Shop Manager

ASL Recruitment Ltd
St Leonards-on-Sea
Competitive salary
14 Apr 2019
17 Apr 2019
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time
Shop Manager

Our client is a well-known Hastings-based charity that enjoys a lot of support throughout the community. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated Shop Manager to take responsibility for their Hastings and St Leonards shops on a temporary basis for 3 months.

The ideal Shop Manager will have demonstrable management experience with in retail, possess excellent communication skills as well as the ability to manage and work with a large team. As a Shop Manager you manage the day to day function of the shops, carry out the shop administration tasks efficiently as well as ensuring all health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to.

Due to the nature of the role you will be required to hold a full driving licence as well as your own transport.

The ideal Shop Manager will hold the following skills and experiences:

Demonstrable retail management experience
Experience of achieve sales targets and increasing shop profits
Experience of staff management, training and development
Be computer literate – with a strong knowledge and understanding of Word, Outlook and Excel
Possess excellent communication both verbal and written
Ability to manage and work with a large team
Be able to rotate stock using correct moving and handling principles

Your duties as a Shop Manager will include:

Responsible for the day to day operation of the shops in allocated area, under the guidance of, and working in partnership with the Area Shop and Retail Events Manager, Retail Manager and Retail Team
Meeting and exceed sales targets and achieve agreed standards
Regularly updating the Area Shop and Retail Events Manager on the shops progress and propose action for improvements to generate extra business and income
Initiating agreed sales promotions and other initiatives to increase turnover
Providing line management support to the shop volunteers and maximise their full potential
Leading and developing the shop volunteers, encouraging effective communication, regular team meetings, setting objectives and help foster a positive team spirit
Ensuring a high standard of customer service is provided at all times
Maintaining a high standard of merchandising and displays
Controlling stock density and stock rotation
Completing daily banking procedures in accordance with company’s Finance policies
Completing within set time scales all administrative tasks required
Ensuring correct compliance with Gift Aid systems and the safe storage of data
Maintaining high standards of housekeeping
Acting as main key holder and delegate key holding to volunteers within procedural guidelines
Applying Health and Safety regulations and the safe keeping of records, as well as to ensure Fire Equipment is correctly sited and free from obstruction


£8.77 per hour


37.5 hours per week
Monday – Sunday
2 days off per week – 5 day week including Sunday and Bank Holidays on a rota basis


Hastings and St Leonards, East Sussex

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Key Words:

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