Bookseller (part time)

Pocket Shop
£7.70 per hour
08 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
Bookseller (extra work/one day per week) to Pocket Shop, Birmingham airport!Do you have a great interest in books and love sales? Do you enjoy working in an airport environment ? Do you live in the Birmingham area and are interested in working part time in the book industry? Then we would love to hear from you since we are now looking for a bookseller for our bookstore at Birmingham Airport.

Working as a bookseller at Pocket Shop is independent and you need a good sense of responsibility. The role includes, assisting our customers find great books through your personal recommendation, whilst delivering the best customer service , ordering and unpacking of books and keeping the store looking great.

We are looking for someone that wants to work part time, around 1-2 days per week, mainly weekends though shifts can vary.

Salary: 7,70 £ per hour

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTSWe are looking for someone who is positive, committed, and sales-oriented. Takes initiative and sees and acts upon what needs to be done, has good prioritization skills and is responsible and independent in their work.

It is important that you are good at handling stressful situations and that you think it is genuinely fun to work in retail and to sell. We prefer that you have previous experience in retail or similar.

Of course, you also have to know a lot about and love books, with a humble attitude towards literature.

To be able to work within the airside airport area, candidates must have a valid passport, provide 5 year referencing regarding employment/education history and pass a criminal records check.

Since the opening hours of the store in Birmingham are between 05:00- 21:00 it is important that you are flexible regarding working hours.


Selection and interviews will be ongoing. Apply by attatching a cover letter explaining why you are suited for this position and your CV (no more than 3 pages total).

GREAT PLACE TO WORKThis is what our employees say about Pocket Shop:

"Expertise, conveyed with a sense of humour"

"An atmosphere of open communication"

"You feel appreciated as an individual"

"A pleasant workplace without gossip"

"Easygoing, fun and personal approach"

ABOUT THE COMPANYPocket Shop is a Swedish chain of bookshops. The first Pocket Shop opened 1989 at Stockholm Central Station and today we have over 25 shops in Sweden, Finland, in Germany and the UK. Since 2012 Pocket Shop is owned by Swedish media group, Bonnier, one of the largest media groups in the world.

Pocket Shop is currently in an exciting and expansive phase and our vision is to give all groups of society the opportunity to own and experience great books.

Everyone that works at Pocket Shop loves books and sales! We believe that there is a book for everyone, and our job is to find the right one for each customer.

As a co-worker at Pocket Shop you share your interest for reading with colleagues and customers. If you are service minded and like working in an high-pace environment, we think that you are going to love working at Pocket Shop!

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