Temporary Shop Manager - Marie Curie Charity Shop, Sidmouth
£14,485 per annum - 35 hours per week
Marie Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Our Marie Curie nurses and healthcare assistants work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our Marie Curie hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And Marie Curie support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.
Based in our Sidmouth Marie Curie Charity Shop, you will be accountable for achieving maximum sales within the shop ensuring that direct costs are kept to a minimum. Using best charity retail practice, creative flair, and an ability to lead by example, you will enable the shop team to create an inviting shop which encourages sales and promotes excellent customer service.
Key responsibilities include maximising sales by maintaining high standards of display and layout in the shop and shop windows, ensuring that stock density is maintained, regular rotation of stock is carried out and that maximum realistic prices are obtained on donated items, in accordance with charity guidelines, as well as Bought in Goods.
Gift aid is a vital source of income from donated goods and you should ensure that this is maximised when dealing with customers and donors, ensuring that excellent customer service is provided at all times. You should also ensure that high standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the shop including the sales floor, stock processing area, offices and communal areas. You and your shop team will support the Area Manager in suggesting and implementing local initiatives to maximise sales and generate stock donations.
You will also support the recruiting, training and management of staff and volunteers leading by example providing regular updates to everyone involved, sharing good practice and promoting charity procedures and guidelines.
If you have a flair for retail and a real passion to work for a charity that really does make a difference to people, day in, day out, we want to hear from you.
Closing date: 18th December 2018
Interview date: TBC