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We love to help charities find their next retail superstars.

Whether you’re looking for Shop Managers, Area Managers, eCommerce Managers, specialists, Directors of Retail or any other team member – we have a great network of connections and lots of recruitment experience.

We offer a fully bespoke service, designed to meet your individual needs. From managing the whole process start to finish or supporting with key elements, we can help. 

Examples of what we can do for you:

Writing job descriptions & person specifications

Writing and placing adverts

Sharing your vacancies across our comprehensive network

Taking preliminary calls and enquiries from candidates


Creating interview tasks and questions


Induction support 

Mentoring & coaching your new team member

After many years working in the charity retail sector, we have a large and focussed network with whom to share your vacancies.

We share on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, as well as adding your vacancy to our website – and you can also purchase this as a standalone offer at really competitive rates.

Whether you are looking for permanent staff or interim support, we can tap into our network to bring you the very best candidates.

In keeping with our Values of being authentic and inclusive, we will always and only share roles with a published salary. We are among the first agencies who have signed the Show The Salary Pledge to show our commitment.  

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Retail Operations Manager

Salary: Circa £30,000 (depending on

Contract: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance HQ, HEMS Way, Lincoln, LN4 2GW

Closing Date: 5/12/21

Interview date: 16/12/21


To manage a small team to raise as much cash and awareness as possible by positively representing our brand through the presentation of our retail offer and team spirit, in line with our LNAA values and in accordance with our organisational policy and procedures. We have a small chain of shops that support our life-saving work, through raising awareness and cash and representing our brand. This role is the most senior in the retail team and accountable for overall budget in terms of driving income and keeping down costs. You will need an entrepreneurial spirit, creative flair, and a direct understanding of how charity retail works in terms of best practice, alongside donor and customer satisfaction. You will be committed to safe working practices and role model associated behaviours, prioritising investment of time and resources. The role is based full time in our shops for both office and operational work duties, although you will also be working occasionally at our fantastic HQ on the outskirts of Lincoln.


Key Accountabilities

  • Achieve income, expenditure, and contribution budgets in line with our policy and procedure.
  • Complete annual budgets, authorise expenditure and write monthly performance reports.
  • Accountability to deliver the Retail and Trading Strategy
  • Manage risk through the coaching and development of your direct team and follow LNAA procedure and policy.
  • Ensure all business units are working towards compliance.
  • Manage the properties, ensuring all required compliance checks and planned maintenance is recorded and up to date.
  • Represent our brand through presentation of our retail offer and living our values.
  • Hold bi-monthly team meetings to build trust and learning opportunities.
  • Build a team with a spirit that roles models LNAA values and represents our brand of clinical and aviation excellence.
  • Build relationships between retail and HQ staff to break down barriers and enable collaboration.
  • Work alongside fundraising to build relationships and support, providing mutual beneficial opportunities to raise more money for LNAA.


  • Recruit staff as required and support shop managers to recruit volunteers, as per our values and brand to build a strong team.
  • Training, developing and coaching staff and volunteers to fulfil their roles with LNAA values at the heart of how we work, delivering great customer service both internally and externally. Ensuring all objective setting and appraisals, are motivating and up to date in line with LNAA working practices.
  • Facilitating, attending, and running meetings in retail and across the organisation to cross collaborate, build relationships, trust and learning opportunities.
  • Writing and interpreting reports to support decision making, drive the business and keeping senior leadership informed and up to date.
  • Support and guide the building of the eCommerce business through implementing and developing best practices.
  • Develop working relationships with external bodies, charities and voluntary organisations including the Charity Retail Association alongside working partners such as contractors, Epos provider, textile merchants and so on.
  • Giving equal time and emphasis to backroom and warehousing processes as to our retail, supporter care and representing our brand.
  • To maximise income from recycling and minimising waste in the best way for our environment and efficiencies.
  • Ensure Gift Aid is managed in line with HMRC guidance, supervising an annual audit and completing the annual notifications process.
  • Manage the property through planned maintenance schedule and awareness of lease liabilities.
  • There may be other tasks required unspecified here that may arise.

Additional Information

How to apply:

Click here to view the job description

Please email a copy of your CV and cover letter clearly explaining how you meet the needs
of the role to: recruitment@ambucopter.org.uk

Retail Portfolio Manager

Salary: £36,253 to £39,300

Contract: Permanent (35 hours per week)

Location: Flexible

Closing Date: 6/12/21

Interview date: 13/12/21

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. And you could be a part of the team making it happen.

It’s a time of change for the retail team: shops and online retail (donated goods) have moved to our Supporter Engagement team to improve the integration of different types of volunteer-generated income and support. The Retail Portfolio Manager will have the opportunity to play a leading role in embedding this change, developing links with the new team, realising new opportunities and maintaining key relationships with stakeholders across the charity. An important part of the job in the first few months will be supporting our shops to get back to fulfilling their income-generating and awareness-raising potential in the new charity retail landscape. The successful applicant will be keen to apply their specialist skills and knowledge supporting teams to ensure the shops remain welcoming spaces for our volunteers, donors, and customers; and implementing consistent and effective good practice across the network.  Beyond that they will have an eye on the horizon understanding what developments we should test and grow to ensure the ongoing success of our retail operation.

This post will require a Criminal Records Check.

Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Additional Information

How to apply:

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For more details and how to apply, click here