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As a charity we have a range of paid and voluntary roles across the three stores. for more information about what we offer and current vacancies please see  below.

CFS York – Customer Service Supervisor

Customer Service Supervisor – based in York
Salary £20,475 rising to £21,450 on satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Community Furniture Store (York) are recruiting a Customer Service Supervisor to lead the Store’s retail operations. 

Community Furniture Store (York) is a charity that supports people in need in York and the surrounding area by reusing furniture and other household items.  We collect donated items free of charge and make these available for sale at affordable prices, with discounted pricing for people on a low income.  The Store also offers work experience and training opportunities for people facing barriers to employment in the area. 

We are looking for an experienced retail professional who is keen to use their skills and experience to make a difference in their community.  This is a broad role requiring considerable flexibility from the postholder.  You will be leading a small team of staff and volunteers providing them with the guidance and support needed to ensure that customers receive the highest level of support whether they are visiting the Store or making enquiries by phone, email or social media.  As well as will ensuring the Store is welcoming, attractive and safe you will oversee the use of the Store’s till/stock control system ensuring this is fit for purpose and that staff are able to use it effectively.  In the coming year we hope to develop our online sales channel and experience of this area of work would be particularly welcome.

If you feel you have the right attitude and experience, and are committed to the aims and ideals of Community Furniture Store we would love to hear from you. Visit www.communityfurniturestore.co.uk  for an application form and job description or call the store manager on 01940 426444 for an informal chat about the role. Applications must be returned by Sunday 4th October.  Interviews will be held on 9th October.

For a full Job Description for this role please click: Customer Service Supervisor JD

To download an application form please click: Application-Form-CFS-York-CSS

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

CFS York – Warehouse Assistant (Temporary)

We are currently seeking a temporary warehouse assistant at the York Store.  This job will be for a minimum of 4 weeks.  The work is varied but does involve moving heavy furniture.  A full driving licence and experience of driving a transit or luton van is essential for this role.   For a full job description click Warehouse and Delivery Team – Temp

Hours are variable with a minimum of 30 hours per week between 8.00 and 5.00 Monday to Friday.  £8.72 per hour.

To apply please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter and the names of two references to andy@cfstores.org.uk

Voluntary Opportunities

The Community Furniture Store in York is looking for volunteers to work in our warehouse.  The work involves a range of tasks processing donated goods to ensure they are ready for sale.  This includes steam cleaning, furniture assembly and repair, paint processing, and more.   The role involves moving heavy furniture within the warehouse – training in manual handling and health and safety at work will be provided.

The Store has adapted its working practices to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers during the COVID pandemic.  Staff and volunteers are provided with appropriate PPE and are expected to comply with appropriate social distancing requirements.

Hours are by arrangement with a minimum of 4 hours per week.  A regular commitment for a minimum of 6 weeks is required.

The Store is close to central York and free parking is available.

If you are interested in finding out more please call 01904 426444 and ask to speak to Matt.  Alternatively complete the  VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM and return it to andy@cfstores.org.uk