Assistant Shop Manager – Mill Road, Cambridge

  • Closing date
  • Monday 4th October 2021

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Our shops play a vital role in raising the essential funds for our Charity and we are currently looking for an Assistant Shop Manager to join our shop on Mill Road, Cambridge!

Each shop is its own little treasure trove and unique community hub, with our brilliant shop volunteers keeping donations sorted, tidied and flying off the shelves.

In this exciting role, you will assist the Shop Manager as necessary with the control and management of the retail operation, by deputising in their days of absence, assist in displaying stock in an attractive way, assist with recruitment, supervision and training of sufficient volunteers as necessary (please refer for more details to the job description)

To be successful in this role, you will have a good general education with excellent verbal, numerical and written skills, experience of working in a similar retail environment and be able to provide excellent customer service in an efficient and courteous manner.

Please note our shop operates 7 days per week, therefore, you will be working on a shift basis and expected to work some weekends.

We are committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community. Therefore, candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview. We are also working to increase diversity throughout the organisation and we particularly welcome applications from BAME people who are currently under-represented.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About us:

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has an outstanding reputation for excellence in palliative and end of life care. We support people in Cambridgeshire, who are living with life-limiting illnesses and advance conditions. Our positive and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping patients to live well and their families to live on.

Our excellent staff survey results in 2018 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and in February 2019 we announced that our Cambridge Hospice has joined the success of our Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

We know we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our amazing staff, so we offer a range of benefits including:

Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria), Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Study leave, Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies), Generous holiday entitlement, Staff Survey and staff Forum, Access to Occupational Health Services, Flexible working, Ongoing training, Payroll Giving option, Group Life Assurance, Long Service Awards, Social events, Christmas savings scheme and staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks from the closing date, unfortunately this means you have been unsuccessful.

If you have any questions related to this role, please do not hesitate to contact Kasia Fau, Recruitment Advisor on: 01223 675865 or by email:

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Job details

22.5 p/w (including weekends)
£18,525 per annum pro rata
222 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3NF
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