Shop Manager

Sue Ryder
14 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Crowthorne, RG45 7AT

Are you an experienced proactive shop manager? Would you love to use your retail skills for an important cause? If so, come and join one of the UK’s most recognisable charities and contribute to the work we do across Sue Ryder.

Our community-focused store at Crowthorne has a prominent and central position in the High Street . Our stock is replenished daily, the clothing rails are lined with on-trend new, unused items and many designer labels. The entertainment section is full of books, DVDs, CDs and collectable vinyl LPs. The Crowthorne store is more than "just a charity shop", with an excellent range of new goods such as confectionery, cards and seasonal items on sale. Remember that you could often be moving stock – which may involve lifting heavy goods or furniture.

Our shops are one of the most important ways in which we raise money to support people living through the challenges of life-changing illness. So when you work in one, you’re not just helping us to turn a profit – you’re helping to improve the lives of the people we exist to help.

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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