Looking for space to hold a meeting? contact us for more info…


Rooms from £15 per hour.

Catering packages also available

Café Xtra – NEW Lunch Delivery Service

Café xtra is our new lunch delivery service. Operating on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday deliveries are made between 10am-11am and include a friendly welfare check. Call 01259 218766 or email enquiries@the-gate-charity.org for more information.

Welcome Kate & Michelle

A massive big welcome to the newest members of our team Kate & Michelle! we are delighted to have you both on board!

Finally we are open at 69 Mill Street

Come along to our new Charity Shop. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm 🙂

Donations also accepted

Memory Café – August 3rd 10am-11:30am

We are holding another memory café!

Our New Charity Shop Is Opening 31st of July!

On the 31st of July we will be opening our new charity shop at 69 Mill Street, Alloa, FK10 1DX. Pop-in for a look!

Pop-Up School Uniform Bank 2023

Come along to our annual pop-up School Uniform Bank event at 2 Ludgate, Alloa, FK10 2DR!

We are open to everyone on the 19th- 21st of July 10am-1pm.

We will have shirts, skirts, trousers, school bags, stationery and shoes and we are also going to trial a school blazer and coat hire scheme where you pay a £5 deposit and return it at the end of the school year.

All our uniform is brand new or in excellent condition and by using our uniform bank, you are helping to save the environment by preventing shops from sending perfectly good clothes to landfill, so do your bit to save the planet!

Job Opportunities

Charity Shop Manager – Job Share

Two positions available

18 hours over three days – including alternate Saturday’s.

Hourly rate of £11.50

The Gate trading purpose:

  • To maximise and generate as much income as possible to help overcome poverty and suffering in Clackmannanshire.
  • To provide a sustainable and ethical recycling option for the community.

Our Charity shop has been open for business since 2021, helping us to raise vital funds and increasing public awareness of what we do for the community. We are proud to say that we can re-use or recycle more than 90% of donated items.

Role of our shop managers:

To be commercially aware and constantly looking for new business opportunities, shop managers motivate their teams and create an energised work environment.

Shop managers are essential for the success of the charity shop and can make a real difference. We like our volunteers to feel empowered and proficient in carrying out the managers tasks including running of the shop in the managers absence. With the ability to delegate and communicate to teams, managers are creative and always looking for ways to attract new supporters and donors every day.  

Person specification:

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies Essential For this role

Working in and or managing a charity shop or retail environment


Enabling others


Relationship building

Significant leadership qualities and experience.

Ability to build, retain and develop a team.

Strong drive to achieve results through others.

Ability to delegate, coach and listen.

Enjoys working with people and has a friendly and approachable manner.

Ability to manage time under conflicting priorities.

Ability to demonstrate resilience to the everyday pressures that come with the role.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to motivate self and others.

High level of motivation, enthusiasm, and a sense of fun.

Open and adaptable to change and able to support others through it.

Ability to establish and maintain successful retail processes.

IT literacy and numeracy skills. Using email systems and online resources; use and understand basic spreadsheets.

Be aware of and be open to the role of social networking and ecommerce.

Shop Floor

Be accountable for sourcing sufficient levels of donated stock locally.

Manage all aspects of health & safety.

Set high standards of cleanliness, display, and merchandising.

Establish efficient and commercially successful stock processing systems (such as pricing, quality standards, consumer safety, stock density and culling stock), including backroom systems and ensure these are adhered to by the volunteer team.

Ensure that all legal and internal regulations regarding donated stock are adhered to.

Inspire the team to provide a great customer and donor experience, which enables The Gate to attract new supporters every day.

Ensure that feedback, including complaints is responded to.

Empower the team to create original, appropriate, and commercially successful visual merchandising displays, including shop windows.

Enable the team to promote seasonal/topical promotions.

How to apply 

Please send an up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the person specification To Jilly Guild, Chief Officer, The Gate Charity, 2 Ludgate Alloa FK10 2DR or email to jilly@the-gate-charity.org by Monday the 3rd of July.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. 



Privacy Policy / Data Protection Notice

Your Personal Data

What is Personal Data?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data in the UK is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

Who we are and what we need

The Gate Charity will be the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. Our contact details are below. We only collect basic personal data about you which does not include any special types of information or current location-based information. This does, however, include name, mailing address, email, phone number etc.
The Gate Charity complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

Why we need it.

We need to know your basic personal data to provide you with information about the work of The Gate Charity, our various projects, and the people whose lives are impacted by them. This may, from time to time, include requests for various types of information or support, or informing you of relevant events.

If you support the work of The Gate Charity financially, we need your data to thank you and to process Gift Aid applications or equivalent tax notifications if you are outside of the UK.

We need to communicate with you if you have a particular partnership relationship with the Gate Charity, for example in funding projects, referring clients to our services, or receiving referrals from us.

We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need to provide and oversee this service to you.

The legal basis for processing your personal data.

Your data is processed under the conditions of Article 6, 1(f) whereby processing is ‘necessary for the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject’. The Gate Charity processes data for the purposes of keeping its supporters informed about the work of the organisation, its various projects, and the people whose lives are impacted by them. These supporters either have a historical interest in the work of The Gate Charity or have signed up to receive information about the work and consented to the processing of personal data under the terms of our Privacy Statement and this Policy. We do not do mass mailings or cold calling.

It is in the legitimate interests of The Gate Charity to keep supporters informed, encourage volunteering, encourage financial support & ask for prayer. We believe that in so doing, supporters feel informed, inspired, connected to, and part of the work of The Gate Charity. Without people and funding The Gate Charity would cease to operate and therefore cease to benefit the lives of vulnerable people in Clackmannanshire.

We do not believe that email and postal communications from The Gate Charity are intrusive as they are infrequent, and an ‘opt-out’ procedure is included in all mailings.

What we do with your data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential, and all the personal data we process is processed by our staff and trusted volunteers. No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. We will only share your data with third parties with your consent. We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data.

How long we keep it.

Your data will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive information from us. You can unsubscribe at any time via phone, email, or our website.

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the information, we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. Our Data Protection Officer is Jilly Guild, and you can contact her on 01259 218766.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on +44 (0)303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

Our contact details:

Chief Officer Jilly Guild

The Gate Charity

2 Ludgate



FK10 2DR

01259 218766