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Please see below for our current vacancies:

 

Food Services Assistant (Part-time) Saffron Walden

We are looking to recruit a Food Services Assistant (12 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.

Closing date: 31st July 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 Assistant (Part-time) Wisbech

We are recruiting a Sales Assistant (20 hours over 4 days per week) for our Wisbech store. In this challenging and varied role your responsibilities will include providing a positive shopping experience which exceeds our customer’s expectations, ensuring a high standard of visual merchandising is achieved and undertaking efficient and accurate till transactions. With a passion for selling, you will maximise sales by confidently promoting the company's products and services at every opportunity. You will be organised, helpful and customer focused, and able to plan and prioritise workload efficiently to ensure that objectives are achieved. You must also be able to use your initiative and demonstrate a committed and flexible approach to work whilst working well within a team to deliver results.

The appointed person will also be required to cover some hours in the Cash Office where your duties will include balancing tenders received from tills, ensuring that all monies are accurately accounted for and all floats are reconciled in line with company procedures. You must be numerate and able to demonstrate accurate cash handling skills.

You will be required to work some weekend (including Sundays) and early shifts.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our Team whether it’s for current or future opportunities. 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.

Closing date: 31st July 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).

 

Operations Manager (Full-time) Southport

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Southport store for an Operations Manager (35 hours per week).

We are inviting applications from candidates with strong leadership qualities and a passion for retail and excellent customer service.

The successful candidate will be able to make quick commercial decisions and react to trade and sale trends. You will be leading a team of Floor and Sales Managers delivering excellent operational set up and outstanding customer service as well as running the store in the absence of the Store Director. You will also need to develop and maintain strong relationships with our Head Office and on occasion represent Beales at town centre meetings and other external organisations.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your retail career in a unique department store environment.

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.

Closing date: 15th July 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).

 

PA to Head of Finance (Full-time) Head Office

We are recruiting for an experienced and professional Personal Assistant to provide executive secretarial support to the Head of Finance at our head office in Bournemouth.

The role involves working closely with the Head of Finance, supporting in all aspects of their role in addition to forming part of our secretarial support team for the Board.

Main duties include:

  • Effectively maintain accurate and up to date records including licensing of alcohol, poison, music, copyright, the Data Protection Register & Office of Fair Trading documentation.
  • Accurately process insurance administration.
  • Produce concession agreements, schedule/summaries and update discount schedule, till fees & restaurant charges.
  • Maintain accurate up-to-date statutory records at Companies House.
  • Maintain the property register and be able to verify details for rent, service charges and insurance invoices relating to Group’s property portfolio.
  • Use banking systems to monitor outstanding cheques and other activity.
  • Provide full secretarial support, collate accurate meeting papers, issue agendas and meeting packs, type Board Meeting and Audit Committee Minutes, ensuring all administration of department complies with Company procedures.
  • Deal with all shareholder related issues, e.g. updates of the share register, and develop an effective working relationship with the Registrar.
  • Efficiently organise the AGM and process mail outs to shareholders.
  • Provide full secretarial support for pensioner correspondence and Pension Trustee Meetings.
  • Complete all departmental paperwork and necessary administration, e.g. bank mandates, closed Private Health Insurance scheme admin accurately.
  • Maintain all files and archives effectively.

The suitable candidate will produce work that is of high quality visually and is accurate. They will remain confidential, courteous and polite at all times and have a sound knowledge of legislation that affects the job role. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and its applications are essential.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our 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. Closing date: 15th July 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).

 

Admin Clerk (Full-time) Head Office

We are recruiting for an Admin Clerk to join our Accounts Team at their head office in Bournemouth.

As a positive communicator and team player you will be able to prioritise workload and ensure accurate completion of tasks.

Main duties include:

  • File departmental paperwork accurately, identify issues and make sensible decisions on action to be taken. Seek guidance and clarification from team leader where needed. Aware of the impact their actions has on the profit and loss of the Company.
  • Operate the relevant computer systems efficiently and without assistance and comply with the IT Systems and Security policy.
  • Effectively demonstrate a sound understanding of how stock is controlled within the department through the daily maintenance and checking of the transfer and debit index and processing delivery notes.
  • Ensure costs are accurate and based on purchase order information from the buying office. Identify and consistently input the correct coding of credit notes onto the system.
  • Process delivery notes received from stores and accurately input data into system.
  • Match invoices with outstanding GRNs and analysis all data and identify and correct differences within the required timescales.
  • Respond to telephone queries from internal and external sources and quickly resolve issues in a positive way.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and its applications are essential.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our 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. Closing date: 15th July 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) Poole

We are looking for a passionate sales driven individual to fill this crucial role in our Poole 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.

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.Closing date for applications: 03/07/2014.

(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).

 

Team Leader - Bournemouth Store

We have a great opportunity for a full time Team Leader within our Bournemouth Flagship store. In this challenging and varied role you will be motivating a team through good communication to provide the best possible customer service while driving sales & ensuring a high standard of visual merchandising is achieved. You will also attend & participate in meetings & work effectively as a team member, setting a positive example at all times, supporting & covering on other departments as required. You will be responsible for managing department staffing & allocating daily tasks to colleagues.

The role requires you to work weekends (including Sundays) & have a flexible approach to your hours of work.

At Beales we are always looking for new talent to join our 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).

 

Sales Manager (Full-time) Lowestoft

We are looking for a passionate sales driven individual to fill this crucial role in our Lowestoft store.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to mrussell@beales.co.uk. Please ensure you state the role and store in your subject field. Closing date 26 June 2014.

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.

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 mrussell@beales.co.uk.

 

HAVREN Part-Time Brand Consultant in Horsham, Worthing, Southport & Bournemouth

We're hiring and currently looking for a dynamic and motivated part-time Brand Consultant who is passionate about generating excitement towards the brand and delivering exceptional customer service within the Beales department store.

Current Vacancy:

Part-time in store 16-20 hours a week across 3 days, must include Saturdays. The position is available in Horsham, Worthing, Southport & Bournemouth stores to start at the end of July.

Email: charlottet@havren.co.uk with your CV or phone 0207 462 3053 for more information.

 

SMD Textiles Sales Executive (Full-time) Abingdon

Contract: A Permanent Full Time Contract

Days of Work: Wednesday to Sunday using a flexible working initiative to be discussed at interview Evening work may be a regular requirement of the role as is having a flexible approach to meet peak demands of business is crucial.

Your Background…

You’ll have a passion for delivering amazing customer service and being sales driven - the more you sell, the more you will earn. A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude is essential, with a natural ability for striking up a conversation with a diverse range of customers. Your excellent organisational, listening and communicating skills will create a vision to inspire.

Holding a background in the textile industry, you will be able to provide a great customer service experience whilst providing a made to measure service. You will hold good experience in stock checking and reconciliation. You will be naturally curious, driven to deliver and a skilled influencer with a professional approach who is self-motivated and happy to go the extra mile. You will work hard to develop your product knowledge and to meet sales targets.

Earning potential…

  • £ Competitive salary
  • Up to 5% bonus based on value of net sales

Benefits:

  • 22 days holiday that increases with length of service
  • Staff Discount
  • Bonus linked to value of net sales
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Sick Pay
  • A Flexible Working Opportunity

Applicants email CV to robin_hutchinson@smd-textiles.co.uk.

SMD Textiles Limited is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

 

Concessions Manager Vacancy Bournemouth

“Gagliardi embodies the timeless appeal of Savile Row but adds a distinctive Mediterranean flair and a penchant for rich colour. The label combines the quirks of modern fashion: on-trend cuts, seasonal shades and varied textures, with a no-nonsense, old-fashioned approach when it comes to quality and craftsmanship and the use of luxurious fabrics. The result is a rarity in menswear: realistically cut clothes that are shot through with clever little touches usually confined to catwalk collections.”

www.gagliardi.eu

Description of Job

The company is seeking an exceptional candidate for Concession Manager at Beales Department Store. The role requires excellent communication and organisation skills and will involve ensuring top retail standards are managed and maintained. The Concession Manager will have to drive sales and maximise profit opportunities for Gagliardi as well as make sure that KPIs are achieved.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Constant communication with customers through participation in sales
  • Dealing with customers’ requests and complaints
  • Stock control management (deliveries, transfers, replenishments)
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Constant communication with head office

Profile

The ideal candidate should be highly driven and enthusiastic, with a passion for menswear and ideally have experience as a Concession Manager or Store Manager with knowledge of sales techniques. A strong sense of analysis and decision making is also considered an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to Petra Vella, Business Development Manager petravella@bortexgroup.com, please ensure you state the role in your subject field.

 

Maintenance Assistant Part-Time Tonbridge Store.

We have a vacancy for a part time Maintenance Assistant for their Tonbridge store. The candidate will provide positive support for sales floor colleagues and customers; carry out all basic plumbing, carpentry, decorating and flooring work to a good standard; carry out regular maintenance checks around the store; check Maintenance Book daily and carry out maintenance, ensuring health and safety entries are given priority; carry out basic electrical work and liaise with Company electricians for other electrical work; communicate positively with others and work effectively as a team member; Keep up-to-date with department and store performance ensuring all administration complies with Company procedures; and ensure that high standards of housekeeping are maintained across the departments in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to Djenkins@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).

 

CMO Assistant Part-Time Tonbridge

We are looking for a full time CMO (Warehouse) Assistant for our Tonbridge store. The candidate will provide positive support for sales floor colleagues and customers; communicate positively with others, covering on other departments as required; will check orders, any damage to stock, pricing stock, filing systems, prioritising workload and make accurate use of K3 system; ensure stock is ticketed, stored and dispatched as required to the selling departments, ensure correct movement around the store of shop floor fixtures and fittings; ensure effective use of space for storage; reduce stock loss; and complete department administration and paperwork in line with Company policy.

You will be required to work some weekends (including Sundays) and contracted for 20 hours over 5 days with flexibility to work full time during busy periods.

If you are interested in applying for this role please forward your covering letter and CV to Djenkins@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).

 

Visual Merchandiser (part-time/21 hrs) Bolton

We are looking to recruit an experienced Visual Merchandiser to assist with our Bolton store.

You will ideally have a creative background with proven strong Visual Merchandise standards. You will be imaginative, and driven to maximise sales by using your initiative in the presentation of merchandise within the Store and window displays. You must also be self-motivated, proactive, and be able to work accurately and confidently unsupervised. Your main tasks will be to ensure that high levels of Visual Merchandising and ticketing are achieved to maximise sales. You will present merchandise in line with the company corporate image and visual standards whilst exercising and developing your own ideas to further promote commercial success within the store.

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).

 

Sales Manager - Winchester

We are looking for a passionate sales driven individual to fill this crucial role in our Winchester 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 recruitment@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).

 

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).

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