Retail Assistant

Job Title: Retail Assistant

Department: Fundraising

Reporting to: Shop Manager

HOURS OF WORK: Part Time, 3 days (21 hours) per week

Flexibility required to travel to other shops and cover extra days if required

LOCATION: Irish Cancer Society Shop, Rathmines (as well as cover of Leinster Irish Cancer Society shops)

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term (6 months)

Overall Responsibilities:

To assist the Manager 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 Manager in all areas of operation.

To maintain operational standards that are consistent with shops operating procedures.

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 cash handling and 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 Society services and to support major Society fundraising initiatives.

To provide cover for the Manager/Assistant Manager holidays and where possible to cover absence due to leave in Capel Street Shop and other locations in the Greater Dublin area.


Person Specification:

Good telephone manner

Good team player

Excellent organisational skills

Can motivate self and colleagues and inspire the highest standards

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter including current remuneration package to: or post to HR department, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd., Dublin 4.

The closing date for applications 23rd January 2020.

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 Recruitment Agencies.