Open Gates – Shop Assistant Vacancy

This vacancy is only available through No One Left Behind LTU programme. All applicants MUST be resident in Glasgow, aged 25 years+ and 12 months or more out of work and not in education or training who would, without significant investment, struggle to secure/sustain employment and
experience additional barriers to securing employment e.g. carer, BAME, disability etc.

An excellent opportunity has arrived at our charity shop for a shop assistant
Available shifts Monday to Saturday between 09:00 – 17:00 (30 Hours)
Job Type Scottish Government Funded for 6 months
Rate of pay £9.90/hour

Job description
• You will be reporting to the Open Gates project manager
• To assist with day to day running of the shop. You will be left in charge of the premises at times.
• Open and close shop depending on shift.
• Assist customers with queries and help with the sale of goods.
• You will be handling cash and card transactions.
• Completing regular stock takes and cashing up duties.
• Take personal responsibility for health, safety and working environment.
• Maintain a good standard of hygiene and housekeeping.

Key Competencies
• Ability to work confidently within a group and on own initiative.
• Pays a keen attention to our customers’ needs while promoting Open Gates values.
• Shows care and attention to the quality of their work.
• Has good numeracy skills and attention to detail.
• Is able to manage their time effectively.
• Show initiative in workplace and is able to adapt successfully to changing situations & environments.

Further Details

Open Gates will support prisoners and ex-prisoners through an employment and training programme with the aim of reducing re-offending and stopping the revolving door back into prison. We encourage anyone with experience of the justice system to apply for this role.

The job will be funded initially for 6 months by the Scottish Government in the hope you will gain the skills and experience to enter sustainable employment.

Application and Eligibility forms available from our Project Manager –
Or collected from Open Gates 7 Dawson Road G4 9SS

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