Assistant Shop Manager - Westwood Avenue, Lowestoft

Status: Permanent - 22.5 hours

Salary: £13,738.80 per annum (WTE £22,898)

Closing Date: 07/07/2024

Interview Date: 15/07/2024

St Elizabeth Hospice is seeking a proactive, creative and dynamic individual who is forward thinking ensuring our retail shops continually meet the progressive and ever changing world of ‘charity retail’.

As an Assistant Shop Manager you will be required to:

  • Work with the Shop Manager to take responsibility for day to day organisation of the shop.
  • Achieve agreed financial budgets.
  • Promote and monitor Gift Aid.
  • Provide a high standard of customer service and satisfaction at all times to both external and internal customers.
  • Maintain high standards of merchandising, layout and display.
  • Work with and manage a team of volunteers who are integral to our business.
  • Provide cover across the local portfolio of retail shops as required by Area Manager to cover holiday and sickness.

We have over 30 charity sites across Norfolk & Suffolk which includes two retail centres in Ipswich along with a community coffee hub, two café’s and one Zest retail outlet. Other income is produced through our e-commerce sites, furniture operation and retail events.

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity and hospice, which improves life for people in the East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney areas living with a progressive or life-limiting illness.

Established in 1989, the hospice has built a reputation for delivering high-level care to patients and the community it serves. Through medicine and therapy, they ease pain; give life purpose and make life liveable. Last year the charity supported over 4,000 patients and their families.

The hospice’s work is centred on the individual’s needs and they provide specialist support wherever it is needed; whether that is in the home, another setting in the community, in hospital or in the hospice itself. Support is provided to patients and their families via the Inpatient Unit, the Community Care Unit  including outpatient’s clinics, home visits from the community nursing, medical or therapy team, the OneCall 24/7 telephone helpline and bereavement support.

In 2023, St Elizabeth Hospice merged with East Coast Hospice to form a collaborative approach to developing achievable and sustainable specialist palliative care services for people living the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.

Discover St Elizabeth Hospice & what it’s like to work with us by clicking here or viewing the document below

The hospice offers a generous holiday allowance, pension and other staff benefits.  For more details about this role please read the job description and person specification.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.  If applying, please keep a check on your emails including your spam/junk folders.


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