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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: 22.5 hours per week (3 days out of 7, Monday-Sunday, inc Bank Holidays) opportunities for additional hours
Salary: £9,664pa (FTE £16,107) + performance related bonuses

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 charity?
  • Do you want to make a real difference?
  • Would you like to join a highly successful retail team?

As an Assistant Manager, you will bring superb retail and customer service skills, visual creativity and a flair for fashion.  This role is based in Havant at one of our most successful St Barnabas charity shops, which incorporates a busy furniture department.

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 enjoy 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 Hampshire and Sussex. The role may involve managing and supporting in other shops as requested, giving rise to overtime opportunities if desired.

We offer a competitive salary, bonus, up to 35 days’ annual leave including bank holidays (full-time equivalent), a company pension scheme, corporate discounts and a creative and friendly environment that encourages career progression.

Ongoing recruitment, so apply now!

Please contact The Retail Department on 01903 275660 Ext 1 if you would like an informal chat about the role.