Retail Assistants

Location: Elveden Forest Village - Suffolk

Hours of Work: Part-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £8.91 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 18 May 2021

Retail Assistants

On a Center Parcs break we want our guests to relax knowing everything is taken care of. Our Retail department provides a fantastic shopping experience, from everyday groceries to sweet treats to toys, gifts and clothing.

Across each village there are a number of retail units, including our very own supermarket called Parcmarket and Sweet shop called Treats, as well as a children’s toy store, a gift shop and our swimwear and accessories shop and these are all complemented by our clothing store.

Whether guests visit our on-village supermarket packed full of favourite brands or our dedicated sweet shop for a little holiday indulgence, one thing’s for sure: our retail teams deliver a memorable experience and excellent service wherever you go.


We are looking for Retail Assistants with a passion for delivering excellent customer service to join our team. Based in the Parcmarket, our village supermarket, your duties will involve all aspects of retail from serving customers on the checkouts and handling payments to replenishing stock ensuring that all goods are attractively displayed.

Other responsibilities will include driving the retail van and ensuring that all guest deliveries are delivered in a friendly and efficient manner. You will also deliver stock to other retail outlets on a daily basis and help out with any retail tasks they require, including serving guests at the till.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a guest facing role, have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. You will be confident taking ownership of guest queries or issues, ensuring that they are served in a friendly and efficient manner.


You will be contracted to work 96 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period. Shifts will fall between 6:30am and 9:30pm, including weekends.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • Current Clean Drivers Licence held for a min of 6 months
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Physically capable of carrying out the demands of the role

Desirable requirements:

  • Basic Food Hygiene Qualification
  • NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service or equivalent qualification
  • Previous experience working in retail would be desirable
  • Computer literacy


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management / staff bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 18 May 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 24 May 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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