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Shop Supervisor (Whitworth Park, Manchester)


Oxfam depends greatly on the work of its shops for raising money to support its humanitarian work across the world.  This is an opportunity for you to contribute to its work while developing retail and management skills.

The Shop Manager takes overall responsibility for the management of the shop.  We are looking for someone with the ability to run the shop in her absence.  Ideally you will be able to offer a minimum of 1 full day per week, preferably more, but there is flexibility to negotiate this.

Key responsibilities:

Ensuring the smooth running of the shop supporting the work of the other volunteers, delegating tasks as required.

Working towards sales targets.

Completing daily paperwork and banking money in line with shop policy.

Maintaining health and safety standards.

Helping to recruiting and train new volunteers.

Running the shop in the Shop Manager's absence.

Skills and competencies:

The ability to lead and motivatea diverse team of volunteers, showing skills of delgation.

Reliability and trustworthiness.

Confidence in relating to customers.

Able to contribute new ideas in order to maximise sales and to create a positive working environment.

Basic computer literacy.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

Working for Oxfam gives you the chance to find out more about  its work and to help support it.

This is a great opportunity to develop skills in retail management and business.  It offers you the chance to get to know new people and to utilise person management skills. You may see it as a way to enhance your CV or to apply knowledge that you already have in a new environment

Induction and training will be provided.

Local travel lunch expenses are paid.


Suzie Crump

Manager at Oxfam Whitworth Park

tel: 0161 273 2019


Application process:

Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and send to the email address above.

Application deadline:


Interview date:

To be arranged.

Start date:

 As soon as possible.


  • North


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time