1st October 2021

St Petrock’s is launching an exciting new project to re-cycle & re-purpose donations, provide volunteering and training opportunities, and engage with the Exeter community.

Petrock’s Place, a pop-up hub and vintage charity shop, is coming soon to Exeter’s Paris Street city-centre (watch this space for details!) 

This is a project for the whole Exeter community – and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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* DONATIONS

We are now taking donations to stock up the shop ahead of our launch! Can you help with any of the following?

*Good-quality clothing

*Good-quality bric-a-brac items (vintage-style)

*Haberdashery items (rolls of cloth, scissors, thread, wool etc)

Donations can be dropped directly at our new shop at 19 Paris Street, EX1 2JB (opposite Next / park & ride stop). During our set-up phase, we can only take donations 11am – 3pm Monday – Friday. (We will be extending these hours when the shop itself is operational).

Please take donations to the rear of the shop (via the road entrance to the old bus station) where you’ll find a large blue donation container (marked ‘donations’). We are emptying this several times daily while we set up.

IMPORTANT: Please do not leave items in the evenings or weekends, as they are likely to be taken or damaged. Please note that we are also unable to take donations for the shop at our homelessness centre – thank you for your understanding.

As we’re trying to run sustainably and reduce waste, please be considerate and donate items of a quality you’d be happy to buy! Thank you.

(Any items suitable for rough-sleepers will instead be given directly to clients, who will be prioritised over sales)

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* VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for enthusiastic, team-spirited volunteers with a ‘can-do’ attitude to join our team.

Working alongside our shop-manager, this is a great opportunity to gain experience in a retail environment and make new friends. Volunteers should be able to commit to (at least) a 3 hour shift per week.

Please see our volunteer role description for details of what’s involved, and download a volunteer application form. Completed forms should be emailed to info@stpetrocks.org.uk or posted to the address shown on the form.

Volunteer role description
PP Volunteer application form

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* JOB OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for a creative, people-orientated and community-focussed individual to join our team as a full-time (37.5 hours / week) Hub & Charity Shop Manager.

The successful candidate will be the key interface between St Petrock’s and the local community, and will help to establish, maintain and manage a welcoming, educative and commercial environment for our customers, supporters and volunteers. A high level of organisation and excellent communication skills are essential as you maintain oversight of retail operations and help increase understanding of homelessness issues in our city.

This is a temporary position subject to funding.  The pop-up project will initially operate as a six-month trial, with a likelihood of continuation if successful.

For details, please see the full job advertisement and job description below.

If you would like to discuss the post further, please contact Lucy Patrick, External Communications Manager, at lucy@stpetrocks.org.uk to arrange a call.

Applications can be made by downloading our application form here.  Please email completed applications to laura@stpetrocks.org.uk or submit by post FAO Laura McIvor, St Petrock’s (Exeter) Ltd, 10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, EX1 1HJ.

Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed as received, with a closing date of Tuesday 12th October.

(Please note we reserve the right to close this advert sooner than the stated closing date dependent on the number of applications received)

Full job advertisement
Job description
Application form