Shop Manager's Assistant

  • Job Reference: 215274
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Recruiter: hireful
  • Location: Penzance
  • Salary: £11.45 to £12.05 Per Hour
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Part Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Location: Penzance
Contract Type: Permanent/ Part time
Hours: 16 hours per week
Salary: £11.45 - £12.05 per hours

Join our team for a rewarding career move where 98% of staff say they are proud to work for CHSW.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received; therefore we strongly advise you to apply early.

About Us

Children’s Hospice South West provides care and support for children with life limiting conditions. Working as part of a small team, you will support the Manager with running the shop. This shop is crucial to raising essential funds which helps to make most of short and precious lives.

Where you will be working

This is a thriving and well established shop where you will have the opportunity to really make a difference within the local community, as a Retail Assistant you will be involved in all aspects of running the shop. You will work closely with our existing team of friendly paid staff and volunteers. We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment with an enthusiastic and committed team.

The Role

You will be serving customers, sorting and displaying stock, handling cash and following health and safety procedures. Volunteers are essential to our success and you will have the opportunity to plan, prioritise and delegate their workload. You will help the manager encourage a positive working culture and help create a happy working environment. Our shop operates 7 days a week.

The Successful Candidate

We are seeking an organised, driven and hands on team member who will support the running of our shop. The successful candidate will support the Shop Manager in order to maximise profits and generate stock to help us raise valuable funds. You will have experience of working in retail or a customer service position. You will have the ability to work as part of a team, and alone using your own initiative. If you enjoy being on the shop floor, have an interest in fashion and driving sales through great customer service, whilst knowing that your work helps to raise a smile every day – we would love to hear from you!


Full on-the-job training will be given including opening and closing of the shop, use of the till and CHSW systems, and stock display.

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking on the link before the closing date of 21st July 2024. If you have any questions, please visit our website to find our more, or use our email to contact us and speak to one of our HR team today.

  • CHSW Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  • CHSW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all employees must apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Why Work For Us?

Our employees work hard every day to make the most of short and precious lives. We are proud to support them with a range of enhanced benefits which include:

  • 33 days (plus bank holidays) holiday entitlement, which increases with service
  • enhanced sick pay scheme rising up to 6 months full and 6 months half pay*
  • personal pension scheme with 7% employer contribution
  • family friendly policies, with enhanced maternity/adoption pay
  • occupational health, wellbeing and counselling services and employee assistance programme
  • group life insurance scheme
  • training and development opportunities
  • environmental and green agenda
  • a supportive and inclusive environment
  • a chance to make a real difference

This fantastic opportunity will give you the chance to explore the wonders of the South West, whether you are already located here, you are a returner or looking for a different way of life; the South West offers a high quality of life and great leisure opportunities. These environmental attractions are matched by the excellent reputation of the highly successful Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as an organisation and local employer.

You may have experience in the following: Assistant Manager, Deputy Store Manager, Sales Supervisor, Store Supervisor, Retail Supervisor, Assistant Retail Manager, Assistant Sales Manager, Store Operations Assistant, Retail Operations Assistant, Shop Supervisor, Retail Coordinator, Store Coordinator, Assistant Merchandise Manager, and Retail Floor Manager.

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