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2 days ago

IT Incident and Problem Manager – new

Cancer Research UK London, England

We're game changers. Here at Cancer Research UK, we aim to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer. Every day we achieve…

16 days ago

Health and Safety Executive

Cancer Research UK London, England

Do you have experience of implementing pragmatic Health and Safety solutions? Can you help us accelerate our progress to help us beat cancer sooner…

7 days ago

Marketing Manager for Online Products

Cancer Research UK London, England

• Take a leadership role on a range of online fundraising products including My Projects, Donate in Memory, Give In Celebration and Favours. Taking…

10 days ago

Technology Graduate Programme

Cancer Research UK London, England +3 locations

As members of Digital and IT, we work with colleagues across Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to deliver the best digital solutions to beat cancer in the… Jobg8

5 days ago

Senior Major Giving Manager (Oxford Institute)

CANCER RESEARCH UK London, England +2 locations

Are you are a self-motivated and enthusiastic fundraiser with an impressive track record in major gift fundraising? Can you; Develop and implement a… Adzuna

4 days ago

Cancer Research UK Graduate Programme

Cancer Research UK London, England

Are you a bright, forward-thinking graduate who can help us beat cancer sooner? At Cancer Research UK (CRUK), we are collectively leading pioneering… Adzuna

5 days ago

Senior High Value Experience Manager

CANCER RESEARCH UK London, England +2 locations

Are you a creative, organised and driven communications/stewardship expert? Are you interested in a new challenge where you can apply your strong… Adzuna

4 days ago

Marketing Planning Manager


Are you a creative and motivated individual, with a marketing, planning and communications background, ready to help us stand up to cancer? Do you… Adzuna

6 days ago

Information Governance Officer

CANCER RESEARCH UK London, England +2 locations

Are you an engaging Data Protection or Records Management specialist who can help us win the fight against cancer? We are looking for a driven and… Adzuna

7 days ago

IT Resourcing Specialist

CANCER RESEARCH UK London, England +2 locations

Are you a sharp-minded individual with a flair for proactive resource planning and management? Cancer Research UK is leading pioneering, life-saving… Adzuna

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    Current Employee - Shop Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cancer Research UK full-time for more than 5 years


    You meet new people all the time. Every day is different and you face new problems on daily basis, which is great, as I love a challenge. It is great, to make the shop look nice and hear it from customers.


    The job as Shop Manager (my job) is not that well paid. We are required to meet weekly DONATED TARGETS (income from donated sold items). If we do not meet them, our Area Managers then ''bully'' us, in terms of WHY DID WE NOT REACH THEM. I say bully, but it is like, daily calls, texts, etc., keep asking us, if we are at least half way through with the income of weekly target, texting us, way after closing time, with questions about the shop. I am not saying every AM is the same, but most of them are this way. They send us WAY TOO MUCH stock from other stores, and expect us to deal with it. When we say, we have no space for it,most of the AM say: TELL YOUR VOLUNTEERS TO DEL WITH IT.
    The worst is, that you are expected to REACH THE WEEKLY DONATED TARGETS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE. The job title is SHOP MANAGER, but they want you to be a fundraiser too. We need to organise FUN DAY every few months and raise in excess of £150. How? E.g. through tombolas, selling cakes etc. Then we need to organise DONATION STATIONS, and raise at least £2000 a year. HOW? Ask local business, if you could set up stall there, where people drop off their donations, or simply ask local business to donate their unwanted stock. OUR INTERNET IS BLOCKED: we cannot use e-mail, so of course, during day, you have no time for this, as you deal with donations, refunds, shop being tidy, training the volunteers, hiring volunteers, doing the H&S checks. When will you do it then? I tell you. At home, in your own time, but you get paid only for about 36 hours work weekly. In fact we do rarely have lunch breakes. Plus we need to overlook the H&S. Fire safety, etc. Area Managers just boss you around because of the targets, but are not very supportive.

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    Area Managers should listen to Shop Managers - should try to help, not pressurise
    Area Managers get lots of benefits, which Shop Managers do not, so please, have some respect.
    Area Meeting every month? It is waste of time, not necessary & waste of the charity's money, as we of course claim our travel money back. Most of the times, these meeting are silly.
    And the PDR'S? We have markings Exceeded expectations, BELOW etc. It is making us feel worthless and is not effective way of motivating us.
    You expect, that our HOLIDAYS will be covered by VOLUNTEERS ONLY, as you say, MOBILE MANAGERS can cover max. 2 days.It is actually not fair, as some of us have a problem to find the volunteers to cover 2 weeks wrth of holiday. Also the petty cash limit. You say £50 a week, but not every shop has that, when we look on our KPI.

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