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Shop Manager - (Permanent Full Time) Longford

Location: Longford

Salary range: €35232.18

Experience: 3 Years in customer facing retail environment

Closing date: Mon, 15 Jul 2024


SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration, and other specialist areas. 

The Role:

We are currently looking to recruit a Retail Shop Manager for our well established shop at Dublin St, Longford. This is a great opportunity for an experienced retailer, with energy and flare to work with an organisation that makes a difference in the community.
This is an exciting time to work in Charity Retail, where we have a strong focus on contributing to a sustainable circular economy and help people in need using donated preloved clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac.
We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual who is customer and people centric, who will work closely with the Regional Retail Manager and the current team which are made up of volunteers and community scheme workers with a goal to optimise sales so we can better serve the community.
Should you be successful you will be part of a great team made up of thirty-eight shops in the Northeast and Midlands region, two of which are successful furniture stores and a large Order fulfilment Centre, where stock is sorted and distributed on a bespoke basis to our retail units.

Candidate Requirements:


  • Minimum Leaving Certificate level or equivalent


  • At least 3 years in a customer facing retail environment
  • Experience of managing / working with a diverse team of people
  • Experience of independent working and also working as part of a team
  • Experience of providing and analyzing sales reports


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, in individual and group situations
  • An ability to establish and foster excellent working relationships with many different people across different functions and locations
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Competent in IT packages - Excel, Word, EPOS, Microsoft 365
  • A positive outlook with resilience and persistence in the face of barriers and setbacks
  • An ability to display empathy, patience and a well-developed sense of humor


  • Commercially aware

Full job description for this role and list of associated benefits can be found here: Job Description - Shop Manager 2024.pdf

If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted, and respected not-for-profit organisations please click 'Apply for this job'.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply as soon as possible as the role may be closed in advance of the date shown above due to high volume of applications.

SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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