Assistant Shop Manager


Assistant Shop Manager (2193)

Concern Worldwide (Northern Ireland) is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Assistant Shop Manager on a part time (with some flexibility) permanent basis for our new Boutique charity shop opening soon on the Lisburn Road in Belfast. 

About Us:

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Our mission is to transform the lives of people living in extreme poverty.  We work with 25 million people each year, in some of the hardest to reach and most fragile places. Places prone to conflict, natural disasters, climate change and extreme hunger. When an emergency strikes, we are among the first on the ground.  We use our voice to bring the stories of extreme poverty to world leaders.

About the role:

To be responsible for the effective operation of the shop in the absence of the shop manager, to include:-

  • Coordinating day to day running of the shop
  • Optimising sales
  • Maintaining effective stock processing and merchandising
  • Managing and training shop volunteers
  • Cash & banking
  • Ensuring compliance with Trading Standards and Health and Safety

About you:

As Assistant Shop Manager you will have the opportunity to be part of a small, but dedicated and successful retail team. You’ll be a highly motivated self-starter who takes full ownership of your role. You will lead and support the Shop Volunteers in maximising the fundraising income for the shop. It will be your chance to demonstrate and further develop your existing strong commercial awareness, relationship management, sales and customer service skills.

This is an exciting time for you to join Concern Worldwide (UK) as we seek to engage more with local communities and increase support for our work in tackling hunger and transforming lives in some of the poorest places in the world.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Concern Worldwide encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and origin, disability, political beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status to apply to become a part of the organisation.  Concern is against all forms of discrimination and unequal power relations, and is committed to promoting equality.

Concern Charity Retail in Northern Ireland:

There are currently seven Concern shops in Northern Ireland.  Two of these are bookshops, one in Derry and the second is in Holywood Co. Down. The remaining four are standard charity shops and are situated in Ballycastle, Newcastle, Ormeau Rd. Belfast, Andersonstown and Antrim Rd. Belfast.  We are entering an exciting new phase of our retail shop expansion programme. 


Deadline: 4th August 2024

Concern (UK) reserves the right to close the recruitment activity earlier if we have received applications, which match the role.  We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid a potentially earlier closing date.

The successful post holder will be required to complete a Basic AccessNI check and sign a criminal records self-declaration form.  

Details of our benefits can be found on our website:

It is the nature of this post that weekend working (Saturday) and occasional additional seasonal hours are part of the normal working week. Working hours will also involve some evening work to meet the needs of the post. The Assistant Shop Manager would be recruited on the basis that they could provide flexible cover if required across the 2 or 3 of our Belfast shops.

The part time Assistant Shop Manager will work 2 days per week plus an additional 26 days annum, to provide holiday cover of an additional 3 days per week over 5 weeks, plus 11 floating days for support over public holidays or emergency - total 0.50 FTE.

Appointment will be subject to a six-month probationary period

If you require a paper application form, please contact us.

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Northern Ireland
47 B88 , Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 2LW
  • Job Title:
    Assistant Shop Manager
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    4 August 2024
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