Vacancy – Thorndon Store Manager

May 15th, 2019

Mary Potter Hospice provides free palliative care for the people of the Wellington Region. Our core values of Respect, Compassion, Dignity, Hospitality and Stewardship are very important to us and we apply these to the people who work here as much as our patients and families/whanau.

We are currently searching for an experienced and multi-talented Store Manager to work within our retail team. This is a vital role in our network of secondhand retail stores across the Wellington Region. The retail team is a significant contributor to the revenue required to keep Hospice services free, and volunteers are an integral part of this operation.

Within this Manager’s role, you will be responsible for building and developing a diverse volunteer team and overseeing all aspects of operating a high performing retail store.

You will enjoy huge variety in this role; not only interacting with the wonderful people who donate their goods to our stores, you will also lead, coach and inspire the volunteers who make up the majority of our retail workforce, making the best use of their many and varied talents.

In the business facing side of the role you will have responsibility for your store budget, developing action plans to meet targets, providing regular written reports on key aspects of the store operations and ensuring the most efficient process is in place to get goods from delivery to the shop floor and then out the door!

To be successful in this role you will be an extremely motivated individual, always looking for ways to grow the business and motivate its staff. You will have excellent communication skills, be very people focused and enjoy being part of a close-knit team environment.

We offer you wellness incentives e.g. a contribution towards a gym membership, free EAP services; free flu vaccinations. And if you always wanted to make a difference for the people of Wellington Region – this is your big opportunity!

Please send your application and cover letter by Wednesday 29 May 2019 to Catherine Hart, Mary Potter Hospice, PO Box 7442, Newtown Wellington 6242 or email

For further information please phone Monique Byres, Sales Manager on 027 490 6774

Mary Potter Hospice Application Form
Thorndon Shop Manager Job Description