Opportunities  

 
FirstLight Trust offers charity jobs and volunteering opportunities to help our Veterans. 
 
Together we make up a great team to support those former members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services who have nowhere to turn. Our team is made up of support workers, activity coordinators, plus those raising money through our charity shops and charity cafes. 
 
Charity jobs - barista in Sharpe's cafe

What does working for FirstLight Trust feel like?  

We want to shape a great place to work whilst making a difference. We are a family where people work together like friends. There are no secrets or hierarchy, everyone’s role is to support each other. We value trust and respect, ahead of command and control.  
 
All our people are trusted with the freedom to show their integrity and initiative to ensure the people they support are supported. There are no orders, only guidelines, support where needed and praise and celebration of success. 
 

Retail/Cafe Assistant (part-time) - Scarborough 

We are looking for a Retail/Café Assistant to work 22.5 hours in our shop and cafe in Scarborough. 
 
What we do in a nutshell 
 
FirstLight Trust was set up to support those Veterans who have nowhere to turn; it breaks down barriers to ensure Veterans and their families get the support they need. 
 
The retail activity in our Hubs helps us to fund the work we do with veterans. Therefore it is very important we get it right. 
 
What type of person are we looking for? 
 
We are looking for a Retail/ Cafe Assistant with personality, common sense, a good sense of humour and the ability to make things happen. An individual who cares, but can also have fun and is able to hold a conversation. Being able to bake delicious cakes is a must. Our customers love home-made cakes, as do we! 
 
What does working for FirstLight Trust feel like? 
 
We want to shape a great place to work whilst making a difference. We are a family where people work together like friends; there are no secrets or hierarchy, everyone’s role is to support each other. We value trust and respect, ahead of command and control. All our people are trusted with the freedom to show their integrity and initiative to ensure the people they support are supported. There are no orders, only guidelines, support where needed and praise and celebration of success. 
 
The role 
 
You will be an Ambassador for FirstLight Trust. You'll make sure our customers have a positive experience and Veterans needs are met. You will serve hot and cold drinks in our Café and will help to make delicious cakes to sell. You will also undertake a variety of tasks involved in a busy charity shop - sorting, pricing, merchandising of stock and serving customers and taking payments. 
 
What can we offer? 
 
A competitive salary 
A great place to work 
A Manager who supports you to do your job 
An extra days’ holiday with pay on your birthday 
Appreciation and recognition 
Trust and support in times of difficulty 
Flexible working 
Training which helps you look after our Veterans 
 

How to apply 

So, we can get to know you better please can you complete our application form. This will enable us to get to know you better. 
 
If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Louise Hanks on 07808 294782. 

Volunteering opportunities  

Do you want to give something back to help those that have given for us? Wherever your talents lie, FirstLight will put them to good use. 
 
We will clearly define your role. We will work with you to use your talents to the good of others. We will make sure you know what to expect from us. In return you will receive help and support and a hugely rewarding experience. 
 

What we offer volunteers  

Be part of a team working to make a difference 
Influence the work of FirstLight Trust 
Learn new skills or use existing ones 
Meet new people 
Contribute in a way that fits around your other commitments 
An enjoyable experience 
Be part of a well organised volunteer programme 
Have the option to get involved at different levels 
 
 

Example volunteering roles  

Organising events 
Administration 
Peer mentoring 
Retail Assistant 
Design 
Fundraising 
Support worker 
Trades 
 

Next steps for potential roles  

Whatever your talents, we would love to hear from you. 
 
Please call us on 01723 361210 or email us at opportunities@firstlighttrust.co.uk