Featured Job Retail Manager

Posted: December 4, 2020

Job Details

  • Leeds Hospitals Charity (Leeds Hospitals Charity is the new name for the charity Leeds Cares, from January 2021)
  • Retail Manager
  • Full Time
  • Up to £22,000 pa
  • Crossgates, Leeds
  • 14/12/2020

Job Description

Leeds Hospitals Charity is proud to support Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The Trust comprises seven hospitals and a dental institute, including Leeds General Infirmary, St James University Hospital, Leeds Children’s Hospital and Leeds Cancer Centre.

At Leeds Hospitals Charity, we work with NHS staff to improve the experience of patients and families. We’re passionate about healthcare and about making our hospitals amazing.

This new role of Retail Manager will be varied and challenging but equally rewarding. With no two days the same, your role will involve leading and motivating a team predominantly made up of volunteers to provide exceptional standards of customer service

You will develop and encourage the team’s interest in merchandising the shop to attract customers and supporters. You will also develop the team’s knowledge of the impact Leeds Hospitals Charity has on the hospitals in our region so we can inform supporters within the shop.

You will engage with the local community to build strong relationships with other retailers, schools and churches to raise the visibility of the charity.
The role also includes everyday tasks including maintaining visual merchandising, accepting donations, serving customers and assisting team members.

Your success is measured by team and individual productivity as well as overall shop performance. You will be proud to represent Leeds Hospitals Charity, and you’ll get great satisfaction from helping customers and supporters develop lifelong relationships with us.

The successful candidate will have retail experience at supervisor/managerial level with a proven track record of recruiting and developing a diverse team made up of employees and volunteers.

With the ability to deliver great customer experiences in any environment, you will be invigorated by constant personal interaction. You will have strong communication skills and experience of working with small groups and individual customers.

Often the only paid member of staff, our managers are comfortable in this environment, really enjoy working with others and are great at delegating to their teams. Excellent communicators, they are creative, and always look for opportunities to attract new supporters every day.

Additional Information

Download the job description and person specification here 


How to apply

If you’re interested in being the very first Retail Manager at Leeds Hospitals Charity please send your up to date CV together with a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to careers@leeds-cares.org


Closing date for applications:  9am Monday 14 December 2020

First interviews will be held on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December 2020

Final interviews will be arranged for the first week in January 2021.

Posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service Certificate.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback at the shortlisting stage. If you have not heard back from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.