At UpCircle, we make sustainable skincare products from ingredients which would otherwise be discarded. We’re doing things differently and are known as the pioneers of “by-product beauty” or “circular skincare”. There’s definitely a reason that other brands haven’t been able to scale a concept in the way that we have – it’s not easy! But because of our dedication, we now repurpose more than ten by-product ingredients from varied industries, including the argan, tea, juice, date, olive and wood industries.
The original ingredient that inspired us to launch our brand was coffee, which we’ve been collecting from our coffee shop partners across London since day one. We’ve collected 350 tonnes of coffee so far, which has been meticulously processed by us, before being transformed into our signature coffee scrub range.
We’re now selling so many scrubs that we need someone to be specifically focused on helping us to process the coffee that we’ve collected, getting it ready to be sent of to our manufacturers who add in the rest of the ingredients.
We’re looking for someone who is able to work a 15 hour week, three hours a day, any time before noon. The “warehouse” location is our railway arch in Camberwell, South London.
Given that this is a part time role, we are open to the hours being taken in the evening or early morning hours in order to fit around your other potential commitments.
We’re looking for someone to be a passionate advocate of what we stand for and have a burning desire to see an UpCircle product in every home. The reality of this goal requires someone on the ground, receiving our repurposed ingredients in their original form and helping get them ready for our manufacturers. They complete the final stages of the ingredient transformation from life #1 to life #2, as an UpCircle product!
The main sorts of processing required are sieving, drying and sterilising. It’s physical work, but we’re proud that our products are made people instead of machines using simple methods. We do use some machines for mixing, but the bulk of our products are still simply made by real people. This enables us to monitor the process closely to ensure that the end result is skincare of the finest quality. Nothing slips through the net – quite literally!
We’re looking for someone self-motivated, energetic, independent, adaptable and efficient. The arch location is managed by Drew who will support you in your role. The rest of the team may be based in a different building, but we’re all working to achieve the same goal.
- Gain valuable hands-on experience from the get-go
- Flexible hours, we’re open to evening or very early morning – whatever suits you
- Role is based in Westminster, London
- Start Date: Immediate
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV in PDF with a brief intro with why you’re applying to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “UpCircle Ingredient Processor”. Good luck!