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Casual Retail Assistant

New Lynn & Avondale Family Stores
  • Fast paced
  • Good team environment
  • Helping the community through a highly regarded organisation

Hours: Paid Casual, covering holidays and sick leave. Mon – Sat

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 3000 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 Role

We are a large charitable retail store with a smaller sister store under our umbrella, dealing in an array of goods from clothing to kitchenware, to furniture to whiteware. Based in New Lynn and Avondale.

We have good working systems and a unique friendly team of a 50:50 ratio of men and women. The right applicant needs to have a willingness to work, a friendly and happy disposition and able to communicate with all walks of life.

Successful applicants will be required to assist in all aspects of Family Store from manning the POS system to sorting of clothing, household goods and assisting when needed the moving of furniture throughout the store.

Key tasks

  • Sorting through donated goods for items suitable for sale
  • Willing to be trained in the use of the POS system
  • Working with the team in all required areas

Flexible hours and an awesome team environment make for a happy working day

Person Specification

Describe in bullet points the ideal applicant:

  • Good basic maths
  • Communication skills
  • Strong of body and mind
  • A good grasp of the English language
  • A strong back, shoulders and knees

For more information about this role please contact Brett Baker by email  or call into the New Lynn Family Store, corner of Margan Ave and Titirangi Rd between the hours of 10 am and 4pm Tuesday and Saturday


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to: (

Our application form can be downloaded and needs to be included as part of your application.

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.

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday 3rd July 2020

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.