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Volunteer Vacancy: District Shop Secretary

Date: 3rd Jun 2023 Author: Jon Nutten

Outline: This role will manage the District Uniform Shop in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Responsible to: Deputy District Commissioner, Support

Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association’s policies). It’s expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.

 The Responsibilities of the Shop Secretary:

  • Organising the “staff” rota
  • Organising the layout of the shop to maximise sales
  • The shop is open on Saturdays only from 10-12.
  • Managing stock levels and placing orders
  • Administration (invoices, purchase orders)
  • Payments are in cash or on card. Accounts would need to be prepared, but assistance can be given.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the District in line with the District Strategic Plan.
  • Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work and aims of South Ribble District Scouts.

Skills Required:

  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Previous experience of sales would be beneficial.
  • Good IT skills.

To apply, please reach out to Jon Nutten

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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