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Sales and Outreach Worker - The Big Issue


Sales and Outreach Worker - The Big Issue - Cambridge


Full Time: 37.5 hours p/week Saturdays

Employer: The Big Issue                                                      


Deadline:  Friday 29th March 2019

Salary: £20,098 (rising to £20,601 after successfully passing the probationary period)


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We have an exciting opportunity for someone to work within one of the most successful self-help initiatives for people faced with poverty. As a Sales & Outreach Worker based within Wintercomfort for the homeless in Victoria Avenue, Cambridge, you will be the face of The Big Issue and the first point of contact for vendors and prospective vendors. You will get to know the vendors and help them to help themselves.


You will be responsible for selling the magazine, handling and reconciling cash, stock control of the magazines and conducting sales and outreach duties in Cambridge and surrounding areas. You will also be responsible for representing The Big Issue within the local area and forming networks within the local community. 


You must be proficient in Microsoft packages with good organisational skills and the ability to juggle and set priorities. You will need to be resilient, have excellent communication skills and the ability to cope with challenging and lively situations. You must be proficient in Excel and Outlook, and have attention to detail, a sense of humour and accuracy in record keeping and cash handling. Experience working with vulnerable and homeless people would be an advantage, and a commitment to the social objectives of The Big Issue is essential.


You must also hold a full clean driving licence.


Big Issue benefits include an incremental holiday scheme starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays, a health care scheme, pension scheme, life cover and up to 6 days leave per annum to care for a child or an elderly/sick relation


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






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