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Senior Sales Assistant (Part Time - 16 hours contract)

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Nottingham

AI generated summary

  • You must have proven sales assistance experience in fast-paced retail, with a bonus for key-holder experience. Your dynamic, honest, and organised personality thrives in lively atmospheres.
  • You'lld steer team towards excellence, ensure flawless store operations, provide top-notch customer service, maintain store presentation, hit sales targets, and handle front & back operations efficiently.


  • Proven experience in sales assistance, ideally in a fast-paced retail setting.
  • Bonus for having key-holder experience.
  • A dynamic personality, grounded in honesty and organisation.
  • A robust work ethic with a tendency to thrive in lively atmospheres.


  • As our Senior Sales Assistant, you’ll be the linchpin ensuring our store operates flawlessly:
  • Steer our team towards excellence.
  • Deliver unparalleled customer service and handle any concerns adeptly.
  • Oversee the store's pristine presentation and visual appeal.
  • Achieve sales objectives and boost team morale.
  • Juggle between the store's front and back, from tills to restocking.


What are the key responsibilities of a Senior Sales Assistant in this role?

A Senior Sales Assistant in this role is responsible for leading the team towards excellence, delivering exceptional customer service, maintaining the store's presentation and visual appeal, achieving sales objectives, and managing tasks both in the front and back of the store.

What qualifications or experience are required for this position?

Applicants should have proven experience in sales assistance, preferably in a fast-paced retail environment. Key-holder experience is a bonus. Additionally, candidates should possess a dynamic personality, be honest and organized, and have a strong work ethic.

What benefits are offered to employees in this position?

Employees in this position are entitled to 30 days annual leave (pro rata) with additional leave for long service, free wellbeing support through an employee assistance program, access to online healthcare services for themselves and their families, exclusive discounts through Benefithub, ongoing training opportunities, recognition schemes, and more.

What growth opportunities are available for Senior Sales Assistants in this role?

Senior Sales Assistants have access to growth paths like 'Future Flyers' and opportunities for advancement within the company as it continues to expand. Recognition schemes, charity events, and ongoing training are also provided to support professional development.

We are committed to providing top quality food products at the lowest possible prices every day in every store.

Retail & Consumer Goods
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Heron Foods is a discount retailer in the UK, offering a wide range of quality food and household products at low prices. They operate over 250 stores, primarily in the North of England and the Midlands, providing customers with great value and exceptional service. Their aim is to help families save money on their everyday shopping needs while maintaining high standards of freshness and quality. Heron Foods is committed to affordability, convenience, and supporting local communities by making essential goods accessible to everyone.

Culture & Values

  • Honest

    We are honest in all our dealings. We don’t over complicate. We are transparent and always do the right thing.

  • Energetic

    We complete all tasks with energy and drive. We relish a challenge and give 100%.

  • Responsive

    We are responsive to change. We adapt and take action as required. We make recommendations and assist our colleagues.

  • Organised

    We always plan ahead, taking into account business needs. We communicate with the wider business to prevent confusion. We aim to be organised in all we do.

  • Knowledgeable

    We are knowledgeable and relish learning new skills. We question things we don’t understand and we endeavour to be subject experts in our field.