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Retail Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

About the role

At Sodexo we are proud to have served the UK’s Armed forces for over 30 years! We believe it’s the little things that make the biggest impact!

We are passionate about the services we deliver, and we place our customers at the heart of everything we do! We have an opportunity for a Retail Assistant to join our busy team!

As a Retail Assistant you'll keep day to day business ticking over by serving a range of products in our convenience store, including alcohol and tobacco, coffee, hot food and make sure our store runs smoothly.

Sodexo reserves the right to close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications.

A few things about you 

We are looking for somebody who is enthusiastic about delivering the best customer service, will communicate confidently with customers and will be a team player.  

Experience working in a similar industry would be great, but generally customer service and store handling experience will tick the box! 

Sodexo embeds a strong safety culture in everything we do. There will be company procedures to follow alongside our Health & Safety practises so it is vital that you will champion this.

Site security clearance is required for this role. 

Role Responsibility

  • To operate the till systems as per training received
  • To fill in appropriate paperwork and cashing up of tills at the beginning and end of each shift
  • To maintain the correct stock levels on the shop and replenish stock on shelves
  • To offer excellent customer service to all consumers
  • To clean shop shelving, refrigeration and counters as needed to ensure that the  shop maintains the highest standard of cleanliness at all times
  • To manage incoming deliveries and ensure all correct stock is received and appropriately stored
  • To rotate all stock and ensure that no out of date stock is on shelves
  • To be able to work as a member of a team or alone as working hours dictate

    • To attend any training courses as directed by the Catering, Retail & Leisure Manager.
    • To assist in the day-to-day running of the Bar/Café
    • To assist/complete stock takes, layouts, re-stocking and promotions etc
    • To be fully conversant with stock rotation
    • To be able to use all service equipment
    • Be fully trained in food service/delivery of bar snacks and from the cold counter
    • To prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including draught ales, spirits, mixers, cocktails and milk drinks.
    • Be responsible for the taking of monies, cashier and floats and be able to use automated till
    • Be responsible for ordering with suppliers/check delivery notes
    • Be flexible in all aspects of working rosters from in line with Scheduled contracted hours including  weekends
    • Be fully conversant with Company policy and procedures and legal requirements
    • To work as part of a team with both front and rear of house staff
    • To adhere to strict deadlines as standard operating procedures
    • To ensure security of cash/cheques and documentation (e.g. till readings etc)
    • To develop ones skills/knowledge within the current role of Bar/Café Assistant
    • To maintain cleanliness of bar areas as directed
    • Any other tasks as directed by the Catering, Retail & Leisure Manager.


The Ideal Candidate

Friendly with a can-do attitude.

Package Description

This post includes some bar work and snack cooking.
Full protective uniform supplied
Full training provided
Frequent transport links within a short walk
Use of site diner
Cycle to work scheme
Many employee benefits, rewards and recognition.


About the Company

Why choose Sodexo?   

You don’t just join Sodexo, you belong.    

What do we mean when we say belong?    

It’s simple. You create a company where everyone is respected and feels that their ideas count. You take care of the quality of life of your people. You make your workplace inclusive, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work every day. That’s our philosophy in a nutshell.    

A career at Sodexo won’t tie you down, it actively encourages your progress. The diverse range of roles we offer is truly infinite. Whatever your skills, experience or passion, you’ll be encouraged and supported to have a fulfilling career.   

We are committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.    

 We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.     

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process   

Our benefits:   

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life and health and wellbeing for our employees we provide discounts and benefit that you can tailor to suit your needs and help you take advantage of being part of Sodexo.    

·         20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)   

·         5% pension contribution   

·         Sodexo Discounts from over 1,200 top retailers    

·         Talk – a free wellbeing support helpline for you and your family   

·         Cycle to work    

·         Life assurance.


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