International Development jobs (182)

Don’t miss out on a job again!

Get job alerts for this search sent straight to your inbox

You haven't selected any filters. To create a tailored job alert, select your filters first.
Email address

Oh no!

{{ alertCtrl.errorMsg }}

By clicking 'Create alert' you agree to the Terms and Conditions applicable to our service and acknowledge that your personal data will be used in accordance with our Privacy and Cookie Policy and you will receive emails and communications about jobs and career related topics.

All done!

You will now get the latest from this search sent to your inbox.

Check your email inbox in order to verify your job alert

{{ alertCtrl.errorMsg }}

Sign in or register to manage your job alerts.


Page 8 of 13
London, Greater London
Job description

The Oxfam Bookshop in lovely Hampstead sells a range of books, DVDs and music. The shop is run by a friendly and diverse team, who work hard to support Oxfam's projects in the fight against poverty. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop or enhance your retail and supervisory skills. This role requires a high level of commitment and responsibility as you will be trained to management level.

Key responsibilities:
You will learn about all aspects of running the shop including: 

  • Managing donations (books, DVDs and music) and stock processing.
  • Providing excellent customer service and operating the till.
  • Maximizing the income from: donations; new products such as Fairtrade items; Gift Aid.
  • Assisting the manager in running the shop.

Once fully trained you will take greater responsibility for:

  • Ensuring the smooth running of the shop and take actions to solve routine problems and training new
  • volunteers.
  • Learning the main management systems in a retail / charity shop business.
  • Ensuring that shop activities reflect Oxfam values and beliefs.
  • Keeping up to date with Oxfam's internal communications and share any news with the shop team.

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to follow instructions, work within the shop guidelines and to manage a busy workload in partnership
  • with the shop manager and shop team.
  • Reliability and willingness to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Some IT skills would be helpful
  • Supervisory skills
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to maintain an environment that is safe from hazards and complies with health and safety legislation
  • and Oxfam procedures.

In line with Oxfam's Safeguarding Policy, volunteers who work in a supervisory capacity are asked to
agree to a DBS check.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be joining thousands of volunteers who "won't live with poverty."
  • The opportunity to use, gain or enhance your leadership and managerial skills
  • Gain experience in a complex charity shop environment.
  • The opportunity to develop personal capabilities and skills for working in retail.
  • Be trained in shop management to the level of assistant manager.
  • The chance to work and develop within a friendly and diverse shop team
  • Enhanced CV - References will be available on completion (minimum 3 months)
  • Lunch and reasonable local travel costs can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.
More about Oxfam Books Hampstead
Oxfam Books Hampstead

Oxfam Books Hampstead is a specialist charity bookshop handily located just opposite the Hampstead underground station and easy to reach v... Read more

Posted on: 06 September 2019
Closing date: 05 December 2019
Tags: Retail,Volunteer Management

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

You have hidden this job: