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Full time Shop Manager position, Kempston, Bedford

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Shop Manager to join our friendly team based at 211 Bedford Road, Kempston, Beds MK42 8DD. The successful Shop Manager will earn a competitive salary in addition to a company pension and 28 days holiday, including Bank holidays. If you have experience of working in a Charity Shop environment and leading a team of salespeople including volunteers, then this is a perfect opportunity to grow your career and help to support a local community Hospice.

Role Requirements

  • Essential 2+ years’ experience in a Shop Manager role.
  • Essential 2+ years’ experience working in the Charity shop environment.

Key Relationships

  • Shop staff
  • Volunteers
  • Senior managers
  • Board directors
  • Members of the public
  • Community groups

Role Responsibilities

  • Managing the sales process from start to finish
  • Driving Profit and Gift Aid sales
  • Managing a team of salespeople including volunteers
  • Stock generation
  • Organising van delivery and collections


  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Good understanding of Equality and Diversity
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to use their own initiative
  • Excellent customer service
  • Good level of IT understanding


  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work flexibly
  • Have a self-awareness of their own competencies and limitations

Company + Benefits

About Bedford Daycare Hospice

We are an award-winning Daycare Hospice offering help and support to patients suffering with life-limiting conditions. Plus, we are a major service provider in Bedford with 5 shops and over 80 employees including volunteers. We are dedicated to providing an exemplary level of service to patients and customers alike and believe that hard works pays off, whilst we always have the support of the Hospice at heart in everything we do.

Why should you apply?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Good Location
  • Generous Holidays
  • Company pension
  • Giving back to the community

Call To Action

To apply for the Shop Manager role based in Bedford, please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter either by email to [email protected] or by using the apply button provided on the page. We will aim to get back to you within 2-5 working days, thank you for your application. Closing date for this advert will be as soon as we have had enough successful applicants.

Jinny Shoosmith

Head of Retail

Charity Fundraiser (External Vacancy, Your Hospice Lottery)

Full and part time positions available
Salary: £16,010 (FTE) plus commission
Location: North and Mid-Bedfordshire

Charity Fundraisers work for Your Hospice Lottery (owned and operated by St Helena Hospice) on behalf of Bedford Daycare Hospice to promote the work of the hospice and the lottery across North and Mid-Bedfordshire. We have both self-employed contracts and permanent positions available on either a full time or part time basis.

About the Role of Charity Fundraiser:

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, self-motivated and positive individuals to join our expanding team. If you feel that you can make a real difference to Bedford Daycare Hospice then please do read on.

Working within the local community representing the work of Bedford Daycare Hospice, we have some fantastic and exciting opportunities for you to promote our work in the local area where we provide care. You will be part of a dynamic team that will be raising awareness of the care and support provided by Bedford Daycare Hospice as well as encouraging the local community to support the hospice by taking part in a weekly £1 per number lottery draw called Your Hospice Lottery. (www.yourhospicelottery.org.uk).

Our Ideal Charity Fundraiser:

  • Your approach will be non-pushy as our reputation is of paramount importance to us.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and customer service skills and you will have an outgoing personality. You will need to be able to interact well with members of the public and ideally have door to door/face to face sales experience. However, full training will be provided.
  • An empathetic and understanding nature will be a distinct advantage as you must feel passionately about the work of Bedford Daycare Hospice which you are representing:

In return:

  • Competitive salary, plus uncapped commission potential
  • Annual leave entitlement (28 days including Bank Holidays)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Mileage Allowance

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an environment which is compliant, transparent and which seeks to represent Bedford Daycare Hospice in the best possible light.

If you are excited by this role of Charity Fundraiser then please contact us today!

For additional information and also to apply, call 0800 285 1390