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Retail Assistant

We are looking for a Retail Assistant who is passionate about charity retail and helping a good cause


Retail Assistant
Starting salary: £18,545 gross per annum pro rata
0.8 FTE: 30 hours/week
Holiday entitlement: 225 hours per year pro rata

We are looking for a Retail Assistant for our Gullane shop.

We have 5 shops in Edinburgh to support the vital services we provide. All our services focus on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We don’t just work with homeless people. We stop people becoming homeless in the first place. When you join Bethany you are supporting projects such as the Welcome Centre, Care Van, Family Support work, Housing Support, etc.

As a Retail Assistant you will join a fantastic team of staff and volunteers.

You will make decisions on the sorting, recycling, pricing and displaying of donated goods in line with pricing guidelines for the shop.

This position also requires competent use of the till, and some financial tasks. You will be opening up and closing the shop, working alternating Saturdays. When working without a manager in the shop, you are required to follow daily and weekly work plans as set out by the Shop Manager.

Closing Date: 10am Monday 31st January 2022

Interview Date: TBC

As Bethany is a Christian organisation applicants interested should be in sympathy with and accept the mission, vision and values of the organisation.

Please send your application to HR@bethanychristiantrust.com

CVs will not be accepted as a substitute for an application form


Casual/Pool Care Worker

The relief staff provide a valuable support to permanent staff during times of sickness and holiday absences/staff shortages.


Starting Salary: £11.44 per hour
Location: Edinburgh and West Lothian
Contract: Casual

To work as part of a team to ensure the smooth daily running of the unit and to help create a safe, supportive caring and empowering environment for service users.   To provide a high standard of care, among others.  Experience and knowledge of our service user group and the issues surrounding them is essential.  SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent is desirable coupled with experience in a Residential/Housing support setting.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010, applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.

Closing Date: ongoing recruitment

To apply please complete an application form and send it to HR@bethanychristiantrust.com

Please do not send CV’s as they will not be accepted as a substitute for an application form. 





Casual Van Porter

Gateway to Homes and Communities is a project that provides furniture and furnishings to help people who have been homeless to set up a new home.


Casual Van Porter
Hours: when required
Hourly rate: £9.51

We are in need of a casual van porter to assist our drivers with loading, delivering and checking stock.

Essential skills for this role are:

  • Knowledge of mobile phone/smart phone technology.
  • Map Reading skills.
  • Good geographical knowledge of Edinburgh and its environs.
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Flexibility regarding all aspects of the job is important.
  • Punctuality & reliable attendance are essential.
  • This is largely a manual job requiring excellent physical health and manual handling.

More details can be found in the job description.

As Bethany is a Christian Organisation applicants should be in sympathy with the mission, vision and values of the Organisation.


Closing date: TBC

Interview date: TBC

Please send your completed application to HR@bethanychristiantrust.com


Trust and Grants Fundraiser

Are you looking for a fun but challenging role in income generation? Do you enjoy making new relationships and helping people in the local community do something positive to change Scotland for good?


Salary Range: £25,216-£26,928 gross per annum pro rata
Post:  Permanent, Part time: 2-3 days per week (up for discussion)
Holiday entitlement: 225 hours per year pro rata

You will be passionate about raising funds for homeless and vulnerable people and want to be part of an exciting team with a great deal of room to make your mark and shape our funding for the future. You will see the impact of your work on a daily basis, keeping the motivation levels high and your desire to constantly do better.

You will have a strong ability to research and write compelling applications for funding. You will raise substantial income through Trust Funds and Grants.  Experience of writing compelling arguments is essential, knowledge of Trust funds highly desirable.  A strong team player with initiative and a flair for building relationships through excellent communication skills, you will have a pro-active approach and ability to maintain good records and keep to tight deadlines.

Bethany is a Christian organisation and we looking for someone who is sympathetic to our ethos and values.

Closing Date: Friday 4th February 2022 at 12pm

Interview Date: 7th – 11th February 2022

Please do not send CV’s as they will not be accepted as a substitute for an application form.

Completed applications can be emailed to HR@bethanychristiantrust.com