The Royal Parks


The Old Police House, London


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  • Private medical insurance

Full job description

About Us

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These are: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other public spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

We are now looking for casual Retail Assistants to join our team in our first flagship shop, the Boat House, and across the central Royal Parks as we expand our operations this summer.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £22,370 per annum (£11.95 per hour)
  • 26 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays
  • Private medical insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme and access to mental health first aiders
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Working in a beautiful location

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, customer-focused individual looking for a role in a stunning location with our flourishing organisation.

You’ll play a key role in driving our retail ambitions whilst forging a rewarding career, all within our first flagship store amidst the peaceful and historic backdrop of Hyde Park as well as being at the forefront of the mobile and pop up activities we will be launching this year across the central Royal Parks.

Found beside the Serpentine lake, our Boat House shop offers a wide range of sustainable, high quality products and product ranges with a modern twist. From keepsakes to outdoor accessories, we are proud of our ethically sourced ranges and products from UK manufacturers, the majority of which are recyclable or have re-purposed elements. We will be taking these ranges out into the Parks as we explore new opportunities for mobile and pop up retail.

We’ll provide you with excellent initial training when you join our welcoming and dedicated team, not to mention all the support you need to get you started.

The Role

As a Retail Assistant, you will support our retail operations, covering our retail shop, pop up and fulfilment roles primarily at the Boat House in Hyde Park and potentially progressing to other outlets.

Supporting the Retail Manager and Supervisor, you will help to meet sales targets, provide excellent customer service and ensure exemplary visual merchandising and housekeeping standards.

You will also process deliveries, fulfil eCommerce orders, support the management of team rotas and create opportunities for upselling, encouraging donations, and support our mobile retail and pop up activities.

Please note, this role will involve lifting and manoeuvring stock.

About You

To be considered as a Retail Assistant, you will need:

  • Excellent customer service standards
  • Excellent time keeping skills
  • A good level of numeracy
  • Resilience, energy and a passion for selling
  • A proactive, can-do attitude
  • To be happy to travel to work in one of the other, central Royal Parks if required.

Other organisations may call this role Retail Customer Assistant, Shop Assistant, Store Assistant, Retail Sales Assistant, or Customer Service Assistant.

The Royal Parks is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are interested in this unique opportunity as a Retail Assistant, please apply via the button shown. Successful candidates will be appointed on merit.


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