Retail Assistant (Perth)

  • Perth
  • Cancer Research Uk
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 retail assistant to join Cancer Research UK’s trading team. You’ll be acting as an ambassador for Cancer Research UK and taking responsibility for the shop on a Sunday.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? Overseeing the running of the shop on a Sunday. This includes taking keyholder responsibility (training provided) and supporting a talented and diverse team of volunteers.Assisting the wider shop team in achieving sales and fundraising targets.Reviewing and processing donated goods and new stock.Coming up with creative ideas to help generate new income, with guidance from the Shop Manager. Using your customer service skills to make sure our customers and supporters feel welcome and appreciated. Maintaining shop standards regarding safeguarding, compliance and health and safety.What skills are you looking for? 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 and as part of a team.Commercial awareness.The ability to create relationships and communicate well.And ideally experience of working in, or an understanding of retail and fashion.Please contact us directly at for the full candidate pack.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.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. 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.