Retail Assistant

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Closing Date: 17 October 2022
Part Time Paid
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Date Published: 03 October 2022

Title: Retail Assistant

Department: Fundraising

Reports to:   Shop Manager/Regional Manager

Contract type: Specified purpose contract (sick leave cover)

Hours: Part-time (28 hours per week, 4 days)

Location: Irish Cancer Society Shop, Castle St, Cork

Salary: €23,500 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) Pro rata for part time working.

Who we are:

At the Irish Cancer Society, we have a vision that by 2025, 3 out of 4 Irish cancer patients will survive their diagnosis and everyone affected by the disease will have access to world-class treatment, care and support.

Join our team to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Ireland. 

We are looking for an experienced Retail Assistant to join our team. You will be joining our community of survivors, families, patients, friends, nurses, doctors, scientists, professionals, supporters and volunteers.

Our shops are open Monday to Saturday with no late evenings and closed on Public Holidays and over the Christmas break. We offer a pension and benefits package including paid sick and family leave amongst other benefits.

What you will do:

Assist in the operation of an Irish Cancer Society shop, in a manner, which reflects high street retail standards and maintains the professionalism and profile of the Society in all areas of operation.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To support the shop in all areas of operation.
  • To maintain operational standards that are consistent with or exceed industry norms.
  • To ensure that any interaction with customers is carried out in a manner that is courteous and professional.  
  • To maintain accurate records of all sales and payments and to ensure that agreed procedures regarding banking and cash-security are observed at all times.
  • To provide support for and work with shop volunteer team.
  • To maintain a safe environment for customers, volunteers and staff and where appropriate to immediately report to the Shop Manager/Area Manager any hazard that puts the safety of customers, volunteers or staff at risk.
  • To ensure that agreed stock management procedures are observed and that merchandising and window display opportunities are maximised at all times.
  • To act as a contact point for existing and potential service users, to promote the Society’s services and to support major fundraising initiatives.
  • To provide cover for the Assistant Manager/Managers holidays and to provide cover in other locations as required.

Who you are:

  • An excellent communicator
  • A committed team player
  • Self-motivated organiser and planner with the ability to inspire the highest operational standards amongst colleagues

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in this role please send a cover letter and CV by email to Amanda Walsh, Recruitment Administrator:

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th October, 2022.

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We do not require the assistance of agencies at this time

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