Featured Job Head of Retail

Posted: May 15, 2024

Job Details

  • Woodgreen Pets Charity
  • Head of Retail
  • Full Time
  • Circa £65,000 (depending on experience)
  • Hybrid/Godmanchester
  • 27/05/2024

Job Description

We have a rare and exciting opportunity at Woodgreen Pets Charity to join our Senior Leadership team as a Head of Retail.  You would be leading a transformation change to the Retail Estate that continues to enhance the Woodgreen brand, providing an exceptional shopping and donor experience alongside excellent customer service. If you are commercially focused, forward-thinking and have proven experience of change management, we would love to hear from you!

Our Retail team is an integral part of our Charity, and as Head of Retail, you will be responsible for our estate of 27 shops that cover East of England, west towards Oxfordshire and south towards London.  We would ask that you are flexible so as to travel around the region and have a regular presence in our Godmanchester Head Office.

As Head of Retail, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational direction, which includes:

Driving Growth: Achieve sales and profit targets through managing our Retail Area Managers whilst strengthening the existing estate by building strong foundations.

Strategic: Developing a customer focused strategy, ensuring it maximises sustainable net income and long-term value for the charity.

Team Building & Management: Working alongside the People and Volunteering teams, empower, support and develop a high performing retail team and create a collaborative workplace culture.

Budgetary and Financial Management: Work with the retail managers to set target net contributions for retail activities and making any amendments where necessary.

Operational: Ensure that all processes and systems are fit for purpose and constantly review the operational framework to ensure that the highest standards are being met.

In return we can offer you:

  • A competitive starting salary of circa £65,000 (depending on experience).
  • Generous car allowance
  • 38 days annual leave entitlement (inclusive of bank holidays) which will increase with length of service to a maximum of 40 days.
  • Up to 8% employer pension contributions (based on employee contribution level)
  • Support towards healthcare costs (Cashplan) and wellbeing
  • Free access to Headspace
  • Life assurance scheme (4 x salary)

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Additional Information

How to apply:

Visit our website to apply online.

This vacancy may close earlier should we receive high volumes of applications and interviews may commence prior to the closing date.

Please note that this role is subject to a range of pre-employment checks to include an enhanced DBS check.

Woodgreen is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.