Job Opportunity – Charity-Plus Shop Manager (Job Share)

Jacob’s Well

Changing the World … One life at a time


Beverley Christian Bookshop and Charity-Plus shop


Jacob’s Well has run a Christian bookshop and charity shop in Beverley for over 30 years. However, a few years ago we changed the concept to a Charity-Plus Shop.  More than a normal Christian book shop, a charity shop or coffee bar, our Charity-Plus Shops combine elements from all three to create a community hub where dozens of people with no church connections come into contact with God’s love every day.


Charity-Plus Shops are …


  • a place with an atmosphere of God’s presence.
  • a place of welcome, where believers can share the love of God with all who come in.
  • a friendship centre where people can find welcome, support or a listening ear.
  • a community hub, where Christians from the different churches can meet each other and learn about what’s going on.
  • a resource centre, where believers from every denomination can find materials to help them grow in their faith.
  • a way to engage in changing the world by helping the poor overseas and furthering the development of the third world.
  • an interface between the church and the market place – where hundreds of customers will come into contact with the love of God.
  • a place where churches work together to provide a light in the market place and a window into the developing world


We now also run Charity-Plus shops in Bridlington and Withernsea


About Jacob’s Well Appeal


Since 1984 Jacob’s Well Appeal has been working in over 30 countries, including Afghanistan, Romania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Philippines and Kenya.  From our offices and large warehouse in Beverley we continue to the change the world one life at a time by supplying


  • Medical aid
  • Agricultural equipment and projects
  • Educational supplies and projects
  • Tools and building supplies
  • Emergency disaster relief
  • Small business start-up schemes
  • Sponsoring children in the third world
  • Volunteers willing to go abroad and make a difference



Jacob’s Well Charity-Plus Shop Manager (Job Share)

You are responsible for the day to day running and management of Jacob’s Well Charity-Plus shop. This includes;

  • Sharing the Christian message and demonstrating the love of God in an appropriate way with members of the public and volunteers who come into the shop.
  • Helping customers with their sales and questions. Treating all customers with respect, and fostering  a loving, caring community in the shop.
  • Recruiting, training and providing leadership to the volunteers regarding the daily tasks that the volunteers will undertake.
  • Ensuring that there is an adequate level of stock for all the items that we sell. Ordering new books, cards, craft and other items as required.
  • Ensuring that all the second hand items coming into the shop are sorted, priced and displayed attractively
  • Running the cafe, and being available to talk and listen to customers who come into the cafe area.
  • Overseeing the financial administration, including making sure that all moneys received are correctly recorded and accounted for, paying bills and banking.
  • Making customers aware of how they can help in the international aid work and appeals of Jacob’s Well.
  • This is a job share. You will work 4 days a week alongside someone who is working 2 days a week.


Skills and character requirements

Jacob’s Well Charity-Plus shop is a centre that is explicitly Christian, which is run in partnership with local churches. It is a requirement that the shop manager is an active Christian believer who is in regular attendance at and in good relationship with a local church.  To fulfil this role, we expect you to exhibit the following characteristics;

  • A Caring attitude, treating every person as if they are special to God, regardless of their life-style, status, age, health or their personal or religious views.
  • Eager and able to share the love of God and the gospel message in an appropriate way with customers. This would include, listening to people, sharing testimonies & other relevant life experiences, explaining the Christian message and praying for people’s needs, including praying for physical healing.
  • A heart for Christian unity
  • An ability to be flexible.
  • An ability to balance the demands of running a business and caring for all the people who come in.
  • Be good at listening and talking to people, including answering questions, communicating tasks, sorting out difficulties and working with others.
  • Able to multi-task, handle stress and cope with constant interruptions!
  • Able to take initiative, work by yourself and manage your own time-table.
  • Willing to follow directives from the organisation’s leadership.
  • Competent level of I.T. skills including a basic knowledge of Excel, an ability to search and buy items over the internet and to do emails.
  • A basic food handling certificate is preferred.
  • We would also expect you to behave at all times in a manner that is appropriate for a representative of a Christian charity.

Hours & Salary

You are contracted to work for 24 hours per week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 – 4pm. Your rate of pay is £9.50 per hour.



Click here to download the application form

Closing date 4th June 2021, interviews on Wednesday June 9th

Warehouse Clearance Sales

Weather permitting we are planning on running outside stalls at our warehouse on;

Tues 13th/Weds 14th/Thurs 15th April
Tues 20th/Weds 21st/Thurs 22nd April
9.30am til noon

Beverley Town Council Grant

A big thank you to Beverley Town Council, who have awarded a £300 grant to the Beverley shop and café.

Both our Bridlington and Beverley shops work to support their local communities, and this money will support our shop managers in Beverley in this work.

The money will go towards buying craft materials, this is part of a plan to set up groups for people who may be lonely or isolated in Beverley.

People will be able to come together at the Beverley shop for a coffee,a chat and some crafting. Our shops are hoping to open again on the 12th April – if

you are interested in joining a craft group please pop in the shop and have a word with Sally or Julie, our shop managers, and please encourage your family members, friends and neighbours to join in too.

Solar Panel Project in Ouagadougou

The engineer and team were able to fix the 80 solar panels to the roof two weeks ago, have completed the cabling and are now just waiting on the generators arriving from France.



Charity E-Christmas Cards

We have now registered with “DontSendMeACard”
If you would like to send e-greetings cards they will donate the cost of the card and a stamp to ourselves

PPE for sale

Monday – Fridays while stocks last
9.30am  -12.30pm
We have have face visors, masks, hand sanitisers and hand wash available.

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