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Counter Assistant



18d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Southampton

AI generated summary

  • You must have a passion for exceptional customer experiences, strong communication skills, motivation for achieving results, and adaptability to meet company goals.
  • You will deliver exceptional customer service, manage queues efficiently, maintain attention to detail, and support your team at WHSmith as a Counter Assistant.


  • A passion for customers, having an exceptional experience in store.
  • Confidence in communicating within the team.
  • Motivation to achieve fantastic results and standards.
  • Adaptability to meet company requirements and goals.


  • Delivering an exceptional customer service to all customers.
  • Managing queues and ensuring that customers can access the services they need quickly and simply.
  • Meeting high standards of governance and attention to detail.
  • Being part of a team and supporting colleagues.


What will my main responsibilities be as a Counter Assistant in the Post Office Store?

Your main responsibilities will include providing exceptional customer service, organizing travel money and documents, and taking care of bills and banking transactions for customers.

What are the key skills required for this role?

The key skills required for this role include excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Will I need any previous experience to apply for this job?

Previous experience in a customer service role or in a retail environment would be beneficial, but full training will be provided for the right candidate.

What can I expect in terms of working hours and shifts?

As a Counter Assistant, you can expect to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and evenings, as the Post Office Store may operate outside of normal business hours.

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Mission & Purpose

WHSmith is a leading, global travel retailer with a smaller business located on UK high streets. Since 1792, we’ve grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand, and we’re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. Today, we have more than 1700 stores in over 30 countries across the globe, serving millions of customers every year, and you’ll find us at airports, railway stations, hospitals and on the high street. Each of our stores and formats is tailored to meet the needs of our customers journeys; we’re the trusted home of travel essentials for the world’s travelling customer. We already operate in over 100 airports around the globe and we’re continuing to expand with a growing presence of WHSmith at international airports, and the expansion of our US businesses – Marshall Retail Group for speciality retail and InMotion, our world-leading digital and tech accessories business in travel locations - into new markets. On the high street, we’ve supported generations of customers on their journeys through life with everything from learning to read, going to school, accessing essential Post Office services to finding a great book. And our fast-growing online brands offer our customers another convenient way to shop, with personalised gifts and cards from FunkyPigeon.com and bestselling books and stationery from WHSmith.co.uk. At the heart of our business are our people and our customers. As a diverse group of over 14,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business. Whether our colleagues are based in our stores, our distribution centres or our support centres, we’re committed to providing the opportunity for each and every member of the WHSmith team to be themselves, build their skillset, and progress on their journey with us. That’s why, as we continue our journey, our aim is simple: to make every one of life’s journeys better.