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Area Support Shop Manager (North East – Alnwick to Darlington) (TRD4745)

About our Oxfam Shops

 

Open for business since 1948, Oxfam shops are at the heart of the charity and their community, raising vital funds and increasing public awareness of what we doThey are always guided by our values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness and focussed on making as much money as possible.

 

Join Our Vibrant Retail Team and Make a Difference!


At Oxfam, our shops have been at the heart of our charity since 1948, contributing significantly to our mission. Our shops play a crucial role in raising funds and increasing public awareness of our impactful work, guided by values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusiveness.

 


Team Purpose:


Join our dynamic team with the purpose of maximising income through retail sales, adhering to the retail strategy and embracing growth opportunities. As a member of this team, you'll contribute to the heart of the charity and community, guided by values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusiveness. Your role is to be commercially aware, creative, and innovative to make a significant
impact.

 


Job Purpose:


As a key member of the area team, your role is to coordinate and provide operational support to our shops within a defined geographical area. Covering short-term shop manager absences, you'll ensure uninterrupted trading and maximise income generation. No two days are the same – expect variety and collaboration with diverse communities. This role is a fantastic stretch opportunity for those with shop manager experience, serving as a potential stepping stone toward an area manager role.

 

Key Responsibilities:


• Create and maintain inclusive, respectful, and safe environments in the shops.
• Collaborate with Area Manager and shop managers to allocate shop cover effectively.
• Build trusting relationships in each shop to maintain engaged and motivated teams.
• Maximise Net Sales Contribution (NSC) and Gift Aid (GA) in all covered shops to agreed targets.
• Deliver continuous improvement support against specific KPIs.
• Develop and deliver a framework for feedback and handovers.
• Actively contribute to the local community and wider Retail network.


Qualifications:


• Previous retail or operational management experience
• Agile and adaptable working style
• Excellent communication and relationship-building skills


Join us in making a positive impact on communities and showcasing our values in action

 

Our Values and Commitment to Safeguarding

 

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

 

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

How to apply 

 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  

 

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB takes its obligation to protect the rights of children and vulnerable people very seriously; therefore, the successful candidate for this post will be also subject to extensive background checking, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), as this role involves unsupervised access to the above-mentioned groups.

 

For full information surrounding DBS and the vacancy, please view the full job description. 

 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

 

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

 

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

 


 
  • Location:
    North East – Alnwick to Darlington
  • Hours:
    37.5 hours per week
  • Salary:
    £27,671 per annum
  • Region:
    Shop Operations
  • Job Family:
    Retail
  • Division:
    Retail (Engagement)
  • Grade:
    D
  • Job Type:
    Open ended
  • Closing Date:
    23 June 2024
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