Part Time Sales Assistant Position

£10 per hour
At least 7.5 hours a week
Position Type
Part Time
Eastern Biological, 485 Hackney Road, London, E2 9ED
Closing Date
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Eastern Biological

Main Duties

We are currently looking for a part-time sales assistant to work for one day a week (flexible) on the shop floor in our shop: Eastern Biological on Hackney Road.

We are known as the only independent natural history gift shop in London, and you will be in tune with our ethos of inspiring an appreciation for the natural world and promoting science. You’ll be helping to provide a unique and interesting experience that sets the shop apart from other gift shops. We emphasise that a love for learning, reading, and natural curiosity for the world and animals is a must.

While working on the shop floor, you will be liaising and politely assisting customers with interesting conversation, processing sales, and maintaining an immaculate store environment. You’ll get used to our stock room, unpacking and transferring new stock, and also maintaining this aspect of the business; meticulousness is a desired trait with restocking.

Retail experience is required, however, due to the niche subject matter of our shop – a demonstrable passion for the natural sciences and life experience will outweigh huge amounts of work experience. As well as having this passion, the assistant will also have a general interest in fashion and design trends, as well as contemporary illustration.

The team at the moment is very small, and we’re looking to expand our personnel who will help in contributing with the development of the business and aid in exciting future projects.

Skills and Experience

Skills & Experience

  • Retail sales experience
  • Excellent organisational skills and initiative
  • Visual merchandising ability; an eye for detail
  • Being able to write in excellent English, using correct syntax
  • Excellent customer service and conversational skills