We are currently looking to hire!
SHOP ASSISTANT (12 month contract, with potential extension)
15-35 Hours Per Week (must be flexible)
Job role includes:
Serving customers, filling (both loose food and small bags), maintaining great standards of tidiness and hygiene, unloading deliveries, opening/closing, restocking the store and being a little fountain of knowledge.
You must have...
*Great confidence, and be a real people person!
We pride ourselves in being the best for friendly and approachable customer service. This means being able to hold great conversation with customers, being super helpful and not being afraid to suggest ideas and chat all things Plentiful.
*Good physical ability/strength
Stocking up the shop, filling heavy gravity bins and shifting sacks up to 25kg is part of the role. We don't expect the next Arnie but being able to comfortably lift weight is essential in working here. We're on our feet all day too, even behind the till. Think of it as a free gym membership...
We mean this in both a literal and mental sense! We try and radiate positivity - plus don't have much time for rest between breaks. It's all go. If this sounds like you, we're all ears.
*Able to work under pressure
With Christmas months on the horizon, we are bound to get BUSY. This means keeping an eye on stock, answering queries, maintaining COVID guidelines and quickly working through a queue of customers at the till. It's essential that you can manage lots of tasks at once, and keep up friendly and positive chat.
*Some knowledge (or at least real interest!) in sustainable living and organic/wholefoods.
With over 600 products now, there's a lot to learn. We started off as a plastic free shop and naturally get questions about zero waste tips on a regular basis. We pride ourselves on selling ethical brands, organic food and sustainable items. Some knowledge or at least real interest in this will speak volumes. You'll pick this up more as you go, but at least some basis is essential.
As a business, we have targets to meet and standards to withhold. Having retail experience is preferred, as we'd like someone who can grasp good sales techniques and be able to navigate the retail environment.
*Good initiative, happy working alone
There will be days you'll be working alone and will need to on the ball in spotting improvements on the shop floor and store room. If you see a better way of doing things - we encourage you to share. We also need to be comfortable in our trust handing you a set of keys, knowing all standards will be upheld and on time.
*Tidy, good hygiene and attention to detail
Being a shop full of loose dried food, spills are inevitable. Good attention to detail in keeping the shop tip top is extremely important. We're also really on the ball with Covid guidelines, so constant sanitising and cleaning is very much a part of the role. We want someone who will spot untidiness a mile off and fix it right away!
If this sounds like you, please e-mail a current CV and covering letter explaining how you meet all requirements to Abbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a response to those not successful.
Interviews will be held online (video call), before meeting face to face.