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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.


You can also view current job vacancies at St Barnabas House, our adults’ hospice based in Worthing, West Sussex.


Retail Assistant Shop Manager – Havant

Hours: 30 hrs (4 days out of 7, Monday-Sunday, Inc Bank Holidays)
Salary: £12,885 p.a (F.T.E £16,107) + performance related bonuses

We are happy to explore other working patterns of more hours depending on applicants circumstances.

Opportunities for additional hours

St Barnabas Hospices offers specialist palliative care through two hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex.

Our Shops and Distribution Centre provide one of our most important revenue streams and offer quality items and a friendly service.

  • Would you like to work for a much loved local community charity?
  • Do you want to make a real difference?
  • Would you like to join a highly successful retail team?

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

Responsibilities include:

Using people skills to help deliver income to the hospice. Helping to give excellent customer service, assisting in managing a team of staff and volunteers, stock control, daily cash handling and banking, ensuring the staff, volunteers, the shop and the site are safe and secure. You will be energetic and love variety and keeping our shop attractive. You will have responsibility for all aspects of the business in the absence of the manager after full induction training.


The post is based in Havant, but involves occasional travel to the hospices, the Retail Distribution Centre and to other shops in nearby West Sussex. The role may involve managing and supporting in other shops as requested.

We offer:

Competitive salary, Bonus, up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata), a company pension scheme, corporate discounts and a creative and friendly environment that encourages career progression.

Ongoing recruitment, so apply now!

For further information about the role please contact the Retail Office on 01903 275660 or pop into the shop and have a chat with the manager