Book Shop Team Leader

Posted: December 21, 2020

Job Details

  • Amnesty International UK
  • Retail Team Leader
  • Part Time
  • £26,415 annually FTE (pro-rated to £21,132)
  • Cambridge, CB1 2AD
  • 18/01/2021

Job Description

Amnesty International UK wants to inspire and mobilise more people with its message of freedom, justice and equality. To do this, we are searching for a Bookshop Team Leader with bags of initiative to run our fantastic Cambridge shop and grow our profit, to support this work.

About the role
As Bookshop Team Leader, Cambridge you will be responsible for all aspects of the Amnesty Bookshop on Mill Road in Cambridge, ensuring that it is consistently inviting to customers, well-stocked, well-staffed and safe. This includes recruiting, guiding and inspiring a 20+ strong volunteer team, maximising the value from donations, creating enticing displays and dealing with problems as they arise. Accountable for the shop performance, you will use your initiative, and work closely with the Regional Manager, to seek ways to grow sales and profit, reach a wider audience, and make the shop even more successful.

About you
You have experience of successfully working in a fast-paced environment, juggling a very busy and varied workload. Plus, you enjoy a high degree of autonomy in your work and manage your time effectively to make sound decisions efficiently. Used to working with performance targets, you are commercial and creative in finding ways to succeed. You have experience of recruiting, managing and training a team of staff and or volunteers, and enjoy creating a strong team. You are highly organised and can develop and maintain procedures and processes in a work setting. And of course, you have a good understanding and enjoyment of books.

Your strong communication, time management, commercial, and customer service skills, plus your natural resilience and drive, will allow you to thrive in this exciting role.

Do you want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world? If your answer is yes, then we would encourage you to apply.

About us
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.

We are dedicated to being an inclusive employer and offer the following benefits:
• 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays) moving to 37 after 5 years service
• Generous pension where 2-5% employee contribution is matched at 6-9% by AIUK
• 6 months full pay enhanced maternity / adoption / shared parental
• Life Assurance of 4 times annual salary
• Opportunities to volunteer at major events
• Flexible working wherever possible
• Interest free Travel / Bike / Computer loans
• Range of wellbeing and social activities

Amnesty International UK as an organisation values equality, diversity, and inclusion, we want to be an organisation that tackles any structural discrimination or prejudice. We are working to increase diversity in our organisation, particularly at senior levels, and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

A full job description can be found here.

Additional Information

How to apply:

For further details please see the job description and person specification on the AIUK website here. To apply, please complete an application form and email to in word or pdf format before midday on 18 Jan 2021. Please ensure all information to be considered is included in the application form, as CV’s and cover letters will not be seen by the hiring panel.

Interviews will be held virtually on Friday 29 Jan 2021.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot provide visa sponsorship, and to be considered for this role, candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

Hours: 28 hours (0.8 FTE)

Salary: £26,415 annually FTE (pro-rated to £21,132)