Retail Assistant Midlothian Advice & Resource Centre

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Organisation information

Midlothian Advice & Resource Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC009769

Good HQ

Aims & objectives

MARC aims to further education and training of unemployed persons by providing them with the opportunity for voluntary work, and to relieve poverty and social distress caused by a lack of income or unemployment by means of: (a) Offering information, advice and counselling to meet specific needs of the unemployed; (b) Helping, advising and co-operating with organisations outwith the Midlothian area, in the setting up of other similar projects; (c) Collection and dissemination of information for the purposes of encouraging more sustainable waste manager practices. MARC currently run a furniture recycling project, providing low cost furniture for residents in the local community and surrounding areas, and also recycle electrical goods and PCs.
Job number
Time of attendance
Mon-Fri 9-2.30
No of references
Hours (per week)
Not supplied
Salary (£/hr)
£9.00 per hour

Job description

Job Title: Sales Assistant

Responsible to: CEO

Line Manager: Manager

Job Purpose:

Assist the manager in all aspects of

MARC retail outlets.

Main Responsibilities

Staff and Volunteers

• Assist the manager in supervising and recruiting volunteers

• To liaise with staff, volunteers and other agencies as appropriate

Retail outlet

• Assist in Overseeing the efficient operations of the shop

• Assist in Complying with safe working practices in accordance with Health & Safety.

• To contribute to the selling and marketing of (and in ) the shop

• To contribute to the reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the services.

• To assist in the moving and handling and effective display of all items of furniture.

• Any other duties required by the Shop Manager.


• To administer the shop including deliveries and collections and all the necessary financial record keeping, including use of electronic till and administration of our Community Care Grant Scheme

Person specification

Some heavy Lifting involved

PVG/disclosure requirements

Not Required