Assistant Shop Manager
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* Part Time
* £6537 per year. (£8.98 per hour)
* Thatcham, Berkshire
* Perm - 14 hours per week.
Working alongside the Shop Manager you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts are making this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
About working in our shops
Our shops are the face of our retail brand, run by a dedicated, creative and passionate bunch of superstars. Focusing on sustainable fashion, engaging with local communities and leading our volunteers to deliver a great colleague and customer experience, we raise much needed funds to deliver Everyday Equality for disabled people and their families.
As Assistant Shop Manager, you’ll work alongside the Shop Manager, and use your creativity and flair to flourish in our retail environment. Our retail roles are full of variety, and every day is different! From generating and processing stock to designing an eye-catching window display or recruiting and training our wonderful volunteer team you’ll find every day challenging but extremely rewarding. You will have some experience or skill in the following areas but a great attitude and willingness to learn is just as important:
Leadership. You’ll have proven management experience to run your shop autonomously. Plus have the organisational skills to manage your own time and be confident in talking about the work of Scope. You will also play a vital role in the recruitment and development of our volunteer team.
Customer Service. Our customers are at the heart of all we do so you’ll want to provide the very best customer service and be a focal point in your local community.
Being Commercial. Working within a framework you will use your commercial skills to spot sales opportunities.
Stock Management & Merchandising. We want to provide our customers with the best stock package on the high street. You will play a central role by generating stock, choosing which stock is suitable for sale, ensuring our pricing is correct and then maintaining high merchandising standards on the shop floor.
Teamwork. At Scope, you’ll find friendly faces, welcome cuppas and chats with everyone in the team.
Your onboarding training, Springboard to Success, will set you up for success. Plus, you’ll have ‘on the job’ training, working alongside our colleagues and learning how to drive sales by recycling our donations that will inspire you to become a Scope Disability Gamechanger.
You’ll be a dedicated team player with a strong work ethic and committed to providing excellent customer service. You do not need specific retail experience, but we do ask that you are business minded and have worked in a fast paced, service environment where you put the customer’s needs first.
You’ll also need to showcase a great attention to detail, solid IT skills and have a creative eye for displays. We ask you demonstrate an appreciation of Scope’s values and ambition of achieving Everyday Equality for disabled people.
It’s important for you to know that Scope Charity Shops are open every day, so some weekend and Bank Holiday cover is needed. We work 35 hours a week, working five days out of seven. Weekly hours for part-time vacancies are on a seven-day rota.
We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and embrace our values of being open and fair, courageous, connected and pioneering. We believe hard work deserves reward and recognition and offer a wide range of benefits including 35 days annual leave in Retail, 27 days plus Bank Holidays working in our Head Office, flexible working (where we can), company pension, excellent training and career development, strong colleague networks across disability, race and LGBTQ+, wellbeing incentives like a discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, and much more.
If you want to make a difference and become a Disability Gamechanger, we'd love to hear from you. Apply Today!
Application closing date: 15/12/2021
Please note that successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Equality and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We want to seize every opportunity to build a truly diverse and inclusive workplace.
We are always looking for applications from disabled people. If you are disabled and you have the skills and, or the experience to do the job, we really want to interview you. Just let us know in your application that you are applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.
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Our Values - Pioneering, Courageous, Connected, Open, Fair
By living our values and trusting each other, we empower our colleagues to make decisions. By giving our colleagues freedom and space to spark creativity for innovation, we can push boundaries, change mindsets and be empowered to change the game with grit and determination and a sense of urgency
Who we are at Scope?
Scope is a disability equality charity in England and Wales. Together we are Disability Gamechangers. We belong to one team, dedicated to achieving a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness. Our mission is to achieve Everyday Equality for disabled people, and we campaign tirelessly to create change
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