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Pantry Assistant

Peckham, London

Posted: 19 Nov 2021

Deadline: 3 Jan 2022

Compensation: £20,514.31 per annum pro rata

Paid Part-time Permanent

Job description

Pantry Assistant

Part time | £20,514.31 pro rata | Permanent | Based in Peckham (21.5 hours per week, rota based hours/days including Saturdays and evenings)

Your role will enable the provision of healthy food to people in our community who would otherwise struggle to feed their family. You will support the Manager to run Peckham Pantry, a pioneering social supermarket, ensuring it meets appropriate safety standard as agreed by all partners. You will manage St Luke’s Pantry which runs only once a week and manage all the Peckham Pantry Ambassadors.

We want to hear from you if you: 

  • Have a passion for social justice
  • Are people focused
  • Have a background in retail or customer service

Main responsibilities: 

  • Support volunteers (ambassadors)
  • Assist customers with their shopping
  • Stock and hygiene standards / controls
  • Promotional activity 

Key Requirements:

  • Retail experience
  • Good team player
  • Able to work evenings and weekends on rota
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people

Please visit our website for more information and to access the full Job Description.

Closing Date: Open Timetable Interview Date: ASAP, Details TBC ​(we will be looking at candidates on a rolling basis) Post Start Date: ASAP

If you have any further questions please email

Application information

To apply please submit a CV and Covering Letter (1 page max) to

In the covering letter please express your interest in this role and explain how you meet the criteria by addressing the questions below:

  1. Why do you want to work for the Pantry?
  2. What customer service experience do you have?
  3. Explain how you meet at least 5 elements of the person specification?
  4. Anything else you would like to tell us?

If you have any further questions, please email 

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About Pecan

Pecan is a highly respected and dynamic Christian charity working throughout Southwark for 30 years. We help people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, re-write their futures and flourish. Our strong team work with the most vulnerable people to transform lives and communities. Our work is founded on our mission, vision and values, and we are committed to showing kindness, raising self-belief and inspiring hope for the future in the individuals we serve.