Home-based

Competitive + benefits

Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has an income of over £90 million. The Trust, which cares for around 15,0... Read more

Job Description

Do you have demonstrable experience of successful commercial retailing?  Are you results orientated and target driven, with a track record of delivering positive results?

We have an exciting opportunity for a commercially minded and enthusiastic Retail Area Manager to cover our shops across Birmingham, The Midlands, the M4 (and surrounding areas).

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 15,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down. 

With approximately 40 retail stores already across the UK and new stores opening on a regular basis, Dogs Trust is the most rapidly growing charity retailer in the UK. With a broad range of donated and bought in products, we are looking for a dynamic and flexible Area Manager who has the customer and the charity at the heart of everything they do. 

Now you can be part of our next chapter. In this role you will be accountable for the successful delivery of the Retail Operations Strategy in your area to maximise income generation for Dogs Trust.  This will be achieved through the leadership of a team of Shop Managers, their staff teams and the volunteers who support our operations, and the effective monitoring and evaluation of activity to deliver continuous improvement. You will also ensure the impact/development of Dogs Trust brand across the high-street and ensure the highest level of financial probity across the area

The successful candidate will have achieved demonstrable success in a similar role in the retail or charity sector, will be accustomed to working to targets and experienced in performance management. You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with good organisational and interpersonal skills. A commitment to the aims and objectives of Dogs Trust and a full manual driving licence are essential.

In return for all of this, we have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes excellent annual leave and pension allowances, and you will you join a team of highly professional and driven colleagues in a brilliant upbeat and collaborative environment, all with a genuine passion for dog welfare.   

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button.  Our application process requires you to submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.