Retail News

November 2021 - Jewellry Recycling Relaunch

We are relaunching Jewellery Recycling!

Brand new design and kindly supported by Peridot Jewellers Ltd. Look out in shops for new envelopes to fill with old, odd and unwanted jewellery.

Volunteers needed at our Vintage Emporium - Sedlescome Road North 

Assisting in our Vintage Emporium at Sedlescombe Road North, Hastings. The work is varied from tills, shop administration, sorting donations, steaming & donation research. 

If you have a passion for fashion, books or china - we can help you indulge it, you will be  providing invaluable support to The Trust whilst meeting new people and making friends. 

In this role you will be able to develop in retail, cash handling, admin and customer service.   

4 hour shift patterns available 10 - 4pm, Mon - Sat. Flexible volunteering available. 

For an informal chat please call our shop manager Debbie on 01424 319599 or pop into the shop (35 Sedlescome Road North. TN37 7DA)


Assisting in one of our six successful charity retail outlets in Hastings, Bexhill and Sidley, you will gain experience in a variety of roles from till work, admin, sorting donations, steaming, Googling, cash handling and more.

If you have a passion for fashion, books or china - we can help you whilst you provide invaluable support to your community.

We also have our Donation Centre in Bexhill for if you are looking for a physical workout or like to be out and about with our van team this may be a good fit.

If you would like to volunteer please complete our application form below.

Retail Volunteer Vacancies

  • Social Media - supporting the Retail Manager with day to day managment of the Sara Lee Trust retail social media accounts
  • eCommerce - supporting our shops with day to day running of online shop including research 
  • Film & Photography - supporting the Retail Manager with promotion of our Sara Lee Trust shops across the community 
  • Retail Assistant (positions in Bexhill, Silverhill & Sidley)- greeting, assisting and serving customers across our shops
  • Retail Assistant (Endwell Road, Bexhill) - processing clothing donations ready for sale, including sorting and steaming
  • Van Driver holiday cover (Must be over 25 years of age) - deliveries and collections across Hastings & Bexhill
  • House Clearance Support - to help wrap and pack deliveries and collections across Hastings & Bexhill 
  • Admin Support - supporting the Sara Lee Trust Retail Manager with day to day admin such as returns and reporting 


Van Driver  - Part time 15 hours per week (Mon - Wed)

Are you looking for a job where you can make a real difference in your local community?

The Trust provides essential care and support for people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses across Hastings and Rother. We're looking for an individual who, as well as being used to a manual handling role, shares our vision of improving the lives of the many people affected by life threatening illness across the region.


This is an opportunity to join a small but highly skilled and ambitious team looking to continue our track record of growth. You’ll be working with our inspiring supporters and volunteers on a daily basis.


You must have a flexible and ‘can do’ approach with the ability to work on your own initiative. Able to manage daily lifting and manual handling, the successful candidate will have good communication skills and be able to work as part of a team committed to providing a high quality service and meeting performance targets; ultimately to enable us to provide essential care for local people.

This is a varied role and instrumental in developing new relationships within the local community.

A clean driving licence is required to drive our Luton van. 

Please complete this form either by hand or typed in black ink.  All sections must be fully completed in order for your application to be considered.  You may enclose your Curriculum Vitae as a supplement to the information given on this form but not as a substitute for it. 

Closing Date - 16th January 

Interviews - 27th January

Completed applications can be emailed to or sent via post to - 

FAO Mrs J Baughurst, The Sara Lee Trust, 25 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea,TN38 0LB.

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