Assistant Shop Manager (Warminster)

Posted: March 22, 2024

Job Details

  • Blue Cross Pet Charity
  • Assistant Manager
  • Part Time
  • £8,736 (FTE £21,840)
  • Warminster, Wiltshire
  • 01/04/2024

Job Description

We’re recruiting an Assistant Shop Manager for our wonderful shop in the historic market town of Warminster!

Your new role will be essential in supporting our cause, making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need. Join us and be part of something truly special!

More about the role

Blue Cross is a leading UK animal welfare charity, with a network of over 50 charity shops across England and Wales.

Our dedicated supporters generously contribute various items – from clothing to books, toys, household goods, and soft furnishings – all of which find their way into our shops and online platforms. The funds raised through these sales play a pivotal role in supporting Blue Cross’s mission: aiding sick, injured, and homeless pets and ensuring the care of over 40,000 animals each year through our rehoming, veterinary, and education programmes.

As our Assistant Shop Manager in Warminster, you’ll work closely with the Shop Manager, overseeing day-to-day shop operations, including generating donations, managing displays and merchandising, coordinating stock deliveries and collections, maintaining records, and handling cash.

Additionally, you’ll play a key role in recruiting, training, motivating, and managing a dedicated team of volunteers, ensuring they are aligned with our cause and equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in their roles. Together with the Shop Manager, you’ll shape the shop’s direction at a local level, fostering a welcoming and engaging environment for both customers and volunteers alike.

Our Warminster shop operates Monday to Saturday, 09:00 to 17:00.  Your shift pattern may vary week by week to accommodate business needs and the availability of staff and volunteers, including weekend work and occasional lone shifts. Flexibility is key, as there may be time when you’re required to cover for the Shop Manager, necessitating additional hours.

About you

You’ll have previous experience in a retail environment and familiarity with cash handling and reconciliation. Excellent customer service skills are a must, along with the ability to provide a positive and welcoming experience for customers.

In this role, being a great team leader is important. You’ll be able to motivate and guide a team of volunteers to ensure the seamless operation of the shop.

Flexibility is essential as the working schedule may change weekly to accommodate business demands and staff availability, often involving weekend shifts. Comfort with occasional lone working and willingness to work extra hours when necessary are crucial, showcasing adaptability and a proactive approach to shop management.

You will have: 

  • Previous experience of working in a retail environment
  • Cash handling and reconciliation experience
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of providing great customer experience
  • Computer and administration skills 

It would also be great if you had:

  • Managing volunteers
  • Experience of fundraising 

Full job description here – Assistant Shop Manager JD, October 23

Additional Information

How to apply:

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