Hours: 14 hours per week (Flexible days, Monday - Sunday)
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: GBP 14,943 per annum pro rata (GBP8, 5977.20 per annum for 14 hours per week).
We have an opening ...
We are looking for a dynamic shop assistant to join the friendly team at our charity shop in Portobello. This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your skills in retail, and join the world's largest humanitarian network.
In this hands-on role, you will work with a team of dedicated staff and inspiring volunteers to maximise sales and increase profitability. In return you will receive a competitive salary, and the knowledge that you are helping to make a difference to vulnerable people in crisis.
Say hello to the team...
Helping people in crisis begins at your local charity shop.
Full of gifts, clothes and even the odd vintage gem, our 330 shops across the UK are home to over 6,500 volunteers and 700 paid staff. Our team is bright and bubbly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.
You will work closely with the shop manager, shop staff and volunteers, and other Red Cross personnel, cascading information as required and working collaboratively to ensure targets and objectives are successfully met.
Together, you will help present an excellent image of the British Red Cross, maintaining a customer focussed shop. Working on the shop floor, you will be the first point of contact for our customers, and will be responsible for sorting stock and preparing items for display, operating the till, and cash handling.
This role is for you if...
You're a retail star - you have previous experience of working in a retail environment and confident with cash handling duties.
You're a strong communicator - you thrive on delivering excellent customer service and enjoy meeting lots of different people.
You're a goal getter - you have an understanding of the importance of hitting targets
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday 2nd of August 2019
Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting reference REQ0000026FY
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
- Generous annual leave allowance, with an option of buying 5 extra annual leave days
- Family friendly policies, including adoption leave and carers leave
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Discounts from a range of online and high street retailers.
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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