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Assistant Shop Manager – Wallingford

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
13 November 2023
Closing date
3 December 2023
24 Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0DY
£17,706 - £19,236 per annum
30 hours per week
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Join us as an Assistant Shop Manager in the Wallingford shop and become an ambassador for our charity!

You will join a busy shop and will work alongside a team of volunteers helping maximise the shop’s sales profits. Great customer service is crucial to what we do, so your previous experience in mainstream or charity retail background will help you hit the ground running.

To thrive in this role, you will need a good eye for detail, strong organisational and IT skills, and previous experience of managing staff teams in a variety of situations. You will be supported by the Shop Manager and Area Manager to achieve your objectives.

This is a permanent part-time role for 30 hours per week. In return we can offer you a salary of £17,706 – £19,236 per annum.

Some of our shops are open 7 days-a-week and the role will require some flexibility. The Wallingford Shop is currently open Tuesday-Saturday 09:00-16:30.

Please note, the advert may close early if enough applications are received. We therefore advise you to apply early if interested.

We are committed to getting the best out of our applicants and employees. We have therefore made the commitment to sharing interview questions prior to interview. Should you be offered an interview, we will share interview questions with you in advance. Interviews will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

Helen & Douglas House is a registered hospice charity based in Oxford, providing palliative, respite, end-of-life and bereavement care to life-limited children and their families. Hospice care is often profoundly misunderstood: the work we do is uplifting, positive and the impact we have is life changing! Our hospice is a bright, dynamic, and joyful place to work, providing a lovely outdoor garden space for our patients and staff to both enjoy. We foster a climate where team members feel able to openly question, debate and appropriately challenge their own and the practice of others to achieve clinical excellence.

As we evolve as an organisation, we recognise there is no Planet B. Sustainability and waste reduction are of utmost importance to us. Our goal is to be more energy sufficient, recycle wherever possible, treat our employees fairly, be diverse and inclusive, and partner with sustainable companies. By doing so, we aim to preserve the environment to protect the planet, improve our community and minimise our carbon footprint.

Helen & Douglas House offer the following benefits:

  • – 27 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising to 28 days after 3 years, and 29 days after 5 years of service.
  • – Flexible Annual Leave: buy or sell up to 5 days of Annual Leave per year.
  • – Life assurance x4 your annual salary.
  • – We are a direction agency for the NHS Pension Scheme.
  • – Group Personal Pension scheme with 7% employer contribution.
  • – Eye care voucher scheme.
  • – Cycle to work scheme.
  • – Octopus electric vehicle leasing scheme.
  • – Occupational sick pay and maternity pay.
  • – Enhanced maternity leave and shared paternity leave.
  • – A flexible working environment.
  • – Investment in your Continuous Professional Development.
  • – Employee Assistance Programme.
  • – Recommend a friend scheme.
  • – Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. We welcome applications from all areas of the community and run regular in-house EDI-focused events and workshops.

Please note that everyone working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and value the benefits of a diverse workforce. We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community.

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