The V Spot

A vegan general store

For a kinder, greener world

Staff Required

Shop/Kitchen Assistant

Posted: 25th June 2020. No agencies

Duties

  • Serving customers. Giving advice to customers and answering questions in person and over the telephone
  • Baking and food preparation following recipes and procedures (soup, sandwiches, cakes, sausage rolls)
  • Cleaning the shop and kitchen (Washing up, Hoovering, mopping, dusting etc.)
  • Use of shop management software to record deliveries, sales and stock movements
  • Operating the till. Handling and counting cash.
  • Receiving deliveries, stocking shelves
  • Entering product information into the stock database. Producing product shelf labels using DTP software.
  • Opening up and locking up the premises.
  • Adhering to food safety, hygiene and Health & Safety procedures

 

Skills and attributes required

Essential skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of veganism and allergies/intolerances.
  • Good numeracy.
  • Honest and hardworking. Co-operative, positive attitude.
  • Responsible and self motivated with ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to work efficiently to tight schedules
  • Ability to prepare basic foods for the shop by following recipes.
  • Ability to follow hygiene and safety procedures and to maintain high standards.
  • Computer skills: Use of Windows 10 apps, basic data entry, basic desktop publishing. Use of email, Google Calendar, Google Docs etc.

 

Additional advantageous skills

  • Experience in catering or retail.
  • Any skills that can help develop the business (marketing, photography, design skills, cake decoration, IT etc)

 

Candidate profile

  • Friendly and approachable manner.
  • Interest in and understanding of veganism, vegan products etc.
  • Good standard of personal grooming and deportment.
  • Flexible about working hours.
  • Positive and helpful attitude.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.

 

Training provided

You will be trained in all required tasks including food hygiene, food preparation, operating the till, Health & Safety procedures. As part of your training you will complete a Part 2 Food Hygiene certificate.

 

Job Details

These are permanent positions.

The rate of pay is £9.00 per hour.

The number of hours per week are negotiable but will be around 20 hours per week. Extra hours will be required in the pre-Christmas period, during special events and to cover colleagues’ holiday and sickness periods. Shifts will be 4 to 8 hours long, between 7:30am and 6:30pm, seven days a week. Exact working hours are negotiable but flexibility with working times is important.

An immediate start is available.

 

How to Apply

Send CV and email to Adrian Bhagat, info@v-spot.co.uk, describing why you want the job and how you fit the person profile.