Charity Store Manager

18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You`ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.

Our work includes:

  • Providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • Providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • Campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want

Mencap Retail - Store Manager £16.5k per annum

Mencap Retail are embarking on an exciting new journey setting up our first ten stores this year with the aim to develop a full chain over the next 5 years. We are delighted to be looking for a Store Manager to work closely with our Head of Retail & Trading in opening a brand new Store in Wisbech.

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge and what to work for an organisation that strives for excellence, we want to hear from you!

As the Store Manager, you will:

  • be responsible for all financial / cash handling and maintain budgets / complete weekly income and banking sheets accurately
  • strive to ensure stock is generated from the local area and donors sign up to the Gift Aid scheme
  • be responsible for achieving profit targets by ensuring sales are maximised and the cost are effectively managed
  • develop in store systems and promote donations and sales to maximize profits
  • motivate and empower the team to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively
  • adopt a flexible approach to working hours and days including working weekend and Bank Holidays as appropriate
  • draw upon your previous charity retail experience and build an effective volunteer team and provide training, development, work reviews and appraisals to paid staff and volunteers
  • maintain the store to a high standard of presentation throughout
  • represent Mencap as an efficient and charitable organisation by ensuring that your actions reinforce the Mencap aims and values.

In addition to 24 days paid holiday and a great pension you will be able to access a number of great savings through our Mencap Extras portal - from shopping and days out to gym membership, holidays and eating out. Mencap Extras gives you thousands of exclusive discounts through vouchers, codes and cashback. You can also take advantage of salary exchange offers on our cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and loans for mobile phones. We also offer loans to buy computers, laptops and tablets.