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Charity Shop Manager

About us

Big Life is in the business of changing lives. We fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. Whatever service we deliver to help people to change their lives, we do things the Big Life Way.

What you’ll be doing

As the Wesley Community Furniture Manager, you will play a key part in our efforts to refurbish and revamp our much loved furniture shop. You will help us to drive new business to the shop, expand our offer of household goods to the local community, further reduce our environmental impact and create opportunities for people through volunteering, groups and workshops.

What we need from you
  • Experience of management in a similar setting
  • A proven track record of recruiting, training, and effectively managing a staff and volunteer team
  • A talent for creating new opportunities for people in the local community and a commitment to improving the environment and reducing waste
  • The ability and drive to identify and develop new income sources.
What we will offer you in return
  • An annual salary of £26,845 NJC Point 17
  • A permanent, full-time contract
  • 25 days holiday, and 30 once you’ve been here five years
  • A relaxed culture where you are expected to plan your own day, take breaks when you need them and enjoy your work
  • Ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision
  • A supportive, flexible approach to managing staff health and wellbeing, including a wide range of perks, schemes and support.
What next?

If you’re ready to help make our vision for Wesley Community Furniture a reality, then click apply and complete the short application process.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and would especially like to hear from applicants from Black, Asian and other racially marginalised communities.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 8th October. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted. Interviews will take place on the 13th October.

If you need more support or for information in a different format, please contact Sharon Kelly at

Big Life strives to be diverse and inclusive - a place where we can all be ourselves. We strongly encourage applicants from all parts of society. You can read on our careers site about the actions we are taking ourselves to fight inequality and inspire change.

We actively value the lived experiences and expertise of our staff, volunteers and the people who use our service and see the extra value that they bring to our organisation.

Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.