Store Manager - 37.5 hours per week

Autonomy ladieswear are recruiting for a focused and passionate Manager for our Bideford store at the Affinity Bideford outlet . An exciting opportunity with a competitive salary and benefits.

Position of Manager – 35+ Hours Per Week. Weekends may be included.

Retail experience in this sector is necessary for the successful candidate. Competitive salary is dependent on experience, staff discount and bonus also applies with this position.

Over the last 10 years, Autonomy has built a reputation as a leading ladies Wear fashion brand.Offering a great range of affordable, feminine and co-ordinated looks, our timeless styling consistently delivers on quality, fit and price – Offering a wide range of sizes between 8-22.

We now retail in over 100 stores and concessions in the UK and Ireland Trading partners with Boundary Mill stores, Beales, Wyevale garden centres, Leading Labels and The Original Factory Shop.


Success Profile

  • To maximise sales by understanding needs of customers, considers the customer in all areas of activity and strives to exceed the customers expectations to create a memorable shopping experience
  • Provide clear direction, ensuring the team is motivated. Create appropriate balance of knowledge, skills and experience through on the job training and development
  • To make use of all available information to ensure all decisions follow current company directives
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of business objectives, performance and issues. * Demonstrate drive and ability to focus on priorities and deliver high standards in both shop floor and back of house areas
  • Communicates confidently and effectively at all levels to share knowledge and ideas to drive the business forward
  • To take ownership of any problems as they arise and always seek a satisfactory outcome ensuring Management are kept informed
  • To adhere to all company regulations regarding Policies, Procedures, Health & Safety and Security
  • Embraces change and responds positively to it
  • To seek opportunities to develop and to learn from past experiences with a view to improving future performance

The above is a broad definition of the job responsibilities.It does not take into account every aspect of the job because of the areas of flexibility, which the job holder may be required to perform

Retail experience in a senior position is a must. Salary is negotiable dependent on experience.

Application Process

Please send a covering letter with your CV explaining why you would be a good candidate for the position to Hazel Symonds at


World of Wonder

Full Time Play Centre Manager

We currently have a vacancy for a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced Play Centre Manager to manage the day to day operation of the business and to assist with the expansion and improvements of our Children’s soft play in Bideford, North Devon.

As a creative, passionate, charismatic and experienced manager, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills coupled with meticulously high standards of compliance, cleanliness and an exacting eye for detail.

Reporting directly to the Owners, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all the skills necessary to lead, motivate and develop a team, ensuring that optimum efficiency and staffing levels are maintained at all times.

The ideal candidate will be fully IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages, specifically Outlook, Excel and Word, and although not a pre-requisite, a good knowledge of Social Media Marketing, such as Facebook and Instagram.

Ideally having experience gained within the hospitality, leisure or retail sector, and as a “hands on” manager you will be comfortable leading by example with full autonomy to manage the Centre within agreed parameters and be able to deputise for the Owners in their absence.

The role is a Full-Time position working a minimum of 37.5 hours per week and will include weekend working.

If you feel that you have the skills and drive to join us and lead our team, please send your CV and cover letter the the email address below:

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:
Management: 1 year

T. 01237 439400

Cornish Bakery

Head Barista


Permanent, £8.60 per hour (plus 25p per hour customer service bonus)


Are you innovative and looking to inspire and train others with your love for great coffee? Can you successfully share your passion for high quality coffee with colleagues and customers?


We offer an:

  • Excellent benefits package
  • Fantastic empowering culture
  • Generous bonus scheme and monthly cash incentives
  • Great work-life balance (variable hours)
  • Regular funded social events
  • Opportunities to progress
  • Uncompromising focus on high quality food and ethically sourced coffee – we work closely with the award winning Union hand roasted coffee

When you work with us you’re trusted to be innovative, and empowered to be open and honest. We celebrate success and build positive team spirits. You’ll see from the information here that we’re far from average, so, if you’re far from average too, why not get in touch?



Successful Head Barista’s understand that:

  • Being a part of a friendly and outgoing team is easier when your core values are like ours.
  • The passion you have for the highest quality fresh food and coffee relates directly to the quality of our customers’ experiences.
  • You are totally empowered to ensure every customer receives amazing, industry-leading service.
  • Your thirst for life is reflected in your attitude to work.
  • You want to grow and help us to expand
  • We say we put people first, but we actually mean it: no one here works on their birthday, we reward long service, encourage sabbaticals and give extra time off for weddings (and money for honeymoons). We help out in all sorts of ways, big and small, and always recognise the efforts our people make; we even pay a bonus for finding us another trading location.

If you’re confident, motivated and positive, and if you’re passionate about life, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team.



We’re no longer just one small bakery in Mevagissey. But although we’ve grown we’re still the same: privately-owned with a strong belief that people should be treated like people, not like pawns on a corporate chessboard. We’re passionate about innovation, beautiful food and mind-blowing coffee. Our shops are now all over the country, but we are still inspired by Cornwall’s enviable lifestyle, adventure and high-quality food. We only trade in beautiful locations or where people are ‘living the moment’.



Because we receive a lot of applications we’re simply not able to reply to all of them directly. So if you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, then sorry, that means your application was unsuccessful this time.

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Please do not apply if you do not have the necessary visa, as we are not able to assist with visa applications.

Please send your CV to



Sales Associate

As a Sales Associate in store you will be at the front line in delivering an excellent in store experience for your customers, you will have a strong sense of presence on the shop floor and the ability to communicate confidently with customers.  You will have an awareness of fashion/trends, be able to outfit build and respond to customer needs ensuring that have a seamless shopping experience.



  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must have high sense of urgency with demonstrated ability to work independently and to make effective decisions in a timely manner.
  • Allocates time effectively, handles multiple demands and competing priorities.


  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business may require weekends and evening shifts
  • Overnights may be required.


To apply, visit