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Assistant Manager (Putney)


This is a fantastic opportunity to be a volunteer in a busy, vibrant and successful Oxfam Shop. You will be joining the shop managers and be provided with relevant training to enable you to help run all aspects of the shop. During this time, you will gain management and retail experience while being part of a fun and friendly team.

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer up to two full days per week for a minimum of 3 months (however, this can be flexible upon your availability).

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the manager in the daily running of the shop.
  • Taking responsibility for the operation of the shop in the absence of the shop manger (once fully trained).
  • Assisting the manager to recruit and train new volunteers.
  • Managing and motivating existing volunteers to achieve great results.
  • Cash handling, financial management, till work, merchandising and general administrative tasks.
  • Option to specialize in a particular department. i.e. Fair trade, books, clothing, new product.

Skills and competencies:

  • Honest, reliable and hard working.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to motivate team member to achieve maximum sales.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a friendly, fun and diverse team. 

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty.
  • Learn new skills with an option to attend internal training workshops.
  • Experience of working as an assistant manager.
  • Gain experience of working in a fast paced retail environment.
  • Be part of an amazing diverse team of national and international volunteers.
  • Lunch costs and reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.


Alice Han (Shop Manager)

Oxfam Shop Putney

149 Putney High Street,

Putney, London

SW15 1SU

Tel: 020 8789 3235


Application process:

Download and complete an  Internship Application Form and send it to the address above.

Application deadline:

15 October 2016

Interview date:

To be arranged.

Start date:

To be arranged.


  • London


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time