Senior Sales Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Job details
Posting date: 20 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £11.74 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 20 July 2024
Location: Yeovil
Company: Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 497

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Senior Sales Assistant

Hours: 16 hours per week

Contract: FTC 12 months

Location: Yeovil

Salary: £11.74 per hour

Seeking a really worthwhile role? How about joining an organisation where your work positively impacts disabled children’s lives
and the planet?

Newlife provides access to the vital equipment disabled children and their families rely on, offering information and support
through our team of dedicated healthcare professionals and sponsoring pioneering medical research into the causes of birth
defects, we offer families a voice through our campaigns for change and, our recycling programme saves thousands of tonnes of
waste from being sent to landfill or incinerated every year.

Our mission, simply put, is to change lives and you could be a part of that change!

As one of the UK’s leading charities providing essential specialist equipment to disabled and terminally ill children, Newlife is
dedicated to making life better - for the families we serve, and for the people who help us to make that happen. Through grants
and emergency equipment loans, we ensure children get the vital equipment they need, when they need it, while our free nurse
helpline offers crucial support and information – as well as a listening ear. Our campaigns help to give disabled children and
their families a voice, even being instrumental in changing laws to benefit the families we serve. And we support adults with
additional needs with volunteering and employment opportunities, providing a means for career development.

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Supervisor / Sales Assistant looking for their next progression, to make a real

We are not like any other charity. All stock in our stores is new and donated by retailers, allowing us to create a heaven for
bargain hunters and savvy fashionista shoppers who want designer and high street products at discount prices.

The Senior Sales Assistant role in Newlife is unique, it allows you to create the extraordinary, by driving sales, being a
champion of great customer service and being a critical link between the Sales team and the Store / Deputy Store Manager to in
turn generate money to support Disabled Children and their families. No two days are the same and due to the nature of the
business, the product type can quickly change so you have to be a fast thinker and swift on your feet to change the layout and
merchandising to drive sales.

The organisation culture is based on a clear Mission, Vision and Values which you will drive throughout your team, by role
modelling the behaviours at all times. We expect the Senior Sales Assistant to take support driving a positive culture in their
store. You will be motivated by driving customer service, achieving sales targets and supporting the store team. In return, we can
offer the environment for you to be your best and realise your potential.

What we are looking for:

You must be able to deliver operational excellence and put the customer at the centre of everything.

You will need to have previous retail experience and be able to work alongside and operate effectively with the both Store
Manager, Deputy Store Manager and store team. You will maximise retail sales and profit through the effective day to day coaching
and support of a sales team that will be made up of both paid employees and volunteers, live and breathe KPI’s, use your creative
skills and imagination to merchandise the product to a high standard, ensuring the delivery of excellent customer service.

There will also be key holder responsibility with this role.

The Benefits:

You will receive 28 days holiday, health cash plan membership, team member store discount and pension scheme membership…. and of
course have the satisfaction of knowing that the worthwhile work you do is making a real difference!

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

Disability Confident
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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