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Careers at The Brogue Trader

The Brogue Trader trading as Loake Shoemakers, is one of the fastest growing and best loved independent mens footwear and accessory retailers in the UK.

We are offering some amazing opportunities for Assistant Managers and both Full-time Sales Assistants to join us in our Chester, Leeds and Oxford stores.

Assistant Store Manager

Chester, Leeds & Oxford

We are looking for aspirational, motivated and enthusiastic individuals to help us build upon our branded stores in Chester, Leeds and Oxford.

A passion for fashion and high-quality mens goods is a must, with a focus on delivering exceptional levels of customer service at all times.
Management experience is preferred, however if you are willing to take the step up and develop yourself alongside the company you will be seriously considered for the role.

We are looking for experienced, talented and hungry Assistant Store Managers with the passion and desire to want to move forward with their career, progress and be part of our growing business.

  • It is essential you are a hands-on manager.
  • A strong character with decisive management skills.
  • You will have a solid retailing background.
  • You will be a strong retailer with great attention to detail.
  • Have the ability to turn your hand to any product.
  • Delivery of operational standards across all areas.
  • Proven experience of driving customer service and sales.
  • Management of controllable costs.
  • Team building skills.
  • Highly organised efficient individual.
  • Strong decision-maker, delegation skills.
  • Use initiative and instigate promotional ideas and events.

The successful candidates will receive a dynamic package, brand training, full support and excellent benefits.

Full-time Sales Assistant/s

Chester, Leeds & Oxford

We are seeking a highly self-motivated retail sales assistants for both full-time roles in our Chester, Leeds and Oxford stores.

We are looking for friendly, approachable people who work well within a team. Reliable individuals with great punctuation, attendance and a can do attitude.

We pride ourselves in our Customer Service and the successful applicant will need to exhibit skill, determination and the ability to produce results which will match our expectations. They will also have excellent presentational skills and will be adept in developing new business, whilst assisting us to establish our brand and products in our new local areas.

Duties include:

  • Welcoming customers.
  • Ensuring goods are well displayed.
  • Handling payments.
  • Arranging ordering stock and delivery.
  • Keeping the shop floor clean and tidy.
  • Assisting shoppers to find the goods and products they are looking for.
  • Stocking shelves with merchandise.
  • Answering queries from customers.
  • Reporting problems to the Store Manager.
  • Giving advice and guidance on product selection to customers.
  • Receiving and storing the delivery of large amounts of stock

Qualifications aren’t required, but experience in this role is desired.
Successful applicants will receive competitive salaries, excellent benefits and full brand training and support.

Working with The Brogue Trader and Loake Shoemakers is more than just a job. Be part of our exciting and rapidly expanding team, become engaged with the brands and customers we represent and in return you will become part of The Brogue Trader family with great opportunities for the right people.

At The Brogue Trader, we place importance on each individual’s personal contribution. Dedicated to the continuous development of best talents, where people are proud to embody and exhibit the same spirit made of passion, creativity, respect and open-mindedness.

For further information, please contact Chris Macnamara on 02920 372036 or apply online today by sending your CV and covering letter to us at
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