Retail Stores Assistant

Chester Zoo
Chester, Cheshire
£15,808 + 33 days annual leave, staff pass...
05 Sep 2017
15 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Retail Stores Assistant

Permanent – 40 hours per week

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out. We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Retail Stores Assistant to join our busy and diverse team, making sure that the stock in our gift shops is always on the shelves in time for our visitors to buy their souvenirs.

The Role

Our retail offer includes 3 gift shops, a face painting studio, and several smaller kiosks spread out over half a mile of the Zoo, all of which need stock deliveries and logistical support. As a Retail Stores Assistant, you will be responsible for accepting and checking our retail deliveries, storing them in our warehouse, and picking and delivering it to our gift shops each day.

You will always have a smile on your face, and will be passionate about your contribution to giving our visitors a fantastic shopping experience, so that they want to come back time and time again!

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a warehouse or stores environment
  • Strong numerical skills and be used to working to a high level of accuracy – you will be working with goods received notes, line numbers, barcodes, picking lists and carrying out stock takes
  • Excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise daily tasks to ensure our stock gets delivered efficiently
  • Experience of working within a team
  • A good working knowledge of using computers
  • A full driving licence valid in the UK, and be able to drive a van

Experience of using Navision, Microsoft Excel, and labelling software would all be advantageous.

Hours of work are 40 hours per week, worked 5 days out of 7, including weekends and Bank Holidays as rostered. Candidates are expected to have a flexible attitude to work to enable cover within the department as front of house cover, or occasional evening work may be necessary.

The salary for this position is £15,808.00 per annum. In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Retail Stores Assistant role.

Closing date for applications is 13th September 2017

Interviews will take place on 22nd September 2017

This Retail Stores Assistant vacancy is advertised by JVP Jobs on behalf of the employer Chester Zoo. Please note that JVP is an advertising company NOT a recruitment agency, therefore all applications will be reviewed directly by the employer Chester Zoo, and should they wish to progress your application further, they will be in contact with you.