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If you can spare at least three days a week for a few months, we’ll offer you a unique work placement opportunity putting you at the heart of the social enterprise sector.

To register your interest, please email Jessica Duveen.

Temporary Sales & Outreach Flexi Worker (Bournemouth)

Company The Big Issue
Location Bournemouth
Job type Part time
Remuneration Paid
Salary On Application
Deadline 15.02.13


As part of The Big Issue’s Sales Support team in Bournemouth, you will be the first point of contact for our vendors and prospective vendors that come through our doors. You will get to know the vendors and be part of our social initiative that helps them to help themselves. You will be responsible for selling the magazine, handling and reconciling cash and stock control of the magazines.

We are currently seeking temporary counter staff to provide cover for our Distribution office in Bournemouth and would involve you working directly with Big Issue vendors. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your skills in an interesting environment where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

Working on the front desk in a small but very busy team, you will need to be resilient, have excellent communication skills and the ability to cope with challenging and lively situations. You must have strong attention to detail, a sense of humour and accuracy in record keeping and cash handling.

Previous experience in cashiering and an understanding of the practical and emotional needs of homeless people are an advantage. You must also have a full clean UK driving licence.

A commitment to the social objectives of The Big Issue is essential.

Closing date: Friday 15th February 2013

The Big Issue thanks all applicants for their interest and will reply only to those invited for interview.

The Big Issue is striving towards Equal Opportunities


Apply for this role

To apply for this position, please email your CV, covering letter, the job reference and your expected or current salary to personnel@bigissue.com. Alternatively please send your application to the HR Department, The Big Issue, 1-5 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LN.

Please mention ClearlySo when you apply.