We are looking to recruit a Shop Manager based in our Island Centre on Iona.
The Iona Community’s Shop serves tens of thousands of day visitors each year, as well as the hundreds of guests who come to stay on Iona. This fast-paced environment is a significant point of contact for the Iona Community with many people, as well as being an important source of revenue for the Iona Community’s work.
The shop represents the face of the Iona Community and offers a holistic approach to retail. This is achieved by selling products that reflect the ethos of the Community and sourcing those products from a combination of local and other small businesses, as well as Fairtrade organisations of the highest ethical standing.
The Shop Manager, supported by the Assistant Shop Manager, is responsible for the overall management of the shop, developing a team approach to its operation, managing the shop budget, developing the shop so as to maintain its production of revenue, and to ensure that the ethos of the Iona Community is reflected in the literature and products sold. Likewise, the Shop Manager should ensure that the shop is a welcoming place, reflecting the Iona Community’s commitment to hospitality.