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Thank you for your interest in working for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. We have a range of jobs available at the hospice and in our charity shops which we regularly have vacancies for, covering East and West Sussex.


Retail Assistant Shop Manager – Havant

Hours: Minimum 15  hours per week (2 days out of 7, Monday-Sunday, inc Bank Holidays).
Salary: Full Time Salary: £14,940 p.a. pro rata + performance related bonus
Closing date: Friday 23 February
£5,976 per annum based on working 15 hours per week.

Opportunities for additional hours.

  • Would you like to work for a much loved local childrens hospice charity?
  •  Do you want to make a real difference?
  •  Would you like to join a highly successful Retail team?
 If so, then read on…

Using your well-developed people skills you will help deliver income to the Hospice. You will help to give excellent customer service, assisting in managing a team of staff and volunteers, stock control and daily cash handling/banking.  You will also ensure that the staff, volunteers, the shop and the site are safe and secure. You will be energetic and love variety and keeping our shop looking attractive. You will have responsibility for all aspects of the business in the absence of the manager, after full induction training.

As an Assistant Manager, it will be helpful if you have retail and customer service skills, although full training will be given.


The post is based in Havant, but involves regular travel to the Hospices, Retail Distribution Centre and to other shops in Sussex and South East Hampshire. The role may involve managing and supporting in other shops as requested. Own transport may be required.

We offer

Competitive salary, Bonus, Up to 35 days (FTE) annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, the chance to join our company pension scheme, corporate discounts and a creative and friendly environment that encourages career progression.

If you have the passion and drive to succeed in this role, please complete an application form in as much detail as possible as we will use this information for shortlisting candidates for interview.

For an informal chat about the role please Contact Karen Bentley on 07717 701248

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at     St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding