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Assistant Shop Manager, part time – Wantage

Assistant Shop Manager, part time – Wantage

Our Wantage shop is based in a beautiful, bustling market town in a prominent location for donations and customer footfall. Don’t miss the opportunity to work in this up and coming and profitable charity shop.

Assistant Shop Manager – Wantage
Job type: Permanent, part-time
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (includes Saturday working)
Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 pro rata per year depending on experience
Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire
Closing Date: Sunday 26 May 2019
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Our Assistant Shop Manager will work with the Manager and 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. This is achieved by applying entrepreneurial skills and by putting the shop at the heart of the community.

Who we are looking for:

Our Assistant Shop Manager will hit the ground running in this busy, people focused role, and 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.
  • Ability and confidence to manage staff in a variety of situations. 
  • Experience of managing staff teams in a variety of retail sectors and/or management experience within a charity shop would be an advantage.

Working pattern:

Your normal working pattern will change each week, subject to the needs of the business and the levels of staff and volunteers available to work, and will involve a significant element of weekend working.

What next: 

Please note, the closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 26 May 2019 and the interviews will be held at our Oxford office. 

Please note we cannot accept applications by CV, to be considered for this role please complete the application process via our website. For further details please see the job description and if you have any questions about the role please e-mail recruitment@helenanddouglas.org.uk or call the People Resourcing Team on 01865 794749.

All staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House, based in Oxford, was set up in 1982 as the world’s first children’s hospice. We continue to 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.