Retail Manager

Retail Manager
Employer: The Bodleian Libraries
Salary: Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 per annum
Location: Old Schools Quad Shop and Weston Library Shop, Retail Operations, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

The Bodleian Libraries’ Retail Operations department is responsible for generating income and profit for the Bodleian Libraries, through on-site sales in our two shops, online at, and through our wholesale business.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead our shop floor team in delivering excellent customer service and maximising sales. This will involve line management of all day-to-day operational tasks including supervision and rostering of the shop floor team, customer service, opening and closing the shop, till reconciliation, processing transactions, stock replenishment and routine house-keeping.

You will have demonstrable experience of working in a retail environment, or similar, with some supervisory experience and the ability to motivate staff. You will also have experience of cash handling, till operation and using a stock management system. You will have excellent communication skills and attention to detail, and you will be confident in the use of MS Office.

This is a permanent full time post to include 1 weekend per month.

Some lifting, carrying and moving of stock is required, as part of receipting deliveries and replenishing stock levels. Please note our working environment includes confined spaces and a basement-level stockroom.

You will be required to upload your supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST) on Friday 12 October 2018 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

For a full job description and to apply online via the University job website, please click on the link below.

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