STORES manager

Join the team at SCHQ

Secret Compass is a Bristol-based risk management and expedition company, our ambitious projects seek to achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places

We are lucky enough to support a growing slate of TV and Film projects across the world spanning breaking news, drama, natural history, reality TV and factual genres.

We haven’t lost our roots though! Over the last decade we have completed world-first trekking, packrafting and mountain biking expeditions across the globe, in locations as diverse as South Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, DRC and Panama’s infamous Darien Gap. 

We’re a small team, with a small store of safety and expedition equipment, however, this still needs to be managed well, and to keep pace with the dynamic nature of our business. As such, Secret Compass is looking to recruit a Stores Manager to assist us in delivering our growing range of projects.

Outline of role

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Secret Compass Operations Team, focused on providing small scale warehouse management and safety equipment support to the broad range of Secret Compass projects. A proactive approach is required, with excellent attention to detail. You must have a willingness to be flexible and manage changing priorities, whilst also being able to maintain the day to day workload is essential to the smooth delivery of the Stores team. 

Key areas of responsibility.

  • Warehouse Management. Essential to this role will be the practical management and maintenance of Secret Compass’ inventory (this inventory includes: expedition equipment, communications equipment, medical kit and equipment); this includes the management of the software system(s) and the development of any new processes.
  • Logistics Management. This role will be responsible for the management of Secret Compass logistics as required for all and any project. You will need to be able to forward plan and maintain oversight of all logistics requirements in order to provide timely and accurate support to the delivery of SC projects.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working or managing in a commercial equipment store; you will need to have a good understanding of expedition & specialist safety kit and equipment possibly through personal/professional use. You must be able to accurately and comfortably manage various software platforms. 

This role requires a dynamic, fast moving, adaptable individual who takes a positive, solution-oriented approach to problem solving. Studious attention to detail is essential for the role and we are particularly looking for candidates who are highly organised and efficient, with excellent time management skills. In addition, the candidate will be personable, flexible and team focused.

Remember, the key attributes we’re looking for are not simply about professional qualifications or experience, but about having a comprehensive understanding of the specialised nature of our work and our kit, alongside the need to be flexible, adaptable, have ingenuity, excellent time management, and more!

Life at SCHQ

We’re a fun team at SCHQ, we’re busy, with sections of the company spanning the adventure travel, TV and film, risk management, creative production and magazine industries, there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ day.

The dog-friendly office is situated in South Bristol within walking distance of shops, town and a park with many of the team choosing to walk or cycle to work – not exactly a hardship in the South-West’s adventure capital and ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’!

Our informal office is populated by ‘outdoorsy-types’ with hobbies ranging from climbing to cycling, horse riding to hiking, and surfing to skiing – and our annual staff days out often reflect these interests with previous trips including coasteering, SUPing and a mountain-bike pub crawl. 

Key benefits include:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience 
  • Comprehensive onboarding and training programme including CPD opportunities
  • 20 days leave (increasing each year) plus bank holidays and Christmas close-down
  • Generous staff expedition policy and kit discounts
  • Pension, cycle to work scheme and options to request specific benefits
  • Relaxed dress-code, dog-friendly office, in-house bar, unlimited tea, coffee and strange international concoctions

This role will be open until Friday 28 April 2023, however, we may close recruitment early for the right applicant. Interviews for those selected will take place over the first couple of weeks in May. Once the application process has closed, we will be in touch with candidates to let you know of any next steps. 

Apply HERE