Featured Job Head of Retail

Posted: July 22, 2022

Job Details

  • Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
  • Head of Retail
  • Full Time
  • £39,210 - £46,010 per annum
  • Loughborough, Leicester and hybrid working
  • 29/08/2022

Job Description

At Rainbows we are looking to grow our retail offer both on the high street and online. To help us do this we are looking for a Head of Retail to join our team, providing strategic leadership and overall management of Rainbows charity retail and trading operation.

As Head of Retail, you will be responsible for developing and motivating the retail team, implementing practices to ensure the Rainbows brand is consistent across the retail operation and setting standards of excellence throughout.

You will be responsible for driving the retail strategy, ensuring it aligns with fundraising and organisational wide objectives, raising both income and awareness for Rainbow’s. By reviewing budgeted business targets and operational costs, you will take responsibility of growing the business through effective planning and preparation of business cases for new shops including developing the eCommerce business.

You will enjoy using innovative ideas to drive the business, using creativity and sound knowledge of the retail sector.

To be successful in this role you must be:

  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent.
  • Experience in Inspirational and motivational leadership.
  • Demonstrable experience in strategic and business planning.
  • Current knowledge of all aspects of a retail business, practices, trends and legislation.
  • Significant track record of successfully managing a number of retail shops outlets.
  • Experience of working as Head of Retail leading a local charity or equivalent experience within a national charity as well as online trading

At Rainbows we have ambitious plans for growth so that we can reach more children, young people and families. We have an exciting opportunity to join the team at Rainbows and help us realise those plans.  Rainbows is the only hospice in the East Midlands for life-limited children and young people.  We are here to make life brighter with amazing care and support for them and their families – you can be part of it too.

For more information or to apply, please visit our website, www.rainbows.co.uk. If you would like to speak to someone about this vacancy, please contact the Hospice on 01509 638062 and ask to speak to Diane Eyre. The closing date for applications for this post is  the 14th August 2022.

A full job description can be found here.

Additional Information

How to apply:

Please visit here to apply online.

Permanent, Full time: 37.5 hours per week

A Retail Assessment is due to take place on 29th August 2022 and interviews scheduled for 8th September 2022.

All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check

Rainbows is an equal opportunities employer.  No agencies.

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