Area Retail Manager

Posted: August 23, 2019

Job Details

  • Cats Protection
  • Area Manager
  • Full Time
  • £36,526.08 per annum
  • South West Region (Home-based)
  • 15/09/2019
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Job Description

How to apply:
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Job description:
We are now seeking an Area Retail Manager to oversee circa 20 shops in the Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall area. As this is a home based role, it is also essential that you hold a full, valid UK driving licence and are willing to undertake travel within the area which may include overnight stays and some unsocial hours.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. We now help around 193,000 cats & kittens through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres.

Working alongside our incredible volunteers and retail employees, the Area Retail Manager will support, advise, motivate & manage our retail teams to drive income. With scope for creativity & innovation, this role provides an excellent opportunity to really make your mark in a retail operation that has embarked on an exciting expansion programme.

Key responsibilities of the role will include managing all shop managers effectively in order to maximise income from each shop in their area; working with branches and other stakeholders to manage the new shop set up process including sourcing appropriate locations and completing business plans for shop proposals; developing annual income and expenditure targets for shops and providing financial management information; working with their shops to ensure the best retail standards and customer experience are implemented to increase income and assisting shops to identify their stock needs.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated and dynamic individual who has experience of working in the charity retail sector; have first class people management skills, strong business acumen and significant experience of working with volunteers; have experience of setting and managing income and expenditure targets; have experience of opening new shops and managing relocations. Having multi-site retail experience is desirable.

Additional Information

How to apply:
Please visit here to apply for this role online via the relevant posting.

Closing Date: 15 September 2019
Telephone interviews: w/c 16 September 2019
Assessment Date: 02 October 2019


£36,526.08 per annum (starting salary subject to experience) plus excellent benefits including a homeworking allowance and a car scheme

To reward you we have a pay scheme which provides the opportunity to progress within your pay band, subject to satisfactory performance. We also offer a range of benefits which include a generous holiday entitlement, a competitive pension offering, a private medical scheme, and a death in service scheme.

Cats Protection is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.