Retail Assistant (Post Office Counter Clerk) (11 hours)

Fairfield Farm College is an Independent Specialist College that provides day and residential courses to young people with learning disabilities.

Our onsite café and shop are open to the public 7 days a week, all year round with closure only for Christmas and Easter bank holidays. The Post Office is open 6 days a week. During term time, Monday to Friday our students also work in the shop and café and they are supported by teaching and learning staff. During weekends and college holidays, our retail team staff the farm shop and café.
Our Post Office has been open just over a year, and we have built our customer base over this time offering vital Post Office services to the local community.
We are looking for someone who will work as a Post Office counter clerk (part of the Post Office team) but who is also willing to lend a hand serving customers and general support in the shop.
Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same? You will be keen to work in a diverse role, which will involve delivering post office counter services as well as working to serve customers within the shop. You will play an active role in being the public face of Fairfield and providing a positive customer experience and driving sales linked to Post Office services. You will work alongside other members of staff in the farm shop as well as our students but your main duties will be Post Office counter services.
You should have excellent customer relations skills, a willingness and ability to take responsibility for the post office counter services including all financial aspects. Post Office training will be an advantage but we are happy to offer onsite training if you do not have this. You will be self-motivated and be able to work independently and able to prioritise your workload as the role is a busy one with demanding priorities and deadlines.
The post sits within the retail team and reports to the Vice Principal.
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Your holiday entitlement will be 7.2 weeks per annum (pro rata). There is a pension scheme available for eligible staff.
All staff are required to have a clear DBS check prior to starting work at the college.

Retail Assistant Job Description



Future Opportunities

At Fairfield Farm College we are never in doubt that one of the most important differentiators is the talent and commitment of our people.

As a result we are always interested in hearing from people with key skills and relevant experience.

If you are interested in positions with Fairfield Farm College, please submit your CV to :

Clair Beaty-Pownall

Human Resources

Fairfield Farm College

43 High Street

Dilton Marsh



BA13 4DL

Email –

Phone – 01373 866063

Please note that although we are able to accept and hold CV’s as an expression of interest, a fully completed application, and equal opportunities form will be required for all vacancies.

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