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Area Retail Manager

South West - Bristol, North Somerset

Location: Bristol and Somerset and West Wiltshire

Hours: 37 hours per week (including occasional unsociable hours)

Salary: £32,528 progressing to £37,343 per annum

Lease vehicle/Car Allowance, pension and life assurance, generous leave entitlement


Do you thrive on finding creative solutions, working in a dynamic environment with a wide variety of people and be able to really make a difference to the lives of Children and Families in the South West? If you do, please read on…

As an Area Retail Manager with Children’s Hospice South West, you will have far more scope to influence and manage your stores’ business than you would at most other high street retailers, which makes the role both exciting and rewarding! 

We are in an exciting expansion phase of our retail function with an aim to becoming one of the most successful charity shop networks in the UK, providing a first class shopping experience for all our customers.  Children’s Hospice South West currently has 34 shops across the South West and we aim to have in excess of 50 by 2020. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Area Retail Manager who will be responsible for the effective management and development of 10 – 15 allocated shops within the Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire area. You will need to be passionate about fashion and retail, have proven success of multi-site management or managing a large retail store. You will need to be able to demonstrate working to budgets and operational targets. 

This role will effectively lead, motivate and develop a team of shop staff and volunteers to ensure that the shops are successful and developed to their full potential.  You will be responsible for managing and driving the profitability of your shops, maintaining and improving shop standards as well as maximising income to ensure targets are met.

Children’s Hospice South West value our staff and offer an excellent working environment with an enthusiastic and ambitious team who are driven to making CHSW Retail Shops one of the most successful in in the South West, if this sounds like the job for you please apply now and start raising a smile every day!

Closing Date:                                            23 July 2019

Anticipated Telephone Interviews:         26 July 2019

Anticipated Interviews:                           15 August 2019

If you wish to set up an informal telephone call to discuss the role with the Head of Retail, please call 01271 313091



Related downloads

Job Description (PDF)
Working for CHSW (PDF)

Applicaiton Guidance (Word)

More information

Under the Equality Act 2010 employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments where, compared to a non-disabled person, a disabled person is substantially disadvantaged by either the working arrangements (which include the recruitment process) or the working environment. If you have a disability it is a good idea to contact CHSW direct to discuss any arrangements that you may require to allow you to complete the application and attend interview if you are short-listed.

You are invited to complete the equality monitoring information. The information will be treated as confidential to be used for statistical purposes only and will not be treated as part of your application.

CHSW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all employees must obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure.  Charity Registration Number 1003314