VACANCIES

Plentiful Team Member (1-2 Vacancies, Flexible Hours, Includes Most Weekends) 

We’re looking for a new member of the Plentiful Wholefoods team, someone who’s happy mucking in, a quick learner, can think creatively and on their feet, able to use their own initiative to increase sales & displays, and maintain our high customer standards. We’re looking for someone with lots of retail experience and has heaps of confidence.

It’s often all-go at Plentiful, whether you’re checking for fruit & veg quality one minute, to decanting 5 litres of washing up liquid the next, before weighing and labelling bags of Plentiful Chocolate buttons, this is anything but a sit-down till job. There’s always something to be done – and we need someone able to prioritise, maintain high standards of presentation and freshness, who can be on their feet all day, lift heavy things, and is a real people person. It’s super important that we maintain amazing levels of customer service, our ethos and personalities are what separates us from the supermarkets!

Ideally, we'll be looking for someone who can do veg box subscription packing & delivery, so a driving licence/own car is very much preferred.

 

Why Plentiful?

Working at Plentiful means being part of a new, rapidly growing ethical business as it grows in the community – bringing back shopping to how it ‘should be.’ We buy from other ethical businesses. We always aim to pick organic, local, vegan or sustainably grown/made items to sell. We do the best we can, to circulate more money in the ethical world and what we believe in.

Every penny that goes through our till is one not spent in the supermarkets or Amazon. It goes to GOOD, and it goes to real people making a living doing something they’re passionate about. That’s what motivates us.

You’ll receive National Living Wage (£9.50/hr), plus paid holidays, in store discount, pension auto-enrolment, and be part of the Plentiful family as we grow.

 

Hours:

Hours are flexible, but our core opening hours are: 9:30am-5pm. We have potential for some tweaks, but most shifts will need to cover these.

This job includes MOST weekends and will require lone working.

We’re looking for someone minimum 2 days per week.

 

In Store Responsibilities

  • Friendly and knowledgeable customer service, going out of your way to assist, listen & make connections with customers.
  • Transactions at till, including deducting weights of loose food, filling liquid containers with cleaning products
  • Advising on ethical shopping, being able to explain why we want to reduce our environmental impact. Nothing scary, we’re all about doing the best we can.
  • Maintaining organic fruit and veg section to high standard, including daily checks, an understanding of how to store types produce to reduce waste, ensuring it is always displayed to a high standard and priced accurately.
  • Receiving and accurately inputting incoming deliveries (in store & on system)
  • Weekly & Daily food hygiene checks, temperatures, scale accuracies, etc.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and high presentation standards in shop, and in store room, deep cleaning scoops, containers and jars
  • Filling dispensers/jars (often up to 20kg) following hygiene guidelines
  • Restocking & fronting shelves throughout the day
  • Labelling products and filling prepacked bags in our home compostable packaging.
  • Packing and posting online orders
  • Cashing up and cleaning after each day
  • Reliable and timely attendance for scheduled shifts
  • Ideally: veg box packing & deliveries (Tuesdays)

 

Skills/experience we are looking for:

Essential-

  • Retail or face to face sales experience (min 12 months)
  • Customer service experience
  • Basic English and mathematics – able to confidently deduct weights with decimal points. (We do have a calculator) GCSE level. Good spelling & grammar is essential – all our signage is hand written.
  • Outgoing personality, able to confidently approach customers in a relaxed and warm manner
  • Positive outlook - a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work on own initiative, able to spot a practical and sensible way forward when working alone & make decisions for the benefit of Plentiful.
  • Great timekeeping, ability to prioritise jobs in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Be able to communicate ideas and be honest and open in a team setting, someone we’ll enjoy working with too!
  • Must be able to lift 20kg
  • Attention to detail and experience of maintaining high visual retail standards
  • Trustworthy and confident opening store alone
  • Speedy computer skills to quickly search and type in product info whilst customers wait.
  • UK Driver’s Licence

 

Preferred-

  • Aware of some environmental or ethical issues and able to discuss these to make recommendations, whilst also being balanced and forgiving of all people’s journey.
  • Experience of visual merchandising
  • Experience selling or growing fruit and veg and fresh food
  • Experience in working with food hygiene regulations/veg box scheme
  • Social media business page management experience
  • Stock management
  • Own car

 

If this sounds like you, please send….

  1. A detailed cover letter explaining:
    - Why you’re looking for work – why Plentiful?
    - Detailed description of which of the skills & experience requirements you have, why you? Please include whether or not you have a driver’s licence. Please include examples and take your time with this, as it really helps us pick out people who stand out from the crowd.
    - Your availability/hours you can work & much work you are looking for.
  2. An up to date & detailed CV

to Abbie at vacancies@plentifulshop.co.uk

Closing date will be Monday 24th Jan, interviews during the first week of Feb. We aim to get back to everyone, but will be reviewing all applicants on the 24th Jan, so please do ensure you have sent all information required.