Shop Assistant

We are looking for customer focussed volunteers to provide friendly, helpful assistance to our visitors within our busy onsite shop. This role is suitable for anyone who enjoys working in a busy retail environment.

 Reporting to:

Retail Manager


Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Days or Hours Required:

Various shifts available

Description of duties:

  • Talking to customers and making them feel welcome in the shop.

  • Advising and helping people as they shop.

  • Operating the till and dealing with various types of payment.

  • Answering customer enquiries.

  • Keeping an eye on the security of the shop.

  • Routine dusting and cleaning of the shop, when required

Skills and Experience you will need:

  • An interest in fashion and clothing.

  • An appreciation of quality and knowledge of brands.

  • The ability to work quickly and accurately.

  • The ability to work as part of a team.

  • Polite and engaging manner and happy to talk to visitors

  • Confident to work alone and in small teams

  • Ability to cope with a physical role involving some lifting and carrying

  • Own transport to get to and from Raystede

    How you will make a difference:

    All of the income generated from our busy onsite shop goes straight back into the vital work we do in rehabilitation, rehoming and sanctuary of our animals.


    What we offer you:

  • A volunteer uniform

    Friendly supportive team

    Opportunities to learn new skills

    Support and on-going training in your chosen role


To apply please download our application form and email it to us at or telephone our team on 01825 880491.  

Please note we do not accept CV's

If you have not heard from us within two weeks, thank you for your application, however please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you! Please allow up to 48 hours to hear back from us.
Call:(01825) 840252

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