Shop Manager – Belfast

    Reference No:   SMB0519
    Location:   196 – 200 Antrim Rd and 45-47 Rosemary Street, Belfast
    Duration:   Permanent
    Hours:   37.5 hours per week
    Published:   15 May 2019
    Closing Date:   4pm Wednesday 05 June 2019

    The purpose of the Shop Manager role is to maximize sales, productivity, revenue opportunities and customer satisfaction levels through the efficient management of the St Vincent de Paul Charity shop by ensuring compliance with the Society’s retail standards, current relevant legislation and SVP policy and ethos. Line management of a motivated team comprising shop volunteers and paid employee is also required. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the following;

    • Job holder should have a good level of education.
    • Knowledge of the Society and of its mission and values. 
    • Knowledge of needs and issues of poverty and social disadvantaged. 
    • Commercially aware 
    • At least 3 years retail experience ideally some of which will have been gained in the community / voluntary sector.
    • Experience of managing a diverse team of people 
    • Experience of working with sales and profit targets 
    • Experience of lone working and ability to use initiative
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, in individual and group situations in a professional manner.
    • An ability to establish and foster excellent working relationships with many different people across different functions and locations.
    • Excellent organisation skills
    • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
    • 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 humour.
    If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations you can email your application form directly to or post your completed application and monitoring form to: Anne Crossan, Regional Retail Services Manager, Society of St Vincent de Paul, 196-200 Antrim Rd, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 2AJ.

    It is compulsory to complete the monitoring form along with your application.

    Job Description
    Application Form
    Monitoring Form
    Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Police Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.
    SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

    How to Apply

    If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form. CVs will not be accepted

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