Retail Assistant, Cork

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Job Title: Retail Assistant
Company: Gorta-Self Help Africa
Department: Retail
Location: North Main St, Cork
Reports to: Retail Manager
Contract Type: Part time, 20 hrs per week

Gorta-Self Help Africa is a progressive leader in the field of international development. Working across nine countries, we seek to tackle poverty and improve the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programmes amongst rural communities.

Job Purpose:

To assist with maintaining the Gorta Self Help Africa shop on North Main St, Cork to the highest standard.

Key Responsibilities:


Role Specific

  • To maintain the Gorta-Self Help Africa shop to the highest standard
  • To develop & maintain customer services
  • To assist the manager to fulfil the duties of the shop
  • To maintain sales within the shop and continue to increase sales
  • To respond promptly to decisions made by management
  • To keep shops costs to a minimum
  • Store, file and when necessary copy all correspondence to and from the shop
  • Adhere to the health & safety policy
  • Adhere to the shop handbook
  • Ensure there is no discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, age, or sexual orientation

Key Relationships:


  • Retail Manager
  • National Retail Manager
  • Volunteers


  • Members of the public

Knowledge and Experience

  • Dealing with members of the public
  • Experience of the charity sector is desirable


Role Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills & be an active team player
  • Good Organisational Skills
  • Have a professional manner and be respectful to colleagues & others
  • Be reliable, goal oriented and work in a wholehearted manner with a “can do attitude”

Gorta-Self Help Africa is an equal opportunities employer

Application Procedure

Please fill in the Application Form below and send with Cover Letter and C.V. to 

Make it clear which position you are applying for by writing the position in the subject line of your e-mail [+ Your name]”.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 27th April 2018

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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