Family Store Assistant | The Salvation Army

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Family Store Assistant

Hornby, Christchurch

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

  • The Family Store Assistant will be responsible for the day to day running of the store with the support of the Team Leader and Area Manager. This is a part-time role working 18 hours a week. You will be working alongside a group of amazing volunteers while giving back to your community.
  • Key tasks:
  • Stock processing
  • Customer service
  • End of day (EOD) cash-up
  • Merchandising
  • Community engagement
  • In this role you will work under the guidance of the Team Leader. Assisting with key duties set out on that day. You will be working alongside volunteers to encourage and support them in their roles while also making it an enjoyable shopping experience for all customers and donors.

Person specification:

  • Physically fit (moving and lifting stock)
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Have computer/electronic skills
  • Able to relate to a diverse range of people
  • Have previous knowledge of second-hand goods.
  • Willing to learn new skills

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Kate Messervy on 022 029 1820 or email


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

Application form 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)