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Assistant Manager (Reading)


The role will involve assisting the Shop Manager in running a lively shop, providing a relevant training to gain managerial experience. We wish to recruit interns who can commit to volunteering for up to 3 days a week for a period of 3 months.

Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday       09.30 - 18.00

Sunday                           11.30 - 16.00

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Manager in the daily running of the shop.
  • Dealing with donations, learning about sorting and pricing (including researching potentially high value items); rotating stock so that the displays are always fresh.
  • Cash handling and administrative tasks.
  • Processing deliveries.
  • Being a role model for other members of the shop team by giving excellent customer service.

Skills and competencies:

  • Sympathy with Oxfam values.
  • Good communication skills, excellent attention to detail, interest in books and clothes.
  • Basic IT skills are necessary although specialist till training will be given.
  • Confident and trustworthy in handling money.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Team working skills as well as capacity to work on your own initiative

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to achieve a just world without poverty.
  • You will be developing the skills of leadership and management within a retail environment.
  • The opportunity to be part of a successful Shop
  • Gain an understanding of how Oxfam makes money within its shops.
  • The enjoyment of working with books, clothes.
  • Lunch expenses and reasonable local travel costs can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.


Sukhinder Sandher, Shop Manager

8 High Street

Market Place



Tel: 0118 939 3868

Application process:

Download an  Internship Application Form to the address above.

Application deadline:

29 September 2016. Applications will be considered as they are received.

Interview date:

To be arranged.

Start date:

To be arranged.


  • South


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays

Work Times:

  • Day Time