Store Manager Designate

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Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust are now looking for a Designate Store Manager to cover shops in the Birmingham & Black Country area, until a permanent store is established.  You'll lead a team of volunteers, achieve set targets and to maintain standards.  You’ll work 37.5 hours per week, including some weekend working.

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About the Role

Acorns Children's Hospice are a children's charity, offering specialist palliative nursing care and support for local children and their families.  We have a network of charity shops across the West Midlands and Gloucestershire, which help to provide the funding that we need to provide this care and are planning to open another in the Birmingham area.

As Community Shop Manager Designate, you will:

  • Termporarily run shops within the Birmingham and Black Country, when Shop Managers are away, making decisions about stock, setting levels of pricing and leading a team of volunteers
  • Prepare for the opening of a new superstore in BIrmingham.  Our superstores feature pre-loved clothing, books, furniture and much more! 

Click here to see inside one of our Acorns shops

About You

  • Retail experience and experience of working towards targets
  • Experience of leading and motivating a team 
  • IT skills
  • Happy to work weekends
  • Enjoy a role that involves significant levels of manual handling
  • Ability to travel independently to cover shops in the area

We want our Shop Managers to firmly embed their shop into the fabric of the local community by being proactive in assessing opportunities within the community for the shop to get involved in, so ideally you’ll be based in the local area.

What We Offer

  • £25,838 per annum
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Employee discounts from leading retailers
  • Employee gym discount scheme
  • Bike-to-Work scheme
  • Generous contribution to group personal pension plan
  • Acorns group life assurance scheme

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and therefore any successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check and will be asked to provide two satisfactory references.

As a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting organisation we are committed to ensuring that the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child is embedded into both culture and practice within the organisation. As an employee you will be a Duty Bearer for Children’s Rights and support all children to be Rights Holders.

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Find out about our culture, career development, benefits and more here: Why Work for Acorns?

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