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Family Store Warehouse Supervisor

New Plymouth Family Store

This is a part time, 20 hour per week position at our New Plymouth Family Store.
Days and hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 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.  We are a registered charity under Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 3,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga 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.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.

About the role

Here is an exciting opportunity to join our busy Family Store team.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated supervisor, with an interest in retail and an eye for key brands, to support the mission of The Salvation Army in New Plymouth.

Key tasks include:

  • Managing the warehouse processing operation in an efficient organised manner, with a high standard of pricing and sorting of donations;
  • Leading the warehouse team in this hands-on role to ensure that the right quality and quantity of stock is being processed;
  • Providing leadership and direction to our store volunteer workers;
  • Developing, maintaining and promoting positive working relationships with employed and volunteer staff through encouragement, recognition and teamwork;
  • Assisting in the management of day-to-day business tasks and functions of Family Store operations.

Key competencies include:

  • Strong and efficient sorting and pricing ability with knowledge of key clothing brands; 
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to lead a team;
  • The ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, sensitive to ethnic, disability and cultural issues; and to build long term positive working relationships;
  • The ability to remain calm and objective under pressure;
  • An ethical approach to working in a respectful, honest and transparent way to build trust across the family stores, upholding the values of The Salvation Army;
  • Willingness to contribute to the mission of The Salvation Army.

If you think this could be for you, we would love to hear from you. 

The closing date for this position is 5:00 pm, Friday, 23 April 2021.

Please submit your CV, covering letter and application form to Amy Denham, Taranaki Area Business Manager.


The 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).

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.