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Shop Manager – Balsall Common

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Shop Manager – Balsall Common

Closing Date: 15 October 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Retail Band 3, £22,085 – £24,471 per year

Birmingham Hospice is the leading provider of adult palliative care in the region. Our charity shops raise vital funds for Birmingham Hospice. The generosity of donors and shoppers plays a crucial role in supporting the community, helping us to provide care for local people living with a terminal diagnosis and for their families.

Applications are invited for a Shop Manager to join our Retail Team at our brand new Balsall Common shop.

The role is a full-time position and the successful candidate will be required to work five days out of the six shop trading days per week.

As Shop Manager you will help and support the Retail Area Manager by developing, leading and motivating your team of staff and volunteers, ensuring that sales and targets are achieved and surpassed; motivating your team to deliver fantastic customer service, meeting performance targets and working continually to improve the work of the hospice.

The role will involve ensuring that stock is displayed well and sorted correctly, as well as ensuring the shop and stockroom is always kept clean and tidy. You will actively encourage donations and saleable goods, ensure stock is prepared for display/selling, and make sure all goods are appropriately sized and priced.

You will lead a team, manage the developing and training of staff and volunteers, and be responsible for ensuring that appropriate rotas are in place to ensure the efficient running and income maximisation of the shop.

For an informal chat, please contact Cath D’Eath;


The ideal candidate will possess significant retail experience, preferably within the charity sector, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment and passion for delivering and driving outstanding customer service. You must be an effective communicator and have strong organisational skills as well as having experience of working with sales targets.

Key benefits

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free tea, coffee and toast.
  • We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including those with caring responsibilities – while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.
  • Birmingham Hospice is committed to colleague development as an ongoing professional requirement and consider this a priority.
  • For individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.
  • A supportive work environment, with a focus on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free emotional, health and financial support.
“After I saw the care my dad received at the hospice, I knew I wanted to work there.”

Barbara Bennett, a Healthcare Assistant at Birmingham Hospice’s Erdington site, was inspired to join the hospice after seeing the expert palliative care her dad, Frederick, received there.

Having worked in healthcare for 30 years, Barbara decided it was time she went into palliative and end of life care after helping to care for her father when he was diagnosed with heart failure, kidney failure and dementia.

Read Barbara’s story

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do as we continue in our mission to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.