Entry Level
RETAIL ASSISTANT
The Deep

Salary: £7.83 per hour (plus holiday pay)

Closing Date: Monday, 25 June 2018

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1 x 8 hour shift per week normally to be rota’d between 10am and 6.30pm. Shift will be on either Saturday or Sunday on a rota basis. Additional hours may be available (particularly during peak holiday, stocktake, weekend and bank holiday periods including the Christmas and New Year period) and would be paid at your normal hourly rate. This is a permanent contract. Please state in your application your general availability to work. Rate of pay is £7.83 per hour (plus holiday pay). 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Effective and accurate cash handling, in line with company procedures.
  • Effective and accurate till operation.
  • Provide first class customer service.
  • Pro-active customer interaction to upsell products and The Deep.
  • Day-to-day housekeeping to ensure a clean, tidy and safe retail area.
  • Answer queries about The Deep, along with other tourist information (directions, advice, etc).
  • Taking deliveries, including checking and storage of consignments.
  • Stock arrangement, using visual merchandising to maximise sales, as directed by the Retail Manager and Supervisor.
  • In conjunction with Retail Manager, ensure first class security, dealing with incidents appropriately, as per company policy, to minimise incidents of actual or attempted shoplifting.
  • Any other tasks and projects identified by the Retail Manager or his nominated representative.

PERSON SPECIFICATION: ESSENTIAL

  • Good numeracy skills for cash handling, till operation and end-of-day calculations.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service, with fantastic interpersonal skills, showing an understanding of customers’ needs.
  • Enthusiasm for The Deep, for Hull, and for working in a retail/leisure and tourism environment.
  • Ability to manual handle safely (with correct guidance and equipment) eg boxes of stock.
  • Attention to detail with a neat and tidy approach to work.
  • Excellent personal presentation, smart appearance, polite and courteous. 
  • Good availability to work during peak periods.
  • Reliable, with a responsible attitude towards work.

PERSON SPECIFICATION: DESIRABLE

  • Recognised relevant training and/or experience showing a commitment to working within retail and/or the leisure and tourism industry.
  • Knowledge of the local area to be able to answer tourists’ queries.
  • Cash handling experience.
  • Proven customer service skills/customer service training.
  • Till operation skills.
  • Undergone recognised training in manual handling


TO APPLY: Please complete the online application form. Applications must be received by 9am on Friday 15th June 2018.  First interviews are likely to be held on Monday18th and Tuesday 19th June, with second interviews taking place on or before 25th June 2018.  If you are interested in applying for other current jobs at The Deep (eg reception/ticketing crew) you must complete separate specific applications for each job role.  

Contact for enquiries: Louise Kirby, The Deep, Hull, HU1 4DP (louise.kirby@thedeep.co.uk), 01482 381004. 

PLEASE NOTE WHICH EMAIL ADDRESS YOU HAVE STATED ON YOUR APPLICATION AND CHECK THIS EMAIL IN-BOX REGULARLY FOR NEWS OF YOUR APPLICATION’S PROGRESS.

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