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Shop Manager - Poole **NEW STORE**

Poole, Dorset (On-site)
£21,840 - £23,374 per year

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Job description

Contract: Permanent, full time, 35 hours per week over 5 days
Salary: £21,840 - £23,374
Location: High Street, Poole
Closing date: 24th June 2024

Make waves with Blue Cross in Poole! Join us as Shop Manager for our newest store, where every purchase makes a difference.

We're recruiting a dynamic and dedicated Shop Manager to join our team and be part of something truly special!

More about the role

Our shops are more than just retail spaces—they're vibrant hubs supporting our mission to care for animals in need. 

As Shop Manager, you'll be the heart and soul of our Poole store, driving sales, fostering community connections, and ensuring our shop thrives. Your responsibilities include:

  • Working towards sales targets and maximising profits. 
  • Building strong community ties.
  • Creating a welcoming atmosphere for customers, delivering exceptional service and representing Blue Cross with pride.
  • Keeping things running smoothly with efficient paperwork, accurate data management, and adherence to retail standards.
  • Maintaining optimal stock levels, ensuring our shelves are always full of treasures for our customers.
  • Prioritising the safety of our team and customers, following all health and safety protocols with care and diligence.

Now, let's talk about your team. We're fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers who are the lifeblood of our shops. Your role will involve recruiting, training, and supporting these amazing individuals to ensure our shop runs smoothly and efficiently.
Our Weymouth store will be open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 til 17:00. Your normal working pattern may change each week, subject to the needs of the business and the levels of staff and volunteers available to work and will involve a significant element of weekend working.
Due to the nature of the role this may involve some lone working and you will need to be willing to provide support and work at other shops as required.

About you
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 benefits package is designed to empower you every step of the way. From promoting your  wellbeing to ensuring financial security and fostering professional growth, we've got you covered.

With a wide range of perks aimed at enhancing your life both inside and outside of work, you'll thrive in a supportive and rewarding environment.
Our generous benefits package includes: 

  • 38 days holiday rising to 43 with service (including Bank Holidays)
  • Programmes for physical and mental wellbeing support 
  • Free access to GP via MetLife - 24/7 GP services, private prescriptions and more for you and your family 
  • Free physiotherapy advice and face to face intervention
  • Health cash plan 
  • Unlimited access to an employee assistance programme 
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution  
  • Claim for professional fees 
  • Life assurance  
  • 20% discount on Pet Plan pet insurance 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies 
  • Recognition scheme 
  • Annual volunteer days
  • Charity worker discounts across a variety of retailers
  • Personal development programme

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 24th June 2024.  
Applications will be reviewed as we receive them and interviews arranged accordingly. 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 let us know in your application, we are here to support you!  

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 resources
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Blue Cross View profile Company size Size: 501 - 1000
Posted on: 03 June 2024
Closing date: 24 June 2024 at 10:56
Tags: Retail

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