Category Archive Vacancies

ByGail Mackintosh

Barista

We’re coffee centric and family orientated – are you bold enough to be part of it?

We love our Baristas, they’re passionate about coffee and they get a kick out of seeing happy customers. As a Barista, you’ll feel a sense of inclusion, respect and a community spirit every day.  You’ll work on the front line of our business where you’ll brew relationships with the customers, and your teammates.

Costa Coffee is for those who are passionate about creating great experiences for our customers.  Every day our Costa Coffee family creates happiness, joy and fun through memorable coffee experiences.  Our passion and shared values unite us as one warm and welcoming local community.

Who we’re looking for:

  • A positive attitude with bags of personality
  • A passion for delivering operational excellence
  • Capable communicator
  • Courage to show your confidence
  • Eager to learn

No experience required to be a successful Barista!

What we want to give you

  • A starting pay of £8.51 per hour rising with training
  • Opportunity to develop and progress and the potential to do an apprenticeship
  • Whilst on shift free handmade drinks plus 50% discount on food and bottled drinks
  • Various incentives including a team member reward programme
  • Opportunity to impact your local community

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If this sounds like your cup of tea (we mean coffee!) then pop into our store to apply now or go to costacareers.co.uk >>

ByGail Mackintosh

Store Manager

We are searching for an excellent store manager to join us at our store in Leatherhead, based on the high street. If you share our passion for coffee, enjoy putting a smile on people’s faces, and love…

Is this the time for you to lead Costa experiences for today, tomorrow and for the future?

Our Store Managers work where our combined heritage, passion and expertise have the most impact – the store! They take on responsibility, lead a team, plan and make sure the numbers stack up. We like bold, courageous leaders who relish accountability and are sticklers for our very high standards.

Costa Coffee is all about the people and the passion for coffee. We believe in great coffee for everyone… and we mean everyone! We want to become the world’s most loved coffee brand. Maybe it’s because we love coffee, but we really value a feeling of warmth in our teams and in our communities. We encourage trust and empower our people to feel supported and make their own decisions. And we love a can-do attitude, boldness and the courage to create positive change.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Hands on manager who engages and leads a well-trained expert team from the front creating a team-orientated environment
  • A leader who trains, coaches and develops each member of the team to reach their full potential
  • A commercial mind ensuring that costs are controlled, sales are maximised, and profit generated taking full ownership for the performance of their business
  • A brand ambassador who makes sure that brand standards are high from the first customer to the last
  • Ability to thrive under pressure

What we want to give you:

  • Bonus scheme with a potential to earn up to £11k
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Bespoke training and development to suit your career aspirations
  • On shift free handmade drinks plus 50% discount on food and bottled drinks
  • Costa Perks website that gives access to a wide range of shopping discounts
  • Opportunity to impact your local community

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Visit the Costa jobs website to apply>>

Closing date: 23 September

ByGail Mackintosh

Customer Advisor

The importance of your role.

This is your chance to be part of something a bit different. You’ll be working closely with the most important part of our business – our customers. Giving them fantastic customer care and making them feel good, and we think that’s a great opportunity.

You’ll really get to know our customers and what they’re looking for; it’s everything from helping them find the perfect product, working deliveries and stocking the shelves, to getting behind our in-store promotion.

What you’ll be doing day to day.

Listen to our customers, it’s the first step to providing a great experience and we love how passionate our customers are about our brand.

Put our customers at ease. You’ll get to know our fantastic products, recommending items that they hadn’t considered. You’re really personable approach will keep our customers coming back.

Provide a great shopping environment for our customers ensuring our stores are clean, tidy and presentable and provide a store we can be really proud of.

Inspire the in-store team with your really personable customer care, helping them any way you can.

How will you do it?

Make our customers feel really good – it’s more than just answering their questions, it’s about giving our customers a really great experience. Even if it’s just offering them a basket when you notice their hands are full. You’ll let them know you’re here to help – it’s the little things that make a real difference.

Get to know our in-store promotions and schemes, and promote them – the more info we can give our customers the better.

Know our customers, find more about them, what they like and what they don’t – it can make such a difference to the way we do things.

What you’ll need to have.

We’re looking for really great people, with a friendly personality. It’s all about working together as one great team – after all it’s our people that are at the heart of our business. You never know it could lead to another role with us. It would be great if you had experience of dealing with customers. But it isn’t just about experience, it’s personality that really counts, we’re interested in seeing a bit more, the real you – and that makes us all feel good.

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To apply visit the Boots job site >>

ByGail Mackintosh

Relief Pharmacist

Need to know

We are looking for a pharmacist to join our relief team working within the Guildford and Farnham area. Pharmacist will need to have excellent patient care and have a flexible attitude as this involves working in different stores with in the area.

About Boots

We are the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK, our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they thought possible. For almost 170 years, we have used our expertise to help improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

What you can expect:

As a Pharmacist with us, it goes without saying that you’ll be providing excellent customer and patient care it’s more than just dispensing medicine, it’s listening to and inspiring others whilst giving them your expert advice and reassurance.

  • Delivering the pharmacy strategy through providing expert care and advice
  • Accountable for legal and ethical decisions in the pharmacy
  • Building pharmacy capability of store teams
  • Conducting continual review through audit, observations and risk assessment to ensure customer and patient safety is paramount
  • Delivering a range of professional pharmacy services

What’s in it for you?

Pharmacists are at the heart of our business and have been since we opened our first pharmacy 170 years ago. We know how important it is to reward the great work they do. We have a range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit individual needs. These include:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Market leading pension contributions
  • Annual performance based bonus
  • 33 days including bank holidays with the option to buy more
  • Bespoke location benefits that could include relocation support, location allowance, location honorarium (dependent on location)
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Boots staff discount
  • GPHC fees paid
  • Contribution towards RPS fees
  • Access to our benefits platform such as cycle to work, child care vouchers, additional holiday purchase, gym discount, dental insurance, life insurance, critical illness insurance to name a few!

What’s next for you?

Click here to explore how your Pharmacy career can progress with us…

Career Progression:You will be able to develop your career with a wide variety of opportunities. From continuing your professional development in clinical services, to becoming one of over 2,200 Macmillan Information Pharmacists, or progressing into store management, we’ll give you all the training and support you need from our award winning L&D team.

Variety: With the opportunity to work in the community, in local health centres, care services and hospitals, to busy retail stores and airports, you will be able to do what you love, in a store that you love. You’ll be working in a fast paced, inspiring environment that allows you to deliver genuine care and build great relationships with your patients, customers, and your team.

What you need: To be successful in this role you will have a professional, caring character and a true desire to help others feel good. In addition you will:

  • Be registered with relevant pharmacy regulator (GPhC, PSNI, PSI)
  • Demonstrate high levels of professional expertise and be widely respected by stakeholders, peers, patients, customers and external local professionals
  • Have a passion for community pharmacy and providing the best care for our customers.
  • Have a love of working collaboratively with a team-centred approach
  • Have excellent knowledge of pharmacy operations and provisions of national and local services
  • Role model communication skills; you will hold excellent face to face interactions to effectively meet the varied needs of customers and patients in pharmacy

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To apply visit the Boots job site >>

ByGail Mackintosh

Retail Manager

Role summary – Retail Manager

Experience level: Must have previous managerial experience in optics

The key to a glittering retail career?  Clear vision.

Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.

As a Retail Manager in Leatherhead, you’ll be the force driving our store’s progress, setting standards, inspiring staff and leading by example. For close to 30 years, Specsavers has become the UK’s number one provider of professional eyecare. We know this achievement is partly down to the leadership and vision of our Managers. So we take their career development very seriously indeed. Thanks to our size and scale we can reward you with the chance to excel and advance. Why not discover the opportunities for yourself?

You’ll manage store operations, ensuring that customer care is nothing less than excellent – and that financial goals are met. This may mean developing commercial opportunities through PR and marketing. An expert team leader who lives our values, you’ll make sure your people feel keen, enthused and free to make suggestions.

You’ve got solid experience in the optical industry as a Retail Manager. So you know exactly what a superb store looks like. You’ll work to this ideal, raising aspirations and standards; so the whole team strives for excellence. Leadership skills are crucial. You’ll need to be approachable and supportive but also persuasive and convincing. On top of this, you’ll need strong commercial acumen and an organised approach. If you’re as passionate about what you do as we are, you’ll soon be on the road to even bigger and better things.

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For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Keat at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 01566 770 124 or gemma.keat@specsavers.com.

Or visit the Specsavers job site >>

Closing Date: 4/10/2019

ByGail Mackintosh

Supervisor/in-store trainer

Role summary – In store trainer/supervisor

Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.

Be part of a business that recognises and rewards talent…

As our in store trainer and supervisor at our store in Leatherhead, you’ll make sure that the store runs like clockwork. That means supporting other staff, making sure they’re familiar with systems and helping to deliver training. You’ll also be responsible for handling orders and dealing directly with customers in the contact centre clinic.

At Specsavers, we do everything in our power to help people like you get the career you want. Why? Because we know that our supervisors are responsible for providing outstanding service. So, you can expect not just support and encouragement, but the kind of career development and training that are only available through a large – and growing – business like ours.

For a role such as this, you will need previous optical experience. Equally important are good customer care skills. You’ll combine both to offer a highly professional service that will result in repeat business, increased profitability and an excellent reputation for your store.

Apply Now

For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Keat at Specsavers Recruitment Service on 01566 770 124 or gemma.keat@specsavers.com

Or visit the Specsavers job site >>

Closing date: 10/10/2019

ByGail Mackintosh

Trainee Optical Assistant

Role summary

Let our training take you further!

Join our team as an Optical Assistant, and you’ll discover why at Specsavers, we pride ourselves on providing the foundation for exciting, long-term careers. Optical expertise isn’t essential. You just need the desire to learn and the drive to progress – our training will do the rest. Once you’ve learned the ropes, bingo – the world’s your oyster. With a business that’s constantly expanding, both in the UK and abroad, the opportunities to launch a retail career have never looked better.

As an Optical Assistant, you’ll make sure every customer gets a great experience when they come into our store. It means listening to what they want and explaining our offers and products and dispensing single vision lenses. You’ll work to NHS guidelines (as well as our own high standards), give good, clear advice and make a positive impression, thanks to your polite and professional approach.

We can teach you everything you need to know about vision problems, eyecare and our products. But you’ll need to be a natural when it comes to customer care – articulate, good with people and always happy to help. We’ll also be looking for an organised approach and a good standard of education. Make the grade and you could soon be part of a friendly store team – and a business that’s going places.

Specsavers has been going from strength to strength, ever since the business started back in 1984. We strive for the highest clinical standards – and believe that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise that our people are critical to our past and future success – so we do everything we can to make sure they get the experience and career they’re looking for: from outstanding training and a personal development plan, to excellent benefits and unstinting support. The business has nearly 1,500 stores across 12 countries – and is still growing. We want you to be part of this outstanding success story.

Apply now

To apply visit the Specsavers job site >>

Closing date: This vacancy will close once we have filled all available assessment places. We therefore highly recommend early applications.

ByGail Mackintosh

Trainee Optical Consultant

The importance of your role.

This is your chance to be part of something a bit different. You’ll use your passion for service and provide an outstanding level of care for our customers. We think that’s a big opportunity.

The customer is everything to Boots, and working with the Practice Manager, Optometrist and Optical Consultants, you’ll create a culture where everyone is friendly and passionate about doing the right thing for them. Together these elements will play a big part in making us No 1 for Customer Care.

What you’ll be doing day to day.

• Primarily, you’ll provide information to customers, working alongside the Optometrist, to help them select the best products and services to ensure customers see, look and feel better than they ever thought possible.
• Secondly, you’ll keep up-to-date with all the various new lines and promotions within your practice, so that you can always provide customers with the most up-to-date information.
• Finally, you’ll play your part within the team, working together and helping and supporting colleagues to deliver a successful and profitable business.

How will you do it?
• You’ll listen to our customers – and provide the right, up to date information at all times.
• You’ll select the best products for each customer and this, in turn, will naturally increase our sales and make us profitable.
• You’ll ensure that the practice is always clean and tidy and that you effectively manage queues at busy periods. This means our customers will receive an excellent service in a great environment.

What you’ll need to have.

We’re looking for really great people, with a friendly personality. It’s all about working together as one great team – after all it’s our people that are at the heart of our business. It’s a fantastic opportunity to add to your own development, and a chance to learn more about us as a business. It could open up even more opportunities with us. You’ll need to have lots of computer experience, along with really great communication and customer service skills.. It isn’t just about experience, we’re interested in seeing a bit more, the real you – and that makes us all feel good.

Apply Now

To apply visit the Boots job site >>

 

ByGail Mackintosh

Sales Assistant

The Opportunity
Do you thrive in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same, then look no further.
We are looking for exceptional individuals used to working in a customer focused environment and highlighting promotions to join our store.
Working in a team you will play an active role in providing a positive customer experience and driving sales.
The Accountabilities
  • To always deliver a friendly service, smiling, greeting and making eye contact with every customer you come into contact with
  • Working on tills accurately and efficiently, to provide a positive customer experience.
  • Carry out stock replenishment, ensuring all areas of the store remain tidy
  • Working as an active member of the team, supporting colleagues in all tasks
  • Meeting high standards of display and visual merchandising to ensure the store is well presented. Accurately following planograms
  • Demonstrate good product knowledge to customers on key promotions and offers. Approaching customers that may require assistance if you are on the shop floor
  • Targeted on having appropriate Till Point Conversations with every customer to add on sales and increase the average transaction value.
  • Some roles will involve pushing loaded trolleys of stock for long distances
The Requirements
  • Experience gained within a retail environment preferred
  • Confident approach towards maximising sales opportunities
  • Flexibility towards working hours
  • Strong communication skills and ability to participate as a key team member

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To apply visit the WHSmith job site>>

ByGail Mackintosh

Optical Assistant

Role summary

Let us develop your career and take you further- previous experience for this role is essential.

Join our team in Leatherhead as an Optical Assistant and you’ll discover why at Specsavers, we pride ourselves on providing the foundation for exciting, long-term careers – a home where your previous optical expertise will be truly valued and where you’ll be given the opportunity to thrive. With a business that’s constantly expanding, both in the UK and abroad, the opportunities to expand your knowledge base and develop a career have never looked better.

As an Optical Assistant, you’ll make sure every customer gets a great experience when they come into our store. It means listening to what they want, explaining our offers and products, and dispensing single vision, bifocal and varifocal lenses. You’ll work to NHS guidelines (as well as our own high standards), give good, clear advice and make a positive impression, thanks to your polite and professional approach.

To secure this role you will need previous experience as either an optical assistant or dispensing assistant and have a real passion for providing fantastic customer care.

We’ll continue to develop and expand your knowledge of vision problems, eyecare and our products. You’ve already demonstrated that you’re a natural when it comes to customer care, you’re articulate, good with people with an organised approach and always happy to help, so you’ll fit right in as a valuable member of our friendly store team, joining a business that’s going places.

Apply Now

Interested to know more about this vacancy or apply? Please contact Gemma Keat on 01566 770 124 or email gemma.keat@specsavers.com

Or visit the Specsavers job site >>

Closing date: 17/10/2019