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 (

More information about the Bookery can be found on our website

CHARITY MANAGER, Animal Welfare – Cornwall

c£27,000 plus lovely two bedroom cottage

We are currently working with the Flicka Foundation who are based just outside Falmouth in Cornwall.  Founded in 1995, the charity now cares for over one hundred donkeys, ponies and horses, all of whom have been rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment.

The Charity Manager will work with the Trustees and a small team of staff and volunteers all committed to the highest levels of animal welfare.  You will have day to day management responsibility for the Centre ensuring equine welfare meets the highest standards, managing and supporting our hardworking and enthusiastic team.  We need you to work closely with our Development Manager to identify and maximise opportunities to grow our income and ensure future sustainability.  Previous experience of working with equines is not important, but relevant experience in a management role and a passion for animal welfare is. 

Project management experience and skills would be hugely helpful.  It would be great if you had previous experience of working for a charity and an understanding of charity governance.  You may even have run your own business employing a team, managing the challenges of ever changing priorities and the need for flexibility.

The Centre is open to visitors and this provides the opportunity to build on the donkey adoption scheme and engage with both existing and potential supporters so you will need to ensure the visitor experience is positive and informed.  This will be a varied role and a real opportunity to be part of the journey in consolidating the future of the Flicka Foundation. 

If you would like further information then please speak to Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment ( 01884/841751.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please download the Information Pack