Ambleside Store Manager

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Alpkit Ambleside
Full time

Alpkit have a brilliant opportunity for someone to join our dynamic retail team. We are looking for someone special to manage our Ambleside Store. If you have a passion for the outdoors, offering great customer service from selling someone their first adventure bike, to advising on which tent packs down the smallest for bike packing & hiking adventures, then come and help us put that passion into helping people Go Nice Places, Do Good Things.

About the Retail Team

Our heroes on the customer front line play a huge part within Alpkit, which is why this is an exciting opportunity for the individual who loves the outdoors, loves managing a team, wants to grow a retail location, and is looking to work in a vibrant store, offering real service with personality. 

Think of one of our stores as a base camp, a well-equipped gear store with the entire Alpkit product range inside. We've got wetsuits to try on, UK designed and built bikes to sell, bike packing luggage to carry all our fantastic gear, and sleeping bags packed up to show their pack sizes. You can hire a bouldering mat, demo a bike, or book your tired and weary kit in for repair. We regularly run adventure events from store and we’re proud to be a space for you to come and hang out when you're soggy and tired after a full day running, biking, or hiking!

Alpkit are champions of being a sustainable brand and by choosing to do the right thing and aiming to do better continuously, we are world class at what we do; these guiding principles are embraced throughout our Retail Team.

About the Role

You’ll work as part of a growing team of incredibly passionate, hardworking retail heroes. Your job is to share your knowledge and expertise of outdoor retail, to align job responsibilities, culture, and product knowledge so the team can deliver amazing service every day.

What we’re looking for

  • A love of the outdoors, especially gear and activities
  • A passion for making a positive impact through your work
  • Experience in a similar role would be beneficial
  • Take pride in offering great service and love being on shop floor
  • Motivation to get things done
  • Entrepreneurial & work with the team to build something a bit different & special (you’ve been to one of stores, so you know what we mean!)
  • You’re a people person; making people passionate about our gear and the outdoors describes you down to a Tee!
  • Proven experience of successfully managing and developing teams
  • Your values align with Alpkit

Perks of the job

Option to buy extra holiday, Alpkit discount for you, your family and friends, life insurance, critical illness cover, cycle to work scheme, enhanced pension contributions, green travel commuting subsidy, 5 paid volunteer days.

Sustainability is written deeply into our DNA and we promote a learning culture withing Alpkit. We are passionate about encouraging personal career development through, weekly training, Adventure Training, and paid study support for professional qualifications.

We value all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, Alpkit is passionate about being an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team, so be yourself, join our community and help us go nice places and do good things.

If you think you can wear the Alpkit red t-shirt and want the opportunity to really help build & influence a store, then email your CV and covering letter to telling us why you think you’d fit in well at our Alpkit Ambleside Store along with your CV.

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please just let us know. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her, he/him, they/them, etc).


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