Area Manager (Trading)

Reference number: 42655

Title: Area Manager (Trading)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: West Midlands

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Wednesday 20 June 2018

Salary: 24,590 - 31,660 per annum

Sense salary points: 30-39

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are currently looking for a permanent Area Manager to join our Sense Trading team, working 37.5 hours per week, full time.

This is an exciting opportunity where you will be responsible for the maximisation of sales and profit of Sense Shops within the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire East.  You will do this by developing and promoting the area, including opening new shops and updating operational systems and management practices.

As our Area Manager, you will line manage Shop Managers, Assistant Shop Managers and Shop Assistants. You will lead in the effective generation and control of stock within the area to ensure each shop achieves its full sales potential.  In addition to this, you will play a leading part in the setting of realistic yearly area budgets.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About you 

It would be fantastic if you have project and multi-site retail experience. However, it is essential that you have experience of managing budgets and accounts within a commercial or charity retail environment. You will already have good communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively lead teams of staff and volunteers. 

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Darryl Neville via

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Interviews will be conducted at our Trading Offices in Crayford, Kent.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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