Sales Assistant 

Longfield Community Hospice Shop 

Up Hatherley 

Salary - £16,010 (FTE), £12,808 (p/t) - £8.21 per hour 

Hours - 22.5 hours worked over 3 days (3 out of 7 by agreement, to include weekends) 

Are you a sales assistant who’s professional, supportive and innovative? 

These are three of Longfield’s values (the others are ‘personalised’ and ‘accessible’) and we’re committed to delivering them in everything we do. So if you’re a sales assistant who can assist us with sorting and preparing donated stock and ensure the high standards of merchandising in our new Up Hatherley shop then you may be just what Longfield is after. Reporting to the Shop Manager or Deputy Shop Manager, you will provide assistance, deliver a high level of customer service and help to maximise sales at all times.

General Duties

  • Assist in the sorting and preparation of all donated stock
  • Help to maintain high standards of visual merchandising throughout the shop
  • Actively promote and explain the benefits of Gift Aid to customers
  • Actively promote various promotions such as Lottery sales
  • Complete all company paperwork, including cashing up and banking procedures
  • Encourage and assist in the training of volunteers
  • Support the Shop Manager / Deputy in all aspects of best practice and Health and Safety Procedures
  • Be responsible for the daily running of the shop and management of volunteers in the Managers/Deputy Managers absence


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Previous experience in retail (charity retail or fashion retail would be advantageous)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Fashion and designer brands knowledge
  • A good level of literacy and numeracy skills together with basic IT skills.
  • A passion for charity retailing
  • A flair for window dressing and display skills


If you would like more information, please contact our Retail Operations Manager on 07824 447145 or email [email protected] Full training will be given to the successful candidate.

Job Description

Application Form


Closing date: 10th December 2019

Longfield is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.