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Retail Assistant

Derwen College
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26 Jul 2021

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Retail Assistant based in Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire

Derwen College is an Ofsted 'Outstanding' college. We support students with learning difficulties and disabilities to live the life they want and to be as independent as they can be. We work hard to develop the skills needed for employment and independent living - our aim is to recruit the best staff possible to deliver this first class experience to our students.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Retail Assistant to join our "Visit Derwen" commercial provision. We have recently launched our Charity Shop "The Vintage Advantage" which is now open alongside our Garden Centre and Walled Garden Cafe. We are looking to recruit a customer focused, dynamic individual responsible for supporting our students, clients and volunteers and assisting the managers with day to day operations across the commercial outlets.

You will be experienced in working with people and confident in supporting in a busy team environment. You will have a strong drive to achieve great results and be motivated by the knowledge that you are making a real difference to the success of the Derwen College Charity. You will be creative, proactive and brimming with ideas to help make the most of the Visit Derwen experience making it a destination of choice for customers.

We are a Disability Confident employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable applicants.

The role of Retail Assistant:

Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction by delivering excellent customer service, helping "Visit Derwen" to become the destination of choice for customers

General preparation & organisation and maintenance of shop floor areas

Create tasteful, attractive dynamic, imaginative & seasonal visual merchandising

Open & closing procedures

Cash and till responsibilities

Accepting, processing, lifting and carrying of donations and stock deliveries

Be flexible to work in all areas of the "Visit Derwen" commercial provision as and when required

Support students, clients and volunteers within the commercial outlets

Person Specification:

Relevant Industry knowledge and experience

Charity shop experience desirable but not essential

Proven success of working within a similar role

Ability to manage multiple tasks

Highly motivated and tenacious individual with a high level of commercial accuracy and attention to detail

Outstanding written and oral communication skills

We can offer the right candidate a well-resourced and modern working environment, situated in a beautiful rural setting. We have a fantastic array of employee benefits including on-site shopping and leisure facilities (including a Gym and Swimming Pool), College pension scheme, enhanced family-friendly policies, generous annual leave, staff discounts and extensive continual professional development opportunities.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and adults at risk and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment
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