Shop Manager

Scottish Autism
04 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Taunton Area, TA21 8AA

Are you an accomplished Shop Manager who can inspire your team? Are you ready to take on the challenge and put your own stamp on our Wellington store? If so, come and join one of the UK’s most recognisable charities and contribute to the work we do across Sue Ryder!

Our Sue Ryder store in Wellington is a fast paced charity shop. We stock a massive selection of donated fashion garments and accessories for women, men and children, with stock refreshed daily. We also stock a range of reconditioned white goods as well as a selection of donated furniture and electrical items - being a larger store we are able to stock a wide range of new goods, including home-wares such as bedding, furniture and seasonal items.Remember that you could often be moving stock – which may involve lifting heavy goods or furniture.

Our Shop Managers are vital to our success and by using your retail experience to drive business, push sales and achieve targets you’ll be improving the lives of people with a life-changing condition. Use your entrepreneurial flair to make a difference and we will reward you with career development within our expanding retail business - as Shop Manager you will be using your entrepreneurial skills and retail experience to drive business, push sales and achieve targets.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Organise fundraising events to promote Sue Ryder
• Recruit, train & retain a volunteer team, who'll look to you for leadership and guidance.
• Proactively maintain a well merchandised shop that pushes the boundaries and goes above and beyond your customers' individual expectations
• Manage effective stock processes and embrace new ways of working through the introduction of an Epos operation
• Attend area meetings and assisting at other shops as required
• Embracing changes and development of new IT procedures

To be successful in this role you’ll have the commercial awareness to deliver sales and meet deadlines combined with ability to plan and prioritise. Knowledge of antique furniture or bric-a-brac would be an advantage. You will have proven team leadership skills and the ability to lead a large team of volunteers. It is essential is that you enjoy engaging with people, you have a positive can do attitude and a good understanding of financial and IT administration

*Competitive Benefits Package* – 25 days holiday rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays (pro rata if part-time), option to buy and sell up to five days holiday, company pension scheme, staff discount with thousands of retailers, enhanced maternity pay, staff discount of 15% on new goods online and lots more. Please visit our careers website for the full list

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