Relief Assistant Shop Manager

Stanmore, Middlesex, England
£18330 per annum
08 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the local Hospice for Harrow and Brent.

You will be required to ensure that when covering the duties of a manager that the shop continues to run as effectively as when they are present.

You will raise funds for the Hospice by selling donated clothing and bric and brac to the general public.

Main Duties

- To be responsible for the overall management of the shop.
- Holding a key to the shop premises when necessary.
- Opening and closing the shop, and ensuring that the advertised trading hours are adhered to.
- Ensuring that the shop premises are clean and tidy and that Health and Safety regulations are observed.
- Encouraging and accepting donated goods for sale.
- Sorting and preparing goods for sale, and overseeing a pricing policy for the shop.
- To ensure the best possible presentation and display of goods for sale.
- To be accountable for all monies in the shop, to be responsible for banking the takings, for completing weekly returns and for petty cash in the shop, and maintaining other records as required.
- To co-ordinate and manage the work of the shop volunteers and over-see the volunteers rota.
- To be prepared to ensure sufficient cover when volunteers are unable to work their usual shift.

All staff are required to attend Staff Meetings and Training Courses.

Full training will be given in all aspects of the management and operations of the shop.

Attendance at training sessions elsewhere may occasionally be required.

Working Hours and Conditions of Employment

Hours as required to carry out duties, but are estimated at seven and a half hours each day. Normal hours of duty are 9am - 5.30pm, with a one hour lunch break. This will include working on Saturdays when a day off will be given in the week.

25 days Holidays allowance

Sick pay is payable.

A Contributory Pension Scheme is available.

The position is subject to a three month probationary period.

Full Conditions of Employment will be issued on commencement.

Person Specification


- A clean current full driving licence.
- Physically able to carry heavy boxes and bags of donated items. (For which training will be given)
- Good administrative skills.
- Good communication skills.
- Commitment to equal opportunities.
- Experience of dealing with the public.
- Experience of keeping records.
- Experience of organising or managing the work of other people.
- Experience of dealing with money.


- Experience of working in retail.
- Experience or talent for making displays.
- Experience of working with volunteers

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