Assistant Retail Manager

Location: Whinfell Forest Village - Cumbria

Hours of Work: Full-Time, Various Hours Available

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa £26,200 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 25 January 2022

Assistant Retail Manager

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 you visit our on-Village supermarket packed full of your 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.

ASSISTANT RETAIL MANAGER | Circa £26,200 per annum

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Retail Services Manager with leadership, drive and a commitment to deliver service excellence.

In conjunction with the Retail Services Manager, you will be responsible for the management of the Village Retail operation overseeing on-site vending, pre-arrival orders, and warehouse and delivery service. Other responsibilities include management of the retail team to deliver budgeted financial targets, service targets and operational standards. You will also ensure compliance to department operational procedures, company policies, and relevant legislation.


You will be contracted to work 160 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 6am and 10pm.

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:

  • Previous experience in a Retail or a similar guest facing position
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, and coach others to deliver objectives
  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at grade C or above.
  • Internal candidates should have achieved or be working towards Aspire at certificate level

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of retail merchandising gained in a food environment
  • A good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience of retail EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) / Stock control systems
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Basic Food Hygiene Qualification


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

  • Management/Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

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

Closing date: 25 January 2022 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 27 January 2022

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

Follow us - Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

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.

Apply now