Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who has experience of managing a team and can demonstrate how they have empowered and motivated that team beyond expectations. With the added experience of being able to recruit and develop a diverse team, in particular volunteers, you may be exactly what we are looking for.
What is Boutique by Shelter?
A series of new charity shops with interiors designed by Wayne Hemingway bringing a modern, trendy retail space to the high street. Our first boutique shop opened in Finchley Road last year and due to its success we have opened a number of new shops across London since then and we’d like you to share your retail expertise to help us raise vital funds for homeless and badly housed people.
Your role will be varied and will challenge you, but will provide you with stimulating and satisfying work. Our Community Shop Managers do not have a “typical day” and that’s because they are continually seeking different opportunities to engage with the local community and increase their shops contribution to Shelter’s cause. This could be through local community links, such as with other retailers, schools, churches or the local food bank.
You will develop and encourage your own and your team’s interest and passion in merchandising the shop to attract those customers and donors through the door as well as continually developing your own and your team’s knowledge of who Shelter are and what we do.
It goes without saying that your volunteers, under your leadership, will run an exceptional shop that will raise as much money as possible for Shelter’s work.
How do I demonstrate I am who you are looking for?
You will need to address and provide examples of the following in your application and at interview:
• Experience of managing a team of staff and/or volunteers, including recruitment and development of that team
• Experience of providing excellent customer service, preferably in a face-to-face role
• Experience of being enterprising and innovative
How do we describe our Community Shop Managers?
If we were to describe our Community Shop Managers in 4 key words, they would be Confident, Inspiring, Enterprising and Influential. Our Community Shop Managers are happy to roll up their sleeves and lead by example and their aim is to develop and empower their team.
At Shelter we value our people and the skills and expertise they can bring to their role to help further Shelter’s cause. As a Community Shop Manager, how you manage people is the most important skill we are looking for and it will be critical to your success in this role.
How is this all possible?
It’s simple, with a strong, motivated and committed volunteer shop team behind you, anything is possible!
What are the benefits?
We offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, childcare vouchers and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Closing date: 21 January at 11.30pm
Interview date: 25 January 2018
How to apply: For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.