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Retail Assistants (Two) perm part time; one x 20 hrs pw, & one x 30 hrs pw

Advertiser: EMERY H.R.More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
16 Nov 2020
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Work Type
Part Time
Retail & Consumer Products, Retail Assistants
  • 2 Permanent part time roles- 1 x 20 hours per week; 1 x 30 hours per week
  • Previous retail experience essential; award rates of pay
  • Must have a friendly, warm personality & current, demerit free drivers’ licence

Our Client, Paterson IGA, is family owned and operated for over 28 years & is renowned for their wonderful Community spirit and personalised customer service, which is indicative and so necessary in a country town. This caring family approach to their business, has been even more evident throughout COVID-19, where they have gone ‘above & beyond’ by endeavouring to ensure their customers did not go without, during the pandemic shortages!

On their behalf, we are looking for 2 ‘high energy’ team members who love to keep active and busy and who are always willing to go the extra mile for their customers and the team. The role is physical in nature, so you will need to enjoy hands-on work and be comfortable lifting and moving boxes, within weight guidelines. The store is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturdays; the ability to work shifts within these hours is paramount although these roles are only required to work occasional Saturdays.

As we are looking for longer term, permanent (part time) employees, ideally they will reside within a 30 km radius of Paterson and would need to feel comfortable travelling on country roads to get to work in their own vehicle, as public transport is not a feasible option.

Prior experience in a fast paced, retail environment (ideally groceries, fruit & vegetables) will be viewed favourably; however, a positive and flexible attitude and honest, hardworking spirit are an absolute must.

Essential requirements for the roles are;  

  • Basic computer skills, for serving and ticketing
  • Operating cash registers; cash handling & EFTPOS machines
  • Receiving stock, unpacking & packing shelves
  • Lifting boxes etc., with weight guidelines adhered to
  • Standing & walking for extended periods
  • General cleaning duties
  • Assisting customers by carrying bags to vehicles
  • Home deliveries of fruit, vegetables and groceries using the company van, to homes in town, and also rural properties in the general Paterson and surrounding townships; a current ‘clean’ drivers’ licence (with no demerit points) is required

As we expect a huge response for these roles, those candidates who include a cover letter, outlining why you feel you would be a suitable applicant, your availability to commence and identifying which role (20 or 30 hours per week) you would prefer, together with a detailed resume including referees, will be viewed more favourably in the recruitment process.

Applications should be forwarded ASAP, quoting Reference no. 1039S, to

Highly confidential &/or specific inquiries may be directed to Margo Emery on 0409 385667 or

Please note that a response will be sent to the email address from which you apply, therefore we encourage you to use a private or confidential email address at all times.


The application form will include these questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a sales assistant?
  • Do you have experience using point of sale (POS) software?
  • What is the maximum weight that you are comfortable and able to lift?
  • How many years' experience do you have in the retail industry?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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