Sales Assistant

External Advertising Start Date
15 May 2024
Location
Canterbury
Position
Sales Assistants
Vacancy Type
Permanent
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Overview

Pay - £6.72 - £11.44 per hour.

Our store in Canterbury is looking for a minimum 16hrs per week Sales Assistant. You will need to be fully flexible over the course of the week. The hours will be spread across the week but will include at least one evening and a Saturday or Sunday shift.


Here at Dunelm, our Sales Assistants are our foundations; a wonderful team of people right at the heart of our stores. With customer focus the number one priority, our Sales Assistants are the first point of call for lending a helping hand and are always interacting with customers, ensuring they leave with exactly what they want and a positive lasting impression so they will return again and again.

 

16-17 £6.72 - £7.10

18+ £11.44 - £11.55

Dunelm is committed to becoming a fully inclusive business that is representative of our customers and locations. We recognise the value in diversity and welcome applications from all candidates regardless of sex, age, race, religion, ability, gender or sexual identity, socio-economic background or education. We are committed to making Dunelm a place where everyone can enjoy a successful career and have systems in place to support all our colleagues. We are seeking applications from candidates who share our values and celebrate diversity in all its forms.

Work your way

Work your way

We have adapted our ways of working to make sure everyone can feel at home, wherever they work. For most roles, we offer flexible working options. In our stores, they include opportunities to work on a part-time basis, seasonal contracts, or adjusted hours to accommodate the important things in your life outside work

Wellbeing is more than just a buzzword

Wellbeing is more than just a buzzword here

From our Wellbeing Buddies and Mental Health First Aid training to our progressive parental leave, menopause policies and Colleague Support Fund, we're committed to supporting our colleagues in every area – and at every stage – of their lives. Through our partnership with the Retail Trust, everyone at Dunelm has free access to a 24/7 Virtual GP, as well as therapy and counselling, plus information, guidance and advice in all areas of financial, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Where you’ll
be working

Here is where you'll be based, whether that's an office, or store or one of our sites.

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Keep on growing

We want you to get as much out of working with us as possible. That's why we'll do everything we can to engage you in the process of learning, and encourage you to explore new opportunities around your particular skills and interests. For you, this includes:

Thrive, our learning and skills platform
Thrive, our learning and skills platform which gives you a blended, bite-sized, social learning experience with learning relevant to your role
Our Step Up programme
Our Step Up programme which is designed to prepare you for a Team Leader role
Personal Effectiveness
Personal Effectiveness workshops and self-led learning, also delivered through Thrive
Apprenticeships opportunities
Apprenticeships opportunities relevant to your role – from level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) through to Level 7 (equivalent to Masters)
Colleague Development Fund
Colleague Development Fund to support colleagues in accessing external training relevant to your role
Coaching and mentoring opportunities
Coaching and mentoring opportunities to support you in your current role and help you prepare for the next
Functional academies
Functional academies that offer training to support you in the technical aspects of your role
Self-awareness tools
Self-awareness tools to help you understand what really matters to you, and where your own talents and ambitions lie
Our Enterprise Leadership Programme
Our Enterprise Leadership Programme designed specifically for our strong growth potential Heads of Department to help them reach the next level in their career
Our INSPIRE Programme
Our INSPIRE Programme designed for our strong growth potential senior managers across the business to enhance their leadership capability

Meet your team

Shae, Sales Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"I didn’t know much about Dunelm before I joined – just that I liked the products! Now I'm here, I love it. We're like one big family."

Shae, Sales Assistant

Tracy, Team Leader

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"We all look after each other in store. And for me that's what really sets Dunelm apart. "

Tracy, Team Leader

Ozzy, Stock and Trade Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"I started as a Christmas Temp and was thrilled when my Store Coach said she'd like to take me on permanently."

Ozzy, Stock and Trade Assistant

Jo, Stock and Trade Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"My store and team are just so nice and always accommodate my childcare commitments, which is amazing."

Jo, Stock and Trade Assistant

Amy, Customer Host

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"My husband works here too and, like a true extended family, our colleagues help us work around our childcare needs."

Amy, Customer Host

Ella, Customer Host

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"Everyone is so friendly and supportive. It’s a really lovely environment. For a first job, I can't imagine anywhere better."

Ella, Customer Host

Mary, Sales Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"It's a lovely team to work with, with lots of support and training, I really couldn’t think of a happier place to be. "

Mary, Sales Assistant

Shannon, Stock and Trade Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"One of my favourite jobs is tidying the warehouse. It's extremely satisfying seeing the difference you've made."

Shannon, Stock and Trade Assistant

Anoop, Sales Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"I’m keen to continue my career with Dunelm, and right now I'm looking at applying for one of our graduate schemes."

Anoop, Sales Assistant

Berni, Coffee Shop Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"Some of my regulars come in a few times each week. I love seeing them and we've really got to know each other over the years."

Berni, Coffee Shop Assistant

Ben, Sales Assistant

Meet your team

I’m in my happy place when…

"It's great for developing life skills that will serve you well however you choose to develop your career."

Ben, Sales Assistant

Rewards you deserve

Along with competitive rates of pay, we offer a range of other great benefits to help you make your money go further.

25 days annual holiday

25 days annual holiday plus your birthday off to celebrate, and another day when you move home, so you can get settled in

Generous discounts

Generous discounts on all our own products, in-store and online to help you make your house a home

Instant discounts

Instant discounts with a range of other companies to help you stretch your budget

Salary Advance

Salary Advance so you can access up to 50% of the money you've earned during the month, rather than having to wait until pay day

Outstanding development opportunities

Outstanding development opportunities and all the support you need to grow your career the way you want

Cycle to work scheme

Cycle to work scheme to help you keep your fitness up and your travel costs down

Free on-site parking

Free on-site parking

Pension contributions

Pension contributions to help you save for your retirement

ShareSave scheme

ShareSave scheme that enables you to save monthly and buy Dunelm shares at a discounted rate, building up your investments for a rainy day

Continuous training and coaching

Continuous training and coaching to ensure you feel confident in your current role and ready for any new challenges

Access to wellbeing support

Access to wellbeing support as and when you need it, including an online GP for you and your immediate family

Colleague networks

Colleague networks that give everyone a voice and create an environment where we all feel at home

Charity day off

Charity day off (paid, of course) so you can volunteer for a charity that matters to you

How did we get here?

Today, Dunelm is a leader in the £11bn UK homewares market. With over 170 stores across the country and a successful online operation – dunelm.com – we offer over 60,000 products across a broad range of categories. But where did it all begin?

1979

Founder, Bill Adderley and his wife Jean take on a stall in Leicester Market selling curtains. Within a month, they make 600% profit.

1984

First bricks-and-mortar store founded in Churchgate, Leicester.

1988

With momentum growing, first flagship store opens in Leicester, East Street, offering warehouse facilities for expansion across the region.

1991

First superstore opens in Rotherham, offering premium brands such as Dorma, which the company goes on to acquire.

1996

Bill's son Will is appointed CEO of the company, following in his father's footsteps.

1999

Now a household name in the Midlands, Dunelm Mill opens a head office with warehouse facilities in Syston, Leicestershire.

2001

The acquisition of a small custom-made curtains business marks the start of Dunelm's made-to-measure service.

2002

A landmark year as Dunelm Mill opens its 50th store and a new central warehouse in Burton. The company goes on to open new stores at a rate of 10 each year.

2005

A fully shoppable website goes live, with a dedicated warehouse below our Radcliffe store

2006

Dunelm floated on the London Stock Exchange, marking the beginning of a new era for the company.

2010

In Liverpool, the company opens its 100th store, having celebrated its 30th birthday in 2009.

2011

To accommodate continued growth, Dunelm builds a new head office in Syston.

2013

Company rebrands from 'Dunelm Mill' to 'Dunelm' – reflecting what our customers have called us for years.

2016

Our family grew to include Worldstores.

2018

Nick Wilkinson joins the business as our new CEO.

2021

To accommodate our continued growth, Dunelm opens a fourth warehouse in Daventry.

2022

Launch of our ‘Conscious Choice’ collection – homeware that lasts longer and is made from more sustainable materials.

2022

Our third Delivering Joy Christmas campaign, with stores supporting over 700 local community causes and donating more than 61,000 gifts.

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Our application process

Our application process

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