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Retail Assistant (Multiple Shop Cover)

Title: Retail Assistant (Multiple Shop Cover)

Department: Fundraising

Reports to: Shop Manager & Area Manager

Contract type: Fixed term contract (12 months)

Hours: Part-time (21 hours per week, 9:30am – 5:30pm)

Proposed days: Monday, Friday (Kimmage shop) & Saturday

Flexibility required to travel to other shops and cover extra days as required

Location: Irish Cancer Society Shop, Capel St, Dublin (and other Leinster Irish Cancer Society shops as required)

Salary: € 26,946 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) 

            €16,167.60 Pro rata salary – part time


Overall Responsibility:

Assist in the operation of an Irish Cancer Society shop, in a manner, which reflects high street retail standards and maintains the professionalism and profile of the Society in all areas of operation. Provide support in other shops, covering annual leave and sick leave when the need arises. This will involve traveling between shops in the Leinster area. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To support the shops in all areas of operation.

  • To maintain operational standards that are consistent with or exceed industry norms.

  • To ensure that any interaction with customers is carried out in a manner that is courteous and professional. 

  • To maintain accurate records of all sales and payments and to ensure that agreed procedures regarding banking and cash-security are observed at all times. 

  • To provide support for and work with shop volunteer team. 

  • To maintain a safe environment for customers, volunteers and staff and where appropriate to immediately report to the Shop Manager/Area Manager any hazard that puts the safety of customers, volunteers or staff at risk.

  • To ensure that agreed stock management procedures are observed and that merchandising and window display opportunities are maximised at all times.

  • To act as a contact point for existing and potential service users, to promote the Society’s services and to support major fundraising initiatives.

  • To provide cover for the Assistant Manager/Managers holidays and to cover absence in other locations in the Greater Dublin area as required. 

Person Specification:

  • An excellent communicator

  • A committed team player

  • Self-motivated organiser and planner with the ability to inspire the highest operational standards amongst colleagues


  • Be a committed and enthusiastic supporter of the mission of the Irish Cancer Society.

  • The Irish Cancer Society operates a no-smoking policy and the post holder must not smoke in the office or when on Society business outside the office.

  • This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Society at any time after discussion with the post holder.

The closing date for applications is close of business, Wednesday 3rd January 2024 

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 


Some of our are Benefits

  • 23 days Annual Leave a year or Pro Rata equivalent, plus public holidays, Good Friday and Christmas Eve (if it falls on a working day) 

  • Service Days - Additional days awarded to reflect long service with the Society.

  • Sick Pay Scheme (following Probationary period)

  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (after 6 months)

  • Bus/Rail Ticket Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Death In Service Benefit (from commencement of employment)

  • Paid Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity, Adoptive, Force Majeure and compassionate Leave)

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • Shut down period over Christmas

  • Optional Flu vaccine provided

Skills:Retail Experience Excellent customer Service Flexibility to travel Team player Self - motivated Enthusiastic Compassionate

Benefits:Paid Holidays Pension

  • Contact: Amanda Walsh

  • Reference: IrishJobs/Retail Assistant

  • Job ID: 101724707

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