News

Jul
13
2017
Vacancy: Senior Retail Assistant
FRP has an exciting opening for a Senior Retail Assistant based in our Gloucester store. The main purpose of the role will be to work within FRP Gloucester retail store to provide quality service to our customers in the provision of low cost furniture and electrical products.

This post will require someone with the relevant sales and customer service experience together with good IT skills. A good telephone manner is important and the ability to relate to individuals of all abilities and backgrounds due to the nature of the work of the Project.
A current driving licence is desirable but not essential as you may be required to provide cover at the other Project sales sites, e.g. Tewkesbury and Cheltenham. We may require the post holder to work additional hours to cover holidays etc.

Please note we do not accept CV’s. Due to the nature of our work all employees may be subject to a CRB check.

Once completed, please send your application back by email to admin@frpglos.org.uk or post to Administrator, Warehouse 5, West Quay, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH.
Alternatively, hand-in completed forms to any of our stores.

Job Description

Application Form (MS Word Version)

Application Form (PDF)

Closing date for applications: 21st July 2017

Please contact admin@frpglos.org.uk for more information.
May
22
2017
We need your help!
FRP are looking for new Trustees to join the team of Board members.

The position is a voluntary one and will give you the opportunity to be involved with our wonderful organisation at a strategic level.

If you have some spare time, are passionate about FRP and it's work in the community and could attend and contribute to our bi monthly board meetings, please get in touch with Trustee Dawn Melvin by email:
dawn@absolutelytrading.com

Those with accounting or fundraising experience would be great for what the project requires currently but of course all applications are welcome.

May
22
2017
Raise a toast(er) to that!
FRP recently featured on gloucestershirelive.co.uk for reaching an amazing milestone!

Click here to read the article on Gloucestershire Live.

Gloucester’s Furniture Recycling Project is celebrating the significant milestone of transforming 250,000 household items that were destined for the skip.

The Station Road charity has made old beds, fridges, washing machines and cookers as good as new since 1996 and sold them on to homeowners for a small cost.

Such goods would ordinarily end up in landfill, so the transformation of a quarter of a million is a big achievement.

“We are all tremendously proud to offer such a vital service recycling, reusing and supplying household goods - helping people and the planet,” said chief executive Ian Ellis.

The charity showed mayor of Gloucester Neil Hampson and sheriff Said Hansdot around their warehouse and workshop to show how an unwanted chair for instance can be lovingly worked upon to help it find a new home.

“It’s been a pleasure to be at one of Gloucestershire’s best loved local charities to celebrate this landmark with them," said Mr Hampson.

"What FRP do benefits individuals, communities and the environment.”

In 21 years, the charity sold on 29,100 beds and 2,321 cookers and has offered hundreds of volunteer placements.

FRP operates across the county of Gloucestershire offering a free collection service for the reuse of household items.

The charity has grown over the past year, opening a new shop in Delta Drive in Tewkesbury and a pop-up shop in the heart of Gloucester selling reuse office furniture.

It is estimated the charity helps stop 300 tonnes of would-be waste going to landfill every year.

Click here to read the article on Gloucestershire Live.

May
8
2017
Vacancy: Retail and Administration Assistant
FRP are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our retail team at our store in Tewkesbury.

This role will involve working within the FRP Tewkesbury retail store to provide quality service to our customers in the provision of low cost furniture and electrical products.

Please note we do not accept CV’s. Due to the nature of our work all employees may be subject to a CRB check.

Once completed, please send your application back by email to admin@frpglos.org.uk or post to Administrator, Warehouse 5, West Quay, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH.
Alternatively, hand-in completed forms to any of our stores.

Job Description

Application Form (MS Word Version)

Application Form (PDF)

Closing date for this post is 22nd May 2017. Please contact admin@frpglos.org.uk for more information.
Apr
29
2017
Volunteering Opportunities
Why not consider becoming a volunteer Driver's Mate with FRP? This is a physically demanding role that would suit anyone that is enthusiastic and enjoys meeting new people.

We have urgent need of Driver's Mates towards the end of the week - if you have any time to spare please contact us on 01452 524 333.

Our driver’s mates travel throughout Gloucestershire helping our distribution team to deliver sold goods, collect donated furniture and transfer stock across our 4 sites. This is a physically demanding role that would suit anyone that is enthusiastic and enjoys meeting new people.
We provide a full induction, including health and safety training, reimbursement of travel expenses and a lunch allowance. Uniform will also be provided.

Please call our friendly Admin team for more information on 01452 524 333, pop into one of our shops or email admin@frpglos.org.uk

Mar
1
2017
Temporary Store Closure 04/03/17
Due to essential works being carried out, FRP Gloucester Shop will be closed for one day.

On Saturday 4th March, Gloucester store will be closed to allow essential building work to be carried out.

For any enquiries during the closure please contact one of our other shops, which are open between 9:30AM and 4:30PM on the Saturday;
FRP Cheltenham: 01242 220 296 OR cheltenham@frpglos.org.uk
FRP Tewkesbury: 01684 292 745 OR tewkesbury@frpglos.org.uk

The store will re-open Monday 6th March, at 11:00AM.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Dec
20
2016
FRP Opening Hours
FRP Opening Hours
FRP Store Opening Hours
It's cold outside, so make sure the FRP shop is open when you plan to visit over the Holiday Season.

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

WEDNESDAY 21ST DECEMBER 9:00AM – 5:00PM
THURSDAY 22ND DECEMBER 9:00AM – 5:00PM
FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER 9:00AM – 5:00PM
SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER 9:30AM – 1:00PM
SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER CLOSED
MONDAY 26TH DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 29TH DECEMBER 9:00AM – 5:00PM
FRIDAY 30TH DECEMBER 9:00AM – 5:00PM
SATURDAY 31ST DECEMBER 9:30AM – 1:00PM
SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY 2016 CLOSED
MONDAY 2ND JANUARY 2016 CLOSED
TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY 2016 NORMAL OPENING HOURS RESUME

The FRP Offices will be closed from the 24th December, and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2016.
For inquiries regarding our Riser-Recliner Loan Service, please contact FRP Gloucester on 01452 302 303.

Aug
13
2016
FRP celebrates charities 20th Anniversary!
FRP will be marking its 20th anniversary with a 10% discount on all furniture purchases for one week only and balloons for the children visiting with their families as a huge thank you to their customers. The offer will start on the week commencing 15th August 2016.

FRP work hard to create a greater community and have shops in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. In the past year alone they have been able to help over 4,700 households within their local community through providing them with low cost furniture and electrical items for their homes and have been able to work with over 70 volunteers. 22 of these volunteers have gone on to find full time employment through the support given to them at FRP and a further 6 have continued into further education and training.

Ian Ellis, Chief Executive of FRP, who has been with the Project since the beginning says ‘It has been a privilege to work with everyone who has been involved in FRP, whether it be staff, volunteer, trainee, stakeholder and other similar organisations up and down the country. The early days were quite interesting, with only two spotlights for lighting in our original shop (now our workshop). FRP is about CREATING A BETTER COMMUNITY and we look forward to welcoming you in one of our shops to take advantage of this birthday offer.
An urgent need for a furniture project was first recognised when a gentleman contacted a local advice centre about his situation. He had just been offered a flat but was seriously considering declining the opportunity because it came unfurnished and he had no way of paying for his own furniture. The advice centre were able to scrape together the furniture for him and he did move into this flat, but it left them wondering just how many people found themselves in this same position. And the FRP grew out of this need.”

Today, 20 years on, FRP have become one of the leading reuse organisations in the UK and have reused 232,599 items to date which has prevented 5344 tonnes of product going to landfill – the equivalent of 891 Male African elephants! Their hard work to support their local community has been recognised and in 2014 they were awarded the Big Society Award.

Help us to CREATE A BETTER COMMUNITY By:

  1. Volunteering – call 01452 52433 ext1 for more information
  2. Donating more reusable goods, especially large white goods
  3. Consider your environment

Facts and Figures


During 2015/16
  1. 4,700 households have benefitted from furniture and electrical items
  2. free collections have been provided to over 4,000 households
  3. FRP has worked with over 70 volunteers during who between them provided 14,000 of time with a value of close to £155,000 (RATES TAKEN FROM S. BAKER, WORCESTERSHIRE VOLUNTEERING RE¬SEARCH REPORT, JULY 2013)
  4. 22 of these volunteers moved into paid employment and a further 6 into Further Education or training
  5. 42 number of customers have benefitted from our riser recliner loan service

From 1996;
  1. 232,599 items have been reused to date
  2. 5344 tonnes of product diverted from landfill
  3. This is equivalent to the weight of 891 Male African Elephants
  4. Saving 7,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions


Jun
2
2016
FRP Staff at the opening of FRP Tewkesbury.
FRP Staff at the opening of FRP Tewkesbury.
FRP Opens Tewkesbury Store!

We have a new Tewkesbury store open, come and have a browse!

The new store at 5C Delta Drive, Tewkesbury has opened to an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the local community.

Open six days a week, the new shop will allow FRP to support even more of the Community across Gloucestershire, by providing another location to purchase well priced reuse furniture and expanding our delivery & collection service.

To see what Gloucestershire Echo had to say about the opening of the new Tewkesbury store, Click Here.

Contact Details for FRP Tewkesbury; Email: tewkesbury@frpglos.org.uk
Phone: 01684 292745

Feb
3
2016
Volunteer with FRP
Volunteer with FRP
Driving a good service.
FRP are looking for a Volunteer Driver to help collect donated goods and assist with the transport of furniture and white goods to our retail units in Gloucester and Cheltenham.

A valid driving licence will be required and please be aware that the role will involve heavy lifting.

FRP will provide work-wear, a full induction and health & safety training. Local travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch allowance is available.

For an application form, or to find out more about the role, contact our head office on 01452 524 333 or admin@frpglos.org.uk