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CLOSED: Retail Assistant, Bristol, UK

Location: Sparks Bristol, 78 Broadmead, BS1 3DS

Part time, flexible hours, 8 – 24 hours per week (we support flexible working, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements that might work for you)

Pay: £12.50 per hour PAYE, or £15 per hour freelance rate

We’re looking for friendly, helpful people to join our team! You’ll be the face of Good Things in our brand new retail space at Sparks, a groundbreaking sustainability hub in the centre of Bristol. We’re incredibly proud of our 5-star rated customer service, and you’ll go above and beyond to welcome people to our exciting new space.

You’ll share our vision for a kinder, fairer world, and enjoy talking to visitors about our mission, and the amazing stories behind the ethical goods we champion. You’ll feel connected to our values of kindness, openness and optimism, and driven to spread the word about Good Things!

What will your day at work look like?*

  • You’ll welcome visitors to the space, explain our mission, help people find what they’re looking for and answer any questions they may have
  • Serve customers using our point-of-sale system
  • You will use our online ecommerce platform to keep an eye on stock levels, and top up and reorder where needed
  • Fulfil online orders using our ecommerce platform
  • Open or close the shop space, and keep the space clean and tidy to create a positive customer experience
  • Your working day is likely to be 10:30am - 6:30pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sunday at Sparks Bristol
  • We’re particularly looking for help on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We will be looking for extra help in the lead up to Christmas, so please let us know if you might be available to work additional days in November and December

* Full training for all these tasks will be provided

Optional extras

We’re a small team and we want to give people the opportunity to grow and develop with us. This role could be expanded to include social media management or content creation, website content creation or bookkeeping. Please let us know if you would be interested in any of these in your application.

Who we’re looking for

  • You are friendly and committed to providing our customers with the 5-star service we’re super proud of. You are open, easily approachable and always, always helpful
  • You’re reliable, organised and responsible
  • Happy working alone or collaboratively as part of a small team, you are also flexible and adaptable (in a small team tasks and priorities can change quickly!)
  • You are able to learn to use a tablet to access our intuitive online platform. This is what you will use to serve customers, check online orders and monitor inventory
  • You have the right to live and work in the UK
  • You are available to join the team by early August

Useful: a love of social media / creative presentation skills to display things beautifully in our shop space / gift wrapping skills

About Good Things

Good Things is a champion for choices that make a positive difference to people and planet. We seek out inspiring ethical and sustainable gifts, toys, accessories and homeware that support charities, empower people and protect our planet. 

Good Things was founded in 2019 by Lucy, a passionate champion of choices that create positive change. We now offer over 400 goods made by 36 purpose-driven organisations around the world. We’ve won several national awards, appeared on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live and have been featured in The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Stylist Magazine.

Mission: We seek out inspiring ethical and sustainable goods that support charities, empower people and protect our planet.

Our values: kindness; openness; optimism

How to apply

Interested? If you’re passionate about making a positive change in the world we’d love to hear from you. Please email your application to Lucy

What to include:

  • Up to one side of A4, or a video up to five minutes. Please tell us:
    • how you meet the requirements listed in who we’re looking for, above
    • why you’re keen to work at Good Things
  • Details of your work experience. This can be in the form of a CV (maximum two sides of A4), but doesn’t have to be
  • Contact details for two referees (only contacted with your permission)

Closing date: midnight, Friday 5th July 2024

We look forward to hearing from you!

At Good Things, we believe our differences make us stronger and we are keen to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can thrive. Even if your skillset or experience doesn’t completely align with the role, we still encourage you to apply.

We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that candidates may need during the recruitment process, and you will be asked whether you require any during your application. If there are additional options you’d like to request, please contact Lucy. We also offer reasonable adjustments on the job. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place in mid-July, with slots throughout the working day and early/late slots available. If you would prefer a virtual interview for any reason, please let us know in your application.

Download Good Things Retail Assistant job description as a PDF.

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