Shop Manager - Furniture Shop - Ipswich

Age Uk
Ipswich, Suffolk
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Age UK Suffolk are currently recruiting for a Shop Manager to manage their furniture shop and maximise sales and profit targets. To ensure efficient and effective management systems are in place, manage staff, premises and stock to provide a high quality retail service for the benefit of customers and to support Age UK Suffolk’s work in the county.

Main Duties:

To ensure exceptional customer service is provided at all times by staff and volunteers.

To take overall responsibility for the premises, including security, ensuring they are clean and tidy, the shop is adequately staffed and that goods and information is up to date and displayed in an attractive and professional manner.

To take responsibility for keys and opening/closing the premises, ensuring that trading hours are strictly adhered to.

To ensure adequate numbers of volunteers are available to cover shop opening hours.

To ensure that all administrative procedures are carried out accurately in a timely and efficient manner, including performance returns, van collection records.

To ensure that all financial procedures (banking, recording, weekly returns, petty cash) are carried out efficiently and in accordance with financial procedures.

For a full list of duties, please refer to the attached job description.


Previous retail management experience

Have a flair for merchandising and an eye for quality

Experience of cash handling, administration and stock control

Knowledge of effective merchandising

Knowledge of Gift Aid

Ability to meet sales targets

This vacancy is being advertised by Age UK on behalf of Age UK Suffolk, part of The Age UK network which comprises around 150 local Age UKs covering most of England.