The charity is looking for an enthusiastic and commercially-minded professional with a strong track record of working within retail or ideally charity retail.  We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual who is used to achieving challenging sales targets, managing staff or volunteers and has an ambition to drive income forward by effective stock management, visual merchandising and excellent customer service.

About Us:

Hospice of the Valleys is the specialist palliative care provider of choice across Blaenau Gwent.  A registered charity governed by a board of trustees, the Hospice delivers high quality care for patients suffering life limiting illness, and comprehensive support for their families throughout treatment, end of life care and bereavement.

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Job Role:

Following research into how we can continue to develop sustainable income within the retail directorate the board of trustees have approved the opening of a new store in Merthyr Tydfil.  Day to day running of the store will be the responsibility of the shop manager leading a team of volunteer shop assistants.  The new store and post is a great opportunity for us to drive income forward to meet the growing demands upon our care services.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to implement the retail strategy, with the support of the Retail Manager to enhance the positioning our charity shops on the high street and drive income forward to support the strategic developments and growing costs of our care services.

Job Description and Person Specification  available for download here: Job Description and Person Spec

Additional Information:

*Hours of Work:  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Working 5 days out of 6 trading days (Monday to Saturday between 9am – 5pm)

Locality:  Will be based at new store in Merthyr Tydfil (will also be expect to cover our other shops within Blaenau Gwent as and when required)

Annual Leave:  Entitlement on commencement would be 29 days plus bank holidays.

Interviews:  Monday 12 February at Hospice of the Valleys, Festival Drive, Ebbw Vale.

To Apply:

To apply please visit our website at

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Shaun Baker on 01495 717277 or by email at

Closing date:  Friday 1 February 2019