Tel: 01442 869550


Bank Deputy Shop Manager


Are you looking for an organisation that champions sustainability, diversity and community, and would like to be part of a local charity where you can make a difference?

Then apply to join our team of Relief Deputy Shop Managers, providing cover as and when required.


Hourly salary £10.90 +12% holiday pay

Reports to: Shop Manager

Closing date: 31st October 2023

The challenge

We are so proud of what we do, and we know you will be to.  Our shops, whether traditional bricks and mortar or Online are absolutely key to funding the Hospice and enabling it to be the incredible place it is. And you could be part of that.

With a rich, diverse history, which began back in 1979 with our founders, we’ve been making a difference ever since.

Today our free care supports 2,000 local people and their families, in Herts and Bucks. We truly are a community hospice built and funded by the community, to serve the community.

Our shops are well loved local destinations known for amazing donations, outstanding standards and a warm welcome.  Our creative and hard working shop teams, together with the incredible donations we receive from the local community, are key to our success.  With all the profits going to supporting the work of the Hospice in the community you would be making a real difference. 

where do you come in

People are at the heart of everything we do. And you would be no different. We are all vital cogs in delivering our care and support. 

We’re looking for a Relief Deputy Shop Manager to join our bank team and provide relief cover to our shops as required, sometimes at the drop of a hat, during periods of staff absences. You’ll get to experience all our shops, help the shop teams to drive sales and meet our fantastic volunteer teams.

In turn, we’ll be right here to support you and your development!


Pam MacPherson
Pam MacPherson, Hospice founder

Highfield fashion

The opportunity 

Joining our teams, sometimes at short notice, this post will support the existing shop teams to drive sales and Gift Aid, help with visual merchandising and customer experience. 

It’s a physically demanding job however,  with the opportunity to make your mark creatively and be part of a vibrant and forward thinking organisation we believe it is a unique and rewarding role.

You know it makes sense

  • Hourly salary £10.90 +12% holiday pay
  • Wide range of free training courses, plus personal development opportunities
  • The opportunity to work in shops across our diverse trading network​
  • Fantastic team camaraderie, support and bags of positivity!
  • You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a real difference  supporting your local community and your local hospice.  What is more, you will be helping save the planet too -  charity shops have long been at the forefront of sustainability and you will be joining our shop teams of climate champions
So if you want to be part of that journey and have a rewarding career, you’ve come to the right place.

“Everyone has a talent that gets better for using it and the Hospice needs all the talents.”

Pam MacPherson, Founder of The Hospice of St Francis

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For an informal discussion, or to find out more please contact Sam Lees (Head of Trading) on 01442 869550 or to contact HR please email


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Closing date for applications is 31st October 2023

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.


Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced level DBS check.


Where does a dog go when it loses its tail and needs a new one?*

A retail store.

*(Please don’t judge us based on this)

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At The Hospice of St Francis we are not all the same and that is our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think.

That means we are always recruiting to increase our diversity. Because to enable us to care for everyone, means we believe in including everyone.

View our full Diversity Statement


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