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Retail Assistant (2 positions)

York Conferences Ltd
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Term-time only
Contract status
3,940.80 per annum
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Role Description

Do you want to enjoy twenty weeks off per year, with Christmas and Summer included?

We are seeking two motivated and enthusiastic Retail Assistants to work in one of our Nisa stores based at the University of York. You will work as part of a team to offer a friendly, knowledgeable and efficient retail service. 

Your duties will include assisting on the shop floor helping customers find products they are looking for and answering any queries which they may have. You will also serve on the checkout ensuring customers shopping is processed, packed and paid for without unnecessary delays. Ensure licensing laws, age restricted product legislation and health and safety procedures are adhered to at all times.

You will have first class communication skills, a flexible approach, and experience of working within the retail sector and have the ability to work as part of a team.


  • 16 hours per week (part time)
  • 30 weeks a year (during term time) 

Either one of the below shifts patterns available:

  1. Monday 7am – 11am, Tuesday & Thursday 12pm – 4pm, Saturday 8am – 12pm.


2. Monday 8am – 12pm, Tuesday 10am – 2pm, Friday 8am – 12pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm.

(Please state in your application which shift pattern you would prefer).

YCL has a fantastic rewards package available including;

  • 38 days annual leave, including 8 statutory public holidays pro rata
  • Concession rates at York Sport Village and Centre
  • Company pension scheme and work place pension scheme
  • Discount scheme with local and national retailers, restaurants and tradesmen
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work, childcare vouchers and campus nursery
  • 10% off at campus Nisa Supermarkets
  • A supportive and friendly working environment
  • Uniform provided

The salary offered is £3,940.80 per annum

Closing date: midnight 20 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: 29 September 2019

York Conferences Ltd. (YCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of York. The Head Office is situated at the University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. The successful candidate will be appointed on YCL terms and conditions of employment.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      Athena Swan Bronze               

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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