Area Manager (Trading)

Posted: December 19, 2017

Job Details

  • Sense
  • Area Manager
  • Full Time
  • £24,346 - £31,346 per annum
  • East Midlands
  • 14/01/2018

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Area Manager to join our Sense Trading team.

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity where you will be responsible for the maximisation of sales and profit of Sense Shops within the East Midlands, Lincolnshire and Humberside.  You will do this by developing and promoting the area, including opening new shops and updating operational systems and management practices.

As our Area Manager, you will line manage Shop Managers, Assistant Shop Managers and Shop Assistants. You will lead in the effective generation and control of stock within the area to ensure each shop achieves its full sales potential.  In addition to this, you will play a leading part in the setting of realistic yearly area budgets.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About you
It would be fantastic if you have project and multi-site retail experience. However, it is essential that you have experience of managing budgets and accounts within a commercial or charity retail environment. You will already have good communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively lead teams of staff and volunteers.

About us
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.


Additional Information

Reference number: 42375

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)

Contract type: Permanent

Sense salary points: 30 – 39

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Applications: For additional information and to apply for the role, please visit:


For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Darryl Neville,

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment.