With the sun promising a warm spring and then the sudden cold snap, it’s been a real mixed bag of weather recently and the same could be said of this latest issue of our retail news and careers magazine!
We cover everything from the election to career advice in our May issue, with some great advice and support whether you work in retail operations or head office.
Taking us through some last minute election news, Peter Burgess of Retail Human Resources goes through the policies that will impact on retail staff party by party. A useful guide if you’re finding yourself being bombarded by information and policies and are wondering what it means for you.
If you’re a retail manager who’s just been promoted you might find it useful to read our piece on Moving on in Management - a great guide to your first few weeks with a new team. Whether you’re worried about how you come across or what not to do, our tips will help to make your first impression with the new team the best it can be.
On the other end of the career scale, if you’re facing redundancy, you may want to have a look at our article deadline on this very subject. Redundancy can be a scary word no matter which stage you are in your career, but a bit of research into your rights and your employer’s responsibilities can really pay off.
Once you’re ready to re-enter the jobs market, you may well find yourself being asked to a video interview - whether pre-recorded or live. Love them or hate them, it is likely that you will eventually be asked to attend one of these interview, so it’s a good idea to know what to expect.
And, as usual, you can check out all the events happening in the retail and hospitality industries next month with our handy ‘what’s on’ guide.
This issue also features an exciting pink n mix style selection of job vacancies. On the front page, Halfords are looking for employees who will put themselves in the frame with a fantastic new career. They’re looking for some real hands on retail managers who have got what it takes to lead a team to success. Take a look at their opportunities here.
Meanwhile, travel retail group Nuance is seeking an area manager to cover 30 stores at the UK’s five Centre Parcs. This role will suit a candidate who is a natural leader, with ambition and drive. Literally! Because you will be travelling so much around the UK, some overnight stays will be required! If this kind of adventurous career sounds right for you, take a look at Nuance group here.
If you want to be around the hustle and bustle of travel retail, but you’re more of a sports fashion lover, Lacoste are looking for store and deputy managers at Stagnated and Gatwick airports. If you’re naturally competitive, happy and upbeat and want to play on the best team, Lacoste want to hear from you!
Meanwhile, Michael Kors, the luxury lifestyle brand are looking for a district manager for their London region and Jeans brand Levi are seeking managers and stock room staff for their branches at Bicester, Swan Valley and Cabot Circus.
In a wide-reaching recruitment drive, M&S are looking for section managers across the UK including roles in central London, West Sussex, Surrey, Reading, Greater Manchester, East Cheshire, East Anglia, Blackpool, Flyde Coast and Kendal. They are also looking for staff for new store openings in Longbridge, Banbury, St Andrews, Bedford, West Hampstead and Colindale. There’s a huge range of opportunities, working with one of the UK’s best known names so if you’d like to know more, click here.
In head office, luxury mens label Dunhill is looking for a shipping administrator working in central London and luxury lifestyle brand Belstaff is seeking an e-commerce trading manager. French Connection rounds off our head office section with a call for a womanswear buying manager which is well worth a look for those wanting to progress in high street fashion buying.
In short, there are loads of great opportunities to be had in this month’s issue, so take a look at our digital edition now and get into a new job in time for summer!