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Retail Assistant

The Benjamin FoundationHours: 37.25 hours per week

Location: Ipswich

Salary: £16,368 per annum/£8.45 per hour

Ben’s Social Enterprises is the trading arm of The Benjamin Foundation and works in partnership with Suffolk County Council’s and FCC environment to run a Re - use shop at Foxhall HWRC, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

We are looking to recruit a Full Time Retail Assistant to work in our Ipswich Re-Use Store. Previous experience working in the Charity Sector is desirable, coupled with a retail background.

Duties include: Selecting, loading and transporting goods to the re-use shop from supplying recycling centres and making appropriate decisions to ensure the quality and quantity of donations is maintained. The successful candidate should also have good customer service and sales skills as this role also involves working in the retail store.

The shop started after Suffolk County Council were amazed by the volume of good quality, useable items being discarded at Suffolk County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC).

Now, rather than taking waste to be recycled, residents are able to donate good quality items that could be reused by others.  Items are cleaned, tested and re-sold in the shop to raise money for The Benjamin Foundation.

The Benjamin Foundation are a local charity providing a wide range of service to support children, young people and families through crisis and everyday challenges that life throws at them.  You can find out about the charity on the website.

The Benjamin Foundation fully embeds the Nurtured Heart Approach ® in all that it does and staff will adopt this approach as a part of their practice.  Information and training about this Approach will be provided.

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Closing Date: Friday 26 January 2018 (noon)

Interview Date: Monday 5 February 2018 Ipswich