Retail Store Assistant (Ashton-Under-Lyne Shop) - #49088

Cancer Research UK


Date: 1 week ago
City: Ashton-under-Lyne
Contract type: Part time

Millions of bargain-hunters. Endless pre-loved items. One meaningful purpose.

Retail Store Assistant (Ashton-Under-Lyne Shop)

£10.42 per hour

Reports to: Shop manager

Department: ​Trading​

Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne Shop

Contract: ​Permanent​

Working hours: Part time 15 hours per week

Closing date: 19th February 2024 23:55 ​This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found​

**The internal title for this role is Shop Assistant. 

​At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.​

​​We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That’s why we’re looking for someone talented, someone who wants to develop their skills, someone like you. ​

We’re looking for a motivated store assistant to join Cancer Research UK’s trading team. You’ll be acting as an ambassador for Cancer Research UK. Your shop will be a place where your community gets to meet our people, understand our brand, and see some of the great things we do.  

In a lively, vibrant working environment, you’ll discover something new every day, whether it’s a new high street trend, a new community network or a talent you never knew you had.

You’ll also be surrounded by people who are as dedicated to beating cancer as you are.  

What will I be doing?

  • Providing excellent customer and supporter service.

  • Working as an integral part of the shop team to achieve ambitious sales and fundraising targets.

  • Assisting with maintaining shop standards including visual presentation, safeguarding compliance and health and safety.

  • Creating relationships with your local community and Cancer Research UK colleagues.  

  • Supporting fundraising events for your store to achieve fundraising targets.  

  • Taking keyholder responsibility as required (training provided)

What skills will I need?

  • An understanding of what makes great customer service.

  • Experience of working in a busy customer service environment.

  • The ability to manage your own workload and work independently when required.

  • The ability to work well in a team.

  • Excellent communication skills.  

And ideally

  • An understanding or an interest in fashion.  

  • Retail experience

Our retail teams cover the needs of their stores by working on a rota basis. Whilst a level of flexibility is needed to meet the needs of the business, we don’t forget that you have a life outside of work too.  

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

Our work – from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy – will change the world. It’s exciting to be part of our team.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won’t be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

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

You can learn more about our fantastic retail teams on our website.

There’s a place for everyone at Cancer Research UK. Our vision is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in, the work we do. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. 

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented, and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. 

If you’re interested in applying and excited about working with us but are unsure if you have the right skills and experience we’d still love to hear from you. We don’t expect everyone to meet all of the criteria listed.

We want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore ask you to inform us of any concerns you have or any adjustments you might need to enable this to happen by emailing us at ***********@cancer.org.uk.

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. 

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