Deputy Manager (Dundee Superstore)

Cancer Research UK


From £17,800 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: R019347

Deputy Manager - Superstore 


Full time, Permanent, 37.5 hours per week 

£17,800 - 22,500 per annum + excellent benefits 

Closing date: Monday 26th October 2020


We’re looking for an experienced retail and people manager to help deliver real commercial success at our new Dundee Superstore.

Our Superstores are at the hub of the local community, acting as the face of Cancer Research UK, and raising public awareness of our campaigns.  

What’s the role? 

In this exciting and varied new role you will deputise for the Superstore Manager overseeing the shop floor and supporting the team to deliver the highest levels of sales and profits. You will assume full duty manager responsibility and accountability in the absence of the Store Manager.  

What will I be doing? 

  • Achieving agreed sales targets and maximising profit for the Charity. 

  • Supporting the Store manager in maintaining the highest level of merchandising, utilising marketing and points of sales as per CRUK guidelines. 

  • Building and developing positive internal and external relationships to ensure maximum income for the Charity focusing on all donated stock. 

  • Utilising insight reporting to support driving the store income strategy. 

  • Responsible for day to day management for all paid staff and volunteers, supporting the Store Manager. 

  • Supporting the Store Manager in recruiting, training and coaching paid staff and volunteers, including 121 and PDR meetings. 

  • Minimising stock loss of new goods by way of robust control of administration procedures, including quarterly stock take. 

  • Keeping up to date with Cancer Research UK’s wider activities, engaging and supporting with fundraising initiatives including Social media activity. 

  • Supporting with the implementation of new processes within the store. 

  • Opening and closing the Store if required and responding to alarm call outs as a listed key holder if required. 

  • Working a flexible shift pattern to reflect the business needs including weekends and pre-retailing hours. Being willing to travel to meetings and training sessions as required. 


Your Experience: 

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of retail operations and high street retail fashion. 

  • Experience of working in a high-volume retail role would be beneficial. 

  • Experience of managing a diverse team of people. 

  • Commercial awareness. 

  • An understanding of working to sales and profit targets. 

  • Good knowledge and experience of using computers. 

For more information on this role and to see the full job description click here: Assistant Manager Superstores 

For more information on our superstores including locations please click here:


As an Assistant 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.


Please be aware there may be some need for you to train away from home for a period of two weeks as part of your superstore training, this will be discussed further at offer. 

What are the benefits? 

  • Annual bonus scheme  

  • A range of generous rewards and benefits ranging from Gym Memberships, Season Ticket Loans and discounts for Childcare vouchers.  

  • 25 days annual leave a year plus public holidays 

  • An excellent induction and training plan with ongoing exposure to training and development opportunities  

  • The chance to utilise your knowledge of retail on a larger (Superstore) Scale 

Our Vision… 

Cancer Research UK is leading pioneering, life-saving research and our long-term ambition is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person, and our 1,700 retail staff work relentlessly every day towards this goal. 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. 



What’s next? 


The first interview will be via TEAMS on 3rd or 4th of November. If successful the second round will be on the 10th of November in Paisley in the form of a taster session.

You will be asked to complete a SWOT analysis as part of the process and have a chat with one of our Superstore Managers. If you wanted to pop into one of our shops before shortlisting please feel free to do so.

You can find details of our Shop Locations here: 



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 

 do this ahead of shortlisting, then just pop in and speak to a member of the team. 

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

*Please note this role will be knows as Assistant Manager (Superstore) internally. 



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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