Retail Senior Customer Assistant (Part-Time, FTC)

Camberley | £9.50 per hour

Employer: Royal Voluntary Service
Sector/Specialism: Retail

Retail Senior Customer Assistant (Part-Time, FTC)
Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, Surrey
Part-Time, Fixed-Term


Royal Voluntary Service hospital cafés, shops and trolleys are part of the fabric of the NHS and a real asset in their own right. Staffed by employees and volunteers, we provide an outstanding range of beverages and healthy food choices. Our customers love the fact that the money they spend with us pays for volunteer action in hospitals and the community.

The Role

Working alongside a friendly team, as a Retail Senior Customer Assistant, you will participate in the day-to-day running of our shop and coffee bar in Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

- Providing friendly, helpful and efficient service at all times
- Welcoming customers, informing them about specials or new products, answering questions and accepting orders and payments
- Preparing hot and cold drinks and serving freshly made food
- Operating the till and cashing up
- Maintaining a high level of cleanliness, complying with Health and Safety and food hygiene standards and ensuring all areas of the site remain tidy
- Ensuring that all stock and displays are replenished regularly, ordering supplies if required
- Supervising the site and the team in the absence of the Retail Manager
- Supporting the co-ordination and provision of volunteers and employees
- Helping to coach, mentor and train the team

Please note, some roles will involve pushing loaded trolleys of stock for long distances.

Working Hours

This is a part-time role working 20 hours per week, Saturday and Sunday, from 7.00am to 5.30pm on a fixed-term contract until the 16th January 2023.

What you’ll need

Working in a hospital requires a special kind of customer service. Your ability to communicate with a variety of people in a friendly and cheerful way will make a real difference to someone’s day. The key is to adapt your approach to each person to ensure their needs are met.

You will need:

- Experience at supervisory level within a similar retail environment
- Knowledge of EPOS systems
- Knowledge and experience of general administrative processes
- Excellent customer service skills
- The ability to proficiently use standard IT systems
- Good literacy and numeracy skills
- A flexible approach towards working hours
- To enjoy working within a passionate team as well as working on your own on occasions

What you get in return

We’re proud to be in the top 25 not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK, based on ratings from Indeed. As a valued employee at Royal Voluntary Service, you will benefit from:

- A salary of £9.50 per hour
- 25 days’ holiday (pro rata) plus paid statutory Bank Holidays (pro rata)
- Six weeks’ company sick pay
- A great pension scheme
- Enhanced Family Leave schemes
- An employee benefits package that gives access to an exclusive rewards website to get discounts and cashback online
- A 24-hour doctor line, financial support with dental/optical and other therapies
- A free and confidential employee assistance programme with up to six face-to-face counselling sessions included
- Extensive online and on the job training to ensure you will succeed in your role
- Opportunities to discuss flexible working
- Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
- The chance to make a positive, lasting impact that changes lives, communities and society

How to apply

To apply for the role of Retail Senior Customer Assistant, please select the apply button shown to be taken through to the application process. You will need to answer some screening questions as well as uploading your CV. You will be contacted by a member of the team once your application has been reviewed.

Here at Royal Voluntary Service, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be a charity that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective.

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Dates to bear in mind

The closing date for this role is the 21st July 2022. However, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Senior Retail Assistant, Senior Shop Assistant, Senior Café Assistant, Store Supervisor, or Senior Customer Service Assistant.