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Volunteer Assistant Manager Intern (Gloucester Road)


Based in a beautiful part of London, just two minutes walk from Hyde Park, and close to the V&A and the Natural History Museum, the Gloucester Road Oxfam shop is one of the busiest shops in London. Our aim is to fight poverty all around the world by raising as much money as possible by selling the items that are donated to us.

This opportunity will allow you to get retail experience, improve your managing skills and be a part of a great team of people fighting poverty together.

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer 3 days per week from 10am until 6pm for a minimum of 2 months and maximum of 6 months. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Manager in the daily running of the shop.
  • Opening and closing of the shop.
  • Assisting the Manager in the training and recruitment of new volunteers.
  • Cash handling and administrative tasks.
  • Understanding the work that Oxfam does as a charity and the importance of the Gift Aid Scheme.
  • Sorting out and pricing donated items.
  • Managing new products.
  • Operating the till and give new volunteers till training.
  • Working in a team as well as independently. 

Skills and competencies:

No previous experience is needed, so don't be afraid to apply, if you are successful, full training will be given. So if you are committed to fighting poverty, willing to learn new skills, and consider yourself a reliable and responsible person, then this opportunity is for you.

Preferable skills are:

  • Ability to plan your own workload.
  • Comfortable with communicating by email and confident with Microsoft Office.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Willingness to undertake training as and when required.
  • The willingness to help other volunteers and sharing knowledge.
  • Ability to motivate yourself and others. 

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty.
  • Gain substantial experience in retail management.
  • Train and operate as an Assistant Manager.
  • Become a part of an international team committed to fighting poverty.
  • Employment references on the successful completion of Internship.
  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • Lunch costs and reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam policies. 


Angus Lei

Shop Manager

Oxfam Shop

5 Gloucester Road




Tel: 02075814068

Application process:

Please complete and send the Internship Application Form to the address above. 

Application deadline:

21 May 2017

Interview date:

To be confirmed.

Start date:

As soon as possible.


  • London


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time