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Sales Assistant, Full-Time

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

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Sales Assistant, Full-Time, 36 hours per week
Pools on the Park, Richmond
Actual starting salary of £22,631pa 
  • Are you a confident communicator who enjoys meeting people and giving great customer service?  
  • Are you well organised and able to multi-task on the go?
  • Then we need you to join our team!
Where you’ll be working
You’ll join the membership and sales team at Pools on the Park, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF. Facilities here include an outdoor heated pool, indoor main and teaching pools, fitness suite, cycle studio, exercise studio, health suite, café and outdoor grounds. The centre is open to the public 7 days a week from 6.30am to 10pm.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll work as part of the team on the promotion and sale of Direct Debit and Annual memberships, Richmond Card and selling activities across all our sites.
Key responsibilities will include giving centre tours, advice on membership offers, along with daily marketing and email correspondence.
Have a look at the job profile for full details on the varied duties you can expect to be doing.
What we’ll need from you
 You must have:
  • Previous experience of working in a health & fitness environment or relevant sales experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sales and the sales process from first point of contact.
  • Strong financial, admin, IT and customer service skills.

Although not essential, it would be desirable for you to have:

  • A recognised fitness qualification, or a sports / recreation / management or sales qualification.
  • First Aid qualification

The working pattern for this post involves working a 36 hour shift rota each week, which may include a mix of early mornings, daytime and evening shifts, both during the week and at weekends.

What we can offer you – Starting salary of £22,631pa.
With a salary progression range of £22,631 to £27,424pa for this scale 3 role.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. We offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 days per year (includes bank holidays), plus a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Apply now
If you are suitably experienced, submit your CV application now. Please ensure you fully complete all stages of the application process, as incomplete applications will be rejected.

Closing Date: 14 June 2023 at Midnight. 
We will contact you after the closing date to let you know if you have been shortlisted or not for interview.
The closing date is given as a guide and we reserve the right to close this advert early, or once sufficient applications have been received. We strongly advise you complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Equality Statement 
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

Important Information
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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