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Older People

Age NI is the charity supporting older people in Northern Ireland.
Each year we provide direct support to thousands of older people to help them love later life.

Here are just a few reasons why you should work for Age NI:

  • We are accredited Gold Investors in People award holder
  • We provide excellent employment opportunities
  • We strive to continuously improve existing terms and conditions
  • We value your Personal and Professional Development
  • We want to see our employees achieve work life balance
  • We look after your health and well-being
  • We provide an excellent employment package including a competitive basic salary, sickness scheme, generous annual leave entitlements and non-contributory health scheme.
  • We are committed to delivering our Culture and Values

Current Vacancies


Assistant Shop Manager, Ballymena (21 Hours)

The successful applicant will be required to work 3 days per week on a rota basis (which will include Saturday working) 

The main purpose of the role is to assist the Shop Manager to create a welcoming atmosphere in our shop and ensure that each customer has a positive shopping experience. 

Reporting to the Shop Manager, the main responsibilities of this role are to: 

  • greet customers and assist them where necessary  
  • accept, sort, price, store and display merchandise/donations 
  • ensure a high standard of presentation, display and pricing  
  • be responsible for processing payments and ensuring Gift Aid donations are recorded accurately  
  • promote Gift Aid to customers and sign-up donors to enhance shop income 
  • be responsible for opening and closing of the shop during trading hours 
  • supervise Volunteers and Sales Assistants 
  • ensure the store is kept clean and tidy 
  • attend appropriate training, as required 
  • any other duties that may be required by the Shop Manager. 

Applicants must have: 

  • Experience of cash handling 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent customer service and organisational skills  
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral 
  • Flexibility, integrity and an understanding of confidentiality 

It is desirable that the post-holder has experience within the retail sector.  It is also desirable that the post-holder has supervisory experience. 

What we can offer you: 

  • Salary Scale £11.52 per hour 
  • Hours: 21 hours – 9:00am – 5:00pm (3 days – on a rota basis between Monday and Saturday) 
  • Permanent contract 
  • Annual Leave: 26 days plus 12 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part-time) 
  • Wellbeing Programme provided by Healthshield Healthcare Cash Plan 
  • Auto Enrolment Pension – 5% employer contribution and 3% employee contribution (on qualifying earnings) 
  • Paid Maternity and paternity leave  
  • As an accredited Investors in People Gold Standard Employer, Age NI provides excellent opportunities for growth and development via training  
  • The chance to make a difference in your local community 

Age NI reserves the right to enhance the essential criteria to facilitate shortlisting. 

For an applicant pack, please e-mail, apply on-line at or telephone the People and Development Team on 028 9024 5729. 

The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 11 July 2024 at 12 noon.   

Age NI is committed to recruiting fairly.  An application form enables us to compare applicants and for that reason we cannot accept CVs.   

Volunteering Opportunities

Our volunteering opportunities enable you to get involved and help support our vital work. Sparing just a couple of hours could make a real difference!

View volunteering opportunities

Shared Lives Carer

Shared Lives is based around carers sharing their home, family and community life with an older person who needs support. It helps older people to stay as independent as they can, for as long as possible. 

Learn more about becoming a Shared Lives Carer 

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Last updated: Jun 25 2024

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