Shop Manager - Eastbourne £20,288 per annum 35 hours per week Full Time, Permanent Pets and people at the heart of what we do. Do you have a business mind and a social heart? Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet? Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team? Are you looking for a role where you will be able to utilise your retail skills to drive performance? If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission. About the Role: The great thing about this role is that you never know what stock is coming through the door, so we are looking for shop managers who have a real flair for retailing and can through their team of volunteers and employees drive sales by creating a commercial environment, meeting local needs to maximise profit. Working in conjunction with the Area Retail Manager, Our Shop Managers are given the autonomy to drive sales and profits through leading great teams to attract and retain customers. We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles): Excellent career opportunities/development 35hr working week 25 days holiday per year Paid statutory holidays Life assurance 4 x annual salary Contributory pension scheme About You: Our successful candidates will demonstrate a proven record in retailing with line manager responsibility. A flair for visual merchandising and an ability to utilise KPI’s to drive performance will be crucial for the role. You will be self-motivated, organised, enjoy working with people, and thrive on the opportunity to run your own shop. About your Induction: Your first three weeks will be spent with one of our Perfect Start Managers at a shop location within the UK, where you will be taken through a comprehensive induction framework in order to set you up for success in your new role. About PDSA: As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods. We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet. The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates. PDSA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. The organisation is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Appropriate background checks will be carried out where necessary dependant on the role applied for.