Kickstart - Retail Assistant 2

Job details
Posting date: 21 December 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 February 2022
Location: Berks, RG141DJ
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000345469

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

National Needlework Archive

General Retail Assistant 2 of 2

The National Needlework Archive is about to undertake a new project by opening a textile related store in the centre of Newbury, Berkshire. The NNA is a charity and much of the sales stock will be donated re-cycled items of a specialist nature being fabrics, haberdashery, sewing and rug-making type items with a dedicated textile related bookshop on the first floor. All the charity’s online sales activity will also be based at this location.

Kickstart placements at this store will give experience in general retail activities in a town centre location, customer service, shop merchandising and stock control, till management, online sales software and goods processing, guest artist hosting, learning textile related skills and assisting with sewing related demonstrations.
Library and bookshop procedures - Learning how a specialist library functions. Dewey system. British and International libraries. Cataloguing methods. Related Data entry.
Stock control and book listings.
All paid and volunteer staff at the store will be expected to help with general tasks when need arises, including making tea, office tasks, and general tidying and cleaning.

This store has a disabled staff toilet on the ground (main retail), floor but there is no lift to the first floor bookshop/guest artist gallery level.

Applicants need to be honest, reliable, flexible in relation to their work, and enthusiastic.
Any experience of online shopping and data entry would be useful.
Good spelling is a great advantage.
A willingness to learn and to advance their skill set is essential.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9.45am to 4.15pm

National Minimum Wage

The National Needlework Archive has frequent student placements and internships (unpaid)
during which participants are assisted with tailoring their time at NNA to give the best opportunity for work experience that will promote their future life choices. For Kickstart placements Professor N. Connell will be responsible for cv preparation and interviewing skills. Professor Connell (Business Management) has many years of experience in supervising university placements at commercial companies, team building, and student tutoring.
All roles within the charities work involve periods of training, working as part of a team, and working independently.

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