Longton - Preston
£7.83 per hour
Vacancy Type
Part Time
Closing Date


General Assistant - Specialist - Cafe & Counters (18 years and over)

Booths is more than just a well loved store. It's a family. Maybe it's because we've been a family-run business since 1847, but joining our team really does feel like joining a caring, supportive family. You feel special.

So, as a General Assistant in our Specialist Department, you'll have no trouble making our customers feel special too.
The Specialist Department is a busy department with a variety of interesting tasks. This particular role will involve working across all areas of the department, which includes all our Fresh food counters, Meat and Fish, our Deli Counter and at times you will be required to work In our Customer Cafe, here you will be making and serving food and drinks, taking money, and of course always making sure the department is spotlessly clean. On our Deli and Fresh counters you will work with a large variety of different food products including cooked meats, cheese, fish and raw meat. This department is a great opportunity to engage with our customers and to provide great customer service, as well as learning about and working with lots of different food types.

As these positions will involve the use of knives and cutting equipment we can only accept applications from individuals aged 18 years and over.

Occasionally there will be the opportunity to be involved with events, where you will be able to assist in raising funds for a range of charities.

Booths Offers you some Amazing Benefits:

• Colleague Discount Card (including a second card for a family member) after qualifying service with 20% off all purchases
• Booths “Love My Benefits” providing discounts for external businesses and services
• Access to an Occupational Health provider
• Opportunity to join the Healthshield Insurance Scheme
• Company Pension
• Colleague Bonus Scheme
• Long Service Awards

Overview of our Specialist Department -

Our Specialist Department consists of the Café, Delicatessen, Cheese Monger, Hot Counter, Butchers Department and the opportunity to partake in Taste & Talk events, as well as regular weekend tastings. As a member of the Specialist Team you would be part of ensuring our customers are served in an efficient, friendly and polite manner, along with offering suggestions for different products. All the specialist Team spend time across different areas of the department.


You will be responsible for the following:

Ensuring that customers are served in an efficient, friendly and polite manner.
Food Preparation.
Professionally dealing with all our customer enquiries.
Ensuring that goods are displayed to company standards.
Taking part in quarterly stock takes.
Maintaining all required records accurately
Ensuring that goods are rotated and handled with care to minimise damages
Complying fully with food hygiene and health and safety requirements at all times
Helping the store build a strong relationship with the local community


You need to show us that you have the following:

Knowledge of Booths (essential)
Knowledge of the retail trade (desirable)
Ability to communicate clearly and confidently (essential)
Ability to organise and prioritise work effectively (essential)
Ability to serve customers in a friendly, polite and approachable manner (essential)
Ability to demonstrate a flexible attitude to work, and working hours (essential)
Experience of working in a retail environment (desirable)
Experience of working in food retail (desirable)
Experience of working in a team situation (essential)
Experience or working in a customer service environment (desirable)
GCSE Maths & English grades A-C or equivalent (desirable)
Basic Food Hygiene certificate (desirable)

Must be over 18 due to working with Knvies

15 hour Contract shift pattern -
Thursday - 1pm - 5pm
Friday - 4pm - 8pm
Saturday - 12noon - 8pm

18 hour contract shift pattern -
Sunday - 10.30am - 3.30pm
Tuesday - 7am - 11am
Thursday - 11am - 3pm
Friday - 10.30am - 3.30pm

These shifts involve different areas of the specialist deparment

How we do things at Booths

Booths believes that how we behave and carry on our business, with our customers and with each other, is what makes us different from our competitors and what makes us special. What we value most at Booths and will want you to demonstrate can be summarised briefly by the following six behaviours:

  • Humility
  • Dedication
  • Customer Happiness
  • Authenticity
  • Freedom
  • Togetherness

Like the idea of family life? Join us…..

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