Shop Manager

Shop Manager

Blue Cross For Pets
Full Time
Wokingham, England
Posted 76 days ago
Job description
Job title: Shop Manager Contract: permanent, full time – 35 hours/5 days per week Salary: £21,000 - £21,746 per annum Location: Wokingham, RG40 1AL Closing date: 27 August 2023 Do you have experience working in high street retail or charity retail as an employee or volunteer and are looking for your next Shop Manager opportunity? If the answer is yes, then look no further! Blue Cross has over 50 charity shops throughout England and Wales. Our generous supporters donate a mixture of fabulous clothes, books, toys, household goods and soft furnishings that we sell in our shops and online. All the money raised goes towards enabling Blue Cross to support sick, injured, and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes. More about the role As a Shop Manager at Blue Cross, you will be responsible for maximising sales to achieve set targets; generating donations; display and merchandising; managing stock deliveries and collections; record keeping and cash handling for your shop. You will be the face of Blue Cross on the high street and helping to raise awareness of the wonderful work we do in the local community. An important part of your role will be recruiting, training, motivating, managing, and supporting a loyal and committed team of volunteers. This is permanent full-time role working 35 hours per week over five days on a rota to include weekends and Bank Holidays. Due, to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, it may be necessary to exceed these hours when the workload demands. What is required? With strong commercial awareness and the ambition to succeed you will be able to demonstrate creativity and innovation to identify income opportunities whilst working closely with the local community and businesses. You’ll have: Retail management experience Commercial awareness to deliver sales Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong external relationships. Good IT skills and a basic understanding of finance Good people management skills Excellent customer service skills It would also be great if you had: Full driving licence Experience of working with volunteers Experience of fundraising Why Blue Cross? Our people are the most important part of delivering our purpose. If it were not for their amazing efforts and commitment, we would not be able to make a difference that we do today. In return, Blue Cross wants to ensure we provide you with the best working environment we can. We want you to be happy working for us and will do everything we can to make sure you are. Our generous benefits package includes: Enhanced annual leave entitlement: 30 days plus bank holidays Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution Life assurance Unlimited access to an employee assistance programme Programmes for physical and mental wellbeing support Free access to GP via MetLife Recognition scheme Annual volunteer days Claim for professional fees To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please visit the 'why work for us' page on our website. How to apply Click the apply button below and complete the online application process before the closing date on 27 August 2023. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. About Blue Cross Blue Cross is a national charity that has been helping sick, injured and homeless pets since 1897. Every month we help thousands of pets and their people by providing veterinary care, expert behaviour advice and find homeless pets loving families. We also offer education for future generations plus pet bereavement support for those who have lost their beloved pet companion. We love the ways that pets can make such an amazing difference to the people they live with and we offer lifelong support and advice to help that unique relationship thrive. With your support we can give back to more pets and their families who need our help. Pets change lives. We change theirs. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion We believe that every pet should enjoy a healthy life in a happy home, and we always seek to recruit the best people who share our values and commitment so we can continue to help and support pet owners across the UK to achieve this. At Blue Cross, we want you to feel that you belong, without the need to hide any part of who you are. Diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross means creating a workplace where all people, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nation or country of origin, disability, age, and socioeconomic backgrounds are welcome, respected, supported, and have access to equal opportunities. We are working hard to reflect the world we live in and the communities we serve at every level of our organisation. As much as we have made positive advances, we consider diversity and inclusion to be a work in progress – a continual commitment that remains a priority for all of us. If you would like to talk to us about any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best, then please get in touch either via email at [email protected], via telephone on 01993 825515 or if you would prefer a video call then we can arrange this using Microsoft Teams. Our values Our values define the way we do things. We use them every day to guide us, and to make sure we put people and pets at the heart of everything we do. Compassionate: We listen, we are non-judgmental, we are kind and caring to the pets and people we encounter, and we offer support in difficult times Courageous: We make brave decisions, embrace change, and encourage innovation, ensuring we always act with integrity – doing the right thing even when no one is looking Inclusive: We value all our relationships and work in an open and positive culture where we celebrate our diverse talents and empower you to be you Application Deadline August 27, 2023 Department Fundraising, Marketing & Communications Employment Type Permanent - Full Time Location Wokingham Workplace type Onsite Compensation £21,000 - £21,746 / year Reporting To Area Manager - Shops

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