HARP – Charity Shops Sales Assistant

HARP – Charity Shops Sales Assistant

Salary grade points 3-6 (£18,065 to £19,171 pro rata)

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

HARP is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Do you have an interest in fashion or retail, and want to put this to good use helping others less fortunate? If so, we would love you to become a member of our growing Charity Shops team.

The ideal candidate will:
• Have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment.
• The ability to communicate across a range of channels, including face to face, telephone and email, and an ability to accurately relay information between colleagues and management.
• Be flexible and able to go above and beyond to achieve results, including able to work weekends.
• Have empathy and understanding for homeless people.

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave pro rata, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification and application form from our website www.harpsouthend.org.uk clicking on the “Get involved” tab and then “Careers”.

Applications should be sent to Clive Franceschi at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB. Please quote the reference SA1

For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact
Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Closing Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019 midday

Short listing Day: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Interview Day: Thursday 17th October 2019

Charity No: 1098126 – HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer