Jun 29, 2019

Sales Assistant (Seasonal) - A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd

  • Earlybird Jobs
  • Skegness, UK
Temporary/Seasonal Customer Service

Job Description

Job ID: 3107
Job title: Sales Assistant (Seasonal)
Location: Skegness Area
Department: Retail SPAR Jobs (inc Greggs/Subway) Sales Assistant
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 16 Hours Per Week
Shift pattern: Various to meet needs of business, incl. morning, days, evenings and weekends
Benefits: Staff Discount, Company Pension Scheme, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Cover, Health Cash Plan, Employee Volunteering opportunities
Salary: Dependent on age
Closing date: July 28, 2019
Role overview:

A.F. Blakemore is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning 280 SPAR stores and serving over 1000 in total across England and Wales. 

A.F. Blakemore has always been committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with honesty and integrity. The company has always strived to build partnerships with suppliers and trade partners while never underestimating the role that it plays within the communities it serves.


Jop Purpose:

  • To assist in maximising sales and profit by carrying out allocated tasks in order to contribute to the continuous improvement of the store and staff and provision of friendly, efficient service to customers, colleagues and visitors.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • To deliver customer service in line with SPARkling Service standards
  • To contribute ideas for driving the business and it’s team forward
  • To use relevant processes and policies to ensure the security of people, stock and cash
  • Report all customer complaints to manager on duty
  • To comply with relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction period and training


Financial Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to cash and stock control policies


Key Job Info:

  • May be required to work evenings and weekends


Generic Responsibilities:

  • Behave within the principles of the company’s values at all times
  • Maintain employee and organisational confidentiality in line with the Data Protection Act
  • Demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity
  • Comply with all legislative requirements as well as all company policies, procedures and processes
Skills and experience:

Education / Qualifications / Licences

  • Basic education (numeracy and literacy)
  • NVQ Level 2-3 in Retail Skills, Customer Care or similar is preferred but not essential
  • APLH (Award for Personal License Holder) is desirable


Skills / Abilities / Knowledge / Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar role and/or industry is preferred
  • Reliably follows instructions and procedures
  • Some understanding of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skills to assist with those responsibilities
  • Ability to contribute ideas for driving the business and it’s team forward
  • Experience of using a Challenge 25 policy desirable
  • Keen and enthusiastic approach to working both in a team and independently
  • Previous cash handling experience is preferred but not essential


Behaviour / Attitude

  • Customer focussed and understands the importance of this to the business
  • Demonstrates integrity, a strong work ethic and upholds the company values and principles
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Shows a commitment to ongoing personal development and training, always striving to improve
Other information:

Seasonal 5 Month temporary contract

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