Retail Area Manager

Status: Full-Time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £32,619 per annum

Closing date: 11/04/2024

 Do you have experience in Retail Management, and want to be part of a friendly team who generate income for a worthwhile cause?  

Pilgrims Hospices is looking for a full-time Retail Area Manager to join the team, helping to co-ordinate the effective operation and management of various stores, retail staff and volunteers, as well as the day-to-day service of the shop. 

The Role

As the Retail Area Manager you will ensure that all of the shops in your area are a successful source of income generation whilst maintaining a good rapport with the wider retail team.  Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Budget responsibility
  • To carry out regular inspections of shop properties, and advise any maintenance issues that may arise.
  • To benchmark shop presentation and performance with other charity and main stream retailers in the local vicinity.
  • Working with the Head of Retail, the post holder will assist with the development and achievement of an annual revenue and sales plan for each shop.
  • On all shop visits, conduct ‘short audit’ and share findings with Shop Manager and Area Managers with a view to improving standards

The post holder must ensure that services are provided to a high standard. For a more extensive list of responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description document.

Working Arrangements

This is a full-time role (35 hrs per week). The role involves overseeing the day to day running of  Pilgrims Hospices shops in Tenterden (Vintage Shop); Ashford (General shop and Furniture Shop); Cheriton; Folkestone (General Shop and Furniture Shop); Dover; Dymchurch (Book Shop and General Shop); Hythe and New Romney. Working days will be between Monday and Sunday, with a regular shift pattern allocated, although you should be flexible.

About You

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Experience working in a working in a multi-site retail management role.
  • Experience of developing a high performing team.
  • A clean driving licence
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial mind.
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Motivator of people, with an eye for recognizing the potential of people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, personable and able to relate to volunteers
  • A flexible and positive attitude

About Us

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

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

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”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our workplaces offer:

  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside people passionate about what we do
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • A workplace pension scheme. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance and realistic working hours
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice!

How to apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete the attached application form.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, identifying details will not be considered during our selection process.