Featured Job Retail Sales Assistant – Layerthorpe

Posted: July 3, 2018

Job Details

  • St Leonard's Hospice
  • Shop Assistant
  • Full Time
  • £16,536 to £18,157 p.a.
  • Layerthorpe
  • 18/07/2018

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the team running the Layerthorpe shop with the potential to grow sales through a new customer base in a vibrant trading area.  The potential is huge!  Do you have what it takes to put the Layerthorpe Hospice shop firmly on the map of an essential retail outing in the city of York?

Are you looking for your next retail challenge? Are you highly motivated, enthusiastic, with the ability to juggle a number of tasks simultaneously?  Working alongside a new team of volunteers, along with the Shop Manager and Deputy Shop Manager, you will be responsible on the days you work for assisting with all operational aspects within the shop.  In addition you will take a key part in preparing stock, creating eye catching displays and producing promotional literature prior to sale events.

Guidance will be provided by the Shop Manager / Deputy Shop Manager, however working as part of a team you will support your colleagues as and where necessary.

A strong sense of humour and enthusiasm are key elements of this role, together with the ability to liaise with a wide variety of staff across the Hospice.


To help oversee and manage all shop volunteers and other activities in the shop

  • To be a visible presence on the shop floor at all times to meet, greet and serve customers.
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness across all areas, including private staff facilities.
  • To help recruit, train and manage an effective team of volunteers in accordance with the Hospice retail volunteer process.
  • To help ensure the shop and working practices comply with both Hospice policies and Health & Safety legislation and best practice.
  • To be a named key holder to enable access to the Layerthorpe shop.

Additional Information

Please take time to read the Candidate Brief before completing an application form.

Completed application forms should either be hand delivered to the Hospice located at 185 Tadcaster Road or posted to arrive no later than 12.00 noon on 18th July 2018. Application forms not fully completed with employment or other gaps, questions unanswered or unsigned, will not be considered.

If you wish to have any informal discussion ahead of submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Moreton, Retail Manager. Helen can be contacted on 01904 788777 or via email at h.moreton@slhretail.co.uk

Please visit our website for further information, full job description and person specification: http://www.stleonardshospice.org.uk/About/Job-Vacancies/Paid-Jobs

CV’s without an application form will not be accepted

Interview Date: Thursday 26th  & Friday 27th July 2018

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 18th July 2018 (12 noon)