Retail Store Manager (Edinburgh, South Clerk Street)

Cancer Research UK


£18,800 to £23,750 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: R019052

Retail Store Manager  

Edinburgh, South Clerk Street

Permanent, 37.5 hours (must be flexible across days) 

£18,800 - £23,750 per annum + excellent benefits 

Closing date: 27th September 2021 at 23:55

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


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 Edinburgh, South Clerk Street 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 Monday to Saturday. Occasional Sunday work to cover sickness and holiday.

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 here 

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

  • 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. 


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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