Staff & Volunteers

St German’s Shop and Post Office Staff and volunteers

Staff management and leadership

Since the shop’s inception, our previous manager, Sara Dawe, and the recent appointment of  Jennie Lewington as general manager and Sub Post Mistress have overseen and progressed the successful development of the business. With the support of up to 40 volunteers the shop and Post Office remain a vital and flexible part of the community. Jennie has the support of the seven-strong (volunteer) committee, who ensure a robust financial and strategic management. The perception of the shop by the wider community is seen as crucial and regular efforts to both maintain and increase its profile are undertaken. There are regular appearances in local publications as well as a Facebook page and occasionally on local television. Training is ongoing to ensure a reliable and consistently high level of service.


(there are nearly 40 so we can’t show them all!)


Join Us?
We are particularly looking for volunteers who would be willing to train in the Post Office side of our lovely shop.  No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.

We are trying to build a pool of Post Office trained volunteers.  Shifts can be regular or irregular as suits the volunteer, and this would help us cover holidays and sickness.

If you think this may be of interest then please pop into the shop and speak to Jennie or any Post Office volunteer.  Usual shop volunteers are of course welcome at any time.

Management Committee

Lesley Banyard– Chair
Penny Thorne – Secretary
Jon Banyard – Treasurer
Kay Beeby – Post Office Liaison
Ann Drew – Committee Member
David Kilborn – Committee Member
Michael Gilford – Committee Member

Deb Hoskin – Committee Member

Jennie Lewington – Communications, Health & Safety