Cambridge Family Store Supervisor | The Salvation Army

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Cambridge Family Store Supervisor

  • This position will suit a person who loves the second-hand retail industry, who enjoys working with a team of staff/volunteers and who also who has a passion to contribute to The Salvation Army helping the most vulnerable in our community;
  • The successful applicant will be the sole charge of the store on Saturdays and have responsibility of working with and managing volunteers;
  • This position will allow the right person to work closely with our Assistant Manager in making our store a better place to shop.

This is a permanent part time position, 10 hours per week.
Thursday 10:45 am - 4:45 pm.
Saturday 8:45 am - 12:45 pm.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 3,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

About the Cambridge Family Store

The Salvation Army requires a Family Store Supervisor to join our busy team in Cambridge. Responsibilities include creating/maintaining a volunteer support team and overall leadership of the Family Store operations 1 day per week. The successful applicant will also be provided with the opportunity to contribute to the developing mission of The Salvation Army in the Cambridge community.

The purpose of our family Stores is to:

  • Provide quality affordable second-hand goods to the community;
  • Generate funds for corps-based community programmes;
  • Provide a link between family store customers and other corps-based programmes.

Key tasks

  • Working closely with the Assistant Manager;
  • Managing volunteers;
  • Processing, sorting and pricing of donated goods.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to contribute to an organisation who is making a significant difference to people in our local community, particularly during these unprecedented times.

Person Specification

The successful applicant will need a range of skills and competencies, including:

  • Good people skills and the ability to relate to people from a diverse range of cultures and social backgrounds;
  • Openness, honesty, flexibility and good communication skills;
  • Integrity of character;
  • Business or Service Centre management experience;
  • Good knowledge of quality improvement processes;
  • Well-developed leadership and staff management skills;
  • Good level of written, verbal and reporting skills.


For more details and application submissions please contact:

Glennis Mullan
The Salvation Army
PO Box 691,
Cambridge 3450

Application forms can be downloaded from:

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Closing date

Applications to be received no later than close of business Friday, 2 October 2020.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.