We are recruiting

Our shop manager Dallas has now sold his house and is definitely off back to Australia with his family – his last day will be Monday 15th August. Dallas has master-minded many successful changes at our shop and café for which we are very grateful, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.

So we are now on the look-out for a new manager, responsible for both the shop and the café. This is a 30-hour per week position which involves weekend working. Find links to a job description and an application form below.

We need to find someone new – fast! Our advert runs as follows:

Community shop manager – Freshford

We are looking for a Manager to run our popular community shop and café.  Located in beautiful Freshford, six miles south of Bath, the Galleries Shop is staffed mostly by volunteers and serves mainly the adjoining villages of Freshford and Limpley Stoke.  The shop (with its associated café) is seven years old and has been a great success, both in serving the community and as a business.  It is open seven days a week.  The successful candidate will have a key role in building on the strong foundations that have been created to lead the next stage of the shop’s development. The shop also employs a part time assistant manager.

The essential skills we are looking for include:

  • Retail experience
  • Commercial skills and financial awareness
  • Responsiveness to customer needs with a strong focus on service quality
  • A friendly and approachable person, with the management skills to develop and manage a team of volunteers
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Good computer literacy with experience of EPOS systems and Microsoft Office.

The position is for 30 hours a week, to be worked flexibly within the opening hours of the shop, including weekends.  In return we offer a basic salary with generous performance related bonus.

Find a job description here and download an application form in Word here. Email your completed form to Stephen Dawson, Chair of Galleries Management Group, at stephenjrdawson@gmail.com or write to him at:

Galleries Shop & Café, Freshford Lane, Freshford, Bath BA2 7UR.

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