Charities Advisory Trust

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Temporary Card Aid Christmas Staff (FT/PT) – immediate start

Card Aid, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust, runs pop-up charity Christmas card shops between October and Christmas, principally in central and west London.

We are looking for temporary staff to run these shops, with some work in our Hampstead office to support Card Aid and other projects, such as Good Gifts and Knit for Peace. We will consider both full-time and part-time hours. There will be some weekend working, allocated on a rota basis. Each shop is run by one manager, with support provided by a team of volunteers.


The success of the season depends on the commitment, reliability, enthusiasm and energy of the shop managers, who have a crucial role in directly raising thousands of pounds for good causes. Card Aid Shop Managers must be flexible and committed. They are employed in a position of considerable responsibility and are required to act accordingly.


Managers are responsible for all aspects of running a shop, including recruiting and managing volunteers, publicity/marketing, stock control and customer service. Literacy, numeracy and common sense are also vital, as is an appetite for hard work and a cheerful disposition.


The positions are temporary, from mid/late October until Christmas, but with the possibility of permanent contracts for some staff at the end of the temporary period. Many of our previous shop managers have gone on to have permanent positions at the Charities Advisory Trust, and this is a good opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in the charity sector.


Pay is based on £17,250 per annum, pro rata.


To apply, please send your most up to date CV with a covering letter (of no more than one page) detailing any relevant qualifications, experience or personal qualities that make you suitable for this role, to:


Candidates will be considered on a first come, first served basis, so please submit your application as soon as you can to avoid missing out.


Charities Advisory Trust is a registered charity no. 1040487 Address: Radius Works, Back Lane, London NW3 1HL


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