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Assistant Thrift Shop Manager - Colac

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

We are seeking a values-driven and pro-active Assistant Thrift Shop Manager to assist and support the Thrift Shop Manager in leading and developing the store

The Colac Corps has a mission to show the love of Jesus Christ, coming alongside people, showing and encouraging Christ-like living and service, and provide a loving community that brings about fellowship and connection that comes from the centre of their beliefs.

The Corps provides a range of ministries and services to the local community of Colac, including faith based resources, online and face to face Playgroup, Community Support Services and more.


We are seeking a values-driven and pro-active Assistant Thrift Shop Manager to assist and support the Thrift Shop Manager in leading and developing the store.

You will be responsible not only for maximising sales and revenue for the store but also promoting teamwork and encouraging a culture of collaboration amongst the volunteer team, which will in turn enhance the customer experience in the store. Other responsibilities include:

  • Stock management
  • Support in recruitment, training, rostering and supervision of volunteers
  • Assist with Work for the Dole and other community programs
  • Support and assist with store finance administration
  • Work Health and Safety compliance

Colac Thrift Shop is located at 100 Bromfield Street, Colac.


  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is a part time position; 8.5 hours per week fixed term for 6 months. Weekly roster is 2-5pm on Friday's and 9am-3pm on Saturdays with possible coverage for the Thrift Shop Manager when on leave etc.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Retail Industry Award 2010, Level 4.


  • Certificate in Retail Operations / Diploma of Business (desirable)
  • Experience in team management (highly desirable)
  • Retail management experience (highly desirable)
  • Experience working with volunteers (preferred)
  • Basic working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills - verbally and in writing
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence (preferred)
  • Proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia


Email us, using the subject line: Assistant Thrift Shop Manager - Colac enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Lt Aaron Coombes - aaron.coombes@salvationarmy.org.au

Lt Keryn Coombes - keryn.coombes@salvationarmy.org.au

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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