Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 14 November 2018
There was not much to do at the charity shop, but when there was, the work was fun. Mostly watched over the shopping area, although there weren't a lot of customers so I often had to give out donation bags. Sometimes I would get to label and stock clothes or organise a display. The other workers were friendly, so it was a good environment.
Retail assistant (Current Employee) – Harrogate – 25 October 2018
In my experience at Scope, i think i have had alot of fun volunteering tere. The peope are nice, the customers are nice and most importantly your hours are flexible to suit you. The downside however is when there aren't enough volunteers. The workplace becomes hectic and you end up doing jobs that noramlly other people do.
Manager (Former Employee) – East Anglia – 18 October 2018
Although it's a charity being employed by them is more like working for a labour camp. Not happy to just have donations from the public and sell them, they want you to sell raffle tickets offer will writing services. Sell new goods bought in by the company, as well as trying to keep the shop tidy, well displayed and build relationships with customers. There are never enough volunteers of either sound mind or able bodied enough to achieve all this.
Warm and welcoming workplace, with outstanding staff
Volunteer (Former Employee) – St. Neots, Cambridgeshire – 17 October 2018
I personally had a wonderful experience volunteering at this charity shop. The staff were lovely and verry supportive. it was a pleasure spending time with them, and helping raise money for this amazing charity.
KEY Voulenteer (Current Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 3 October 2018
A typical day at work starts off with signing in and undergoing the tasks the manager has assigned to the team. This includes working on the shop floor (operating the till, tidying and hanging clothes on off the racks) or working in the basement and back room. (storage room tidying and delivery management)
I learned how to be more confident and be better at multitasking I also gained work experience in retail and customer service.
The management are caring and understanding.
The workplace culture is fast paced, comedic and professional
Hardest part of the job is trying to make deadlines when there is a short number of staff and when there is a storage room clean out
What I enjoy the most is leaving at the end of the day knowing that I put a smile on someone's face and that I helped out my community.
Staff discount on clothing and items, long lunch breaks, Reinbursh travel expensives
Apprenticeship (Former Employee) – Trowbridge, Wiltshire – 29 September 2018
I stayed with Scope for 2 weeks, only because I had to leave the company due to unforseen circumstances. Great place to work, Friendly, jokey staff and very laid back. I am sorry to have left them, but my health must come first. The shop was always kept beautifully tidy (my job, and the Till work) But when I first arrived it was like that anyway. The manager was very fair and understanding. I could see she had worked as a manager before, because of her way she spoke and how she led her team. It has been a good experience of knowing her family and Mucking in where necessary.
You have to do, what you plan to do that day and stick to it.
Voluntary Worker (Former Employee) – Beverley – 4 September 2018
It was a great experience and helped me to improve on certain skills and I appreciate the time they gave to me to help move my career life forward and also give me the tips and advice I need for later life.