Amnesty International UK (AIUK) has a simple aim: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Do you want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to help change the world? You could be our new Bookshop Team Leader.
About the role
As Bookshop Team Leader, Edinburgh you will be responsible for all aspects of the Amnesty Bookshop on Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, 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.
More details can be found by downloading the job description from our careers portal.
The role may be for you if:
You’re skilled in recruiting, managing and training a team of staff and or volunteers, to deliver excellent customer service.
You can work to performance targets, you are commercial and creative in finding ways to succeed.
You collaborate and positively contribute to an inclusive culture.
You enjoy a high degree of autonomy in your work and make sound decisions efficiently.
Our Commitment to you
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) are at the core of our values. We want to be an organisation that tackles structural inequality and prejudice as well as be an actively anti-racist organisation.
This means taking a meaningful and equitable approach to supporting and developing you and others during your time with us.
New colleagues receive 27 days leave annually (29 after five years), as well as bank holidays (pro-rated for part time). 2-5% employee pension contributions are matched at 6-9% and we offer 6 months full pay for family leave. We offer flexible working such as compressed work patterns and job shares. See more details of our benefits here.
Apply for this role
Please visit here to apply online.
Weekly Hours: 28 hours per week (4 days per week, varying rota)
We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage applications from people from an ethnic minority background, and people with a disability to help us achieve a balanced representation in our workforce, especially at senior grades.
To reduce bias in our shortlisting process, AIUK operates an anonymised application process. If for any reason you prefer to apply in a different format, or require adjustments in the process, please get in touch. We are a disability confident organisation.
More details of inclusion in the AIUK recruitment process can be found here.
The vacancy may be closed early if it receives an overwhelming amount of applications.