Job Alert! Part-Time Coordinator

The Old Hardware is seeking a Part-Time Coordinator.

Narraghmore Development CLG T/A The Old Hardware is a community-run village grocer, tearoom and events space based in Narraghmore, Co Kildare. We are a social enterprise whose mission is to enhance the local community through social connection.

We have a vacancy for a newly created Coordinator (part-time) who will be responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of The Old Hardware. This is a part-time paid position – 19 hours per week.

The Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring high levels of customer service and quality, as well as, maintaining a positive environment for our Volunteers and work experience students. See below for full list of duties.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working in a social enterprise or community development role. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a proven ability of working on their own initiative.

Application by letter and CV should be submitted to

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm, Friday, 27th January 2023

Narraghmore Development CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Key Responsibilities

The Coordinator will be the main point of contact for customers & volunteers on a day-to-day basis. They will report and feedback to The Old Hardware Committee on a regular basis.


  • Ensure excellent customer service & a friendly welcome are always provided at The Old Hardware.
  • Gather customer feedback and manage any customer queries or issues & report any issues to Committee.


  • In conjunction with committee arrange intro session / initial visit for new volunteers
  • Ensure Volunteers are properly trained and provide intro session to go through task lists, expectations etc.
  • Co-ordinate volunteers & student’s tasks on a day-to-day basis
  • Assist committee with the input & management of the Volunteers Shift Schedule


  • Be on-site during opening hours (or agreed hours) to fulfill above tasks
  • Manage Cleaning Schedule – manage cleaner’s & volunteer’s jobs on a weekly & daily basis
  • Manage and log Fire extinguisher checks
  • Manage Pest Control – ensure HAACP book completed
  • Overall management of the HAACP book to ensure compliance


  • Stock control & ordering
  • Management of costings & pricing to ensure required margin achieved
  • Enter Stock into till
  • Ensure incoming stock expiry dates are sufficient
  • Manage shop equipment supplies – till Rolls etc.
  • Managing suppliers where appropriate

Tea Room

  • Ensure consistency with products and supervise production of products being prepared – prepping, baking & serving.
  • Manage stock / baking requirements on a daily / weekly basis in conjunction with Bakers
  • Manage ingredients stock / stock control ensuring minimal waste
  • Check off any delivery dockets & submit invoices to committee for payment
  • Ensure incoming stock sell by dates are checked and have sufficient time for use
  • Manage suppliers where appropriate
  • Ensure Tea Room processes & procedures are followed by all volunteers – raise any issues with committee.


  • Working with Crafters to sort out display and stock rotation – in conjunction with the nominated crafter
  • Be the main point of contact for any new craft suppliers

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