Sorting Area Supervisor

Job No: VIN818
Location: Lavington, NSW

  • Your opportunity to make a difference!
  • Casual - work on an as needs basis
  • Based at the Vinnies shop in Lavington, NSW

The St Vincent de Paul Society, NSW

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling. Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.

The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values .

Central Council Overview

The Wagga Wagga Central Council covers four regional areas of Albury, Wagga Wagga, Murrumbidgee and South West. There are 12 Vinnies Retail Stores and a Distribution Centre across the four areas along with special works such as No Interest Loans Scheme.

About the Role

The Sorting Area Supervisor will assist the Albury Area Manager with the operations of the sorting area.  Responsibilities will include supervision of staff, volunteers, and work for the dole workers; customers, stock and merchandising; Workplace Health & Safety compliance, maintenance of cleanliness of the sorting area.  The role will work closely with the Shop Supervisor in regards to any stock required; and with the Logistics Supervisor in regards to storage, pick ups and deliveries. Read more about this role.

What you Need

  • A willingness to adhere to and support of the Mission, Vision and Ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Extensive experience in the sorting area
  • Demonstrate knowledge in clothing brands and prices
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build a positive, motivated and successful team
  • Experience in rostering and stock management
  • Friendly manner and good personal presentation
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Excellent communication, organisation and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to quality customer service

Conditions of employment

The conditions of employment are governed by the Retail & Distribution Enterprise Agreement 2015 and position is classified as Team Member Grade 2.  The hourly rate is $24.24 plus casual loading where applicable.

Pre-employment Checks 

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks that include two (2) reference checks, a Health Declaration and National Criminal History Check. You will also be required to present evidence of right to work in Australia.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Prior to employment, you will be required to have a Working with Children Check, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People  .

What we Offer

  • By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic team of employees and volunteers

 How to apply

Your application will include the following:

  • Cover letter with Claims to the Essential Criteria: Please address the Essential Criteria listed in the Position Description.
  • Current curriculum vitae: Your CV will include information about your qualifications that are relevant to this role. 

To apply online, please follow the prompts below - answer all the questions and attach your documents. (Note:  We do not accept applications sent by email.)

If you have questions about these roles, please email to with the subject line Sorting Area Supervisor (Lavington) / VIN818.

  Applications close at 11:30 pm on 18 February 2018

 St Vincent de Paul Society, NSW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 The Society is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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