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Work for a company you believe in

If you’re passionate about helping independent UK retail to thrive in challenging times, we’d love to welcome you to our team. We believe together we can keep the UK high street alive, and we want like-minded people to join us in our mission.

If you love your local independent coffee shop, or you couldn’t live without the hardware guy down the road then you’re one of us. The more we can achieve together for independent retailers, the better.

Behind-the-scenes we’re buzzing with activity to help our members to stay ahead of the curve.

Interested? Then take a look at our vacancies and if there’s a role that looks right for you please email your CV and cover letter to our HR Manager, Julie Elcock, at

Or post your CV to:

Julie Elcock
HR Manager
225 Bristol Road
B5 7UB

If there’s nothing suitable for you at the moment, don’t lose heart. Keep checking back as we regularly post new job opportunities on here.

Current Vacancies

Brand Account Manager – Oxford Summer School

This is a challenging and diverse role offering a breadth of responsibility including marcomms, brand development, PR, thought leadership, digital, CRM, networking and events. You will be fully responsible for developing and implementing impactful marketing strategies that will drive sales, turnover growth and online traffic, supporting each of the two brands and ensuring the achievement of brand and revenue targets.

Brand Account Manager – Job Description

Programme Support Manager – Oxford Summer School

The Oxford Summer School (OSS) was founded in 1923 and is a leading provider of high quality management development programmes for retailers. Oxford Summer School Ltd is a subsidiary of bira, the retail trade association based in Birmingham which represents over 6500 independent retailers across the UK. The Programme Support Manager will have responsibility for promoting, managing and supporting the delivery of the OSS portfolio of courses.

Oxford Summer School Programme Support Manager Job Description