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Assistant Shop Manager, Kendal Furniture Shop

We are recruiting an Assistant Shop Manager who will be based in our Kendal Furniture Shop, to provide cover in the absence of the Shop Manager ensuring the smooth running of the shop and a high level of customer satisfaction. The role will also include occasionally supporting our network of shops in Lancaster / Morecambe.

The post-holder will contribute towards maximising store sales and profits, promote Gift Aid and represent St Johnโ€™s Hospice in a professional manner reflecting our core values at all times.

๐Ÿ“ย Location:ย Kendal Furniture Shop, 68 Highgate, Kendal

โฐ Hours: 14 per week (2 days over a 7-day rota)

๐Ÿ’ฐ Salary: ยฃ17,745 per annum (pro rata)

โœ… Contract: Permanent

๐Ÿ’š Pension: 8% employer funded

๐Ÿ“… Closing Date: 19th September 2021

Informal enquiries about this post should be made via email to [email protected].


Some Duties Are:

  • Achieve profit targets by maximising sales and minimising costs.
  • Maintain a high standard of presentation, both in the windows and the interior of the shop.
  • Price stock at a consistent level in accordance with our price guides.
  • Keep stock areas organised, uncluttered and promote safe working practices. Return stock to the warehouse or other shops as our procedures.
  • Ensure that tasks are properly delegated to staff in accordance with their training and abilities.
  • Bank daily takings in accordance with St Johnโ€™s Hospice Shops procedures.


We offer:

๐Ÿ’š 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees.

๐Ÿ’š Life assurance

๐Ÿ’š Health Cash Plan

๐Ÿ’š Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme

๐Ÿ’š Maternity & paternity benefits

๐Ÿ’š Continuing professional development

๐Ÿ’š Cycle to work scheme

๐Ÿ’š Car lease scheme

๐Ÿ’š Free on-site parking

Please click here to see more benefits available to our employees.

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If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete our online Application for Employment below, or please send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected]

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All correspondence relating to this vacancy including interview invites will be sent by EMAIL only. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Oder) 1975 (as amended in 2013). It will be necessary for a submission for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please complete your Application For Employment accurately ensuring you include all criminal convictions including those that would otherwise be considered โ€˜spentโ€™. A fee of ยฃ44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or ยฃ27.80 for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be carried out as part of our pre-employment check process, if applicable.


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