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Deputy Store Manager

About the role


schuh Kids


You do you, and we do shoes.


Sure, we’re all about shoes and sneakers but we’re also about the people wearing them. Being a Kids Deputy Manager is as much to do with the newest generation as it is with their parent. By developing and motivating a knowledgeable and passionate team, you can help create a seamless shopping experience for everyone involved.


Our vision is People.Purpose.Progress and central to this is our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities and want you to express yourself every day, no matter who you are.


To support an inclusive environment, our purpose groups – racial equality, LGBTQ+ equality, disability equality, mental wellness and sustainability – are employee led and give different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds to fuel innovation and cnelebrate diverse voices. Find out more here Our Purpose | schuh


schuh stepped on the footwear scene in Edinburgh in 1981 We aren’t just a ‘shoe shop’, but a destination where people can express their individuality, style and attitude for over 40 years. Be part of it.


About the role/responsibilities:

Coach and develop your team to exceed every expectation

Lead by example – managing junior managers and sales team

Nurture a culture of making our little shoppers and their parents/guardians feel like they have had the best shopping journey from start to finish

Recruiting and training new talent

Setting goals, achieving targets and driving KPIs

Striving for operational excellence

Celebrating achievements

Promote the schuh brand through our core service values

Create exciting new store displays with the freedom to make commercial decisions within our visual merchandising guidelines

Adhering to company policies and guidelines


About the person:

Enthusiastic, incredibly ambitious and ready for anything

Optimistic and energetic

Prepared to work hard

Passionate about retail/customer service/footwear

Lead from the front and motivate the team around you

Target driven

Keen eye for detail and commerciality

Proven track record of leadership

Personal values align with company values


Fast paced and varied role where no two days the same, hard work is rewarded – development opportunities, investment in people with a wide range of perks and benefits including our commitment to investing in our people offering various progression and development opportunities as well as the below:

Up to 40% product discount for those amazing sneaks you want. You can also share this with your loved ones

29 days holiday (including bank holidays) – flexibility to buy and sell holiday

Your birthday off to celebrate you

Annual £30/€40 gift card to use alongside 40% discount for shoes to wear to work

Perk platform for hundreds of discounts

Stream your wages as you earn them to get paid your way

Employee assistance programme with the retail trust to support your wellbeing

Auto-enrolled pension scheme to help you save for the future

Relocation assistance and two flights home on us per year if you relocate outside of or into the UK/ROI

Ability to unlock monthly monetary incentive based on store performance

Opportunity to be a part of our company Purpose Groups


What’s next

Our Recruitment Team will work as quickly as possible to review your application. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like any additional information at all, please contact recruitment@schuh.co.uk


About the location

Looking for the best new shoes to keep your little ones stylish? If you’re in Brighton, get yourself to schuh Kids Churchill Square.

Whether you’re in the market for kids’ Converse , Nikes , or Vans , be sure to find them here.

With summer coming up and being located just a short walk from the beach, start getting them holiday ready with a pair of slides , sandals, or other lighter shoes.

We’re dedicated to making sure your kids are comfy in their stylish new shoes, which is why we offer a free kids’ fitting service to make sure they’re in the right size. We also offer 365-day returns as we know you’ll love your new pair.

If your kids are growing too big for their boots too quickly, you can bring the old pair and exchange them to get a fiver off the new pair . Check out some of the other amazing discounts we offer while you’re here!

We hope to see you and your family at our Brighton kids’ shoe shop soon!

Schuh Social Stories


Our social stories have been created with the autistic community in mind and they show what to expect from an in-store shopping experience at schuh. Download our social stories for adults and social stories for kids

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