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20 March 2018, Western Australia

Op shop shift supervisor

We have 9 shops situated around the Perth metropolitan area. Funds raised are used to support programs in child rights development locally and around the world.

Position summary

All Save the Children op shops are run by volunteers and without the regular contribution of our amazing team, we simply couldn’t open these stores. Volunteering as a Shift Supervisor in our op shops is a fun, rewarding and fulfilling experience, which is why a large proportion of our retail volunteers have been with us for many years.

This position requires the Shift Supervisor to:

  • lead a team of fellow volunteers within a cohesive environment
  • ensure all new volunteer paperwork is completed and inductions carried out
  • manage merchandise according to guidelines including sorting, quality control, pricing and rotation
  • present merchandise in a clear and accessible manner, with consideration to safety
  • manage financial procedures, including overseeing cash registers, reconciliation of sales and cash in till each day and managing cash float, petty cash and banking arrangements
  • manage of sales reporting (daily sales reports, etc)
  • manage the operational procedures of the shop including skip bins, building amenities, opening and closing procedures, volunteer roster, regular communication with other shift supervisors and between Head Office and all volunteer staff
  • liaise with Retail Operations Manager on the general requirements of the shop, eg signage, shop consumables, repairs and maintenance required
  • perform shop duties including assisting customers, processing sales, sorting donations, cleaning and maintaining the shop
  • apply safe workplace practices
  • participate in relevant training and meetings including shop supervisors' meetings

Position description


One of nine metropolitan Perth locations: East Vic Park, Mosman Park, Fremantle, Myaree, Tuart Hill, Mount Hawthorn, Mirrabooka Square, Scarborough and Midland.

See here for more details.


Morning, afternoon and full-day shifts available.

Why volunteer?

  • help us to support the local community and meet new people.
  • it's a happy, positive and vibrant place to work.
  • you'll learn new skills while using your existing ones.
  • you'll find out more about the issues affecting vulnerable communities both in Australia and overseas.

Essential skills and/or experience

A shift supervisor should:

  • be punctual, reliable and neatly presented
  • have an honest, happy and helpful disposition
  • be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • be able to lead a team and model appropriate behaviour
  • be good with figures

Desired experience

  • previous experience in retail and/or leadership roles
  • previous customer service experience

Training provided

  • induction to Save the Children
  • in-shop orientation
  • ongoing on-the-job training

Confirmed volunteers will be required to:

  • give permission for Save the Children to undertake a National Police Record Check and provide 100 points of identification
  • read and accept the Save the Children Volunteer Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

If this volunteer sounds like you please contact our Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Manager

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