Assistant Shop Manager

Reference number: 47416

Title: Assistant Shop Manager

Location: Wallasey

Salary: £18,525.00 Annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 29 May 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Temporary, Fixed Term

Job advert:

About the role

Sense is currently recruiting for an Assistant Shop Manager to work 37.5 hours per week at our shop in Wallasey on a 6 month fixed term contract.

Each year, over four million people buy an item from us, so our shops play a pivotal role in raising funds to make a difference to the lives of those who find it difficult to communicate and connect with the world.

We are looking for someone to lead and support an enthusiastic team of volunteers, by effectively managing the day to day running of the shop along side the Shop Manager, with the aim of achieving optimum profit by maximizing sales and controlling shop costs.

The successful applicant will be managing all aspects of running the shop including activities to drive sales performance, deliver expected shop standards, drive stock generation, effectively lead staff and volunteers, manage administration, security and health & safety activities in line with procedures.

Key skills and experience:

  • The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated, creative, have strong problem solving abilities, be a good communicator and positively committed to working in charity retail. 
  • Experience of providing excellent customer service and motivating a team to do the same.
  • 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 Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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.

To apply;

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to a DBS check; level dependant on the nature of the role.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit:


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

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