Salford, Greater Manchester
£22,000 - £25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Appointment Type: Full-time, permanent

Working hours: 35 hours per week, usually 8.30am-4.30pm. However, some flexible working will be required including regular Saturday working on rotation.

Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Salary, pension and benefits: £22,000-£25,000 per annum depending upon skills and experience, 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days, employer’s pension scheme.


The Catholic Truth Society (Diocese of Salford) is a Catholic Charity which has been involved with the circulation of theological, catechetical, and educational books and publications. The Cathedral Centre is the Diocesan Centre for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford, housing all the professional support services offices of the Diocese as well as exceptional conference and meeting facilities. 

The Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operational management of the Bookshop, including the selection and ordering of publications and other materials, maintenance of the bookshop website and supervision and management of the staffing to ensure high standards of customer service.

What we are looking for:

An enthusiastic and motivated team leader who will establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide and diverse range of internal and external customers. The successful individual will maintain a good working knowledge of the Society’s bookshop stock and product lines to fully inform and advise customers. The post-holder will be able to contribute and deploy new ideas and programmes to develop the work of the Bookshop and Catholic Truth Society. They will possess proven commercial judgment and be committed to building and developing a host of customer bases and work creatively and determinedly to maximise sales opportunities and provide excellent customer service.

What you will need:

  • Retail experience, commercial judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal positively and resiliently with challenging customers or situations
  • High level of numerical and both written and verbal communication skills
  • A sound knowledge of sales and marketing within the Christian book and gift environment
  • Grade C in GCSE Maths (or equivalent), proven experience of cash handling and maximising sales

It is not required for the post-holder to be a Catholic but it is expected that they will be interested in and sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Society, the Catholic Church and its community with a good knowledge of the Catholic faith.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and all employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups. 

They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found on the CSAS website.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 16th October 2020

For more information and to download an application pack, please visit our website.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact the HR department.

Salford Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered Charity - Registered Charity No. 250037

Posted on: 28 September 2020
Closed date: 16 October 2020
Job ref: 158
Tags: Christian, Management

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