and open attitude
  • Ability to take personal responsibly and take instruction
  • For this role, there may be a paid job trial.


    Retail Assistant Role x 1 

    The job involves developing skills in a retail environment. We hope after three years you will have sufficient skills to progress into retail team leader or management roles. The role includes:

    • Order fulfilment 
    • Cash handling
    • Social media and marketing
    • Customer relations and sales in store
    • Stock control and management
    • Stocking shelves with merchandise
    • Answering queries from customers
    • Keeping the store tidy and clean, this includes hovering and mopping and occasional window cleaning
    • Receiving and storing stock
    • Attending training and upskilling
    • Working as part of the a team
    • Other tasks as required

    Reports to: The Shop Manager

    Based in: 16 Fade St, Dublin 1

    Hours: Full time (39 hours), these hours will be spread across the week, and may include late night shopping hours or weekend work

    Rates of pay: There are stages of progression in the work, which depend on developing levels of technical competency, experience and teamwork, these are: 

    Stage 1 – €11.00 an hour
    Stage 2 – €12.30 an hour
    Stage 3 - €13.00 an hour (if progressing into team leader role)

    Desirable experience (in your CV please tell us): 

  • Some professional retail experience is preferred but not required
  • Clean drivers licence an advantage
  •  

    Person specification 

  • Is a member of a target group 
  • Great attitude to learning and taking feedback
  • Hard worker 
  • Interest in design and retail
  • A non-judgemental and open attitude
  • Ability to take personal responsibility and take instruction
  •  

    Print Technician Role x 1

    The job involves developing skills in screen printing, and will involve some retail duties. The role includes:

    • Hand Screen Printing Textiles and paper as per training given
    • Upskilling in other print techniques – pad printing, hot foil stamping and stencil making
    • Stock management 
    • Customer Service
    • Assist in preparation for (and potentially) facilitation of customer workshops
    • Print process management
    • Machine set up and basic maintenance
    • Finishing
    • Packaging 
    • Attending training & upskilling
    • Workroom clean up
    • Some retail work

    We are looking for a staff member who is creative, good with their hands and has a real interest in making, is responsible and honest and is interested in arts and design.

    Reports to: The Print Shop Coordinator

    Based in: 16 Fade St, Dublin 1

    Hours: Full time (39 hours), these hours will be spread across the week, and may, on occasion include late night shopping hours or weekend work

    Rates of pay: There are stages of progression in the work, which depend on developing levels of technical competency, experience and teamwork, these are: 

    Stage 1 – €11.00 an hour
    Stage 2 – €12.30 an hour
    Stage 3 - €13.00 an hour (if progressing into team leader role)

    Desirable experience (in your CV please tell us): 

  • Some professional print or other craft or manufacturing experience is preferred but not required
  • Clean drivers licence an advantage
  •  

    Person specification 

  • Is a member of a target group 
  • Great attitude to learning and taking feedback
  • Hard worker 
  • Interest in design and retail
  • A non-judgemental and open attitude
  • Ability to take personal responsibility and take instruction
  •