Assistant Shop Manager

Posted: May 30, 2019

Job Details

  • St Luke's Hospice (Harrow & Brent) Charity Shops Ltd
  • Assistant Manager
  • Part Time
  • £11,521.60 (£19,202.68 WTE)
  • Harrow & Brent, London
  • 07/06/2019

Job Description

How to apply:
Please visit here to apply online.

Job description:

  • To ensure that, when covering the duties of a manager, the shop continues to run as effectively as when they are present.
  • To raise funds for the Hospice by selling donated clothing and bric-and-brac to the general public.
  • To comply with St Luke’s Kenton Grange Hospice Charity Shops procedures and policies.
  • To maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues, paid staff, volunteers and community contacts in order to achieve business objectives and create a positive and happy atmosphere.
  • To provide a courteous and helpful service to the public.
  • To promote the work of the Hospice to the general public.

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for the overall management of the shop in the Manager’s absence.
  • Holding a key to the shop premises during the Manager’s absence.
  • Opening and closing the shop and ensuring that the advertised trading hours are adhered to.
  • Ensuring that the shop premises are clean and tidy and that Health and Safety regulations are observed.
  • Encouraging and accepting donated goods for sale.
  • Sorting and preparing goods for sale, and overseeing a pricing policy for the shop.
  • To be accountable for all monies in the shop, to be responsible for banking the takings, for completing weekly returns and for petty cash in the shop, and maintaining other records as required.
  • To keep under review shop equipment and stationery requirements.
  • Effectively attract, recruit, train, develop and review volunteers in accordance with St Luke’s Hospice Shops policies and procedures.
  • To co-ordinate and manage the work of the shop volunteers and over-see the volunteers rota. To be prepared to ensure sufficient cover when volunteers are unable to work their usual shift.
  • To ensure the best possible presentation and display of goods for sale.
  • To attend staff meetings when required.
  • To be prepared to work in another of the St Luke’s charity shops outlets if and when required.
  • To assist in other duties as they arise.

Person Specification


  • Physically able to carry heavy boxes and bags of donated items. (For which training will be given)
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Experience of dealing with the public.
  • Experience of keeping records.
  • Experience of organising or managing the work of other people.
  • Experience of dealing with money.


  • Experience of working in retail.
  • Experience or talent for making displays.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • A clean current full driving licence.

Additional Information

How to apply:
Please visit here to apply online.

The Assistant Manager will report directly to the Manager of the shop and in their absence the Operations Manager. The Assistant Manager will be responsible for the following tasks and duties, some of which may be delegated to volunteers.


Full training will be given in all aspects of the management and operations of the shop.

Attendance at training sessions elsewhere may occasionally be required.

Working Hours and Conditions of Employment

Hours as required to carry out duties, but are estimated at seven and a half hours each day. Normal hours of duty are 9am – 5.30pm, with a one hour lunch break. This will include working on Saturdays taking a day off during the week when a Saturday is worked.

Holidays are twenty-five days per year.

Sick pay is payable.

A Contributory Pension Scheme is available.

The position is subject to a three month probationary period.