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Retail Assistant Manager (Southampton East St)

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  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Southampton


  • A working knowledge of what makes great customer service.
  • Experience of working in a lively and vibrant environment.
  • Adaptability in changing situations, including being able to work effectively independently.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • The ability to create relationships and communicate well.
  • And ideally supervisor experience, and experience of working in, or an understanding of retail and fashion.


  • Supporting the shop manager to guide, inspire and engage a diverse team of paid staff and volunteers.
  • Support the commercial running of the store including display and merchandising, stock management, maintaining shop standards, store layout, sales and income.
  • Leading by example and providing excellent customer and supporter service.
  • Work alongside the shop manager to achieve targets for donated stock, cash, gift aid, average selling price, sell through and stock processing.
  • Creating relationships with your local community and Cancer Research UK colleagues.
  • Supporting the shop manager in the organisation and delivery of creative fundraising events for your store to achieve fundraising targets.
  • Maintaining compliance with health and safety, safeguarding, security, administration and HR policies.
  • Deputising for the shop manager in their absence.

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Mission & Purpose

Cancer Research UK is a renowned charitable organisation dedicated to advancing cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support. Their overarching goal is to bring about a future where all cancers are cured, ensuring that individuals can lead full and healthy lives. Through funding groundbreaking research, raising awareness, and providing crucial support, Cancer Research UK strives to make a profound impact on cancer outcomes. Their relentless efforts are focused on improving prevention strategies, enhancing early detection methods, and developing effective treatments, with the ultimate aim of saving lives and improving the well-being of those affected by cancer.


  • Flexible Working

    We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as home-working, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, compressed and core hours. We offer a high level of flexibility for the vast majority of our office-based roles, meaning that you’ll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.

  • Income Protection and Life Assurance

    We provide all staff with free insurance policies, paying 50% of your salary if you are unable to work through illness, and up to 4 times your salary for your beneficiaries should the unthinkable happen and you die while in our employment.

  • Pension

    Our Retirement Plan is worth up to 12% of salary and offers all employees a flexible way to build a pension fund, no matter which stage of your career you’re at. You’ll be given choice, control, financial benefits and valuable protection benefits. It is a defined contribution plan, which means contributions paid into the plan by you and by Cancer Research UK are invested in the funds you choose—you can have as little or as much control over this as you want.

  • Payroll giving

    We offer all employees a way to support any charity of their choice tax-free through their salary. Payroll Giving is a very effective way of supporting causes close to your heart: A £10 monthly donation will only cost you £8 as a standard tax-rate payer and even less, £6 if you are higher tax-rate payer.

  • Annual Leave

    For the majority of our roles we offer 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays, and an extra day for Christmas Eve. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly.