Pros: good salary and job description i was confident about doing.
Cons: long hours
Typical Day at work would include job roles such as printing, researching, taking calls, organising posters, products and letters for companies, preparing and organising events. Booking activities and businesses for events I prepared, using Excel and Word to record data and create set data files of contacts, emails, names, addresses and contacted details.
I – more... learn't a lot more about the company, what they do, IT skills and more advanced office based work. How to prepare and be more organised with in a work place.
Management and Co-workers were some what busy at times but always fun to work with, talkative and conversational, fun and energetic always smiling and would share with everyone including cake time at 5 pm on Fridays.
Hardest part of the job was engaging with people, I was shy at the beginning but challenged myself and began feeling a lot more confident about myself and speaking with others.
Most enjoyable part was knowing I helped to prepare, organise and create events for the company that contributed to making such a big difference to peoples lives. Meeting new people and being in such a comfortable atmosphere was fun because I felt relaxed whilst at work. – less
People & Organisational Development (Current Employee), Central London – August 21, 2014
Having worked as an Organisational Development professional within the Charity sector for six years, I have developed a wide range of skills.
In my current occupation as a People & Organisational Development Administrator for Marie Curie Cancer Care I have had many achievements, including implementing a national leadership programme, building relationships – more... across the organisation in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, assisting and improving engagement levels across Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Supporting people in order for them to get the best from themselves and achieve their goals is hugely rewarding for the individual and the organisation. – less
Fundraiser (Former Employee), Vuaxhall – August 20, 2014
Pros: friendly sale colleagues
Cons: as stated in review
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people i worked with but lower management was unmotivating, demoralising and unsupportive as well as consistently talking down to staff in which the whole sales force felt. furthermore the sales training was pathetic. The hardest part of the job was trying to sign people up. The only thing i learnt, was what – more... made a bad manager. There was No Job security as people were fired in the first half of there second day if there wasn't a sale, even though in the interview we were told we had a one month trial. – less
Retail Assistant (Former Employee), Bradford, ENG – August 6, 2014
Pros: free clothes
Cons: long hours
enjoyed working there. Handling cash Working in front of shop Organising clothes Dealing with customers needs and enquiries Organising shop items in stock room Hanging clothes Steaming clothes Pricing items Keeping shop floor clean and tidy Ensured all goods are well displayed Welcome customers in a friendly manner Keeping patient with difficult customers
Volunteer Sales Assistant (Current Employee), Sheffield, ENG – June 18, 2014
Pros: personally rewarding, interesting and varied work
Cons: confusing and contradictory corporate guidelines, occasionally unhygienic and unpleasant work
It is hard, but rewarding work that covers a surprising variety of tasks from one minute to the next. I highly recommend volunteering for at least a few weeks for the insight it provides into the work that goes in to running a charity shop. Management are surprisingly firm with the volunteers, often expecting a level of work one would encounter at a – more... paid position, but they are always helpful and ultimately thankful for any contribution. – less
Regional Operations Manager (Current Employee), Bradford – May 20, 2014
Pros: salary, pension, office location
No two days the same always busy. Liaising with staff, volunteers and supporters. Help desk for the day to day operational side of the business answering queries and resolving issues for the team. Completing the daily bank reconciliation and completing analysis for senior management. Producing reports. Managing expenditure. Booking travel and accommodation, – more... arranging meetings, training staff, maintaining database, carrying out audits across the region, completing DSE Assessments and Health & safety training.
Always something new to learn in the evolving world of fundraising, policies and procedures always being updated I have learned that to successfully carry out my role I need to keep myself one step ahead as It is my responsibility to deliver this information to the teams in the North region.
I have the full support from the Head of Region and other departmental managers we work as a team to deliver the strategy for the charity.
My co-workers are a fantastic team of fundraisers, they strive to raise as much money as possible to maintain the care we give to terminally ill patients and their families and my role is to support them to enable them to do so.
Travel for me is the hardest part of the role with offices from Edinburgh to London and my personal commitments I would prefer to be office based.
Being part of such an amazing charity reputable charity and providing a service to the teams that raise the income to support the purpose is in itself the most rewarding part of the job. – less
Volunteer retail (Current Employee), Upminster – March 11, 2014
Marie Curie Cancer Care Shop in Upminster is a wonderful shop to work for. I love the people that i work with which makes the job tho teadious at times, rather fun. Our customers are great and we rarely have any disrespectful or agressive customers. My mother passed away with Lukemia a few years ago so, its feels good to be able to give my time to this – more... Organisation of compassionate care for terminally ill people. Such a blessing to give! – less
Shop Assistant (Former Employee), Sunderland, ENG – March 3, 2014
I volunteered as a shop assisstant at Marie Curie and was able to gain skills in communicate with customers. my co-workers mainly worked at the back while i worked on the till and were very helpful and friendly.
Volunteer (Current Employee), Rainham, ENG – January 20, 2014
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: sometimes limited duties
I find my voluntary work at Marie Curie Cancer Care in Rainham a great experience in working in the Retail industry. The job duties include serving and dealing with customers, organising and management of the shop, pricing, sorting and tidying stock and maintaining the store.
I am currently enjoying my opportunity working at Marie Curie, and it is – more... good experience for being in a working environment. – less
VOLUNTARY RECRUITMENT ASSISTANT (Former Employee), London, ENG – January 1, 2014
A typical day at work would be pleasant. The Recruitment team that I worked with was friendly yet gal oriented and gave me opportunities to learn, challenge myself and carry functions outside my comfort zone. They would provide me with all guidelines and support. Attracting candidates for a unpaid voluntary role was indeed a challenge. Many students – more... and experienced candidates would not like the idea of working without pay. Therefore, work was a challenge in terms of creating a talent pool and attracting fresh minds.
Even though roles to be recruited for were voluntary, there was a good system of keeping records, conducting background checks, obtaining references, etc.
I had a wonderful experience of working with Marie Curie Cancer Care. – less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Lisburn, NIR – November 3, 2013
Providing assistance and sales along with first class service Stock preparation & merchandising. Staff/volunteer rotas. Volunteer training. Cash handling/Banking. Administration. Working as part of a team. Liasing with Manager/Area Manager.
Walk Ten Marshal (Former Employee), Cupar, SCT – October 5, 2013
Pros: free tea and barbeque after the event and personal satisfaction in helping others
As a volunteer I got to help out others and motivate them on their journey. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Marie Curie and would recommend it to anyone who would like an experience in the voluntary sector.
I'm working in MCCC as a volunteer I am very happy to be part of the Support Administration Team, because I think they are doing a great social work. Each week is exciting because I'm learning new things for me, and a very nice work environment, the relationship with colleagues is very good and helpful. In my opinion the management does a great job, – more... there are lots of people working there between workers and volunteers, is very well organized, everyone knows their job and reach the goals. At the moment I can not talk about a hard day at work and what I like most about my job is that it gives me the opportunity to learn new tasks. – less
Enjoyed my time there loved the interacting with the customers
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Cookstown – May 10, 2013
Pros: being out on the floor talking with the customers and my staff.
Cons: a lot was expected
I would open up the shop,set up the till for the day,the day was spent getting clothes ready for going out on the shop floor,I had a team of volanteers who i had to organise as to which days they came in,iI loved the interaction between both my volanteers and the customers,the hardest part was keeping up with the many things that had to be done each – more... day. – less