Working for Assisi

Join our team and help make a difference to  Animal Welfare in Northern Ireland with  Assisi Animal Sanctuary

Currently 2 jobs available


Job Title: Store Supervisor

Hours of work: 16 hours per week – Monday-Sunday on a rota basis

Location of Job: Assisi Animal Sanctuary Holywood Store, 60 High Street, Holywood, BT18 9AE

Salary: £8.91 per hour                 

Line Management: Reporting to Store Manager

Purpose of the role:

Under the management of the Shop Manager, the post holder will ensure the effective day-to-day supervision of the shop by carrying out agreed procedures and routines which promote the development of shop profitability while at all times supporting the core values of the charity.

A dynamic individual with excellent communication skills is required, with a passion for the cause: the role is ultimately contributing to Animal Welfare in Northern Ireland and ensuring an excellent service is provided to all stakeholders of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures maximum stock availability through effective control of collections – generating and sourcing high quality stock, monitoring stock flow into the shop and achieving the optimum price point for all stock items
  • Provides direction and support to shop staff to actively promote Gift Aid in order to maximise contributions from donations. Identifies local market and business development opportunities for performance improvement
  • Presents and maintains the highest standards of shop merchandising and visual layout
  • Ensures volunteers are trained in areas related to business needs to realise their full sales potential and contribution to the shop performance
  • Prepares and completes all shop administration inclusive of cash handling and banking functions to the highest standard, accurately and on time, always adhering to Company Policies and Procedures
  • Ensures all Security, Health and Safety policies and procedures are adhered to in order to provide a safe and secure shop environment for staff, customers and company assets.  With manager, provides regular and relevant training for staff in Health and Safety, maintains legal compliance at all times
  • Plans and organises daily work load throughout the shop in a way that ensures efficient customer service and a profitable operation
  • Ensures all company policies, shop standards and operating procedures are communicated effectively to shop staff and maintained and followed through in a consistent manner
  • Actively participates in two way communication sharing and exchanging relevant and appropriate information with the shop manager

Person specification

In order to meet the full requirements of the post, applicants must hold the qualifications specified, have experience in and/or be able to demonstrate competence in the following areas:

Essential Criteria

  • Five GCSE’s at grade C or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalents)
  • Exceptional people skills – ability to make the store a place that people want to visit
  • Good communication skills – ability to communicate well with customers, volunteers, manager, CEO and Trustees
  • Ability to use initiative and take responsibility, prioritise work through excellent time management, planning and organising skills
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills and an excellent telephone manner
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office products with experience and knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment and delivering a high level of excellent customer service
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to working to a high standard
  • Passionate and committed to the aims and charitable objectives of Assisi Animal Sanctuary
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work and ability to remain calm and work under pressure

 Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in a charity shop
  • Working with a team of volunteers
  • An understanding of the culture within charity shops

 This role profile is not exhaustive and can be amended at any time to suit the changing needs of the Store

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email fiona@assisi-ni.org for an application form. Closing date 9th May 2021 at 4pm


 

Job Title: Retail Assistant

Hours of work: 24 hours per week – Monday-Sunday on a rota basis

Location of Job: Assisi Animal Sanctuary Bangor Store, 59 Main Street, Bangor, BT20 5AF

Salary: £8.91 per hour                                                  

Line Management: Reporting to Bangor Store Manager

Purpose of the role:

Under the management and guidance of the Shop Manager, the post holder will ensure the effective day-to-day running of the shop by carrying out agreed procedures and routines which promote the development of shop profitability while at all times supporting the core values of the charity.

A dynamic individual with excellent communication skills is required, with a passion for the cause: the role is ultimately contributing to Animal Welfare in Northern Ireland and ensuring an excellent service is provided to all stakeholders of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures maximum stock availability through effective control of collections – generating and sourcing high quality stock, monitoring stock flow into the shop and achieving the optimum price point for all stock items
  • Actively promotes Gift Aid in order to maximise contributions from donations.
  • In conjunction with the shop manager, presents and maintains the highest standards of shop merchandising and visual layout
  • Assists with training volunteers in areas related to business needs to help realise their full sales potential and contribution to the shop performance
  • Prepares and completes all shop administration inclusive of cash handling and banking functions to the highest standard, accurately and on time, always adhering to Company Policies and Procedures
  • Ensures all Security, Health and Safety policies and procedures are adhered to in order to provide a safe and secure shop environment for staff, customers and company assets, maintaining legal compliance at all times
  • Plans and organises daily work load throughout the shop in a way that ensures efficient customer service and a profitable operation
  • You will support in driving shop performance and will also be responsible for the shop operations in the absence of the Management team.
  • Ensures all company policies, shop standards and operating procedures are maintained and followed through in a consistent manner
  • Actively participates in two way communication sharing and exchanging relevant and appropriate information with the shop manager

Person specification

In order to meet the full requirements of the post, applicants must hold the qualifications specified, have experience in and/or be able to demonstrate competence in the following areas:

Essential Criteria

  • Five GCSE’s at grade C or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalents)
  • Exceptional people skills – ability to make the store a place that people want to visit
  • Good communication skills – ability to communicate well with customers, volunteers, manager, CEO and Trustees
  • Ability to use initiative and take responsibility, prioritise work accordingly through excellent time management, planning and organising skills
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills and an excellent telephone manner
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office products with experience and knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment and delivering a high level of excellent customer service
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to working to a high standard
  • Passionate and committed to the aims and charitable objectives of Assisi Animal Sanctuary
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work and ability to remain calm and work under pressure

 Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in a charity shop
  • Working alongside a team of volunteers
  • An understanding of the culture within charity shops

 This role profile is not exhaustive and can be amended at any time to suit the changing needs of the Store

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email fiona@assisi-ni.org for an application form.  Closing date 9th May 2021 at 4pm