Current Vacancies

Society of St Vincent de Paul – Retail Manager

We are excited to be opening our third ‘second hand’ store in Hornby, Christchurch and now need to recruit a suitable person to manage this store.  The job includes, but is not limited to –

– Managing the day to day operations of the shop;

– Coordinating with our drivers the pick up and delivery of furniture and other goods;

– Overseeing the stock room and managing stock control.

The ideal candidate will have:

– Past leadership/management experience;

– Retail sales experience; and

– An awareness of brands

You will be –

– Caring and show compassion for others;

– Organised and energetic.

To apply for this attractive position, please send your CV to or, alternatively send to

The Society of St Vincent de Paul
P O Box 26007

Applications close Friday 12 May 2018

Society of St Vincent de Paul – Administration Assistant

This is a paid role, 20 hours per week  that focuses on financial and administrative support to the Manager.  We are a charitable organisation whose mission is to ‘care for and support those in need’. We have a small number of paid staff that are assisted by many voluntary workers.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The Administration Assistant is responsible for-

  1. Financial:Reconciliation , processing and payment of creditors; Maintain Xero Accounting system; Process wages and salaries; Reconcile and process income received, including donations; Bank income received on a daily basis; Assist with the preparation of the monthly Financial Reports.
  2. Administration:Provide secretarial support to the Manager; Process inwards and outwards correspondence; File Council and Board papers; Assist in the development / updating of procedure manuals; Assist with the archiving and file management of our records – including those in our IT systems.

The successful candidate will need to have the following skills and qualities-

  • Is reliable and has the ability to get things done;
  • Sound skills in office administration;
  • Experience in financial management;
  • Some experience in using Xero software – not essential;
  • Numeracy;
  • Good communicator – both verbally and written;
  • Self motivated with a high work ethic;
  • Is honest, trustworthy and able to demonstrate integrity;
  • Is caring and shows compassion for other people.


This is a great opportunity to join a great team and help us to help others.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to