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*** LONGLEAT - Fixed Term - Retail Assistant (Forestry Shop)
Summary
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Fixed Term - Retail Assistant (Forestry Shop)
ID:LEL1602 / 3639
Department:Forestry
Description
Retail Assistant (Forestry Shop) – Weekend work, fixed-term contract

Longleat Forestry (part of the Longleat Enterprises group) services an enormous 3,600 hectares of woodland, parkland, agricultural land and property. Within these 3,600 hectares, the Longleat Forest comprises of 1,294 hectares and operates as a commercial continuous cover forestry plantation.

Having coined the phrase ‘continuous cover forestry’ in 1978, the dedicated and passionate team of professional forestry experts have successfully managed the woodlands for over 40 years, picking up several silvicultural awards in the process.

From a commercial point of view, this award-winning method enables the team to sustainably harvest 2000 tonnes of firewood annually, and from a conservational aspect it also allows them to help manage the habitats of the forest’s native wildlife.

In addition to supporting the native wildlife, Longleat Forestry also produces wood that helps create habitats similar to those that the animals of our Safari Park would experience in the wild, which enriches their lives with natural environments.

What will this role of Retail Assistant (Customer Service) entail?

As a Retail Assistant you’ll use your excellent customer service skills and friendly nature to provide front of house service for the sale of firewood, Christmas trees and associated products from our Forestry Yard Shop. Following full product and administration training, your duties will include, but not be limited to;
  • Till and weighbridge operation
  • Taking telephone orders and producing delivery notes
  • General administration duties including; processing purchase orders and invoices, answering the telephone, and filing internal and external mail
What will I need to be considered for this Retail Assistant (Customer Service) vacancy?
  • Demonstrable face to face customer service experience gained within a fast-paced retail environment
  • Experience of till operation
  • Flexible to work extra hours as required, and adaptable to undertake a variety of tasks
Although not essential as full training will be provided, basic administration skills and an understanding of firewood would be advantageous.

What will I receive in return?

You will receive a pay rate that meets National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage, in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include; 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata), complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise, along with life assurance cover and more perks.

Contract Type: Zero-hour fixed term contract, until the 30th of March 2020 with an immediate start available.
  • Saturday, 8am to 4pm, from September to November
  • Saturday, 8am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, throughout December
  • Saturday, 8am to 4pm, from January to March
Location: Longleat (Warminster, Wiltshire)

All applications for this Retail Assistant (Customer Service) vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions