National Retail Administrator - Society of Saint Vincent de Paul


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a National Retail Administrator to join our Retail Team in National Office. The purpose of the role is to provide a confidential and professionally orientated support role to the National Retail Development Manager. To provide a high level of ongoing co-ordination in respect of the wider National Retail team and all SVP retailing activities. This is a great opportunity to join one of Ireland's largest voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community. Why work with SVP? SVP Benefits 23 days annual leave for all staff; Additional day's leave at 5, 10, 15 & 20 years, with a cap of 27 annual leave days. Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7%. 2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve) Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Paid Sick Leave (following probation period with entitlement increasing with length of service) Education Support for job relevant courses Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service Employee Assistance Programme Life Assurance - four times annual salary Life Appreciation Recognition: Additional one-off 5 days annual leave allocated in year that 25-, 30-, 35- & 40-years' service achieved, plus ₠250 voucher Christmas Voucher: ₠250 voucher for all staff (subject to terms of policy) Retirement: Staff with 10+ years' service will receive a ₠250 voucher on retirement Hybrid/Flexible Working Available SVP support and embrace Flexible Working, including working from home, in line with the SVP Flexible Working Policy, where appropriate and subject to role requirements. The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Job Holder should ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant field with a strong retail background e.g., Business / Administration / Marketing. A third level qualification in Retail Studies would be an advantage.

  • Working in a matrix organization

  • Experience of management in the community / voluntary sector

  • Extensive volunteer and staff management experience

  • Proven track record in retail management

  • Proven track records in reaching targets

  • The Job holder will receive ongoing support and encouragement but must also be able to work on their own initiative.

  • Demonstrable strong project management and administrative skills.

  • High level of IT skills is required, comfortable using presentation software including power point and Prezi.

  • Persuasive communication skills - ability to present ideas clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.

  • An ability to quickly establish and maintain rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders and to manage on-going working relationships and work plans.

  • Results orientated approach

  • Training skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills in interpersonal situations both internally and external to the organization

  • Demonstrable resilience and persistence in the face of barriers

  • Influencing & negotiation skills

  • Work well under pressure

  • Be able to meet tight deadlines

  • The job holder should also have a proven track record in providing high level admin support to a large team and collating shop sales reports would be an advantage.

ABOUT SVP: SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration and other specialist areas How to Apply: If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland's best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please complete the online application. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted. SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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