Retail Shop Manager Ref EIJB0038 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for over 5,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We require dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to help support our work with children and adults with disabilities in Ireland.  


Retail Shop Manager Ref EIJB0038

Location: Cork
Contract Type: Permanent full time

Every year we require over €2 million in additional income from our shops, commercial and fundraising departments to meet the cost of delivering our services, without which we would be unable to meet the needs of the services users and their families.  
Our 21 shops, commercial and fundraising departments are the cornerstone of the Commercial Division. Therefore, we are looking for dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to work with us. 

Are you an ambitious retail professional ready to take on a new challenge?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Shop Manager, based at our Enable Ireland, Oliver Plunket Street Shop

The Role: 
We are looking for exceptional and motivated full-time Manager in our Oliver Plunket Street Shop. In this varied and exciting role, you will be instrumental in making sure the store is at the hub of the local community.
The purpose of the role is the day to day running of the store whilst motivating and encouraging staff and volunteers to help achieve sales targets in order to maximise our contribution to Enable Ireland’s services.

You must have retail clothing experience and demonstrate strong leadership skills. You will inspire and motivate your team to deliver outstanding results, enjoy being on the shop floor whilst driving sales through great customer service and be motivated by working for a charity.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities
• Assist in the management and development of the shop in the context of an agreed work plan and agreed financial targets
• Assist in training, supervising and managing shop staff, both paid and voluntary
• Ensure the appearance of the shop internally and externally is attractive to customers and in line with brand standards
• (for more please see Job Description)

Essential Criteria:  

  • Retail experience
  • Excellent leadership / motivational experience
  • Strong commercial experience.

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Fashion Retail Experience
  • Brand Awareness

We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and have the relevant experience/skills required for the role.

To apply please download the person specification and job description below and send your CV to

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 15 December 2017

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant
• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position.  Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment

Related Resources

2017.11.28 Retail Shop Manager Job Description

2017.11.28 Retail Shop Manager Person Specification