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Home Bargains

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Team Leader, Home Bargains

£25.0k per year

in Birmingham

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Job description

£25,000 FTE

Home Bargains' Team Leaders support their store team to provide an excellent retail experience for our customers and deliver on store performance targets.

Team Leaders are required to successfully complete the Store Management Induction within the first 6 weeks of starting. This is a comprehensive 6 week programme which is completed via our online learning platform. This means that:

  • The training is led by you
  • You are supported throughout by your Store Manager and the Training Team
  • Your induction is a blended approach with the majority of your learning being completed on the shop floor

On successful completion of your induction your Store Manager will continue with your ongoing development in store.

Package
  • £25,000 FTE (44 hours)
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank and public holiday allowance rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years' service
  • Invest: Grow with Us store management training programme
  • Contributable Company pension scheme
  • Staff uniform
  • 10% store discount
  • Cycle to Work
  • Access to social and sporting events
Job Overview
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment for your store colleagues and customers
  • Work with your management team to understand daily store development priorities
  • Assist in communicating and actioning customer priorities to the store team
  • Provide guidance and support to store colleagues to enable them to deliver
  • Help, guide and assist new and existing store colleagues in store training and development activities
  • Keep up-to-date on store ways of working, standards and compliance
  • Help, guide and assist store colleagues to deliver excellent store and compliance standards
  • Guide and assist store colleagues to ensure we deliver our store promotions
  • Provide suggestions and ideas to maximise store space to promote our products
  • Help, guide and assist store colleagues to deliver our merchandising standards
Minimum Criteria To Apply
  • Experience of supervising others in a fast-moving retail or hospitality environment
  • Demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Prioritise and organise work
    • Customer focus
    • Communicate effectively
    • Direct and supervise work

For applications to be considered, applicants are required to have a complete and up-to-date Home Bargains Careers Centre profile and to respond to the job application questionnaire when prompted.

Applicants that are invited to attend a face-to-face interview must present original documentation demonstrating their eligibility to work in the UK, along with other specified documents.

Please note, as we expect to receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, you are advised to submit your fully completed application at the earliest opportunity, as the closing date may be brought forward.

About The Company

TJ Morris Limited trading as Home Bargains is a privately owned family run discount retailer selling top brands at the lowest possible price on the UK high street.

Having started more than 40 years ago in Liverpool our customers continue to be at the heart of everything we do and throughout our 550 stores we have over 4.5 million customers each week.

With plans to increase our store portfolio to 1,000 stores throughout the UK we are a fast-paced retailer opening 50 stores a year (nearly one every weekend) with a typical annual turnover of £3 - 5m per store - and we wouldn't have it any other way!


How this job measures up

Retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains are typically paid £8.62–10.03 an hour. This job pays £25.0k per year.

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  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains to change shifts?

    People find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    76% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do retail and sales supervisors think Home Bargains head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    95% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains get to choose the shifts they work?

    People don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    76% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful for retail and sales supervisors to work at Home Bargains?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    81% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Not good for parents

    Is working as retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains good if you have caring responsibilities?

    People say this is a bad place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    80% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Home Bargains pay retail and sales supervisors market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    92% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do retail and sales supervisors get of their shift pattern at Home Bargains?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 44% report getting one week notice or less
    • 40% report getting two weeks notice
    • 16% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Home Bargains pay retail and sales supervisors sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    88% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for retail and sales supervisors to take sick leave at Home Bargains?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    68% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

  • Not enough training

    Do retail and sales supervisors get enough training when they start at Home Bargains?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Home Bargains managers change retail and sales supervisors shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    58% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for retail and sales supervisors to book a holiday at Home Bargains?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    62% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • People enjoy their job

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    60% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Home Bargains pay retail and sales supervisors enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    68% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are retail and sales supervisors given support to progress at Home Bargains?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    65% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do retail and sales supervisors feel well informed about how Home Bargains is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    64% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Excellent
  • People get proper breaks

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    87% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Good for students

    Is retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains job good for students?

    Students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    How we know this

    80% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do retail and sales supervisors at Home Bargains worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    83% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

What employees are saying about Home Bargains

  • Best thing

    My colleagues
    The pay is quite good

    Worst thing

    The shift work when trying to make appointments
    Always being put on the same job all the time eg I am always put on tills (even when I've asked for a change)

    6.1

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Nice friendly team to work with helpful and understanding.

    Worst thing

    Can't increase your hours or get the hours you want.. booking holidays is a nightmare.

    5.2

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Being treated like a work horse, hours constantly being cut, no regard from management on what role you want to cover in the shop

    4.0

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The colleagues and above average pay

    Worst thing

    Constant pressure from management and then get moaned at about low staff morale. Unpredictable hours

    5.5

    Employee, November 2021