Retail Development Manager – 6 month post, full or part-time, £28,000 pro rata

We are seeking a dynamic project manager with retail experience who can help our partner charity, Wiltshire Sight, develop a retail arm and open its first charity shop. 

Wiltshire Sight exists to reduce the impact of sight loss, supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent lives and to secure equal access to services.  Our aim in opening shops is to increase our brand recognition, increase our presence in the community, and to increase charity income.

This role will project manage all aspects of opening our first charity shop, from finding a suitable location/premises, to shopfitting, stock generation and volunteer/staff recruitment.  This is a real opportunity for an organized and driven individual to develop something exciting and new, which will add real value to the provision of sight loss support services in Wiltshire.

Although initially advertised for 6 months, there is the potential for this role to develop into a longer-term management position depending on level of progress and success.   

Details of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Person Specification which can be downloaded here:  

Person Specification

Candidates who would like more information about the role, the organisation, and what we are looking for in the ideal candidate are encouraged to contact us by email to arrange an informal chat before applying.

If you think you might be the person we are looking for, please send a CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post to [email protected].  Please title your email ‘Application for Retail Development Manager’. 

There is no defined closing date for this role. 

Wiltshire Sight is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity, and welcome applications from all backgrounds. As a sight loss charity, we particularly encourage applicants who are visually impaired to apply.

Thank you for your interest.  If the roles above are not what you are looking for, please also consider our volunteer vacancies - we have roles to fit all skills, which can help you to get great work experience for future paid roles.


Sight Support provides local services for people living with sight loss across Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset and South Gloucestershire and in Wiltshire under the banner of Wiltshire Sight. Sight Support is a UK registered charity no. 1178384.
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