Vacancy – Weekend Retail Assistant

We are looking for a weekend retail assistant to work Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 5.

Ideally, we are looking for an end of May start date, but this is flexible. We normally ask potential candidates to come into the shop for a paid trial day. If you are successful, full training will be given.

Your duties will include:

  • Cutting and folding fabric orders, with speed and precision.
  • Gathering and collating all items for orders accurately.
  • Booking out orders with couriers, preparing documents.
  • Taking in deliveries from our warehouse.
  • Serving in our shop, advising customers about their projects confidently.
  • When our sewing school reopens you’ll be required to set up the space and potentially meet and greet students.

About You:

  • Experience working in a retail environment is beneficial.
  • Excellent customer service manner.
  • Positive can do attitude with an abundance of energy!
  • Sewing knowledge is a bonus.
  • A familiarity of our brand and patterns is desirable.
  • You’ll need to be able to lift heavy rolls and boxes.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to multi task, work well in a team and take direction well.
  • Experience working in online dispatch is a desirable, but not essential.

Merchant & Mills Benefits:

  • 30% discount on all products.
  • A monthly cloth allowance to make up one of our patterns.
  • All patterns are free.
  • Bi monthly appointments to a local wellness centre.
  • Opportunity to grow and progress within a small but growing business.
  • The starting wage for all employees is the real living wage.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Anna on [email protected] by 27th May. Please provide the answers to these 3 questions in your cover letter:

  • Somebody comes into the shop on a weekend and wants to start sewing – what suggestions would you make?
  • Tell us about the most recent thing you’ve made.
  • What is your favourite fabric to sew with?