British Red Cross
**Shop Assistant – Leigh Location: Leigh Hours per week: 14 (flexibility required Monday – Sunday 9am – 5pm) Contract: Permanent Salary: £17,290 per annum (pro rata)
Are you a retail superstar who’s passionate about helping make a difference?
The British Red Cross is looking for a dynamic shop assistant to join our friendly charity shop team in Leigh. Th is is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your retail skills whilst contributing to our cause of helping people in the local community, across the UK, and abroad.
Retailing with a difference
Helping people in crisis begins at your local charity shop.
Full of pre-loved clothing, accessories, gifts, and more, our 300 shops across the UK are home to over 6,500 volunteers and 700 paid staff. We’re one big team that loves meeting people from all walks of life.
As a shop assistant, you will work closely with the shop manager, shop staff and volunteers, and other Retail teams, to support customers and donors, as well as ensuring targets and objectives are successfully met. You will help present an excellent image of the British Red Cross, providing a brilliant experience and shopping environment for our customers.
Working on the shop floor, you will be the first point of contact for our customers, operate the till, and create eye-catching displays. Behind the scenes, you will be responsible for sorting stock and preparing items for display.
This role could be for you if:
– You have previous experience of working in a retail environment and are confident with cash handling duties – You’re a strong communicator who thrives on delivering excellent customer service and enjoys meeting lots of different people – You’re commercially savvy who understands the importance of hitting targets
(Please read th6e full Role Profile/ Job Description for more information about this vacancy including responsibilities and full person specification and refer to the ‘Additional Information’ attached for support completing your application)
The closing date for applications is (23.59), Monday 5th of September 2022 with interviews to follow.
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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Connecting human kindness with human crisis