Shop Manager

Reference number: 48116

Title: Shop Manager

Location: Sleaford

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Hours: 30 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 14 August 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 deliver their very best at all times?  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?  If so, this could be the job you! 

Sense is currently recruiting for an Shop Manager to work 30 hours per week at our shop in Sleaford on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting time to join our team and work in our network of over 120 shops as we continue our exciting shop growth programme. We are looking for someone to lead and inspire an enthusiastic team, drive delivery of standards, operational and customer service excellence - all to maximize vital income generation for the charity.

Some key areas of ownership for the successful applicant include:

  • Building, training and inspiring a great team of volunteers
  • Delivering superb shop standards, offer and customer engagement
  • Driving stock generation and community engagement

Each year, over four million people buy an item from us, so our shops play a pivotal role in raising brand awareness and income to make a difference to the lives of the people we support. 

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 that will ensure a safe, clean, and inviting environment for customers, staff, and volunteers. 
  • Experience of working in a retail environment or within a team leader position. 

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.

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:


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)