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Current Employment Vacancies

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Shop Assistant

Days of work:

Full-time – 5 days per week (2 days of which will be weekends)
Part-time – 2/3 days per week (1 day of which will be a weekend day)

Hours of Work:
9.00 am to 5.45pm, 1 hour for lunch.

For the right candidate(s) hours/days of work are negotiable.

One of the positions is offered on the basis of working academic term times – i.e. not working during school holidays.

Length of Contract:
Permanent, immediate start, where possible.

Rate of Pay:
£8.50 – £10

£8.50 per hour, plus 50p per hour bonus on hours worked payable after 6 month completion periods.

£9.00 per hour, plus 50p per hour bonus on hours worked payable after 6 month completion periods for those with one of the following spoken languages in addition to English;

Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese)

£9.50 per hour, plus 50p per hour bonus on hours worked payable after 6 month completion periods for speaking fluently in 2 of the following languages in addition to English;

Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese)*

*One of these must be mandatory with an additional language other than English to qualify for the increased wage.

A language test will take place at the interview stage.

Main Purpose of Job:
To work as part of a small team in a specialist bakery shop/attraction. Providing final presentation of products through packaging and offering first class customer service through knowledge and communication to a wide range of international customers. Occasional work at ‘pop-up’ shops and events.

Ultimately responsible to:
The Managers

Liaison with:
All members of staff

Main tasks of the job:
• Preparation of stock
• Packaging of stock and wrapping product
• Customer Care
• Advising and informing
• Using Electronic Point of Sale
• Taking Orders
• Preparing work areas and cleaning work areas
• Shop housekeeping
• Stock control – re-stocking and stock rotation
• Presentation of stock
• Delivery of group talks to visiting groups (in foreign language if applicable)
• The flexibility to work at shows as and when required


• Full training given where necessary
• Uniform provided and must be worn to our Code of Practice
• Car parking
• Staff discounts


Office cleaner required for work on a Sunday – 5 hours per week

£10 an hour. 

To apply please call Jane Potter (015394) 35428, if you are called for an interview a company application form will need to be completed.  This can be downloaded/viewed at the top of this page.

Any employment enquiries should be directed to Jane Potter – finance@grasmeregingerbread.co.uk

Thank you for your interest.

Please Note: We DO NOT accept any employment applications via email.  We DO NOT accept CV’s attached to an application form – forms must be completed fully to be considered. Applications will ONLY be accepted on a company application from and submitted by hard-copy ‘by-hand’ or by post.  Thank you.


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