Retail Superstore Manager (Corstorphine)

Cancer Research UK


From £22,000 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: R018405

Superstore Manager 

Corstorphine Retail Park

Full time, Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

£22,000 - 26,950 per annum + excellent benefits 

Closing Date: We will be shortlisting throughout the process please apply ASAP to be considered.

Are you a commercially aware manager , used to working in a fast paced environment and managing a diverse team? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your wealth of knowledge to give something back and engage with your local community?  


We are looking for a Superstore Manager for our Corstorphine Superstore, . Flexibility is needed to meet the needs of the business, you will work 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis including weekends. Trading hours 9:00 -19:00 Monday - Saturday, 09:00 -1:00 on a Sunday,

Cancer Research UK Superstores have gone from strength to strength since their birth in 2015.They are at the hub of the local community, acting as the face of Cancer Research UK, and raising public awareness of our campaigns.  This mammoth 6-8000 Square ft stores now account for 10 percent of our retail income. 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 pounds.  


For more information on our superstores including locations pictures and video’s please click  here 


As a Superstore 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 


Your role ... 

In this fast paced and varied role, you will be responsible for our superstore and achieving its commercial success.  Our superstores can get 1000 + bags of donations per week so volumes are high. Your role will include everything from managing a large team of talented, diverse individuals to building relationships within the local community to build awareness and bring in more stock and income for the store. 

For more information on this role and to see the full job description click here  


  • Achieving agreed sales targets and maximising profit  

  • Effectively recruit, develop and retain both paid staff and volunteers. Ensuring they have sufficient knowledge and training to maximise their potential.  

  • Ensuring excellent customer service and supporter care  

  • Generating additional income using local corporate contacts and media  

  • Generating quality donated goods to achieve the agreed processing targets.  

  • Managing and processing large volumes of donations  

  • Maintaining a high standard of merchandising and display both windows and in-store  

  • Coming up with new ideas and initiatives to increase stock generation and community engagement high.  

  • Ensuring CRUK security procedures and health & safety policies are correctly followed.  

  • Ensuring the shop is fully staffed during extended opening hours.  

  • Keeping up to date with CRUK’s wider activities, engaging and supporting with fundraising initiatives  


Your Experience ... 

  • Strong commercial awareness with experience working with sales and profit targets.  

  • Experience of working in a large store and managing large volumes of stock  

  • Previous experience of leading and motivating a diverse team of people  

  • Creative thinker with the desire to look for new opportunities.  

  • Excellent interpersonal skills  

  • Ability to use own initiative with a flexible attitude and adaptable to change.  

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.  

  • Excellent at building relationships within the local community, with a good knowledge of the local area  

What are the perks...  

  • A range of generous rewards and benefits ranging from Gym Memberships and Season Ticket Loans  

  • 25 days annual leave a year plus public holiday.  

  • An excellent induction and training plan (including 6 masterclasses within your first 6 months)  

  • The opportunity to work in an environment where your development is actively encouraged.  


We believe a strong induction plan is key to your success. Your 4-week induction will consist of key competencies, with regular catch-ups and reviews with your Training Shop Manager and Area Manager, to help you make the most of your learning experience and really set you up for success. Please be aware there may be some need for you to train away from home for a short period as part of your superstore training, this will be discussed further at offer.  


What’s next?  


***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 



At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Unfortunately we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

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