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Outreach Sales Worker - London

Company The Big Issue
Location London
Job type Full time
Remuneration Paid
Salary Salary on application
Deadline 23.11.12

We have an exciting opportunity to work within one of the most innovative and successful self-help initiatives for homeless people.


As part of The Big Issue Sales Support team based in Vauxhall, you will be working in the distribution office on a rota basis and conducting outreach sales duties around London. Outreach Sales Workers are the face of The Big Issue on the streets and work with vendors to maximise their sales. 


On a daily basis, you will be actively recruiting new vendors, administering pitches & promoting good relations with the general public, including ensuring the vendor Code of Conduct is adhered to and responding to complaints. The role will also involve supporting our vendors and helping them to maximise their personal sales, referring our vendors to appropriate in-house support services and liaising with other homeless agencies and partner organisations.


As a member of a small but very busy team, you will need to be resilient, have proven experience in administration, record keeping, cashiering and stock-control and also be proficient in Word & Excel. You will need to be a team player, adaptable and versatile, with a good knowledge of the London areas & be willing to undertake a standard CRB disclosure if you do not currently possess one.  Experience of working within the homelessness sector would be an advantage and a commitment to the social objectives of The Big Issue is essential.


In return, we offer a supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package including a generous holiday entitlement, BUPA healthcare scheme, life cover and childcare vouchers. 

Apply for this role

Closing date: Friday 23rd November 2012


If you would like to apply for this opportunity then please visit our website www.bigissue.org.uk and click the ‘Work for The Big Issue’ tab at the top of the page. If you have any queries, please email personnel@bigissue.com stating the job title and location.


The Big Issue is striving towards Equal Opportunities

Please mention ClearlySo when you apply.