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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 Sales Assistant – Hove – Sundays only

Hours: 6 hours per week (Sunday trading hrs)
Salary: £8.21 ph (£2,561 pa)

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 children’s hospice charity in an eclectic, vibrant, shop?
  • Do you want to make a real difference?
  • Would you like to join a highly successful retail team?

As a Sales Assistant taking charge of the shop it will be advantageous 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 Hove but involves some travel to the hospices and Retail Distribution Centre. The role may involve supervising and supporting in other shops in East Sussex as requested.

Benefits include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Up to 35 days (FTE) annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Corporate discounts
  • A creative and friendly environment that encourages career progression

Ongoing recruitment, so apply now!

If you would like any additional information please visit the shop and chat with the manager about the role.