Donation Centre Manager

Circa £25,000
Type of Vacancy
Hours per week
Monday to Saturday

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) was formed in 1991 and its primary aim is to provide The Salvation Army with funds to support its valuable work throughout the UK and Ireland.  There are a number of divisions under the SATCoL umbrella; Clothing Collection, Charity Shops, World of Brass, World of Sound and R Smith & Company.

We are opening a new Donation Centre which will combine the ease of dropping off at a clothing bank, with the friendliness of a charity shop as well as including innovative community access activities and repair and re-use services. 

We are looking for a talented and committed Manager for the Centre. Whether you have a commercial or charity retail background, as long as you are committed to our causes and have the enthusiasm, energy and experience to pioneer this new venture, we are interested in hearing from you.

The role:

As the Donation Centre Manager you will be responsible for the day to day running of the donation centre. This will include receiving donations from the general public and local organisations as well as collecting from private houses and other locations, all of which will be processed and delivered to local SA shops, sold on the premises or redistributed.  We will also be offering a repair and reuse service to the community which helps divert as many unwanted goods away from landfill where practical.

You will have a number of paid employees to assist you in the delivery of this service but it expected that you be able to recruit and maintain a bank of skilled and general volunteers who will be able to collect and sort clothing, repair and up cycle electrical and furniture items ensuring that we provide a high quality service to our donors, customers and the community. This role will also include establishing links with local businesses and individuals within the community, not only to provide donations but who can volunteer time to offer skills and train other people.

The ideal candidate will:

Have previous operational/retail management experience

Proven KPI, financial and budget management

Ability to lead a team to achieve targets

Fantastic ideas for partnerships to deliver re-use and repair services with the local connections and knowledge to make them happen

Knowledge of the environment, sustainability and waste industries

Commitment to the ethos of The Salvation Army Trading Company

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to anabel.kanjurs@satcol.org by Monday 11th April 2016