Retail Assistant

    • Part Time
    • Rye

    Website Merchant and Mills

    Cloth for Sewing

    We are looking for a weekend retail assistant to work Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 5.

    Ideally, we are looking for an end of May start date, but this is flexible. We normally ask potential candidates to come into the shop for a paid trial day. If you are successful, full training will be given.

    Your duties will include:

    • Cutting and folding fabric orders, with speed and precision.
    • Gathering and collating all items for orders accurately.
    • Booking out orders with couriers, preparing documents.
    • Taking in deliveries from our warehouse.
    • Serving in our shop, advising customers about their projects confidently.
    • When our sewing school reopens you’ll be required to set up the space and potentially meet and greet students.

    About You:

    • Experience working in a retail environment is beneficial.
    • Excellent customer service manner.
    • Positive can do attitude with an abundance of energy!
    • Sewing knowledge is a bonus.
    • A familiarity of our brand and patterns is desirable.
    • You’ll need to be able to lift heavy rolls and boxes.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Ability to multi task, work well in a team and take direction well.
    • Experience working in online dispatch is a desirable, but not essential.

    Merchant & Mills Benefits:

    • 30% discount on all products.
    • A monthly cloth allowance to make up one of our patterns.
    • All patterns are free.
    • Bi monthly appointments to a local wellness centre.
    • Opportunity to grow and progress within a small but growing business.
    • The starting wage for all employees is the real living wage.

    Please send your CV and covering letter to Anna on by 27th May. Please provide the answers to these 3 questions in your cover letter:

    • Somebody comes into the shop on a weekend and wants to start sewing – what suggestions would you make?
    • Tell us about the most recent thing you’ve made.
    • What is your favourite fabric to sew with?

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