Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Our shops generate valuable income to support our services, create opportunities for homeless people to learn new skills, and contribute to Crisis’ work in the community. They have a unique contemporary visual identity and are dynamic and creative places to work.
About the role
To support our expansion plans, we are recruiting for a shop manager to join our group of charity shops across London. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference and deliver positive social impact in the local community while also raising money to fund Crisis’ work ending homelessness.
As shop manager, you will lead a team of staff and volunteers to deliver an outstanding customer experience, creating a vibrant, fun place to shop, work and volunteer. You will have the autonomy to develop your shop and engage with the community, and will be expected to attract volunteers and donations locally. You will achieve ambitious sales and training targets, maximising the impact on our mission to end homelessness.
This is a unique retail opportunity where you will also be involved in delivering on the job training for Crisis members, supporting them to gain the skills and confidence needed in the workplace. You will work collaboratively with a peer support group of shop managers and will have opportunities to build your own skills through training and development.
You will be primarily based in one shop within London Zones 1-2; locations will be agreed at the time of a job offer. You may also be required to travel to other shops within London on a short term basis.
We are also building a talent pool for upcoming new shops opening in London throughout 2022. Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for future roles.
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced shop manager with a proven track record of leading teams and achieving sales results. You will have a genuine interest in charity retail and be seeking a challenge that stands out from other retail management roles. You will know how to manage and build Crisis’s reputation within the local community, and be committed to Crisis’s values and mission to end homelessness.
We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.
How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
Closing date: Sunday 15th August 2022 (at 23:59)
Interviews will take place w/c 22nd August.
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