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Assistant Bookshop Manager (Bloomsbury, London)


We are looking for an intern who wants to learn about the running of a successful and prestigious Central London Oxfam bookshop.

You will learn what is required of Assistant Manager within an Oxfam bookshop. Taking on the responsibilities of the role you will be helping the shop to reach its weekly targets and so help Oxfam to overcome suffering and poverty.

This is a 3 month placement

Ideally you should be able to offer up to 24 hours per week ie working for 3 full days  Monday -Sunday

The shop's opening hours are:

Mon-Sat (10am-6pm).

Sun (12pm- 5pm)

Key responsibilities:

  • Learning the shop's operations so that you can deputise for the shop manager as necessary.
  • Sorting and pricing books.
  • Dealing with deliveries.
  • "Culling" unsaleable books as required.
  • Developing leadership skills and giving excellent customer service.
  • Financial reconciliation.

Skills and competencies:

  • Interest in books.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Reliability and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to Oxfam's work of achieving a just world without poverty.
  • A chance to be part of a successful central London bookshop
  • Understand how Oxfam makes money from donations.
  • Experience gained will be valuable to anyone looking to go into retail, start a business or looking to work with books.
  • Lunch and travel expenses can be paid in line with Oxfam's policy.


Scott Lester

0207 637 4610


Application process:

Please complete Internship Application Form and return it to the email address above.

Application deadline:

Friday 30th August

Interview date:

Between Monday 2nd - Wednesday 3rd September

Start date:

Week commencing Monday 9th September


  • South


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time