Featured Job Retail Business Manager (North)

Posted: March 15, 2024

Job Details

  • Save the Children UK
  • Retail Business Manager
  • Full Time
  • £35,100 - £39,000
  • Homebased with regular travel within North England/Scotland
  • 07/04/2024

Job Description

We create vibrant retail spaces that embrace and inspire communities. Do you have the skills and experience to help us do that?

We ‘re looking someone who understands the importance of brand and individuality but also operationally.

Are you an experienced Retail Manager who can mix emotion with commerciality to achieve success? If your answer is yes – we have the role for you – a brand new opportunity to join Save the Children Retail.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About the Role

The Retail Business Manager, North provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of the evolution of Save the Children Retail.

This role will play a pivotal part in leading and inspiring change, motivating teams, bringing the Save the Children culture and our vision to life.

Our shops exist to provide a beautiful shopping experience for all the community. They are each unique within our family of propositions but are united in creating an energy and atmosphere, with positivity and kindness, and providing a welcoming diverse environment.

This role will be vital in providing clarity and direction with regards to how we operate (see our How Our Shops Operate document attached), guiding and engaging shop teams to drive the business to optimum operational success, as well as harnessing commerciality and embracing localism in line with each shop’s proposition.

The current shops you’ll manage include Whitby, Chester, Derby, Glasgow, and two sites in Edinburgh, but please note that these shops/locations will change as the business evolves.

About You

Essential skills & experience:

Our successful candidate will be someone with significant retail and/or charity retail management experience.

  • You’ll be experienced in driving and delivering change management.
  • You will be experienced in managing multiple sites and staff, comfortable with providing remote guidance and direction.
  • You’ll have exceptional people management skills, including strong leadership and motivational skills.
  • You will be entrepreneurial and driven by results with the ability to recognise and prioritise opportunities with the greatest potential.
  • You’ll have a valid driving license and be willing and able to travel regularly to the shops you manage (currently across Scotland and Northern England).

This role provides an opportunity for someone with relevant experience in a similar role, looking for a fresh challenge and the chance to hone and utilise their skills to make a positive impact.

To learn more about the position, please review the Job DescriptionBusiness Manager (North) Job Description

What we offer you:

Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.

  • We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here.
  • This role also includes a car / car allowance.

Additional Information

How to apply:

For more information and to apply online, please visit here.

Please note: To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.