The Octavia Foundation is a registered charity that supports people in central and west London affected by ill health, social isolation, low income or unemployment. We help over 2,000 people each year, caring for older people through befriending and social activities and supporting young people through inspirational projects and outreach work. Through our shops in prime London locations we sell high quality donated and new goods, raising valuable funds to support our work.
Joining a charity that is embarking on the next, exciting stage of its work in supporting local communities, you will be ready to hit the ground running. We are looking for an Area Manager who will support the Head of Retail with developing and implementing a strategy to maximise the profitability of our shops and make the most or our locations. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Octavia Foundation charity shops, working with the shops Support Office team to ensure a seamless service throughout.
You will be responsible for managing, leading and motivating our team of shop managers to ensure that sales and targets are achieved and surpassed, ensuring that your team deliver fantastic customer service, meet performance targets and work continually to improve the work of the Foundation.
To be successful in this role you will have significant management experience in a similar position managing multi-site teams in the retail sector as well as experience of leading and motivating teams in a pressurised environment. You will be comfortable working with financial budgets and be target driven.
When completing an application please ensure that you clearly outline how you meet the person specification for the role.
Full time, permanent
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm, Wednesday 28 February 2018.
We endeavour to reply to all applications within 3 weeks of the closing date. If you do not hear from us within the 5 working days, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.
Octavia is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.