Job title: Charity Shop Part Time Retail Assistant – 2 positions

About the charity:

We are a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and unwanted pets since 1986. We have helped over 25,000 animals, provided veterinary care and found them new homes.

Our vision is to give animals a chance of a good life and never put a healthy animal to sleep. At the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre we take in cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, and give them a good quality life until it is possible to find a loving, permanent home. We want to help educate the public in responsible pet ownership and to eliminate irresponsible breeding by encouraging neutering of all pets. Lastly, we help and advice the public in humane control of feral cats.

Reporting line:

  • The Retail Assistant reports directly to the Shop Manager


  • To raise funds for the Charity by selling donated clothing and bric and brac to the general public.
  • To comply with Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre procedures and policies.
  • To maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues, paid staff, volunteers and community contacts in order to achieve business objectives and create a positive and happy atmosphere.
  • To provide a courteous and helpful service to the public.
  • To promote the work of the Charity to the general public

Main Duties:

  • Support the manager to run and maintain the retail elements of the shop including using the till for sales.
  • Encouraging and accepting donated goods for sale.
  • Sorting and preparing goods for sale
  • To ensure the best possible presentation and display of goods for sale.
  • Help attract, recruit, train, develop and review volunteers in accordance with Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre policies and procedures.
  • To attend staff meetings when required.
  • To be prepared to work in another of the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre charity shops outlets if and when required.
  • To assist in other duties as they arise which may include cashing up in the absence of a manger (full training will be given).

Person Specification:

  • Physically able to carry heavy boxes and bags of donated items. (For which training will be given)
  • Able to network and build up strong relationships for the benefit of CRRC.
  • Computer literate and familiar with the use of the usual technology deployed in retail operations- cash tills, card readers, safes, etc.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Experience of dealing with the public.
  • Experience of keeping records.
  • Experience of dealing with money.

This role requires onsite working at CRRC’s charity shops in East Wittering, with possible visits to the centre in Sidlesham and may also be called upon to support our other retail sites within a 15 miles radius.

If invited for interview you will be offered the opportunity to look around the CRRC centre and shops.




Part time, permanent – 2 days a week on a flexible rota

Annual Leave:

As per government guidelines


Holborow Lodge, chalder Lane, Sidlesham, PO20 7RJ


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