Save The Children UK
Save The Children UK

Charity number 213890

Save the Children is one of the leading children's charities in the UK. We are committed to ending child poverty and to transforming the life chances of 30,000 children across Scotland. We want children to achieve their full potential and to get the best start in life. We work in partnership with a range of agencies to deliver programmes that make a lasting difference in children's lives.

Current vacancies

Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,185 – £20,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th September 2019

Are you a confident, energetic and vivacious leader who’d like to add a funky new twist to each day in a lively, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary charity retail environment? We’ve got huge ambition at Save the Children to shake up the charity retail landscape and offer a unique experience for our supporters. So, we are looking for a dedicated Shop Manager to join us on a journey.

Our shop in Byres Road is in the heart of the west end of Glasgow. We’ve recently undergone a complete transformation to create our fabulous urban jungle fashion concept. Inspired by the vibrant local area and Botanic Gardens we now have a Green Room, an exciting new goods range, urban & vintage themed donations and even a grass themed fitting room!

We are looking for a Kind and Creative person who loves working with people and has the ability to lead and inspire those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is energetic and positive in their approach and attitude, with the ability to instil this in others. They will be hard working and can lead by example, being hands on themselves when necessary but ultimately with the ability to drive productivity through empowering the volunteer team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who can work with a diverse group of volunteers to create a welcoming atmosphere in the shop to attract more volunteers, donors and supporters. As well as being someone who is driven and motivated by raising money for Save the Children, the right candidate will be able to motivate their teams to achieve goals and targets for the shop in a positive way. They will need to be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. Whilst charity retail experience is not essential, we do require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions using information available to them.

Save the Children shops are community hubs where people come together to create a home for loved products and a place to share ideas. Where people come together to volunteer, donate and shop.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you.

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Community Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,185
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd August 2019

We’re excited to be able to offer you a new opportunity to join our team in managing the Save the Children Nicolson Street Shop in Edinburgh.

Do you like being empowered? And empowering others?

Do you have experience of successfully leading a team?

Are you passionate and creative? Are you flexible, adaptable and willing to learn?

We’re looking for someone who loves working with people and has the ability to lead and inspire those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is energetic and positive in their approach and attitude, with the ability to instil this in others. They will be hard working and can lead by example, being hands on themselves when necessary but ultimately with the ability to drive productivity through empowering the volunteer team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who can work with a diverse group of volunteers to create a welcoming atmosphere in the shop to attract more volunteers, donors and supporters. As well as being someone who is driven and motivated by raising money for Save the Children, the right candidate will be able to motivate their team to achieve goals and targets for the shop in a positive way. They will need to be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. Whilst charity retail experience is not essential, we do require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions using information available to them.

As a Shop Manager, we can offer you a challenging but enjoyable and hugely rewarding role with Save the Children. We will provide you with the right training, support and coaching you need in order to successfully manage and lead a team of volunteers in Nicolson Street.

Save the Children shops are at the heart of the community, providing a welcoming and positive environment for people to come together to volunteer, donate and shop.

Our shop in Nicolson Street is in the heart of the high street in this busy and vibrant area. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of boutique shops, charity retailers, coffee houses and award-winning eateries. You’ll be aiming to catch the eye of the influx of day-trippers to the town as well as engaging with the local community to build a volunteer team and secure quality donations.

Does this excite you? Have you got what we’re looking for?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Working in more than 120 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

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