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Assistant Thrift Shop Manager - Geelong

The Salvation Army


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 Salvation Army Geelong serves the Geelong community bringing hope to those most in need offering programs and services for youth, seniors, counselling, men's ministry, spiritual ministry, Just Brass and companion club.


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 stores but also promoting teamwork and encouraging a culture of collaboration amongst the volunteer team, which will in turn enhance the customer experience in the stores. 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

Geelong West Thrift Shop is located at 54 Shannon Ave Geelong West.


  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This role is 4 hours per week fixed term for 6 months. Weekly roster is Saturdays 10am-2pm and possible coverage for the Thrift Shop Manager in their absence.

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 (essential)
  • 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 is essential
  • Proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia


For enquiries and/or a copy of the position description please email geelongsalvos@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: Assistant Thrift Shop Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 5229 5425.

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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