Retail Bakery Assistant

Location: Woburn Forest Village - Bedfordshire

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £7.95 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 25 September 2018

Retail Bakery Assistant

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


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 essential groceries to luxury items.  

Across each Village there are 11 retail units, including convenience stores, children’s toy shop and clothing stores featuring well-known brands such as Joules, Superdry, Hilfiger and The North Face. Whether you visit our on-Village supermarket packed full of your favourite brands or our dedicated sweet shop for those afternoon treats, one thing’s for sure: our retail teams deliver a memorable experience and excellent service wherever you go.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


We are looking for a Retail Bakery Assistant with a passion for delivering excellent customer service to join our busy Bakery team within the Parc Market. 

In this role, you will welcome guests in a positive, friendly manner and ensure that they are served quickly and efficiently.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working independently or as part of a team.  Other responsibilities will include baking morning goods and hot foods and ensuring all work areas are kept clean and tidy. 

Previous experience of working within a retail environment would be beneficial, however full training will be provided. This is a busy department, so the ability to remain calm and perform well under pressure will be required.


You will be contracted to work 150 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 4 week period.

Shifts will fall between 6am and 9pm Monday – Saturday and 6am and 6pm Sundays on a rota basis and you will be required to work some public / bank holidays.


Essential requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Naturally friendly and professional manner
  • Physically capable of carrying out the demands of the role

Desirable requirements:

  • Basic Food Hygiene Qualification
  • Current Clean Drivers Licence
  • Previous experience of working in a customer service environment, ideally within a retail setting
  • NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service or equivalent
  • Computer literate

Closing date: 25 September 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 1 October 2018

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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