Sales Assistant, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Cork, €13.85 ph

  • Part Time
  • Cork
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Cork

Sales Assistant, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Cork, €13.85 ph
Location: Cork City

Salary range: €13.85 per hour

Experience: 2 Years retail experience

Closing date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023


SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration, and other specialist areas.

The Role:

We are currently looking to recruit a creative, self-motivated Part Time Sales Assistant (22.5 hours per week) who is passionate about customer service and being part of an organisation that makes a difference in the local community. Our stores have a huge range of stock on display which can include furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac which will bring variety in each sale. The ideal candidate will have solid retail experience and a proven track record in achieving targets by setting high standards.

This role will be joining our South West Retail Division in Vincent’s Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City. This is a great opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community.

Candidate Requirements:


  • Job holder should ideally be educated to leaving certificate standard


  • At least 2 years retail experience ideally some of which will have been gained in the community / voluntary sector


  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment, be motivated, have excellent customer care skills, be a confident communicator and have a passion for helping people
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • A positive outlook with resilience and persistence in the face of barriers and setbacks
  • An ability to display empathy, patience and a well-developed sense of humour
  • A keen eye for visual merchandising and display
  • Self-motivated and take pride and satisfaction in your own work
  • Outgoing and energetic and enjoy working on your own and as part of your wider team
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Willingness to work in a flexible manner and provide cover for the Shop Manager when required


  • Knowledge of the Society and of its mission and values
  • Commercially aware

Why work with SVP?

SVP Benefits
23 days annual leave for all staff; Additional day’s leave at 5, 10, 15 & 20 years, with a cap of 27 annual leave days.
Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7%.
2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve)
Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)
Paid Sick Leave (following probation period with entitlement increasing with length of service)
Education Support for job relevant courses
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service
Life Appreciation Recognition: Additional one-off 5 days annual leave allocated in year that 25-, 30-, 35- & 40-years’ service achieved, plus €250 voucher
Life Assurance – four times annual salary
Employee Assistance Programme
Christmas Voucher: €250 voucher for all staff (subject to terms of policy)
Retirement: Staff with 10+ years’ service will receive a €250 voucher on retirement

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted.

SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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