Store Manager


Store Manager - The Springs, Leeds

Salary from: £22,196 per year

Permanent Full Time Position (40 hours)

Out store is located in the vibrant new The Springs Retail Park, located just off Junction 46 of the M1, Leeds.

A little about us…

At The Works we’re passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to learn, be inspired and have fun. Inspiration is our secret ingredient (sssshh!) and we want to inspire people to do more, be that be reading, learning, creating, or playing, for us it’s all about creating moments that matter!

But this wouldn’t be possible without our family of colleagues! We’re proud to be a Best Company Employer, made up of unique people of all different beliefs, cultures, and backgrounds; basically, we encourage our colleagues to embrace their individuality at work.

We’re here to make a difference in our community, by inspiring our customers to do more; and while it’s hard work, we care about and support each other whilst having fun doing it, we’re people who do!! When you work with us, you have a voice! In fact, we expect to hear from you. as that’s how we improve our colleague experience. We’re committed to creating opportunities for all our colleagues to learn and grow with us and you’ll be supported with all the development and tools you need to reach your goals.

So, if you’re the kind of person who’s as crafty, caring and can-do as we are, then this is the place for you!

To be awesome in the role…

This isn’t just looking after your local store. This is creating a fun, inclusive and inspiring business.

As a Store Manager, you’ll spend a lot of time on the shop floor, working alongside your team driving commerciality and setting the pace. You’ll showcase an inspirational customer experience by creating moments that matter with our customers. You’ll be passionate about recruiting and creating an inclusive team, supporting them to succeed and developing them to reach their potential. You’ll know how to have fun, and not take yourself too seriously, after all having fun is part of our DNA! You’ll lead from the front, and love running your store as if it was your own!

Whilst you’ll experience the thrill of hitting targets, solving problems and reaching your potential, We can’t promise it will be easy, and it can sometimes be challenging. But we know you’ll love our products, leading our fun and unique family of colleagues in our Crafty, Caring and Can-do culture.

What it means to be part of our family…

At The Works, our values and behaviours are super important to us, they define who we are, the decisions we make and ensure our awesome inclusive culture is alive across our business.

Whilst FUN is our middle name, we are CRAFTY, CARING and CAN-DO

Crafty, for us, it’s about our ability to be creative, agile, able to adapt to change and smart about what we do, with the resources we have.  It’s what makes us unique. Be Crafty, and The Works will give you ownership of what you do and listen to your ideas.

We Care about each other as one team. We care about our customers and communities, our products and every penny we spend. Caring about the things we do is at the heart of our work ethic. Be Caring, and The Works will treat you like an individual and support you to be your best.

Being Can-do means focusing on what matters and getting it done.  Whatever the situation, we rise to it because of the Can-do spirit and resilience we all share. Be Can-Do, and The Works will give you as much responsibility as you can handle as long as you’re enjoying it too.

The technical bits you’ll need…

To flourish in our environment, you’ll need to be creative, people focussed and passionate about our brand and ranges. You’ll be resilient and agile, with an ability to plan, understand data and deliver under pressure; whilst being commercially astute. You’ll be comfortable working with a high Sku count in both a planogrammed and non-planogrammed merchandising environment.

You’ll have great leadership and people skills to create an inclusive team and support great everyday conversations with your team regarding their performance, wellbeing, or career aspirations. But most importantly, you’ll be a great communicator with the ability to inspire, drive, develop and motivate your team to help us become the go to place for reading, learning, creativity and play.

Our PERKS really are The Works…

·        A Competitive salary & realistic bonus

·        25% colleague discount - because we know you love our products!

·        Up to 33 days holiday per annum

·        Double Discount days – go wild in the aisles!

·        Access to a range of benefits through our ‘MyWorks’ portal

·        Nest Pension scheme

·        Long Service Awards (with cash and holiday awards)

·        Company Sick Pay (after qualifying period)

·        Life Cover

·        Share schemes – A chance to own your very own piece of The Works!

·        Colleague recognition awards

·        Wagestream membership. This means you can claim 50% of your wages as you earn them

·        Save As You Earn schemes, save directly from your salary

·        24/7 support for you and your family through our Employee Assistance Programme, including free counselling, will writing, financial and emotional support for you and your family. 

·        Amazing on the job training and internal development

·        Job stability and ongoing career progression

We want everybody applying to work at The Works to feel like they’ve had a fair chance. This means your name, age, race or gender doesn’t need to be on your CV. If you’d rather take it off, that’s cool with us.


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