Featured Job Community Shop Manager – Keswick

Posted: February 7, 2018

Job Details

  • Save the Children UK
  • Shop Manager
  • Full Time
  • £18,000
  • Keswick, Cumbria
  • 04/03/2018

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual to join us as Community Shop Manager, supporting and developing a strong volunteer team to meet income targets and create a thriving, profitable retail business.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Marketing and Fundraising divisions exist to inspire millions of people – from individuals to large corporate organisations – to support our quest for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Community Shop Manager, you will take responsibility for ensuring the shop is ran in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures whilst raising as much money and awareness as possible for Save the Children’s work. In addition, you will:

  • Empower volunteers to deliver and maintain exception retail standards through ongoing training and development
  • Manage and minimise risks to meet all safeguards in relation to financial procedures, health & safety and child safeguarding
  • Develop, maintain and lead a diverse team of volunteers to become a high performing team through individual coaching and Shop meetings
  • Be accountable for meeting or exceeding income targets in line with agreed financial and non-financial KPI’s
  • Network the shop into the community through events and fundraising initiatives if required.

To be successful you will have extraordinary and demonstrable ability to motivate, support and build strong relationships with volunteers. You will have a strong understanding of, and enthusiasm for, high street retail and fashion with a commercial focus to identify opportunities to drive sales. In addition, you will:

  • Have a good understanding of retail business disciplines including budgeting, customer service, cash handling, stock control, working to financial targets
  • Have exceptional organisation and time management skills with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Be able to adopt a collaborative approach with excellent facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be a team player with the ability to work independently and on own initiative
  • Have the ability to recognise and prioritise opportunities with the greatest potential.

Experience of working with volunteers is desirable.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional Information

Please apply here