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Assistant Shop Manager, part time – Henley

Assistant Shop Manager, part time – Henley

Our Assistant Shop Managers work with the team to maximise the shop’s sales & profits and be an ambassador for Helen & Douglas House, supporting & endorsing the aims and objectives of the charity. 

Assistant Shop Manager Henley
Job type: Permanent Part Time
Hours: 15 hours per week
Salary: Band 2 (£15,790 – £18,611) pro rata per year depending on experience
Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019
Location: Henley, RG9 1UP
View the full job description

Do you need a new challenge? Do you want to take back some control of your working life? We are looking for people who are commercially focussed, have a passion to outperform the competition and aim to give good customer service and experience.

With a Helen & Douglas House shop, you will be helping to run your own retail unit, making decisions over how you promote the goods, your shop layout and what is in your window display. You will also have responsibility for recruiting and effectively managing the army of volunteers that support the shop and make life in our shops diverse and dynamic. The role will require you to work regular weekends – Saturdays only.

Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice and based in Oxford, has a network of retail outlets across the extended local area. These shops are central to our multi-million-pound fundraising programme and you could become a key part in making a real difference to the lives of children and their wider families.

Who we are looking for:

Our Assistant Shop Managers hit the ground running in this busy, people focused role in an outlet that is open 7 days a week, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) with passes in English and Maths. 
• Experience in a customer facing environment and the ability to deliver excellent customer service. 
• Experience of developing and implementing plans to maximise sales potential.
• Strong organisational and administration skills.
• Computer literate.
• Experience of managing staff teams effectively in a variety of retail sectors and/or management experience within a Charity Shop would be an advantage.

We are also able to offer the opportunity to enrol in a pension scheme and offer a generous annual leave allocation.

What next: 

Please note we cannot accept applications by CV, to be considered for this role please complete the application process via the link at the bottom of this page.

The closing date for the applications is midnight on the Friday 25 January 2019. 

For further details, please see the job description and if you have any questions about the role please e-mail or call the People Resourcing Team on 01865 794749.

About Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House, based in Oxford, was set up in 1982 as the world’s first children’s hospice. We care for terminally ill babies, children, and their families at our hospice and at home. It is a special place that feels like home, where families can make the most of their time together and create happy memories during their children’s short lives. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support our work.