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ROLE 1: SALES ASSISTANT VACANCY 

Part-time, permanent position.

14-24 hours p/w.

Details

An exciting role has opened up in Lifestory for an experienced Sales Assistant. 

Lifestory is an energetic and fast-paced retailer uniquely positioned in this changing retail environment. A well-established, independent business of almost 10 years, it offers real opportunity to grow and develop within a supportive team.

We require an efficient, responsible individual with 2-3 years relevant experience gained in independent store(s) e.g. lifestyle/concept/boutique. Relevant experience in a reputable high street retailer where training has been provided will be considered.

Experience in good customer service, retail sales including working to targets, stock management and e-commerce order fulfilment are essential.

As the position is at senior level with responsibility for key-holding, security etc, experience at this level is required.

Personal attributes

You have a keen interest in and knowledge of our sector.

A reliable and self-motivated individual, you are capable of taking responsibility for all aspects of the store and your workload when on duty.

You're someone who truly cares about the customer experience from start to finish.

You have experience of an electronic POS, we use Shopify.

Excellent attention to detail is vital in our fast-moving environment. 

There is scope to use and develop any wider skills you feel you will bring to the business and you should outline those in your application. 

As a small and hard-working team, we are looking for a self-starter, someone who will pitch in to all aspects of the work and share in our culture. 

Renumeration details 

Excellent rate of pay. Bonus opportunity. Contributory staff pension scheme, statutory annual leave, generous staff discount & store perks.

Lifestory is a living-wage employer and an equal opportunities business. 

The full renumeration package will be outlined with those invited to interview. 

Days of work

This position offers 2 days per week with potential to extend to 3. 

Weekend work is regularly included in the 2-3 days. 

Once training is completed, rotas are issued one month in advance. 

As a small team, all staff cover additional hours in our peak Christmas season and you will be required to do extra planned shifts in this time. Occasional support at in-store events will be required. 

How to apply

Please apply with a CV and cover email to hello@lifestoryshop.com

In your cover email include

1. One sentence describing Lifestory to someone visiting for the first time

2. The days of the week you have availability 

As weekend work is central to the role and shared across all members of the team, if you do not have regular weekend availability please do not apply.

Closing date: 14 February. We will begin interviewing as relevant CVs arrive so we encourage early applications.

Please note: due to limitations of time and the number of applications we typically receive, we may be unable to get back to everyone and responses will only be available for those candidates shortlisted for interview. Previous interviewees need not apply.

 

ROLE 2: WEEKEND STORE ASSISTANT VACANCY - ENTRY LEVEL

Part-time, permanent 

Details

A new role has opened up for a junior or entry-level Store Assistant for weekend shifts. 

This a great opportunity for someone starting out in retail or design. As a well-established, independent business, Lifestory offers real opportunity to learn and develop within a supportive team.

Experience is desirable but full training will be provided for this role.

Personal attributes

You have an interest in design and interiors. Perhaps this is something you are studying or have aspirations to get involved in.

You are are a self-motivated individual, reliably taking care of your tasks, with excellent attention to detail.

Relevant experience in a store, gallery or other independent business environment is desirable.

Renumeration details 

Competitive hourly rate plus benefits including all statutory benefits and staff discount.

Lifestory is an equal opportunities company and a living-wage employer.

The full renumeration package will be outlined with the interviewees. 

Days of work

Saturday shifts (potential for Sunday - will be discussed with interviewees)

Once training is completed, rotas are issued one month in advance.

There is an opportunity to do extra shifts in peak times e.g. Christmas / holiday cover.

How to apply

Please apply by 14 Feb 2024 with a CV and cover email to hello@lifestoryshop.com

In your cover email include

1. One sentence describing Lifestory to someone visiting for the first time

2. Your availability on weekend days

Closing date: 14 February. We will begin interviewing as relevant CVs arrive so we encourage early applications.

Please note: due to limitations of time and the number of applications we typically receive, we may be unable to get back to everyone. Responses will only be available for those candidates shortlisted for interview. Previous interviewees need not apply.  

Applications closed on 14th Feb 2024.