Are you an experienced proactive shop manager? Would you love to use your retail knowledge and experience for an important cause? If so come and join one of the UK’s most recognisable charities and contribute to the work we do across Sue Ryder.
We are a medium-sized community shop in the centre of a large housing estate in Leeds. The majority of our clothing is £1, and we have a large range of ladies, men's and children's fashion and accessories. We also sell bric-a-brac, music, books and electrical goods - and aim to add 150+ items of new stock out daily. Remember that you could often be moving stock – which may involve lifting heavy goods or furniture.
As Shop Manager you will be using your entrepreneurial skills and retail experience to drive business, push sales and achieve targets.
Your responsibilities will include:
• Organise fundraising events to promote Sue Ryder
• Recruit, train & retain a volunteer team, who'll look to you for leadership and guidance.
• Proactively maintain a well merchandised shop that pushes the boundaries and goes above and beyond your customers' individual expectations
• Manage effective stock processes and embrace new ways of working through the introduction of an Epos operation
• Attend area meetings and assisting at other shops as required
• Embracing changes and development of new IT procedures
To be successful in this role you’ll have the commercial awareness to deliver sales and meet deadlines combined with ability to plan and prioritise. Knowledge of antique furniture or bric-a-brac would be an advantage. You will have proven team leadership skills and the ability to lead a large team of volunteers. It is essential is that you enjoy engaging with people, you have a positive can do attitude and a good understanding of financial and IT administration
*Competitive Benefits Package* – 25 days holiday rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays, option to buy and sell up to five days holiday, company pension scheme, staff discount with thousands of retailers, enhanced maternity pay, staff discount of 15% on new goods online at shop.sueryder.org and lots more. Please visit our careers website for the full list.
A little bit about us... We are one of the largest charity retailers in the UK with over 450 shops. Our highly effective retail operation generates funding so we can continue to provide 2.7 million hours of expert medical, practical and emotional support every year, in our hospices and neurological centres, in people's homes and in the community. Our much-loved presence on high streets across the country - with a range of new and innovative shops, including boutiques, vintage and retro shops, and large format stores, we want to continue drive up the income that our retail operations generate.