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Artizan international Shop Assistant

Artizan international Shop Assistant
Artizan International
Description of the role:

Although we run a shop it is a not a charity shop as such but a Fair Trade style shop with products made by our differently abled artisan. These include handmade cards, earrings and jewelry, as well as goods that have been sewn locally as prototypes, such as cushions, aprons, pencil cases and wash bags. We also make on site and sell our own silk screen printed lampshades and candles and cosmetics.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

A confident friendly individual who would be able to work on their own if needed. They would be required to use an iPad to serve customers and take payment. Someone who would be willing do so some light sewing or craft activities when the shop is quite would be desirable but not essential. Light cleaning to keep the shop clean and tidy for customers.

Practical information:

It would be great if the individual could do a three hour shift say from 10-1 or 1-4 Tuesday to Saturday but this can be flexible.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+, Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
39 Oxford Street
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 04.01.2022
Organisation Information

‚ÄčArtizan International (originally named Craft Aid International) was founded in 2013 by Susie Hart MBE, on returning to Harrogate after 10 years of life and work in Tanzania, East Africa, where she set up a social enterprise called Neema Crafts. This centre provides training and employment for people with disabilities who would otherwise be street begging to earn a living. Having started with three deaf trainees when she began, on a start-up budget of just ¬£400, by the time she left the centre was employing over 120 people with a huge range of disabilities, all of whom are now able to support themselves and their families with dignity and pride.

Susie set up Artizan International on returning home, to pass on this model to other developing countries where people with disabilities are still living in poverty. She also found that differently-able people in the UK are often very socially isolated.

So, as an organisation we got started by running free weekly therapeutic crafts sessions for adults with disabilities in the community in Harrogate and Leeds. We also worked with long-term hospital inpatients at Harrogate and Ripon hospitals, and ran after school clubs for children with special needs too.

We create beautiful, joy-giving, artisan-made cards, gifts, jewellery and home accessories .
Visit our Oxford Street shop for fair-trade, high quality products, made ethically and mindfully in Ecuador and Peru.