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Shop Manager, Slyne Furniture Shop

Do you have an interest and knowledge of furniture and enjoy meeting the people? Have you worked in retail previously, and are you passionate about excellent customer service, standards and driving sales? Are you physically fit and able to lift, push and pull items of furniture? If so, then we’d really like to hear from you

We are recruiting an Shop Manager for our busy Slyne Furniture Shop, which generates vital income for St John’s Hospice from donated stock.

📍 Location: Slyne Road, Lancaster
⏰ Hours:
35 per week (5 days over a 7 day rota)
✅ Role Type: Permanent
💰 Pay: £18,928 per annum
💚 Pension: 
8% employer funded St John’s Hospice Pension Scheme

📅 Closing Date: Sunday 1st November 2021



  • Maximise sales and minimise costs in your own shop and across the whole retail operation.
  • Be accountable for the effective management of your people, stock and administration.
  • Motivate and train your team and volunteers to a high standard, creating a positive team spirit in your store.
  • Ensure the delivery, by yourself and all those working or volunteering in the shop, of excellent customer service.
  • Present a professional image to staff, volunteers and customers at all times reflecting the image and reputation of St John’s Hospice.


For more information, or an informal chat, please call Sophie Lea, Head of Retail, on 01524 844494. Alternatively please email [email protected]


We offer:

💚 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees.
💚 Life assurance
💚 Health Cash Plan
💚 Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme
💚 Maternity & paternity benefits
💚 Continuing professional development
💚 Cycle to work scheme
💚 Car lease scheme
💚 Free on-site parking

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


If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete our online Application for Employment below, please make sure you specify the number of hours you are applying for. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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 ‘spent’. A fee of £44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £27.80 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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