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Bower Reuse & Repair Centres


The Bower is a not-for-profit environmental Charity that assists the community by diverting waste from landfill through Second Hand Stores, Workshops, & Collection and Rehoming Service. We are looking for a part time sales person to join us, working as part of a team in a vibrant, fast paced environment with many elements under the one roof.

Tasks will involve but are not limited to customer service, general sales, stock valuation & display, maintaining & implementing daily records & shop procedures.


  • Set up the shop for the day’s trading ensuring that all available products are on display, the shop is clean, tidy and clutter-free and that the till float is correct.
  • Constantly monitor presentation and quality of stock.
  • Operate the cash register and perform end-of-day procedures.
  • Promptly serve customers, identifying customer needs & providing customer service.
  • Respond to customer enquiries - in person or by phone.
  • Handle retail records (such as computer data entry of sales, ‘holds’, hiring of props, etc.).
  • Receive, check, load/unload, sort, display and price items.
  • General labor (involving regular heavy lifting, i.e. greater than 10 kg).
  • Ensure that the waste is disposed of in accordance with Bower policy and procedures.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Ensure that WH+S regulations are always practiced in the performance of the position’s duties and actively participate in the maintenance and improvement of WH+S procedures including risk assessment processes.
  • Take responsibility for The Bower infrastructure and general running and maintenance of Bower equipment in accordance with procedures.


  • Min of 2 to 3 days per week.
  • Pay rates according to Retail award MA000004 Level 3
  • 20% staff discount on purchases of stock (excluding consignment).
  • Access to Bower workshop & tools (pending completion of competency appraisal).
  • Comprehensive Work Health & Safety (WH&S) policy to ensure safe working conditions.
  • Comprehensive Policy & Procedures database — guidelines for activities undertaken by Bower.
  • Thorough induction to The Bower & processes involved in working here.


  • Experience in cash handling, ideally in a retail environment.
  • Experience in presentation and display of goods and stock management.
  • Ability to assess potential value of second hand materials & products.
  • Ability to engage & communicate in a positive manner, with a diverse & sometimes challenging group of customers & suppliers.
  • Ability to provide instructions to & supervision of volunteers.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices (Work Health & Safety - WH&S).
  • Used to work unsupervised
  • Excellent time management and self-motivation.
  • Ability to follow procedures & instructions.
  • Concern for resource conservation, recycling & reuse.
  • Physical stamina & fitness.

For more information Contact Programs Manager, Louise Grace, via email reuse@bower.org.au using the subject line: Salesperson enquiry via EthicalJobs or via phone 95686280.

A position description is attached.

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