Assistant Shop Manager
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a creative Assistant Shop Manager who is looking to make their mark in a high profile store in Didsbury. You will join us on a part time, permanent basis, working 14 hours per week on a rota basis (to include some weekends), and in return you will receive a salary of up to £7,934.02 per annum plus excellent benefits. This role will also support our other charity shops in the Manchester area as and when needed.
Since 1927, Cats Protection has helped thousands of cats each year, across the UK. As a community of volunteers, employees, supporters and partners, we’ve improved the lives of millions of cats and transformed the way millions of people see and care for cats.
Each of our shops has its own charm and personality due to our dedicated volunteers and colleagues. From vintage jewellery and jigsaws to harps and handbags, whether our customers are looking for that 'must have' item or simply a 'missing piece', our team of Assistant Shop Managers ensure customers are met with great customer service. We are helping the environment while improving the lives of cats, one t-shirt at a time. Our Didsbury shop will soon be part of our 'Catitude' boutique offering where customers will find an array of ladies clothing and accessories
Responsibilities of our Assistant Shop Manager:
As an Assistant Shop Manager you will assist with managing all shop activities and together with the wider management team, achieve set targets and maximise financial contribution to the charity. You will help with overseeing and managing all shop activities including recruiting, training and managing an effective team of volunteers; being responsible for the day to day running of the shop on days when the Shop Manager is not present, ensuring it meets agreed income and expenditure targets for Cats Protection and taking responsibility for the shop’s accounting procedures including cash reconciliation, daily banking and till procedures.
What we’re looking for in our Assistant Shop Manager:
- Previous retail experience
- A strong communicator with excellent organisational skills
- A highly self-motivated, positive and resilient individual
- The ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of people
- Confidence working well on own initiative
- Experience of working in retail management is highly desirable, as is experience working in the charity retail sector
What we can offer you:
- salary of up to £7,934.02 per annum
- generous annual leave entitlement
- contribution pension scheme
- life assurance scheme
- range of health benefits inlcuding private healthcare
- Employee Assistance Programme
- and more
Through our values and behaviours we help people see the world through cats’ eyes. Together we can make a difference.
Join us as our Assistant Shop Manager and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Closing date: 24th November 2023
Virtual interview date: TBC
Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note, applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Please email if you require any adjustments to be made for you to complete your application or to participate in the recruitment journey.