Shop Manager

Salary: £11 PER HOUR

Location: WARE

Hours: 24.5hrs per week 4 days

Guideposts is a multi-disciplinary social care and mental health network focused first and foremost upon PEOPLE. As a charity we have over 40 years’ experience meeting the needs of individuals who face any number of complex challenges; from autism, learning disability and mental health conditions, to physical disability and age-related conditions, such as dementia, sensory impairment and mobility problems. Whether through active care and support services, information advice and guidance or independent living and training projects; Guideposts exists in order to connect people and their carers with opportunities.

We are now seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and business minded person to manage our retail outlet at our Community Hub in Ware, thereby providing a work experience training project with volunteer support for adults and young people with learning difficulties.

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the shop on operational and client matters, ensuring the effective running of the service to enable continuation of the shop project in the longer term. You will work with volunteers to provide support and learning opportunities to individual service users.

You will need retail experience and an understanding of business development.

Experience of working with and a positive attitude towards people with learning disabilities are essential.

Regular support and supervision will be given, and you will need to be able to work flexibly with weekend work, and be able to work on your own initiative.

In return you will receive a competitive salary plus

  • Pension scheme: Guideposts will contribute 6% of your salary when you contribute 3%.
  • Childcare Vouchers: which can be used to pay your OFSTED registered childcare
  • Voluntary Benefits: Discounts and cash-back for goods and services from high street retailers.
  • Annual leave: 23 days rising to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays
  • Health Cash Plan
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  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities

To apply please email your completed application form, available here, to

You can also download a PDF copy of this job description here

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