The Port Grocery Retail Volunteer

The Port Grocery CIC Published: May 21, 2018
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Retail & Charity Shops
Suitable for under 18s


Interested in getting involved in an exciting community project in Ellesmere Port? Or interested in gaining experience of working in a community or retail setting? We have an opportunity for you to join The Port Grocery which is an exciting new not for profit community shop on Ellesmere Port high street.  The Port Grocery will fight the War on Food Waste and providing high quality food at an affordable price for the local community.  You will be working alongside a team of other volunteers and with the staff team.  We have roles for everyone on a variety of days of the week and really value any commitment volunteers can make to our project.

Our Retail roles could include a variety of the following based on your interests:

  • Meeting members, explaining how the shop works and helping them with their shopping
  • Packing tick and collect orders
  • Helping to manage stock within the shop
  • Stock rotation
  • Supporting staff in food safety requirements
  • Providing advice and support for members surrounding reducing their food waste at home
  • Chatting with members
  • General support within the store

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Willing to learn
  • Experience of working in Retail, Hospitality, Customer Service, Third Sector or Community Projects beneficial, however, not essential

Training will be given on:

  • Food hygiene training for volunteers where required in their role
  • Customer service for retail qualification

Address: The Port Grocery is located in Trinity Church which is located on Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port between the Nat West and HSBC Bank

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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