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Assistant Thrift Shop Manager - Eaglehawk

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.

The Eaglehawk Corps is a community of faith that seeks to share God's love. We are continually seeking new and innovative ways to build relationships within the community.

The Eaglehawk Thrift shop has an amazing array of items to peruse through! From clothing, shoes, books, jewelry to furniture, bric-a-brac, pictures and more! Stock is always changing!

All goods are donated locally by the people of the Eaglehawk community. While raising funds for the work of The Salvation Army, the Thrift Shop is also a wonderful link with the community. Customers enjoy seeing a friendly face and having a chat with the staff.


We are currently seeking a values-driven and proactive Assistant Thrift Shop Manager to oversee and assists in leading the operations of the Eaglehawk store. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring quality customer service, diligence in cash handling and banking, quality sorting of donated goods, and pricing and maintaining the shop's general appearance and upkeep (responsibility specific to role within program from PD)
  • fostering a culture of inclusiveness and community spirit amongst the volunteer team, which will in turn, enhance the customer experience in the store
  • Assist Manager with recruiting and training new volunteers X (responsibility specific to role within program from PD)
  • Supervise staff and volunteers, including providing effective and consistent feedback and supervision meetings
  • Work with Manager to set and achieve annual budget
  • Work with Manager to seek additional ways to promote and grow shop income
  • Ensure timely management of pick-ups and deliveries of household furniture as required
  • Greet all customers in a warm and inviting manner

Reporting to the Thrift Shop Manager this position is located at Marong Road, Ironbark.


  • 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, 15 hours per week. The successful candidate will be required to supervise and run the store on Saturdays as well as provide additional back up to the current manager throughout the week (if required).

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


  • Experience in team management is essential
  • Retail management experience is highly desirable
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred
  • Basic working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Certificate in Retail Operations / Diploma of Business is desirable
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current and valid Driver's licence
  • Certificate level qualification in Retail Management desirable
  • Be able to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

This position requires the successful candidate to have the physical ability to safely stand, sit, walk regularly and for long periods of time, push, pull, lift, carry & restrain, climb ladders, and use computer mouse and eftpos machine and undertake other inherent requirements of the role.

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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