Retail Manager - Ashford

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

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Job summary

Do you have management background in Retail?

Do you want to develop your management skills and be part of a pro-active professional team?

Do you have a passion for working collaboratively in an environment thriving on positive change?

Do you want to experience a sense of achievement by knowing that every day you contribute to the provision of person-centred care?

If so, then the role of Retail Manager at Pilgrims may be just the job for you!

We are seeking well-motivated and forward-thinking professionals to join our team, in supporting the development and growth of our hospices across east Kent.

Main duties of the job

The Retail Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the whole shop;

  • Meeting and exceeding financial targets
  • Maintaining effective stock management and merchandising
  • Managing, recruiting and training volunteers
  • Carrying out shop administration
  • Arrange deliveries of sold furniture
  • Ensuring adequate security
  • Maintaining health and safety policy and procedures
  • Implementing and ensuring the growth or our Gift Aid programme

About us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness, and their family and friends, are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

Other Benefits

As an Employer of Choice, our commitment to supporting our employees and volunteers is a key priority.

Our hospices offer:

  • Modern, friendly and highly professional working environments
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • Alignment with NHS pay rates and continuity in membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing
  • A good work-life balance
  • Locations across well-populated areas of east Kent – all providing very good road and rail links
  • NHS and financial discounts i.e. Blue Light Card

This advert will be closed once sufficient applications have been received. This can happen quickly, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.

Date posted

31 March 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£20,372 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0497-22-5482

Job locations

Pilgrims Hospice

Wellesley Road

Ashford

Kent

TN24 8LP


Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The post holder is responsible for the Pilgrims Hospices Retail furniture Showroom by supervising staff and ensuring efficient operational activities and achieving high Health and Safety standards in both Showroom and stock Warehouse. Achieve annual income targets as agreed with the Head of Retail.

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Department: Retail

Responsible to: Area Manager

Accountable to: Area Manager and Head of Retail

Location: Ashford Furniture Store

For further information about the role requirements, please see the job description. 

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The post holder is responsible for the Pilgrims Hospices Retail furniture Showroom by supervising staff and ensuring efficient operational activities and achieving high Health and Safety standards in both Showroom and stock Warehouse. Achieve annual income targets as agreed with the Head of Retail.

______________________________________________________________

Department: Retail

Responsible to: Area Manager

Accountable to: Area Manager and Head of Retail

Location: Ashford Furniture Store

For further information about the role requirements, please see the job description. 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to good overall standard.

Desirable

  • Have attended retail sector training courses.
  • Has a Retail Management NVQ.

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Creative flair with an eye for detail and able to present stock to a high standard.
  • Good organisational and management skills.
  • Willingness to learn and seek advice.
  • Able to assist with the movement of furniture.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, personable and able to relate to volunteers.

Experience

Essential

  • Retail sales experience at managerial level.
  • Worked in a target driven environment.
  • Numerate with IT Experience.

Desirable

  • Have experience of Furniture Retail.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercially minded.
  • Worked with or managed volunteers.
  • Charity shop experience.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to good overall standard.

Desirable

  • Have attended retail sector training courses.
  • Has a Retail Management NVQ.

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Creative flair with an eye for detail and able to present stock to a high standard.
  • Good organisational and management skills.
  • Willingness to learn and seek advice.
  • Able to assist with the movement of furniture.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, personable and able to relate to volunteers.

Experience

Essential

  • Retail sales experience at managerial level.
  • Worked in a target driven environment.
  • Numerate with IT Experience.

Desirable

  • Have experience of Furniture Retail.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercially minded.
  • Worked with or managed volunteers.
  • Charity shop experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

Address

Pilgrims Hospice

Wellesley Road

Ashford

Kent

TN24 8LP


Employer's website

https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/jobs (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

Address

Pilgrims Hospice

Wellesley Road

Ashford

Kent

TN24 8LP


Employer's website

https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/jobs (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

31 March 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£20,372 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0497-22-5482

Job locations

Pilgrims Hospice

Wellesley Road

Ashford

Kent

TN24 8LP


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