Make Do & Grow CIC
Make Do & Grow CIC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise in Glasgow, focused on supporting growing families with children aged 3-12, developing creativity and encouraging re-use and recycle. We encourage creative development through our structured classes and free play sessions, using predominantly recyclable materials. In our retail unit, we also offer affordable, quality pre-loved and upcycled clothing and toys. As a community focussed organisation, ALL of our profits go towards facilitating even more free and affordable creative sessions, reducing waste and projects supporting the local community. Our dream is to enable creativity to flourish from a young age, to build community and to reduce waste, empowering families and fostering inclusiveness.

Current vacancies

Non Executive Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • On site: Glasgow
  • Closing 28th June 2024

Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to help shape a grassroots organisation?

Make Do and Grow CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise, focussed on supporting growing families, developing creativity and encouraging reuse.

Based in a retail unit in Burleigh Street, Govan, Make Do and Grow sells low cost, preloved clothing and toys for growing children. Within the shop area, families are encouraged to pause and play with the toys, read a book or draw on the chalkboard wall. Local partnerships support struggling families with shop vouchers, providing much needed childrens resources with choice and dignity. Meanwhile, the creative workshop area offers free drop in arts and crafts and after school art clubs throughout the week. All activities reuse scrap and waste materials wherever possible, making activities replicable at home and encouraging reuse and repurpose.

The Toy Library, based five minutes walk away at 901 Govan Road, provides high quality toys on a membership based borrow and return model. Families have access to educational and play inspired toys which support learning and development and facilitate reuse over new. Play sessions from brick building to board games bring families together, reducing isolation for parents/carers and increasing wellbeing through creativity and play.

We currently have vacancies for Non Executive Board members (voluntary) at a critical time for Make Do and Grow. The organisation is nearing the end of a 3 year development plan which has forged strong roots within the local community, built core partnerships and established need and services to support, including the launch of The Toy Library two years ago.

The organisation is looking to consolidate current activity and grow, alongside the families we support. As a new Board Member you will play a key part in designing and enabling the development plan for the next 3- 5 years and improving the governance framework to effectively monitor performance. This will be clearly focussed upon delivery of high quality arts, play and reuse services for families and young people across Govan, wider Glasgow and beyond.

We are looking for dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic people from a variety of backgrounds to contribute to Make Do and Grow’s emerging future and are particularly keen to hear from people living within the Greater Govan area and / or with relevant HR, Financial or IT/Digital Communications experience. We will provide tailored training and development, alongside experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience. The board meet monthly.