Lancaster, Lancashire (On-site)
£21775 - £26825 per annum + + Benefits
Job description

Retail Store Manager


Permanent, 37.5 hours (must be flexible across days)

£21,775 - £26,825 per annum + excellent benefits

We will be shortlisting throughout the recruitment process so please make sure to apply as soon as possible to be considered.

Application method: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the work history section of the application form in full and that you have answered all application questions, as this is the information we will be using to shortlist. CVs are required to be uploaded for all applications, however they will not be reviewed as part of the shortlisting process.

Do you have retail management experience? Are you a commercially aware manager with a passion for charity, keen to engage with your local community? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity at our Lancaster Store as Store Manager.

Shifts will work on a rota basis, flexibility is needed to meet the needs of the business, however typical shifts will include 9:00-5:30 Monday - Saturday and occasional Sunday

We have over 1700 members of staff working across our network of 600 shops, with the united goal of having 3 out of 4 survivors of cancer by 2034. With more shops opening this coming year, it's a great time to join us. As the most successful retail chain in the charity sector, our stores raise more money for our cause than anyone else on the high street, last year bringing in £26.4 million.

As a Shop Manager at Cancer Research UK you will have the opportunity to join our Retail Academy which will support you through your first 12 months and provide you with the training that you need to succeed in your role. With a comprehensive and high-quality training programme, we're giving our Shop Manager new recruits the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship as part of your induction. The level 3 'Retail Team Leader' qualification will be part of your CRUK Retail Academy induction. We'll give you more detail about the programme when you join us

Your Role…

In this varied role you will be instrumental to making sure the store is at the hub of the local community. You will act as the face of Cancer Research UK, raising public awareness of our campaigns. To find out more about our retail teams click

For the full job description and more about working with us click

  • Being responsible for the day to day operational running of your store.

  • Guiding, inspiring and engaging a group of volunteers.

  • Attracting and recruiting volunteers for your store.

  • Managing paid staff.

  • Organising and running creative fundraising events for your store.

  • Ensuring top quality donations to your store, making sure you hit targets and keep it running at a profit.

  • Leading by example and getting stuck in! (For example, with stock processing - sorting, steaming, pricing and displaying a high volume of donations).

  • Implementing effective processes to support the smooth running of the store/stock room.

Your Experience…

  • Commercial awareness

  • Knowledge of high street fashion retail

  • Experience of managing a diverse team of people

  • Comfortable with working to key performance indicators (KPI's)/sales targets

  • Experience of using computers for business purposes

What are the perks….

  • Running your shop, your way

  • 25 days annual leave increasing with service.

  • Competitive pension scheme, season loan tickets, and deals at your favourite restaurants.

  • Dedicated retail trainer and on-hand learning and development teams

** Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment for this role will be subject to a satisfactory basic DBS check.

We are implementing the necessary PPE and social distancing measures within our stores upon reopening to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. During the recruitment process, we will aim to carry out all our interviews virtually where possible for the safety of managers and candidates.

More about Cancer Research UK

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Posted on: 21 June 2022
Closing date: 21 July 2022 at 14:31
Job ref: R020977
Tags: Retail