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Store Manager

Blacon Beacon, Chester


16 Hours pw


Salary: £10.50 per hour


Are you a friendly, approachable and hard working individual who would like a new opportunity to make a difference? We are looking for someone to continue the work of this popular charity, supporting a team of volunteers, overseeing members, and maintaining supplies of stock. You will be based at Holy Trinity Church Hall, on Norris Road, Blacon, Chester.


Blacon Beacon is a charity whose purpose is to provide affordable fresh food for Blacon residents as well as educating people in healthy diet and cooking skills. Members pay a weekly contribution, and in return receive weekly food bags (ambient as well as fresh fruit and veg) in addition to other services from time to time. There are weekly deliveries from different sources, as well as regular donations from supporters and local organisations. A team of volunteers assist with the working of the charity, and you will be responsible for overseeing their work. Additionally we are a distribution centre for West Cheshire Foodbank, and you will need to oversee that operation as well.


Above all, the role requires someone with excellent customer service skills and the ability to manage volunteers.


Ideally the successful candidate should have; 

  • Experience working in catering or retail

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Good time management skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Experience working with volunteers

  • Positive and professional attitude

  • Adaptable to change

  • A compassionate and caring nature


Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the Blacon Beacon premises, stock and deliveries

  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers

  • Oversee members attending to collect their food

  • Overseeing supply of stock and stock control

  • Oversee membership applications and other issues

  • Sensitively assist members as needed, signposting to other services as necessary.

To apply for this post, please submit our application form to

Before applying, and to receive an application form, please contact Sheila Little (07810484359) for an informal discussion.



Closing date: 5pm Friday 18th February 2022