Retail Shop Assistant

Ahava are proud to announce the opening of a large, new retail adventure based in the South Mall at Grays Shopping Centre.

We offer exceptional value to all customers, by selling high quality, second hand items at very low prices. These items include, beds, mattresses, furniture, bric-a-brac, books, dvds, cds, clothes, white goods and electrical appliances. 

The role of Retail Assistant, is multifaceted and can incorporate all functions to ensure our shop looks amazing and stock is always available. Customer facing on the checkout, replenishing shelves, assisting customer queries, it can also offer back office roles such as sorting out new arrivals, steaming and preparing clothes etc. There is no real limit to this role and full training will be provided to perform these duties.


All you require is a passion for helping others!

If you have any previous relevant experience then great. But if not, do not worry! You are sure to have transferable skills that can be an asset to us and the local community.

Please do not delay, contact us today.

Do not fear, we won’t interview you. We will sit down, have a chat and see where you can slot in. A full induction is given, along with on the job training and support where required.

In return for giving us your time, we will offer you essential and valuable work related skills and specific training to perform your role to the best of your ability. 

Together, we can make homelessness history!


  • Accessibility
    Shop access is fully accessible.
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Yes, to be discussed on an individual basis
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Yes. Minimum age 16.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    Will be discussed at informal discussion

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/09/2020

End Date: 08/09/2022

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

No minimum commitment at all. We are flexible around the amount of time you can offer during the shop opening times. We are extremely grateful for any time given to assist us. The shop will be open 9.30am till 5pm. Monday to Friday and Saturday 9.30am till 3pm.


Silver Linings, Units 40-42, Grays Shopping Centre

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