Sales consultant/T-shirt printer

Talking Ts
Cambridge city centre
up to £21,000 plus bonus for weekend working
04 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Varied and interesting work as part of a small friendly team. Selling, preparing artwork, taking orders and printing T-shirts (full training given!).

This is a maternity leave vacancy and so the contract will initially run until the end of July 2018. There is however a high likelihood of it becoming permanent for the right applicant 

About us: 
Talking T's is a family run business that has now been trading for over twenty five years. The vacancy is for our small shop in the middle of Cambridge where we both sell and print T-shirts and gifts. We deal with a wide range of customers including students, tourists and local residents and try to provide a fun, welcoming atmosphere in which to shop and work. 

The main work areas will be: 
• General retail duties including serving customers, keeping the shop tidy, unpacking stock and dealing with telephone enquiries 
• Taking orders and giving quotes for our printing and embroidery services. This can be in person, over the phone or via email 
• Printing garments with a heat press 
• Preparing artwork and transfers 
• Processing, packing and posting orders from our web site 
• Supervising more junior staff 
Full training for all this will be given. 

What we need: 
• Excellent communication skills. Some retail or customer based experience would be great but a friendly, helpful personality is more important 
• An attention to detail and ability to work accurately 
• Good written and spoken English and basic arithmetic 
• As part of a small team (and sometimes working alone) you will also need to be adaptable, organised and able to prioritise. 

Work hours: 
In the past this has been a 40 hour post over five days a week. There is a possibility of shorter hours such as a four day week of around 32 hours. 
We are open seven days a week and so weekend working will be required. We would need you to be available a minimum of three weekend days out of eight. For example: week 1- work Saturday, week 2 - Work Sunday, week 3 work Saturday, week 4 - weekend free. Or weeks 1 and 3 work Saturday and Sunday, weeks 2 and 4 - no weekend working. 
In July and August we are open until 7pm and so an ability to work this late on some days will also be needed. You will have to be able to stay until 6pm on most other days. 
Shifts are generally 8 or 8 ½ hours between the hours of 9.30 and 7pm. Lunch breaks are paid. 

So, to sum up, there is a certain amount of flexibility in working hours but minimum requirements will be availability 3 weekend days out of 8, and ability to work until 6pm most days with the occasional shift finishing at 7pm. Minimum contract will be 30 hours a week and maximum 42. 

This will depend on experience and skills but will be somewhere between £8 and £10 per hour. There is an additional bonus for weekend working. 

How to apply 
Please send us an email addressed to Ms Frances Campbell with your CV and a covering letter. The letter should let us know a bit more about yourself and your preferred work hours along with any days you would prefer not to or are unable to work. Also an idea of your salary expectations. 

If you have any questions please do ask. 
We reply to all correspondence and are looking for a start date in October.

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