HARP – Charity Shops Senior Assistant Manager

HARP – Charity Shops Senior Assistant Manager

Salary grade points 11-15 (£21,166 to £22,911)

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

HARP is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Do you have experience of working in retail, or an interest in fashion, and want to put this to good use helping others less fortunate? If so, we would love you to join our growing Charity Shops team as a Senior Assistant Manager.

The ideal candidate will:
• Have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment, line managing a team of staff.
• Be an excellent team player with communication, influencing and motivational skills.
• Have the ability to communicate across a range of channels, including face to face, telephone and email, and an ability to accurately relay information between colleagues and management.
• Be flexible and able to go above and beyond to achieve results, including able to work weekends.
• Have empathy and understanding for homeless people.

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification and application form from our website www.harpsouthend.org.uk clicking on the “Get involved” tab and then “Careers”. Please quote the reference SAM1

Applications should be sent to Clive Franceschi at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB.

For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Closing Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019 midday
Short listing Day: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Interview Day: Wednesday 27th November 2019

Charity No: 1098126 HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer