Shop Assistant – Kickstart

Closing Date: 15/12/2021

Salary: £4.62-£8.91 per hour (National Minimum Wage)
Hours of work: 25 hours a week (includes some weekend working)
Contract type: Fixed Term - 6 Months
Martin House has been caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from West, North and East Yorkshire for more than 30 years. Every year we care for more than 420 families at our hospice in Boston Spa, in hospitals and in their own homes. We also support more than 150 bereaved families each year.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our retail team as a Shop Assistant. There are 13 positions available, one in each of our shops across Yorkshire.  
This role will be focused on providing excellent customer service to our customers. You will learn how Charity Retail works, including stock control, pricing and visual merchandising. 
We are looking for individuals who are willing to learn and give their all to the role. In turn we will provide you with full training. We will also aim to equip you with skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to progress to your next role at the end of the placement. 
Our ideal candidate will
  • be dedicated, compassionate, work in collaboration, be open, honest, flexible, caring and deliver high standards in everything you do
  • have an interest in retail and/or fashion
  • want to work in a well-established, award winning retail team.
  • want to make a difference with the work they do
  • willing to learn and try new things.
  • a positive and reflective approach to their personal and professional development.
Our Benefits include
  • 32 days annual leave plus statutory holidays (pro rata)
  • recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme (alternative stakeholder pension also offered).
  • occupational sick pay, matching NHS Terms and conditions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
If you want to be part of an exciting new journey within the charity and are seeking a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

Please complete an application form, referring to the job description and person specification or for further information contact our HR team by email or by telephone on 01937 845045.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 December, however Martin House reserve the right to close this advert early should the posts be filled before this date. Applications should be emailed to If you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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