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transforming wood and transforming lives

We’re recruiting a Woodwork Workshop Assistant Manager. Join our multi-award winning team and flag-ship social enterprise and open doors for yourself and others today !

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday 18th March 5pm – apply now.

Our woodwork social enterprise is our oldest and most established. We supply furniture commissions to a wide range of customers from the private, public and third sector and to private individuals. Most of our furniture is made using up-cycled wood, mostly church pews which we collect from all over the UK as well as fallen trees or trees felled for development. We make anything the customer requires from lamps, award trophies, chopping boards to shop fits, bars and dining room sets. Our prices range from £20 for a candle holder to £5,000 for one table. Our turnover exceeds over £100k a year and supports a range of vulnerable adults who volunteer daily or once a week, to paid apprentices or people on supported employment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic reliable Furniture Maker & supervisor, an Woodwork Workshop – Assistant Manager to assist in the running of our Social Enterprise woodwork workshop. The candidate will have experience in running a woodwork workshop and ideally working with vulnerable adults or adult learners.

Dont miss this chance to transform unwanted and disregarded wood or felled trees into beautiful bespoke furniture whilst transforming the lives of many of our city’s most vulnerable. 

GCP’s founders Greyfriars Kirk are recruiting for a communications role!

Our friends, founders and major supporters Greyfriars Kirk are celebrating their 400th anniversary with a very busy programme of special services, arts event and social occasions throughout the year.

The Kirk Communications Coordinator is a pivotal role ensuring that the administration and marketing effort with all our internal and external contacts is seamless. This busy role requires someone who is proficient with IT, Microsoft applications and a confident, friendly manner.

Could this be you? 

Visit for a full job description and to download an application packet.

Closing date for applications is Saturday the 15 of February 2020.

beat the January blues, be in community and enjoy FREE films every week

A New Dawn Fades…

January and February are usually months in which so much bleakness can mount up, so the GCPH are this year looking to lighten the mood a little as we begin 2020 with a few rockets and a whole load of glitter.

We will be showing three very different recent musicals in the form of the Scottish high school zombie flick Anna and the Apocalypse, The Boss inspired Luton-set Blinded by the Light and the glammed up Elton John biopic Rocketman—the number one British film of last year.

Our Classic Hollywood Season continues this year with films from 1930, 1940, 1950 and 1960. We kick things off with a classic Hollywood rom-com, in George Cukor’s Born Yesterday. We also have a link up with our InterSci discussion group who will be screening a relevant doc in February. There are reasons to be cheerful in 2020 and the Grassmarket Community Picture House is definitely one of them.

-Rohan Crickmarr, Volunteer Programmer & Projectionist

Full details of the programme are here


We’re recruiting a service manager !

We’re looking for a Service Manager, someone who can:

  • deliver the best outcomes for our Members, to enable individuals to develop to their full potential.
  • provide inspiring leadership to and management of a team of sessional staff, students and Volunteer
  • Ensure that the Grassmarket Community Project complies with best practice, recommended evidence-based approaches, Asset Based/Strength Based approaches and all minimum legal Standards, Regulations and Statutory Guidance

Is that you ? 

Help us build the capacity of our leadership & exec team, enjoy excellent terms and conditions including personal & professional development days, and help us transform the lives of many of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable. 

– for more information and how to apply click here 

CLOSING DATE: 5pm Monday 13th January 2020

If shortlisted Interviews will take place on Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019

EAOP Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019 at the Grassmarket Centre – 2nd March 11-3pm

Join the Edinburgh Archaeological Outreach Project for a free day of archaeology open to anyone of all ages!

Following on from the success of last year’s event, we’re excited to provide a day of games and activities like shield making, animal bones, and face painting! Representatives from Archaeology Scotland, the Young Archaeologist’s Club, and the Crannog Center will also be there throughout the day!

There will be a cafe at the venue where you can grab something to eat or drink.

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