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Careers

Please see below for our current vacancies:

Deputy Store Director (Full-time) Bolton

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Bolton store for a Deputy Store Director. Do you have strong leadership qualities with a passion for retail and excellent customer service?

You will be making quick commercial decisions and reacting to trade and sale trends. Your role is to lead the management team delivering excellent operational set up and outstanding customer services as well as running the store in the absence of the Store Director.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your retail career in a unique department store environment. At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our Management Team whether it’s for current or future opportunities.

If you would like to apply please send your CV with covering letter stating your existing salary and role you are applying for to:

Sue Kempton, Head of People & Development, Beales, The Granville Chambers, 21 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6BJ or e-mail skempton@beales.co.uk

Closing Date: Monday 19th May 2014

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Sales Manager (Full-time) Mansfield

We are looking for a passionate sales driven individual, ideally with retail fashion experience to fill this crucial role in our Mansfield store.

You will lead by example to motivate and inspire the team in providing the best possible shopping experience, exceeding customer expectations at every turn. A flexible approach with an excellent ability to communicate at all levels is essential along with a commercial aptitude and confident decision making skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage and develop a growing team where new ideas and outward thinking are positively encouraged. Previous strong supervisory experience is essential for this role.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to gblewis@beales.co.uk, please ensure you state the role and store in your subject field.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Food Services Assistant (Part-time) Saffron Walden

We are looking to recruit a Food Services Assistant (20 hours per week) for our Saffron Walden store.

You will be responsible for providing a positive dining experience which exceeds our customer’s expectations. In this challenging and varied role your responsibilities will include preparing, presenting and serving food in line with Company procedures and legal requirements, and undertaking efficient and accurate till transactions. You will use your initiative to drive sales, reduce food wastage, and upsell at every opportunity. You must be able to work well within a team and be able demonstrate a committed and flexible approach to work. You must be confident in dealing with the public, be helpful, friendly and customer focused.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@beales.co.uk, please ensure you state the role and store in your subject field.

This post will involve being on call shift for evening and weekends inc Bank Holidays.

Closing date: 14th April 2014.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Group Catering Manager (6-12 month temporary maternity cover)

Do you have a passion for food and hospitality and a keen commercial awareness? Do you have excellent communication skills and strong analytical abilities? Have you a demonstrable understanding of the food/catering industry? Can you motivate, lead and inspire a team of colleagues?

If so, this exciting and challenging opportunity, encompassing aspects of Buying, Operations, Marketing and Health & Safety, may be for you.

Key Requirements:

Buying and Menu Development

  • Work with the Head of Services to maintain a product offer which is both competitive in terms of food quality and pricing structure within the market place
  • Maintain the upkeep of the Group’s computerised sales and stock control system
  • Create recipes that appeal to the existing Beales customer base and help to drive additional footfall
  • Ensure all recipes are accurate and costed to maintain or exceed the group’s gross profit target

Operations

  • Establish standards for effective presentation of product within each store in conjunction with the Store Director and Food Services Manager
  • Via store visits hold regular meetings with Store Directors and FSMs and feedback relevant direction for follow up
  • Work with store directors and Human Resources to recruit and train talented Food Service Managers
  • Communicate effectively and regularly through the group’s daily trade update communications
  • Work with Learning and Development and store directors to ensure that colleagues and managers at store level receive the training required to effectively complete their role

Marketing and Concept Development

  • Work with Head of Services and Marketing team to create and implement promotional strategy, analyse results and maximize profit potential
  • Maximise use of Web site
  • Work with Head of Visual Communications to implement the group’s catering concept and ensure it is followed through at store level

Health, Safety and Food Hygiene

  • Ensure all health and safety policies and procedures, including the group’s food safety management system, are up to date on the intranet system
  • Ensure compliance of health and safety and the food safety management system at store level
  • Work with Learning and Development to ensure all colleagues are sufficiently trained
The role is to cover maternity leave and will be offered on a temporary contract, full-time/35 hours per week.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our Management Team whether it’s for current or future opportunities. If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating your existing salary and the role you are applying for to: recruitment@beales.co.uk

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

Department Supervisor - Simon Jeffrey Ladies Fashions

We are looking for an experienced Department Supervisor for Simon Jeffrey ladies fashions, soon to be opening in Beales Bournemouth.

You must be a highly motivated individual with good retail experience who is able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to develop this new fashion offer and fully maximise sales.

We are also looking for part-time sales assistants (24; 8 and 5 hour positions). Flexible hours are needed to cover weekdays and weekends. You will be need to demonstrate good communication skills, be self-motivated and reliable and have and good retail fashion experience.

We offer

  • Good rate of pay
  • Generous employee discount policy

Please mail your CV with a covering letter for the attention of: Julie LLoyd, Simon Jeffrey Department, Beales Poole, Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SQ.

 

IT Support Analyst (Full-time) Head Office

We are looking for an IT Support Analyst to give technical assistance to users across the Group including our many department stores throughout the UK.

Based on the IT Help Desk at our Head Office in Bournemouth you will effectively provide technical support for the day-to-day administration of the Company’s computer systems, including: trouble shooting and fault resolution; PC hardware and retail tills; Microsoft operating systems and applications; virtual server administration and management; email administration and management; backup configuration; data and network security administration; physical and virtual network administration; and ensure hardware and software problems are identified and resolved.

There will also be opportunities to get involved in IT development projects and to propose new products and tools which may benefit the Company.

This post will involve being on call shift for evening and weekends inc Bank Holidays.

If you would like to apply please send your CV with a covering letter stating your exiting salary and the role you are applying for to: recruitment@beales.co.uk.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you are not contacted within three weeks of submitting your application unfortunately you have not been successful).

 

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