Amnesty International UK (AIUK) is renowned and respected the world over for promoting and protecting human rights. Our credibility relies on our refusal to compromise our financial independence and integrity and for this reason much of our funding depends on the contributions of our membership and fundraising activities. An important example of this is our bookshops, which raise money by selling second-hand donated books both on and offline.
About the role
You will be responsible for inspiring and coordinating a team of volunteers in our Brighton Book Shop. Acting as an ambassador for Amnesty International you will be responsible for the day to day running of the shop ensuring the shop delivers excellent customer care, is an interesting and vibrant place for customers and supporters to engage with Amnesty’s work, and importantly meets (and ideally exceeds) its income targets.
You will be someone who is passionate about books and has knowledge of the book trade (both retail and online sales), and how this can be used to raise important funds for Amnesty. You will be able to deliver excellent customer service, and be able to negotiate whilst maintaining an approachable and enthusiastic manner. Supervising a team of volunteers, you will also need the ability to organise and motive them in order to make the most of the time that they contribute to us. This is a unique opportunity for you to put your love of books together with your belief in protecting human rights to the best possible use.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.
Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Please note that to be considered for this role, candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.
Apply for this role
For further details about the role please and to apply, please visit: Bookshop Team Leader Brighton
Please email your application form to email@example.com before midday on Tuesday 29th August 2017. Interviews will be held in Brighton on Thursday 14th September 2017, with a view to the successful candidate starting as soon as possible after this.
The shops are all open six days a week and some weekend working will be required. The hours for this position will be scheduled in advance.
Hours per week: 28 hours (4 days) per week. Fixed term contract until 31 October 2018
Closing date: Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 12:00
Interview date: Thursday 14th September 2017
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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