Job opportunity

Assistant Shop Manager – Church Street


22.5 per week


£14,040 (Full time equivalent £23,400)

Closing date: 2 June 2024

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected local charity, in this exciting role you will maximise profits and deliver excellent customer service whilst having fun at the same time. Our shops cover the Brighton, Hove and surrounding areas and at times you may be asked to support and work in other shops.

Duties include:

  • Assisting, and at times deputising for, Shop Managers in all aspects of the retail operation including opening and closing the shop, stock management, merchandising, sales, service and security
  • Assisting Shop Managers in achieving sales targets as agreed with the Retail Manager whilst keeping costs within agreed budget
  • Providing a high standard of customer service, in line with Martlets agreed standards, to further enhance the reputation of Martlets Hospice
  • Maintaining a high standard of presentation throughout the shop, creating a commercial and attractive sales environment
  • Actively encouraging donations of saleable stock and to handle donations in an efficient manner
  • Ensuring volunteers are supported, encouraged and well-motivated to ensure the shop performs and is representative of Martlets values

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  • Company pension scheme or NHS pension scheme for eligible employees
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • On-site education support and study leave opportunities
  • Option to access Health Shield and cover your everyday cost of healthcare for less
  • Free parking, subsidised meals and various social activities
  • Corporate rate gym membership, discounts with local complementary therapies and Blue Light Card

About us

You’ll be joining our organisation at a very exciting time, as St Barnabas Hospices and Martlets Hospice are in the process of merging. Bringing our teams and resources together, as one organisation means we can focus on new and exciting visions and plans for our people and patients and provide even greater opportunities for our workforce. 

We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

Currently, at this stage, a completion date for the merger has not yet been agreed.  Therefore, if you are successful in your application and are offered a role,  depending on your start date you may be employed directly by St Barnabas Hospices or your employment may be transferred to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) known as TUPE. TUPE is a legal process to ensure that you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining your terms and conditions of employment.

Apply now

When you apply you'll be taken to the Martlets recruitment portal. You'll need to create an account to apply, and you'll receive communications from Martlets about your application via the portal.

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