Sales Manager

The Sales Manager volunteer position, part of the Finance & Sales department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

Summary: Oversee the daily operations of Ship Shop, Gift Shop, Snack Bar, and Café & Sales Stores.

Trains and supervise Sales staff. Works with finances and is a people orientated position.

About the role: Did you know the Africa Mercy has a series of shops on-board? The Ship Shop, Snack Bar, and Cafe are all available to crew and guest to purchase needed supplies or an afternoon pick-me-up latte. Our sales staff manages each shop, making sure the crew has what they need to complete their work day. Or just wind down with some friends.

About you:

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)  
  • Basic accounting skills required
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 10kg regularly, up to 25kg occasionally, and carry this weight up and down stairs on a daily basis
  • International Driver's Permit required
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, responsive, and professional manner both verbally and in writing
  • Clear criminal records check, background check required

Questions about this information? Send us an email: or call 01438 347 480.

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

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