Regional Book Shop Manager (South East of England) - 3 months contract

South Region
Hours per week
35 hours per week
Salary details
£36,342 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
Friday 18 January 2019 at 12:00
Interview date
Monday 28 January 2018
Contact email

Amnesty International UK (AIUK) is renowned and respected the world over for promoting and protecting human rights. Our credibility relies on our refusal to compromise our financial independence and integrity and for this reason much of our funding depends on the contributions of our membership and fundraising activities. A fine example of this are our Amnesty bookshops, which raise money by selling second-hand donated books both on and offline.

About the role

During the contract period, you will be responsible for managing the two existing Amnesty bookshops in the region and for overseeing the opening of a third bookshop. This will be with the support of one paid member of staff, a bookshop team leader based in one of the shops, whom you will manage. Plus a large and established team of dedicated volunteers in both existing shops, and the head office retail team. You will use your proven retail experience together with your knowledge of the book trade, to drive physical and online sales and meet our income targets. 

About you

You will have proven experience of managing at least one (and ideally multi-site) retail unit to deliver results, ideally within the charity sector. Required to operate within budgetary constraints, you will be highly resourceful, able to make effective use of the stock and space available, and, of the time contributed by volunteers.  Managing a team of over a hundred volunteers you will have a passion for people management, and able to inspire those that work with you.  You will be organised, highly efficient and a problem solver with a good understanding of all aspects of managing a successful bookshop. 

About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our global network of seven million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. Whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

Closing date: Midday Friday 18th January 2019

Interviews: Monday 28th January in London

The existing shops in the region are both open six days a week and some weekend working will be required. The hours for this position will be scheduled in advance.

Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications for flexible working will be considered. Please note that to be considered for this role, the successful candidate must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

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Regional Bookshop Manager job description