Shop Manager

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Reference number: 42658

Title: Shop Manager

Hours: 30 hours per week, part time

Location: Birchington, Kent

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 21 June 2018

Salary: £15,499 - £15,868 per annum (pro rata) - £7.95 - £8.14 per hour

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are currently recruiting for a Shop Manager to work 30 hours per week in Birchington, Kent on a permanent basis.

We are looking for a capable, reliable person to lead and support a small, enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers. This will be a hands-on role involving the selection, pricing and presentation of donated stock and, of course, customer service. The Shop Manager is also responsible for the appearance of the shop and completing administration tasks.

You will be an ambassador of Sense; raising vital funds for the charity and promoting who we are and what we do to the members of your local community. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people who find it difficult to communicate and connect with the world, especially those with sensory impairments.

You will be responsible for generating income by maximising sales, controlling costs and encouraging your local community to donate saleable items.  

About You

The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated, creative and positively committed to working in charity retail. You’ll have experience of providing excellent customer service and motivating a team to do the same.

You’ll have an eye for detail and will ensure a safe, clean and inviting environment for customers, staff and volunteers.

Previous experience of working in a retail environment is highly desirable.

This position requires the applicant to be willing to work Bank Holidays and weekends as required.

About us

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

You can find out more about what it's like to work in a Sense shop here https://www.sense.org.uk/content/working-sense-shop

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 Kym Metcalf, kym.metcalf@sense.org.uk

No agencies please. 

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 Sense I Statements and 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 (linked below) before applying.  

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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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)