Job Vacancy

Swindon Children’s Scrapstore

Job Description

Date Reviewed: 29 April 2021

Job Title: Shop Manager

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:45am – 2:45pm

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Project: Swindon Children’s Scrapstore

Accountable: Swindon Children’s Scrapstore - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Swindon Children’s Scrapstore is a local community resource centre and registered charity which provides a service for community organisations local businesses, by acting as a broker for clean re-usable waste.

The Scrapstore has over 35 years of experience of promoting waste minimisation, reuse and recycling.

Scrapstore is managed by a small staff group and with varied roles. In addition, Scrapstore offers volunteering opportunities to volunteers. The Shop Manager will be expected to work as part of this team with the aims of the project and all of its staff and volunteers.

General Purpose

Oversee the management of two shops in Swindon Town Centre, you will combine commercial acumen with creativity, leading a small team of staff and volunteers. Interact with customers to provide and process information in response to enquiries, concerns and requests about products and services. The goal is to provide high class customer service and to increase the charities growth and revenue through sales maximisation. This is an exciting opportunity to manage a new store

Duties & Responsibilities

Overall management:

a) Reporting on the profit of the retail store and whether it is reaching financial goals

b) Monitoring and evaluating performance KPI’s

c) Health & safety requirements are adhered to at all times

d) Supervision and training of all staff and volunteers

e) Daily process monitoring and administration

f) Maintain and administer statistical and financial records

g) Maintain customer service standards

h) Dealing with enquiries and complaints

i) Maintain social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

j) Maintain cleanliness of the premises to ensure customer experience is enjoyable

k) Monitoring staff behaviour, attitude, and presentation to make sure they are a positive reflection of the retail store's values

l) Delegating tasks to staff such as cleaning, stocking, customer support, or working the cash register

m) Monitor, develop and merchandising of stock

To ensure efficient administration systems are in place to provide monthly reports to CEO, monthly financial data including sales activity.

To adhere to Scrapstore’s Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities Policy and Volunteer’s Policy at all times.

To be willing to adopt a ‘hands on’ approach to service delivery.

Personal Specification


Retail Sales & Management

A strong communicator with excellent organisational skills

Able to mentor employees

Self-motivated and resilient individual

Ability to lead a small team

Ability to delegate as necessary

Able to use initiative

I.T and social media skills

Excellent administration skills

Commercial awareness

Management of stock control

Desirable Experience and Qualifications

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Retail management

Level 2 Supervisory/management qualification

Ability to work flexible hours

Experience of the Voluntary and / or business communities

Full clean driving licence



Candidates must demonstrate and ability to set objectives and prioritise and plan their work.

Specific Skills and Knowledge

Candidates must have an ability to communicate ideas and information effectively and appropriately on a 1:1 basis; they must also be able to develop appropriate, supportive and empowering relationships.

Ideally they must be able to show a creative approach in working with people.

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