Cover Manager in Grays

Contract: Part Time – 3 days per week (22.5 hours including weekends)
Location: Grays
Closing Date: Jan 23, 2020

From unearthing hidden gems from donated goods, maximising your income through Gift Aid and crafting eye catching displays, no day will ever be the same.

Our Charity Shops have been moving with the times. Of course a bargain can still be found and donations welcomed from our neighbours. But there is a lot more to them. They are literally the “shop window” for our wonderful charity, and are often the first contact people will have with the cause. So it’s vital we create a welcoming and trusting atmosphere in the shops, exactly like our hospices.

Havens Hospices cares for adults and children diagnosed with serious, life-limiting illnesses. We aim to make their journey – and that of their families – as comfortable as possible, creating special memories along the way. Our care is free of charge, but that can only continue happening thanks to our special team of traders.

Ideal candidates will have Retail Management experience, a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes and be looking for an opportunity to make a real difference.

In return for your expertise and passion, you’ll receive 5 weeks annual leave, extensive training, support and a competitive salary, and most of all, by joining our Trading Department, you’ll be ‘Making every day count’ for the patients, children and families we care for.

Full job specification

Key Responsibilities

  • To take responsibility for managing your shop.
  • To brief the Area Manager at regular agreed intervals (and immediately if urgent) on progress in your allocated shop.
  • To propose action to the Area Manager for improvements in operations.
  • To maintain an awareness of developments in local shops, especially in the Charity / low cost sector, updating the Area Manager as required.
  • To maintain and develop good channels of communication with colleagues in other Havens Hospices Shops, local communities and organisations.

Benefits to you

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including bank holidays)
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)