Assistant Shop Manager
Chorlton Cum Hardy, M21 0AE
12 Month Contract
Do you have the retail experience to be our new Assistant Manager and supervising the team at our Superstore in Chorlton? If so, come and join the team at our seven day trading Superstore in Chorlton Cum Hardy and be part of one of the UK’s most recognisable charities and contribute to the work we do across Sue Ryder.
Our Sue Ryder Superstore is located in the heart of the vibrant Chorlton Cum Hardy - we stock a large and varied selection of clothing and accessories with a big vintage and retro section which is always full of interesting and quirky goods. We also stock a large range of top brand furniture at great prices, a great array of books, vinyl and DVD's. Remember that you could often be moving stock – which may involve lifting heavy goods or furniture.
The key responsibilities include:
• Managing a team of paid staff and volunteers alongside the manager to ensure they receive ongoing support and training to assist you in providing an excellent customer experience
• Proactively maintain a well merchandised shop that pushes the boundaries and goes above and beyond your customers’ individual expectations
• Encourage regular inbound donated goods, including furniture and white goods for the shop, managing the stock processing, pricing and display
• Work with Area Managers to achieve various objectives and targets relating to productivity and income
You will have retail experience with the commercial awareness to deliver sales. You’ll have a positive attitude and good judgement to do the right thing. A basic understanding of finance and good IT skills are essential. Above all else you will have a positive can do attitude combined with the ambition to succeed in making a difference.
*Competitive Benefits Package* – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata), buy and sell holiday scheme, private pension, staff discount with thousands of retailers, enhanced maternity pay, 15% off New Goods and lots more. For a full list of employee benefits please visit our main careers webpage.
A little bit about us... We are one of the largest charity retailers in the UK with over 450 shops. Our highly effective retail operation generates funding so we can continue to provide 2.7 million hours of expert medical, practical and emotional support every year, in our hospices and neurological centres, in people's homes and in the community. Our much-loved presence on high streets across the country - with a range of new and innovative shops, including boutiques, vintage and retro shops, and large format stores, we want to continue drive up the income that our retail operations generate.