Exceptional Shop Manager

York Supplies Community Society Ltd (trading as York Supplies Community Co-op)
York Supplies, 57 Waterloo Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7SD

Full time or job share

You may have heard of York Supplies. We’ve been in the news. Trading in the vibrant Birmingham suburb of Kings Heath since 1947, our very special hardware store and garden centre faced closure upon the retirement of the current owners.

Then our lovely customers stepped in and formed a co-op to save this unusual and much loved shop. They’ve raised the investment to buy the business and it will now be run by and for the community.

We’re taking over in January but we can’t do it without you!

You will be the first manager of a hardware shop run by a co-op in England.

Do you have retail experience and a keen interest in DIY and/or gardening? Could you lead a small and dedicated team so our fantastically friendly and knowledgeable customer service is maintained? Can you drive sales and deliver new initiatives? Do you share our values of community service, kindness, localness, sustainability and ethical trading?

We really want to hear from you. We’ll be particularly interested if you can reflect one or more underrepresented aspects of our wonderfully diverse local community.

To apply for this role, please send us your up-to-date CV with a covering letter telling us why we couldn’t possibly appoint anyone but you to lead our lovely shop team!

If you’d like to enquire about any aspect of the role, please email us at recruitment@yorksuppliesco-op.co.uk      Please include your phone number so we can get back to you quickly.

Closing date for applications: 10 am on Monday 11 December

Interviews in week beginning 18 December in Kings Heath, Birmingham

Start date: January by mutual agreement

The role can be full time or we’re happy to look at a job share. If a job share is what you want, we don’t need you to come with a job share partner, but it would be useful to know how many hours you’re looking for.