Retail Manager

  • Part time
  • £21,799 pro-rata
  • The Penicuik Storehouse, 22 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HW (On site)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

  • Advertised from 7th May 2024
  • 32 hours per week, including some weekend work. You may be asked to work extra hours, which you are free to decline with no penalty, and for which you would take TOIL. Hourly rate of pay is £13.10 (£21,799 per year).


We are a community-owned non-profit shop and cafe, run mainly by volunteers and managed by a volunteer management committee. Our mission is to bring the community together, promote sustainable living and encourage healthy eating for all.

We are looking for a Retail Manager to keep our shop running smoothly and help us to grow. You will be responsible for all stock ordering and management (with the exception of fresh fruit and vegetables), including managing and cleaning our refillery, all stock taking, tracking product sales and minimising waste, as well as sourcing new product lines and suppliers. You will liaise with our cafe team to order their supplies. You will work with all your colleagues to promote the Storehouse and our products, and assist with event organisation. The Storehouse has a lot of potential for growth and new ventures, and you will be a key part of the team achieving this future development.

We have a wonderful team of volunteers from a huge variety of backgrounds, with a wide range of skills and abilities. You will work with your colleagues to supervise, train and support our volunteers. You will report to the Management Committee via the Staff Liaison.

You will need to be organised and enthusiastic, with great attention to detail, and work well as part of a team. You will need to be committed to our ethos of supplying great quality, sustainable and ethical groceries to our community. You will need to be able to work flexibly with other staff to cover absences and annual leave.

Main Daily Duties

  • Ordering stock
  • Checking invoices
  • Ensuring good stock management, using TouchOffice software
  • Tracking products sales, retiring products and introducing new lines as appropriate
  • Supervising volunteers on duty
  • Following Opening Up and Closing procedures
  • Maintaining shop appearance

Person Specification


  • Good maths skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Retail experience


  • Experience working with vulnerable groups or individuals
  • Staff management
  • Experience working in the third sector

Application notes

Please email your CV to by 17/05/24.