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Retail Assistant

Job title Retail Assistant

Department Hospitality

Salary Equivalent hourly rate from £9.50 per hour, in line with our Living Wage commitment

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Tuesday 19 October 2021

Closing date Open Until Filled

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KM8783

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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 Assistant who takes real pride in their performance ensuring tasks are completed to a high standard, where focus and accuracy is key.

This is an opportunity to work at a leading University within a large Southern Co-operative franchise store. The Fresh Grocery Store is located within our thriving campus in Bath. We are continually growing in success and currently serve in excess of 22,000 customers per week during term time.

Strong communication skills are essential, as is the ability to over-come work related challenges in a positive manner within a fast paced retail environment.

By working well individually as well as part of a team you will support the store by working in a number of areas such as baking within our instore bakery, checking off deliveries, serving customers on checkouts, replenishing stock, date code checking and working in our post office. The job is varied and each day is different, and would suit someone who thrives with this. 

This position is full time (36.5 hours per week) working on a 5/7 basis with shifts starting as early as 06:00am and finishing as late as 10:15pm so being able to work within these times is essential. Flexibility can be discussed at interview. 


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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