Retail Supervisor

Job title Retail Supervisor

Department ahs

Salary Starting from £18,529, rising to £19,623

Grade Grade 3

Placed on Wednesday 29 September 2021

Closing date Open until filled

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KM8735

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This vacancy is eligible for the ahs New Starter bonus. Apply today and if you are appointed, receive an additional £500 one month after starting and £500 on successfully passing your probation period (six months). *subject to Terms & Conditions


The University of Bath is looking to recruit a Retail Supervisor to join our management team within the Welcome Fresh Grocery Store on our thriving campus.  We are continually growing in success and provide a vital service to all our staff, students and visitors. 

This is so much more than stacking shelves. You will run shifts leading a team of a mixture of permanent and casual staff, and you will work with them to ensure we deliver a consistently great shopping experience for our customers. The store is a real ‘hub’ of our campus that we’re proud of and you will contribute to the student experience.  

You’ll always have our customer’s needs in mind and will have the autonomy to be accountable for the shifts you are running. You’ll take pride in your work and help contribute to the success of the store. As well as leading the team, you’ll complete key processes such as processing deliveries and stock takes at the correct time to a high standard.  

We are always looking for ways to improve and your ideas will be welcomed and listened to. This could include suggestions for new product lines or ways to improve efficiency. 

You will be a well organised individual, who is able to cope with changing priorities throughout the day with a positive attitude.  Strong communication skills are essential, as is the ability to over-come work related challenges within a fast-paced retail environment.

This position is full time (36.5 hours per week). The store is open from early in the morning to late into the evening. However, we would be happy to discuss any flexible working arrangements with you at interview.

We offer a generous package of pay, benefits and services including:

• A competitive rate of pay

• A generous pension scheme

• Up to 25 days annual leave per year, eight banks holidays and five extra discretionary days

• Full and part time positions with no split shifts

• We close over the Christmas break but you’re still paid for this time off

• Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers up to annual awards of £750

• A commitment to the wellbeing of our teams, with mindfulness sessions, fitness boot camps and free health checks

• Great staff social events

• A staff suggestion scheme, with the chance to share your ideas and earn a £20 voucher

• The chance to develop, with many training courses and job shadowing opportunities

• Up to 20 hours a year personal development time for fitness classes, training, volunteering and charity work

• Tax and national insurance savings through salary exchange schemes on nursery care 

This vacancy is eligible for the ahs Recruitment Referral Scheme. If University staff member has ‘referred’ you to apply for this vacancy, please ensure when applying you select ‘Employer Referral’ and enter the name of the relevant person when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?'

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

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