I'm currently a store manager for a company like EE etc, we sell anything mobile service or fixed service wise.
It does defeat the purpose, again a reason why I thought the month out might have been a good idea. I would like something new for a challenge, but wouldn't have the faintest idea of what to look at or what to do.
You'd be surprised at how many transferrable skills and experience you have though mate. Might be an idea to go to a reputable recruitment agency, not for a job necessarily but to discuss what job sectors your skills are in demand, it could throw up some unexpected options for you.
Or just sit down and draft something yourself then do a job search based on skills rather than experience. For example, management, retail, direct selling, customer service. If you're particularly good at face to face selling and want more control on your working day and how you do your job maybe a sales rep would be a good place to look. Decent money, company car, manage your own appointments and in some generic sales jobs you don't even need experience of the product.
Maybe get yourself an appointment with the adult careers service if they have them in Ireland. They've helped my niece loads since she left the Navy.
All these can be done whilst you're still working. Taking time out might seem a good idea but you're putting pressure on having to find something, usually anything, in a pretty short space of time which takes away your focus from your objectives. If you need a short break to clear your head, take some leave if you have any left, unless you have enough cash put by to last for 6 months or so if the worst came to the worst.