Food Service Assistant

Dependent on age
27 Nov 2018
21 Dec 2018
Candidate Services
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time
Food Service Assistant 

Blakemore Retail is the convenience retail division of the A.F. Blakemore Group based in the West Midlands. Founded by Arthur and Harriet Blakemore in 1917, A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd began life as a one-man counter service grocery store in Wolverhampton. Over the past century, under the stewardship of Arthur’s son, Frank and grandson, Peter, the A.F. Blakemore Group has grown into one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK and now employs more than 8,200 people with a turnover of £1.3 billion. 

With more than 5,100 employees and over 300 SPAR stores located across England and Wales, Blakemore Retail is one of the UK’s leading convenience store operators. 

Putting people first is the philosophy that has resulted in Blakemore Retail becoming the dynamic, forward-thinking success story that it is today, and it is this belief that will continue to drive the company’s growth forward in the next century. 

Position: Greggs at SPAR - Bakery Assistant 
Location: Bentley West Midlands, WV13 2R (Commutable from Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham, Cannock, Stafford, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: Various hours available, full and part time; incl. mornings from 5am, days, evenings and weekends 
Salary: Dependent on age 
Benefits: Staff Discount, Staff Lottery, Company Pension Scheme, Savings Scheme, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Staff Social Fund, Life Cover, Health Cash Plan, Employee Volunteering opportunities 

Closing date: December 21, 2018 

About the role: 

- Deliver customer service in a friendly, professional and efficient manner 
- The preparing of a variety of food items to the highest standards, in order to meet customer demand 
- Ensuring that all areas of the shop and food products are displayed in a clean, tidy and attractive manner 
- Seeking to maximise the sales and profitability within the store 
- Reports all customer complaints to manager on duty 
- Adherence to cash and stock control policies 
- May be required to work evenings and weekends 

About you: 

- Basic education (numeracy and literacy) 
- NVQ Level 2-3 in Retail Skills, Customer Care or similar is preferred but not essential 
- Previous experience in a customer service and / or catering environment would be desirable 
- Communicates in a clear, confident and enthusiastic manner 
- Keen and enthusiastic approach to working both collaboratively and independently 
- Some understanding of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment 
- Customer focussed and understands the importance of this to the business 
- Flexible approach to working hours 

You may have experience of the following: Bakery Assistant, Customer Services, Sales Assistant, Cashier, Customer Service Assistant, Retail Assistant, Food Service Assistant, Shop Assistant, Catering Assistant, Sales Assistant, Shop Assistant, Store Assistant, Food Hygiene, etc.

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