Area Manager South Central

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Reference number: 47648

Title: Area Manager South Central

Location: Homebased covering an area including Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex

Salary: £35,700 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 3 July 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can be part of a fantastic team who are striving for customer excellence?  Would you love to work for a charity where we believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential, then this could be the job you!  No two days will be the same, this role is fast paced, diverse and certainly interesting....are you up for the challenge? If so, please read on.... 

Sense are currently recruiting for an Area Manager to join our successful Retail team, working 37.5 hours per week, full time. 

In this role you will be responsible for developing our presence within the South Central Area. You will be actively involved in the planning and opening of new shops as we continue to grow across locations including Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Dependent upon growth of new locations could also assimilate some of Gloucestershire and Dorset areas. With this role you will working towards establishing new shop for the first period so there is potential that for up to a year this role will not have many direct report shops while we select units and therefore the successful candidates would be required to support other new shop openings and focus shops across the country, so until area build commences and establishes a number of shops would be a national role.

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

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.  

As you will be visiting our shops across the locality, you will be provided with a company car and fuel card, with all business mileage covered.

 

Key skills and experience:

With a strong background in retail management, our ideal candidate will have project management skills and multi-site experience. You will be confident managing budgets and accounts within a commercial or charity retail environment.

It's essential that you have excellent communication skills with the ability to forge strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role.

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 recruitment@sense.org.uk

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

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