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Vacancies as of 28th June 2022

We are looking for the right people to fill the vacancies below. If it’s you, then please get in touch.

Checkout Operator

Rye Supermarket
Crownfields
Station Approach
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7AX

Contract: Full time

Hours: 30 hours per week over 5 days. 

Job Description:

We require someone to join our busy Rye Supermarket team as Checkout operator.

Hours:

30 hours per week over 5 days and possibly 6 if needed.

Will include Saturday working.

Further hours available as business demands.

Shift pattern will vary and be a mix of early, day and late and can/will consist of 8/9 hours and anything else that is required.

Main Duties:

Ensuring that the checkouts, customer service desk and Post Office offer a high standard of service.

The overriding aim is to offer customers exceptional customer service and a great shopping experience.

Skills required:

Experience in this preferred but not essential.

What is essential is that you must be a people person and have a passion for excellent customer service.

Full training will be provided.

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Bowie Senior,  Jempson’s Rye Supermarket ,  Crownfields ,  Station Approach ,  Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 7AX

General Assistant

Wadhurst
High Street
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6AJ

Contract: Full time

Hours: 40 Hours

Job Description:

We require a customer focused assistant to join the team immediately.

40 hours over a 5 day week, shift work between the hours of 7am-9pm.

The role will include serving on tills, customer services, stock replenishment and bakery and other general duties.

Must have a passion for excellent customer service and be 18 years of age or above.

Full training will be given.

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Claire Barden,  Jempson’s Wadhurst ,  High Street ,  Wadhurst ,  East Sussex ,  TN5 6AJ

Checkout Operator

Rye Supermarket
Crownfields
Station Approach
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7AX

Contract: Full time

Hours: 30 hours per week over 5 days. 

Job Description:

We require someone to join our busy Rye Supermarket team as Checkout operator.

Hours:

30 hours per week over 5 days and possibly 6 if needed.

Will include Saturday working.

Further hours available as business demands.

Shift pattern will vary and be a mix of early, day and late and can/will consist of 8/9 hours and anything else that is required.

Main Duties:

Ensuring that the checkouts, customer service desk and Post Office offer a high standard of service.

The overriding aim is to offer customers exceptional customer service and a great shopping experience.

Skills required:

Experience in is preferred but not essential.

What is essential is that you must be a people person and a passion for excellent customer service.

Full training will be provided.

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Bowie Senior,  Jempson’s Rye Supermarket ,  Crownfields ,  Station Approach ,  Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 7AX

Delicatessen Assistant

Rye Supermarket
Crownfields
Station Approach
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7AX

Contract: Full time

Hours: 30 hours per week over 5 days. 

Job Description:

We require an assistant on our busy Rye Supermarket Deli counter to come and join the team.

Hours:

30 hours per week over 5 days and possibly 6 if needed.

Will include Saturday working.

Further hours available as business demands.

Shift pattern will vary and be a mix of early, day and late and can/will consist of 8/9 hours and anything else that is required.

Main Duties:

Ensuring that you give a high standard and ensuring exemplary customer service.

Will include serving on our deli counter, food prep, orders, as well as other duties.

Skills required:

Experience is preferred with a basic knowledge of food hygiene but is not essential.

What is essential is that you must be a people person and a passion for excellent customer service.

Full training will be provided.

 

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Bowie Senior,  Jempson’s Rye Supermarket ,  Crownfields ,  Station Approach ,  Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 7AX

Temporary Seasonal Assistant

Rye Supermarket
Crownfields
Station Approach
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7AX

Contract: Part time

Hours: 30 hours per week over 5 days. 

Job Description:

We require someone to join the team as temporary seasonal cover at our busy Rye supermarket up until September.

Hours:

30 hours per week over 5 days and possibly 6 if needed.

Will include Saturday working.

Further hours available as business demands.

Shift pattern will vary and be a mix of early, day and late and can/will consist of 6/9 hours and anything else that is required.

Main Duties:

Ensuring that you give the checkouts a high standard and giving exemplary customer service and a great shopping experience.

Skills required:

Experience is preferred with a basic knowledge of food hygiene but is not essential.

What is essential is that you must be a people person and a passion for excellent customer service.

Full training will be provided

 

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Bowie Senior,  Jempson’s Rye Supermarket ,  Crownfields ,  Station Approach ,  Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 7AX

Butchery Assistant / Trainee

Peasmarsh Superstore
Main Street
Peasmarsh
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Full time, Part time

Hours: 40 Hours Per Week

Job Description:

Our Busy Butchery Department is looking for self-motivated assistants to support our current team and improve the customers shopping experience.

During our busy periods, we expect the assistant to perform any tasks necessary to ensure a high-quality customer experience. During our quieter periods, we expect the assistant to pitch in with all other duties as required.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communicational and customer service skills and who can also be flexible with work hours (this includes evenings, weekends and holidays).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Welcome each customer with a smile and friendly greeting
  • Build up a rapport with the customers through conversation and honest recommendations
  • Up-sell extra items when appropriate
  • Date Check all products
  • Replenish the displays as the items are sold
  • Butcher meat and poultry upon request
  • Re-package various meats ensuring labelling is correct
  • Ensure all products are properly stored and at the appropriate temperatures
  • Ensure the entire department is constantly deep cleaned throughout the day
  • Maintain high food safety and sanitation standards in accordance with the current laws and legislations
  • Maintain HACCPS sheets throughout each shift
  • Maintain compliance with all Jempson’s company policies and procedures

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Level 2 Hygiene Certificate is advantageous but not essential as full training will be given
  • Excellent verbal communicational capabilities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Capable of interpreting customers words and showing them products that meet their needs
  • Willingness to become subject matter expert
  • Able to walk / stand for 100 per cent of each shift
  • The ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance is essential
  • Own reliable transportation is absolutely essential
Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Neil Sheppard,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Superstore ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 6YD

Sales Assistants

Hawkhurst Cafe’
4 The Colonnade
Rye Road
Hawkhurst
Kent
TN18 4ES

Contract: Part time

Hours: 16+ Hours P/W Monday to Saturday

Job Description:

We are looking for part-time Sales Assistants to join our team at our bakery in the historic Hawkhurst Colonnade, with an immediate start.
 
The role would be over a 16+ hour week over a varying rota Monday to Saturday, additional hours maybe be required to cover holiday and sickness.
Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Marie Gardener,  Jempson’s Hawkhurst Cafe’ ,  4 The Colonnade ,  Rye Road ,  Hawkhurst ,  Kent ,  TN18 4ES

Produce Assistant

Peasmarsh Superstore
Main Street
Peasmarsh
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Full time

Hours: 9 hours per day over a 5 day week

Job Description:

Our busy Fresh Produce Department is looking for a self-motivated Assistant to support our current team and improve the customers shopping experience.

During our busy periods, we expect the assistant to perform any tasks necessary to ensure a high-quality customer experience. During our quieter periods, we expect the assistant to pitch in with all other duties as required.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communicational and customer service skills.

The role will include Saturday working.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Welcome each customer with a smile & friendly greeting
  • Build up a rapport with the customers through conversation and honest recommendations
  • Upsell extra items when appropriate
  • Date Check all products
  • Check Country of origin is correct on all labels and POS
  • Replenish the displays as the items are sold
  • Re package various produce ensuring labelling is again correct
  • The ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision is also an integral part of the role
  • Ensure all products are properly stored and at the appropriate temperatures
  • Ensure the entire department is constantly clean throughout the day
  • Maintain Daily Logs & HACCPS sheets throughout each shift
  • Maintain compliance with all Jempson’s company policies and procedures

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Excellent verbal communicational capabilities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Capable of interpreting customers words and showing them products that meet their needs
  • Willingness to become subject matter expert
  • Able to walk / stand for 100 per cent of each shift
  • The ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance is essential

Reliable transportation is required

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Neil Sheppard,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Superstore ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 6YD

Chilled Department Assistant

Peasmarsh Superstore
Main Street
Peasmarsh
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Part time

Hours: From 5am to 10am Saturday's Only.

Job Description:

We are seeking a hardworking self-motivated early morning Chilled Department Assistant who will be able to take in deliveries, then distribute the products throughout the shop floor.

We require someone with speed and accuracy specially during promotional change overs.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong eye for detail and who can work within chilly conditions coupled with the ability to use their own initiative.

The role will also include sickness and holiday cover.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Stock rotation
  • Ensuring products are correctly labelled
  • Checking prices charged are correct
  • Ensuring prices charged to customers are also correct
  • Ordering of stock
  • Stock taking
  • The ability to identify market place trends and adjust ordering accordingly
  • Continually date checking, building up the knowledge of when stock may need reducing instead of simply discarding
  • Merchandising and promotion changes
  • The ability to confidently answer customer queries
  • Maintain compliance with all Jempson’s company policies and procedures

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A positive, helpful attitude toward customers and colleagues, including the ability to speak clearly and convey information accurately
  • Self-motivation and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision is also an integral part of the role
  • The ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance is essential
  • Able to walk / Bend & Stretch for 100 per cent of each shift

Reliable transportation is required

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Neil Sheppard,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Superstore ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 6YD

Replenishment Assistants

Peasmarsh Superstore
Main Street
Peasmarsh
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Full time, Part time

Hours:

Job Description:

Job Summary:

We are seeking hardworking self-motivated Replenishment Assistants who will be able to take in deliveries, then distribute the products throughout the shop floor.

We require someone with speed and accuracy specially during promotional change overs, and during our quieter periods, we expect the assistant to help within other departments as required.

The ideal candidate for these roles will have a strong eye for detail, the ability to use their own initiative, and the capability to be flexible with hours as the role will include weekend and holiday work.

The hours for the first position are from 5:30am until 11am.

The hours for the second position are from 1pm until 7pm.

Both positions are over a five day week.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take in deliveries
  • Stock rotation
  • Ensuring products are correctly labelled
  • Checking prices charged are correct
  • Ensuring prices charged to customers are also correct
  • Ordering of stock
  • Stock taking
  • The ability to identify market place trends and adjust ordering accordingly
  • Continually date checking, building up the knowledge of when stock may need reducing instead of simply discarding
  • Merchandising and promotion changes
  • The ability to confidently answer customer queries
  • Maintain compliance with all Jempson’s company policies and procedures

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A positive, helpful attitude toward customers and colleagues, including the ability to speak clearly and convey information accurately
  • Self-motivation and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision is also an integral part of the role
  • The ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance is essential
  • Able to walk / Bend & Stretch for 100 per cent of each shift

Reliable transportation is required

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Neil Sheppard,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Superstore ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 6YD

Kitchen Porter

Peasmarsh Restaurant
Main Street
Peasmarsh
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Full time

Hours: Minimum 40 Hours p/w - Monday to Friday

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Development / Kitchen Porter to join our busy kitchen team.

We are looking for enthusiastic person with an interest in food and a willingness to learn.

You need to be a team player who enjoys cooking with locally produced ingredients and working in a fast-paced environment. We’ll offer you development and training to increase your knowledge and skills.

With your love of food and your appetite to provide an exceptional food for our customers, you’ll work with the Executive Chef and her team to prepare delicious food at the Development Kitchen

You’ll always be looking to maximise income opportunities by minimising waste and controlling costs and resources. With your attention to detail, you’ll ensure each dish is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented every time.

As a member of the catering team, you will contribute to the daily requisitioning, cleaning, preparation and production in all areas to meet Jempson’s agreed standards in line with legislative standards and agreed procedures.

To make this happen we need to ensure our Development Kitchen is presented to the highest standard and are compliant with all relevant legislation around food hygiene and COSHH. You will work effectively with the team to deliver great results.

28 days holiday (including bank holidays)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Cleaning and sterilising countertops, kitchen walls, stoves, ovens, grills and sinks

Cleaning the entire kitchen once it is closed to ensure it is ready for the next day

Maintaining the food storage areas like freezers and refrigerators

Receiving deliveries and organising them in the kitchen

Washing dirty dishes like cutlery, pots, cutting boards and pans or loading dishes into the dishwasher

Removing kitchen waste from waste containers and disposing of them properly

Cleaning and maintaining cooking equipment like cookers, pots and food mixers

Supporting the Chef in basic food preparation like cutting ingredients, peeling and washing food items

Providing assistance to Prep Cooks and other kitchen staff, as needed

Hourly rate: According to experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

NVQ Level 2 Preparation & Cookery or equivalent

Holds Food Hygiene certificate level 2 (including allergen training)

Skills:

Ability to use own initiative

Enthusiastic

Good communicator

Good team player

Attention to detail

Good time keeper

Good level of personal hygiene

Self-motivated

Adaptable to cope with peaks and troughs of business

Essential Experience:

Has previous kitchen experience

Has worked as part of a team

Proven ability in carrying out instructions

Wants to use the experience able to be gained from this role to further career and develop skills

Reliable transport is required

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Minerva Jensen,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Restaurant ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 6YD

Food Production Packer

Peasmarsh Restaurant
Main Street
Peasmarsh
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Full time

Hours: 5 Days per Week Monday - Friday

Job Description:

We are recruiting for Permanent Operatives in Production to support our production team.

As a Production Operative you will:

Help deliver line/area productivity and efficiently targets, resolving problems and issues as they arise, produce ingredients or goods in line with the agreed production plan

Continuously monitor raw materials/ingredients, all operational processes and the overall production environment to ensure that all activity comply with food safety manufacturing standards

Promote a good health, safety and environmental culture within the department that complies with procedures and completes near miss reporting, to promote a safe working environment

Follow reasonable instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Comply all technical and safety procedures

What we’re looking for
Attention to detail
High level of accuracy
Team player
Comfortable working in a chilled environment
Reliable
Good verbal communication skills

The below are desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.
Food Hygiene (Level 2)
Health and Safety in the workplace (Level 2)
Experience in a similar role / previous experience

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you, come and join our team.

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Minerva Jensen,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Restaurant ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 6YD

Delicatessen Assistant

Peasmarsh Superstore
Main Street
Peasmarsh
Nr Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6YD

Contract: Full time

Hours: 39 hour 5 day week

Job Description:

We are looking for self-motivated Assistants to support our current team and improve the customers shopping experience.

During our busy periods, we expect the assistant to perform any tasks necessary to ensure a high-quality customer experience.

During our quieter periods, we expect the assistant to pitch in with all other duties as required.

The ideal candidates will have excellent communicational and customer service skills and who can also be flexible with work hours (this includes evenings, weekends and holidays).

Will consider either full time or part-time applicants.

Own transport is essential.

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Neil Sheppard,  Jempson’s Peasmarsh Superstore ,  Main Street ,  Peasmarsh ,  Nr Rye ,  East Sussex ,  TN31 6YD

Supervisor

Battle
Market Square
Off Market Road
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 0XB

Contract: Full time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week over 5 days

Job Description:

Main Duties:

Ensuring that the store is merchandised to the highest standards.

Showing exemplary stock control and rotation.

Offering customers a great shopping experience.

Will include Post Office duties.

Hours:

37.5 hours per week over 5 days. Will be a mix of early, day and late shift work, including Saturdays.

Experience is preferred and a passion for excellent customer service is essential.

Full training will be provided.

Must be over 18.

Apply for this position:

If you would like to apply for this position please complete and return an APPLICATION FORM to:

Clare Brennan,  Jempson’s Battle ,  Market Square ,  Off Market Road ,  Battle ,  East Sussex ,  TN33 0XB