Furniture Shop Manager

12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Closing date: 21st January 2018 at 11.30pm We’re looking for an inspirational people person to join us as a Furniture Shop Manager in our Furniture Store in Preston. You will be the ambassador of Shelter on the high street; raising vital money for our cause. If you want to make a real difference to people at risk of homelessness, this is a unique opportunity to do just that. We offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, childcare vouchers and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. Your key responsibilities: To maximise sales and profit through the effective management of staff, volunteers, stock and shop premises, with sales of predominantly furniture. To build relationships with local Shelter Services in order to provide ‘starter packs’ for people in urgent housing need in the area To engage the local community with Shelter’s cause. And what you’ll need: Experience in both furniture and clothing retail sectors would be an advantage (a good knowledge of the charity sector is desirable) You will have worked in a fast-paced working environment with high-volume turnover, as well as experience and knowledge of increasing sales growth and controlling costs Have the ability to maximise sales through space management Have a proven record of managing and empowering people with ability to inspire, recruit and develop an exceptional team of staff and volunteers. Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.-1