GENERAL MANAGER, Crediton (24 hours)

£30,000 FTE

The Bookery is a community-owned, award-winning bookshop based in Crediton. We sell books, host events & activities and deliver an inspiring outreach program – working with local schools to deliver a wide range of services.  We support partners in the community to deliver projects that support health and wellbeing such as Sharing Stories and Reading Friends.  We offer a work hub, a beautiful, welcoming space at the back of the bookshop, perfect for freelances and homeworkers in and around Crediton.

We are looking for a special person to become our General Manager to be responsible for our day-to-day operations, inspiring and motivating our team of staff and volunteers to build on our successes.    We need someone who will understand the role the Bookery plays in our communities and will seek to nurture and develop this.  A natural communicator both in person and in writing, you will be adept at telling our story, enthusing others, and building our network of supporters. 

We will need you to be able to review our financial and non-financial performance in relation to the business plan and devise solutions and improvements where required.   Ideally, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate experience in a similar management role within the not-for-profit sector.  Naturally you will be passionate about reading and the power of books. 

For further information, please take a look at the full job description.  To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to our Recruitment Partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (jackie@shinecharityrecruitment.co.uk)

More information about the Bookery can be found on our website https://thebookery.org.uk/

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