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Bookworm

Bookworm
Sue Ryder (Harrogate District)
Description of the role:

Role Purpose

Support our shops to keep their book departments up to date, looking their best and bringing in the customers and help our teams to research and recognise when we’ve got a literary gem.

Role Overview

Do you love reading? Maybe you prefer turning paper pages to staring at a flat screen? We do too, and we’re looking for volunteers who know their Roald Dahl from their Jane Austen to help us maximise sales which fund our healthcare services. We get so many wonderful donations of books. They’re fiction, fact, textbook and picture books and we need volunteers to help us get them out on the shop floor or sold in another way.

As a Bookworm, you would be sorting, pricing and displaying books for the best possible profit. You’d be making sure that the department is refreshed each week and part of your role could be to use online selling platforms to sell the ones which might be worth a little bit more than the shop floor can achieve. Don’t worry, it’s easy to do this, and you’d receive all the training you need but if you’d rather stick to the paper stuff, that’s fine too.

We'll need you to:

- know a little bit about different types of books and authors
- be friendly and approachable
- have common sense
- use your own initiative
- work as part of a team

If you’d like to know more, get in touch to arrange a taster session where you can try out the role and meet the team.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Skills

We'll need you to:

- know a little bit about different types of books and authors
- be friendly and approachable
- have common sense
- use your own initiative
- work as part of a team

Experience

Previous retail experience would be great but it’s not essential as we’ll give you all the training you need.

Practical information:

Ideally we would like you to commit to 4 hours per week, but we welcome any time you can give us as a volunteer.

Comprehensive induction available.

We can reimburse your reasonable local travel expenses for shifts of over 4 hours and we will be able to provide a reference to prospective employers.

We offer NVQ’s in Customer Service and Retail (England only).

This is a great opportunity to gain and develop your experience in the competitive retail sector, make new friends and help Sue Ryder provide incredible care to people living with the challenges of life-limiting conditions.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Families, Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
1a Castlegate
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire
HG5 8AR
Last updated: 27.06.2018
Organisation Information

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives. We see the person, not the condition.