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Shop Manager

Save the Children
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4 Mar 2021

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Do you like being empowered? And empowering others?

Do you have experience of successfully leading a team?

Are you passionate and creative? Are you flexible, adaptable and willing to learn?

We're excited to be able to offer you an opportunity to join our team.

We're looking for someone who loves working with people and has the ability to lead, inspire and empower those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is friendly and positive in their approach and attitude, with the energy to instill this in others. They will be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. We also require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions.

As a Shop Manager, we can offer you a challenging but enjoyable and hugely rewarding role with Save the Children. We will provide you with the right support and coaching you need in order to successfully manage and lead a team of volunteers in running one of our Mary's Living & Giving shops.

Our lovely Little Venice shop has been open for 7 years, but it is a shop that is still brimming with potential. Located on the attractive Clifton Gardens Road, just off busy Maida Vale it is surrounded by coffee shops and local grocery stores. The shop itself is well laid out with attractive interiors that reflect the local area. The downstairs areas are large with extra creative potential. We are looking for a friendly, positive character who values kindness and generosity of spirit. The ideal candidate would have experience in managing and inspiring a team as well as experience in retail.

The current volunteer team is small but loyal to the shop and charity, there is an opportunity here to grow and empower this current team and in doing so grow and develop income for Save the Children and be part of the ever developing second hand fashion movement.

The Little Venice Shop receives many beautiful and high value donations. As in line with our philosophy and ethos we are looking for someone who is able to maximise on these donations but also create a space that is inclusive and welcoming to the diverse surrounding community.

Running a charity shop is hard work but the rewards that come with building your shop community, being part of the wider Save the Children Team and a role that makes a difference to Children's lives is extremely fulfilling. Looking forward to hearing from you.

The Mary's Living & Giving philosophy is about bringing the local community to life, creating a welcoming environment for people to come together with energy, kindness and love. See attached.

Does this excite you? Is this something you can believe in?

If so, we'd love to hear from you.

Working in more than 120 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Together, we save children's lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Wednesday 10th March

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.
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