Devon Guild of CraftsmenArea: Devon
Deadline: 12pm, Friday 25 August 2017

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a registered charity and membership organisation for professional makers. Its craft shop sells the work of its Members, who are South West based craft professionals selected for the high quality of their work. Alongside the Terrace café, the craft shop and online shop provide an important income stream for the charity, as well as for the makers whose work it shows.

For many visitors the craft shop is their first point of contact with the organisation and maintaining consistently high quality customer service is vital. Building strong relationships with its Member suppliers is also essential to the health of the organisation and the retail team play a significant role in supporting them and other makers to develop their creative businesses.

In anticipation of the conclusion of a fixed term (maternity cover) contract, Devon Guild Limited is seeking a Retail Manager to manage the busy craft outlet, online shop and other trading activities.

This is a permanent post to commence end September 2017. The shop is open 7 days a week, most days of the year including Bank Holidays and is open from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Weekends and holiday periods are the busiest, particularly during the summer months and before Christmas.

The Guild is seeking a dynamic retail professional, who is not afraid of hard work, is passionate about contemporary crafts and has experience of managing a diverse staff team. Its online shop is also an important growth area for the Guild, so practical experience in this area is vital. You will be a team player with the ability to provide leadership and vision to motivate your team and other internal and external stakeholders, particularly buyers. Creative flair coupled with the ability to monitor business performance are paramount, as are organisational skills and attention to detail. All staff members are also expected to be able to act as an advocate for the organisation and the crafts sector.

Salary: £19,374 - £26,041
Interview Dates: Wednesday 6 September 2017

For full details and to apply, please visit the Devon Guild of Craftsmen website or contact: georgina.richardson@crafts.org.uk / 01626 832223