Assistant Shop Manager
Assistant Shop Manager
Hours: 21 hours per week (please note that some weekend working will be required)
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £15,871 per annum pro rata (actual salary for 21 hours p/w is £9522.60 per annum)
We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and motivated retailer to join our busy Chippenham shop on a part-time basis.
Retailing with a difference
Working alongside the Shop Manager, together you will be responsible for the successful delivery of a profitable, customer focussed shop that is the 'window of the British Red Cross' on the high street.
Deputising for the Shop Manager on occasion, you will ensure the smooth running of the shop during their absence; this will include the accurate processing of any financial transactions, the delivery of shop floor and stockroom management, and adherence with policies and procedures.
Our shops are supported by a dedicated team of volunteers - we couldn't run our shops without them! You'll oversee your volunteers' induction, management and development, and will encourage your shop team to share any ideas that may contribute towards the success of the store.
Together, you'll create a shop that will uphold the British Red Cross' image and reputation, and help us raise vital funds that will help people in crisis.
Helping people in crisis begins at your local charity shop
Full of gifts, clothes and even the odd vintage gem, our 330 shops across the UK are home to over 6,500 volunteers and 700 paid staff. Our team is bright and bubbly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.
We want to make sure everyone that visits us has a great experience, and we never forget the contribution our little shop makes to helping those in crisis.
"I'm not delivering to a profit target to enhance someone's personal wealth - I'm making a real - visible - contribution to supporting the work of my chosen Charity"
- Joanne , Area Retail Manager
This role might be for you if...
You're a retail star. You've got the experience and know-how from working in a shop environment.
You can go your own way. You can use your initiative for positive results.
Numbers don't faze you. You've got a good understanding of financial and numerical information, and have experience of cash handling.
Also you should have the following;
* Ability to understand issues related to working with volunteers
* Proven customer care skills
* Proven IT skills
The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Wednesday 12th August, with interviews to follow during week commencing 17th August
Should you have any questions at all on this role, please email us or call 0300 004 0554 and quote Vacancy ID 758
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:
* 36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - pro rata for part time staff
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy
* Discounts from a range of online and high street retailers
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
Connecting human kindness with human crisis