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Current Employment Vacancies

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Cleaner- Not Recruiting Currently

Rate of Pay : £13 an hour

General Assistants - Not Recruiting Currently

Days of work:
Full or Part Time

Hours of Work:
9 am to 5.30pm (1-hour lunch).

Length of Contract:
Permanent, Seasonal posts available.

Rate of Pay:
Up to £10 an hour

Main Purpose of Job:
To work as part of a small team in a specialist bakery assisting in production of Gingerbread and kitchen operation and to work in the shop providing final presentation of products through packaging, and offering first class customer service through knowledge and communication to a wide range of international customers.

Ultimately responsible to:
The Directors & Manager

Liaison with:
All members of staff

Main tasks of the job:
Bakery: Product preparation, baking, packaging, cleaning of work areas, off-loading of deliveries.
Shop: Stock prep, customer service; advising and informing, using electronic point of sale, taking orders, preparing work areas and cleaning, shop housekeeping, stock control; re- stocking and stock rotation, presentation of stock.

Suitable Candidate:

  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Can work as part of a small team in a limited environment
  • Presentable for working in a food production environment and customer interface
  • Can deliver first class customer service
  • Experience not necessary as full training can be given for the right candidate

Provision/Benefits:

  • Full training where necessary
  • Uniform – must be worn to company’s code of practice
  • Car parking
  • Staff discounts
  • Health Care Plan

To Note:

  • Be able to lift and carry
  • Special confidentiality agreement to be undertaken

Sales Assistants - Not Recruiting Currently

Days of work:
Full/Part Time

Hours of Work:
9.00 am to 5.45pm, 1 hour for lunch.
From the first Monday in November until the first Monday in January the shop will close at 5pm and therefore half an hour less to be worked each day. From the first Monday in January until the week preceding February Half Term (wherever that may fall) the shop will close at 4:30pm and therefore one hour less to be worked each day.

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

Rate of Pay:
16 to 18yr £7 per hour plus bonus
18 to 20yr £8 per hour plus bonus
20 and over £9 per hour plus bonus

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.

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

Provision/Benefits:

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

To Note:

  • Special confidentiality agreement to be undertaken

 

Sales and Marketing Manager - Not Recruiting Currently

Hours of Work:
3 days a week / 9.00am – 5.30pm (1 hour for lunch) *

Length of Contract:
1-year fixed term after probationary period, the fixed term will be reviewed after successful completion

Rate of Pay:
£35,000 pro rata

Main Purpose of Job:
This is a rare opportunity to work creatively for one of Cumbria’s outstanding and multi award-winning specialist food and tourism ambassadors. The successful candidate will be expected to embrace both the company ethos and Grasmere Gingerbread® brand; to implement a sales, marketing and PR activity plan created by one of the business partners; to organically raise the business profile and increase sales; to manage everyday tasks, activities, projects and a small creative and dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about what they do for Grasmere Gingerbread®.

 Reporting directly to:
The Directors and the Operations Manager

Ultimately responsible to:
The Directors

Liaison with:
All members of staff, in particular marketing and administration

Main tasks of the job: 

  • Take direction from a Director and then action;
  • Manage a small team of people, give direction, guidance and mentoring to achieve effective results within the constraints of the business and to delegate where necessary;
  • Undertake effective research and sourcing;
  • Plan and programme marketing, sales, event and PR activity;
  • Manage and monitor admin procedures required for sales and marketing activity, and special projects;
  • Communicate and co-ordinate all staff members to meet objectives and deadlines;
  • Analysis and report to Directors;
  • Press/Media content and activity;
  • Cover sales and marketing activity when other members of the team are unavailable.                                         

Provision/Benefits:
 We not only offer the opportunity to work in the most beautiful part of the UNESCO National Park, and as part of a 4th generation friendly family business that prides itself on its social responsibility and involves itself with the charitable sector, but we also offer:

  • If not resident in Grasmere, free car parking.
  • Health policy with the option to add family members, which offers a cash back scheme;
  • ‘My Cumbria Card’ offering discounts for regional attractions and facilities;
  • Staff Discount;
  • Annual staff event and birthday treat;
  • Payment of out of work courses that would be beneficial to the position;
  • Free refreshments and as much Grasmere Gingerbread® as you like.

 Experience & Skills Required:

  • Highly effective communicator at all levels both verbally and written
  • Highly presentable and personable to represent Grasmere Gingerbread®
  • Attention to detail is paramount
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate several people and projects at once
  • Problem solver
  • Leadership qualities
  • MUST have experience of working with a brand

To Note:
Special confidentiality agreement to be undertaken

*For the right candidate daily hours of work can be flexible for dependents

Please Note:         

Application will ONLY be accepted on a company application form which can be submitted hard copy by post or to the shop or by email to finance@grasmeregingerbread.co.uk  with the subject title of the job you are applying for.

Any application forms that have CV’s attached will NOT be considered therefore please complete forms as fully as possible.

You can meet our present team on our Staff page here.

Thank you and good luck!

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