Employment Opportunities

Thrift Store Clerk


Working for the Salvation Army has many benefits

For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has had the privilege of serving vulnerable people in communities across Canada. Last year, we helped over 1.8 million people. The Salvation Army not only provides the necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter, but our programs address needs such as language barriers, loneliness, unemployment and family challenges. Our services continually adapt to meet emerging needs.

Thrift Store Clerk

  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Mail: The Salvation Army Chatham Thrift Store Attention Kelly Roy, Thrift Store Manager 456 St Clair Street Chatham, ON N7L 3K7 or Fax: (519)358-7094 or E-mail: kelly_roy@can.salvationarmy.org Attention: Kelly Roy, Thrift Store Manager Please no phone calls.

We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will pro-actively contact those selected for interviews.

Opening and closing the store.
Accurate completion of all customer transactions including cash and debit sales
Contribute to meeting store budgets by maintaining customer service standards.
Assist with store layout plans to attract customers, which include window displays and merchandise displays.
Ensures attractiveness of the store through “Tidy Maintenance”
Replenish inventory levels based on managers directions
Contribute to the control of inventory by receiving, sorting and pricing as per directions
Contribute to the safety of staff and customers (e.g. snow removal, clear fire exits and clean spillage.
Work as a productive team member and independently when necessary.
Direct volunteer work assignments in the store.
Perform other position related duties as assigned

Completed Secondary School
Minimum of three (3) months of prior related experience in warehouse processing or goods distribution and knowledge of lifting guidelines
Cash handling experience is required
Knowledge and experience using a cash register, debit machine and/or credit card processing is a definite asset.
Brand awareness and retail experience would be a definite asset
Able to stand for long periods, there is frequent twisting, bending, crouching, and reaching
Ability to lift/move on a regular basis up to 25 pounds
Self-motivated and disciplined.
Good listening, interpersonal and customer service skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
With direction and support, become part of a productive team
Provide an original copy of a Background Check that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the National Canadian Policy Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.
Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

This is a temporary full-time time position based on 30 hours per week for a period of up to six months. Shifts will vary as per the Thrift Store hours of operation, Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thrift Store hours of operation are extended during the months of May to October to include Friday evenings, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break where applicable. Flexibility in scheduling is required. The supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule. Shifts will include days, evenings and weekends.

Either party may terminate this temporary employment contract for any reason and at any time by providing the other with one (1) weeks written notice.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.