Community Shop Manager

Posted by Save the Children

Community Shop Manager

Chester, Cheshire West and Chester Check commute

£18,185 – £20,000 pa

Permanent, Full-time

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Job Description

We’re excited to be able to offer you a new opportunity to join our team in managing our Chester shop.

Do you like being empowered? And empowering others? Do you have experience of successfully leading a team? Are you passionate and creative? Are you flexible, adaptable and willing to learn?

We’re looking for someone who loves working with people and has the ability to lead and inspire those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is energetic and positive in their approach and attitude, with the ability to instil this in others. They will be hard working and can lead by example, being hands on themselves when necessary but ultimately with the ability to drive productivity through empowering the volunteer team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who can work with a diverse group of volunteers to create a welcoming  space in our shop to attract more volunteers, donors and supporters.  We are looking for someone who is driven and motivated to raise as much money as possible to help children build a better future, , the right person  needs  to be able to motivate teams  of volunteers to achieve goals and targets. They will need to be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. Whilst charity retail experience is not essential, we do require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions using information available to them.

As a Shop Manager, we can offer you a challenging but enjoyable and hugely rewarding role within Save the Children. We will provide you with the right training, support and coaching you need in order to successfully manage and lead a team of volunteers in running our Chester shop.

Our shop in Chester is in a busy location on the edge of the vibrant city centre.  As Shop Manager you’ll be aiming to catch the eye of the influx of day-trippers to the city as well as engaging with the local community to build a volunteer team and secure quality donations.  Our soon to be refurbished shop will create an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to launch our brand new proposition, creating a warm, friendly and engaging hub for the community.

Does this excite you? Have you got what we’re looking for? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Working in more than 120 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 22nd September

Interviews will take place on 30th September

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