Apprentice Assistant Shop Manager

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Reference number: 42900

Title: Apprentice Assistant Shop Manager

Hours: 30 hours per week, part time

Location: Crewe

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 16 October 2018

Salary: £5.90 per hour year one, with a rise year two to appropriate age related apprenticeship rates of pay

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity to be able to offer apprenticeships in our thriving trading department. Here, you will gain the practical skills and experience to compliment the knowledge you will gain from working towards a Level 3 Team Leader qualification.  With stretch and growth opportunities available to the right individuals, you will acquire the skills to develop a successful career in retail.

We are looking for reliable and motivated individuals to join our team in Crewe as an Apprentice Assistant Shop Manager. You will be working 30 hours per week.

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

As an ambassador of Sense, you will raise vital funds for the charity and promote 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.

About You

Our successful applicants will need to be self-motivated, creative and positively committed to working in charity retail. You will be able to provide excellent customer service and motivate 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.

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: Jodie Pritchard via jodie.pritchard@sense.org.uk

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 2744 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)