Temp Deputy Manager (Mat cover) - Chippenham

At Jollyes we understand the importance of having a strong team to deliver an unrivalled customer experience and to promote the brand. Due to our on-going expansion, we are continually looking for highly motivated, determined and committed team players to join us.

The main purpose of the Deputy Manager is to assist the Store manager day to day to maximise the potential and profitability of the store by, continuous improvement in the service provided to customers, maximising both turnover and gross margin, control of costs and maximising the potential of all staff through good management and leadership skills.


  • Assist the Store Manager day-to-day and take full responsibility for all aspects of running a successful store in the absence of a Store Manager
  • Lead by example creating an excellent culture and working environment for your team 
  • Delivering the highest standards of pet care and ensure that the welfare of pets is a top priority, promoting responsible pet ownership 
  • Exceptional customer service by providing a great shopping experience for customers and displaying both strong pet and product knowledge 


  • Competitive salary from £19,556 to £20,667, plus annual bonus subject to achieving KPIs
  • 29 days paid annual leave including bank/statutory holidays
  • Pension: the Company will contribute 7.5% of basic monthly salary, provided you contribute 2.5%
  • Staff discount: You are entitled to a staff discount of 20%
  • Full time - 40 hours per week
  • Temporary position - Maternity Cover


  • Previous management experience, preferably in a retail environment where you’ve taken a hands-on approach.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record in developing business performance and exceeding KPIs, whilst also delivering the highest levels of store standards.
  • A passion for delighting your customers by ensuring an unrivalled shopping experience.
  • A team player, able to communicate effectively and build high performing and highly engaged teams.
  • You should be commercially aware and have a proactive approach.

How to apply:

Online Application:

You can apply online, via the link Application Form

We will not accept CV’s for this role, all applications must be made either using the online application form or Jollyes paper application form. 

 Unfortunetly due to the high volumne of applicants we are unable to contact those who are unsuccessful

Paper Application:

Download Application Form (UK)
Download Application Form (Northern Ireland)

Paper applications should be posted to Jollyes Petfood Superstores, Personnel Dept, 1 Lea Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1AS.