About Proper Job
Proper Job is a successful, community-led environmental charity,located in the small, Dartmoor town of Chagford in West Devon. It’s a locally rooted response to a global issue; that of wasted resources and the profound disconnect between what we buy and what we throw away. It aims to reclaim and retain these wasted resources on behalf of its community, challenging and changing perceptions in the process. By doing so, it also demonstrates to the world the level of change that’s possible to effect from a grassroots level.
Proper Job has three arms: a community reuse centre on the edge of the town that takes people’s unwanted items for reuse, composting and recycling (The Resource Centre), and another that’s a second hand clothes and homeware boutique shop in the centre of town, that sells the best seasonal items donated to the centre (Uptown). The third arm is a trading subsidiary: a community wholefood shop and café, the Courtyard. All three arms deliver educational outreach work in line with Proper Job’s charitable objectives. As such, they address the way we live in the world and the value we place on its resources, and seek to define a better, healthier future for people and planet.
Proper Job’s charitable objects are described as follows:
For the public benefit, the protection and preservation of the environment, in particular, but not exclusively, by