about 2 years ago
The RNLI shops started life as simple cake stalls, run by volunteers and their supporters to raise money for the local Lifeboats and stations. These stalls started selling commemorative RNLI products in around 1920 and quickly moved on to selling souvenirs and Christmas cards. The first shop to be run as part of an actual station opened in 1990.
Today we operate 160 RNLI shops and this number is growing, based inland and on the coast across the UK and Ireland, attracting almost 1 million visitors every year selling an excellent range of unique and competitively priced products ranging from jam to clothing, and key rings to model boats, all to raise vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards.
For many people, buying something from an RNLI shop will be the first time that they come into contact with our Charity, and as a shop volunteer you could be the person that engages them to support us now, and in the future. Your welcoming nature will ensure that our shops are a friendly and attractive place to buy.
Do you have some spare time each week that you could donate to the RNLI to help the RNLI shop to maintain stock levels of the right sales items? If you enjoy organising things and being part of a friendly team this might be the role for you. A background in retail is not essential, just the ability to understand the pattern of sales and the ability to order stock accordingly. You will be involved in the annual stock take and ensuring that stock levels are maintained. You will receive relevant training for this and be welcomed into a friendly local team. Could you help the shop team make our customers’ experience an inspiring one?
To apply for the role, please visit https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/shop-volunteer-stock-coordinator-north-berwick-east-lothian-275561.html
We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.