SSAFA – Trading Manager


Up to £37,000 per annum 

37.5 hours 

Central Office – London, with flexibility to work remotely. 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join SSAFA’s ambitious and dynamic Commercial & Corporate Partnerships team as an experienced and highly proactive Trading Manager to lead on the strategic direction, management, and growth of SSAFA’s charity trading operation.

About the role

You will lead on the development and implementation of a new and ambitious trading strategy, that seeks to achieve ambitious income growth through e-commerce, mail order, partner distribution and licensing.  You will research, develop, and implement new and innovative trading business opportunities, working with suppliers and commercial partners to create new and unique product offerings, to increase revenue, reach, and acquire new supporters and enhance our supporter experience.

This role is central to developing and supporting SSAFA’s regional trading offering, supporting SSAFA’s branch fundraising through merchandise sales.

You will work closely with the Head of Commercial & Corporate Partnerships and manage your financial budget and have creative autonomy to develop the business testing new income streams. 

About you

You will have experience in the charity or retail sectors, as we are seeking a candidate who brings significant experience in trading and who si target driven self-starter with a record of achieving financial objectives.

You will be an excellent communicator and relationship builder, have a sound knowledge of identifying market trends, product buying and development.  You can comfortably engage with suppliers and stakeholders to deliver the highest possible supporter journey and experience. Demonstrable experience of successfully managing a budget, analysing sales data and insights to determine next steps, strong project management capability and interpersonal skills are all essential to succeed in this exciting and challenging role.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

For further information  

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Rebecca Keaveney on 0204 566796 an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on 21 June 2021

Interviews: Beginning 28 June- 30 June. Please note that this will be a one stage interview process and you will be asked to do an aptitude test and prepare a presentation, followed by set questions.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies, you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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