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Outreach Sales Worker
The Big Issue in Scotland Magazine
Closing Date: 2011-05-13
Reference No : BIS/OSW
Salary : Salary on application
Additional Info About Salary : 37.5 hours per week
Benefits :
Location : Edinburgh
Status(FT/PT) : FT
Closing Date : 2011/05/13

Job Role : Outreach Sales Worker

Full Time
Edinburgh, Scotland
37.5 hours per week
Salary on application

We have an exciting opportunity to work within one of the most innovative and successful self-help initiatives for homeless people.

You will be working in the distribution office on a rota basis and conducting outreach sales duties around Edinburgh. Outreach Sales Workers are the face of The Big Issue on the streets and work with vendors to maximise their sales.

On a daily basis, you will be actively recruiting new vendors, administering pitches & promoting good relations with the general public, ensuring the vendor Code of Conduct is adhered to and responding to complaints. The role will also involve supporting our vendors and helping them to maximise their personal sales, referring our vendors to appropriate in-house support services and liaising with other homeless agencies and partner organisations.

As a member of a small but very busy team, you will need to be resilient, have proven experience in administration, cashiering and stock-control and also be proficient in Word & Excel. You will need to be a team player, adaptable & be willing to undertake a standard CRB disclosure if you do not currently possess one. A commitment to the social objectives of The Big Issue is essential.

Organisation Profile : The Big Issue Scotland Ltd provides a business solution to a social crisis. People who are insecurely housed are able to help themselves, and ultimately escape homelessness, by selling the quality arts and current affairs magazine, The Big Issue.

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Application Notes : Closing date: Friday 13th May 2011

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, quoting your current salary & outlining why you are suitable for this role to Alternatively please send your application to: HR Department, The Big Issue, 1-5 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LN.

Additional Info : The Big Issue is striving towards Equal Opportunities

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