Retail Assistant - Ennis

JOB TITLE:   Retail Assistant

DEPARTMENT:  Fundraising

REPORTING TO:   Shop Manager

HOURS OF WORK:   Part-Time, 14 hours per week

LOCATION:   Irish Cancer Society Shop, Ennis

CONTRACT TYPE:   Permanent, Part-Time


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 illness.



  • 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:  Nicola Cosgrove, HR Assistant, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd., Dublin 4. Email:

The closing date for applications is close of business, 26th June 2019.

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunities employer.