JOB VACANCY: Oxford Wood Recycling – Counter Sales/Customer Service (p/t)

Role summary: Counter sales/ Customer Service (Part Time – Saturdays).

We are keen to meet you if you share our values…..……CARE for our environment….. RESPECT for people’s journey towards working……LOVE of all things wood.

We’d like you to join us to work if you are also a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys some physical work and can provide dazzling customer service. We would be interested to receive more applications from women, who are currently under represented in our sales team.

You’ll provide counter sales and customer service on Saturday’s at our Abingdon Woodshop. Operating the till, helping customers choose the wood for their projects, helping them stay safe in the Woodshop, carrying to car and re-sizing wood on the cross cut and table saw (after training of course).

Our sales team are able to safely lift and carry timber and panel board and work well as a team in working safely and within their capacity. They are able to complete regulatory paperwork and communicate well with customers.

About Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR)
OWR is a well-established and pioneering social enterprise and registered charity based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire with a mission to address disadvantage among people seeking work and facing real barriers to finding a job. The organisation typically supports people who live with a disability or who have experienced mental or physical ill-health. Twinned with the social mission is the environmental aim to increase the reuse of wood and timber in the community by recovering timber from commercial waste streams and promoting its re-use via sales and information at the Woodshop – an Alladins cave of reclaimed timber based at the Abingdon site.
Please apply with your CV and a short cover letter telling us why you would like to work for OWR to or send by post for the attention of The Administrator, or in person, to Oxford Wood Recycling, 4, Suffolk Way, Abingdon OX14 5JX

Job location (usual place of work): Abingdon

Pay rate: £7 -£8.95 per hour (dependent on age and experience).

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Counter Sales/Customer Service

Applications close on date: Originally 9th August. Extended to 22nd August.

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: You will be a member of the 3-person Saturday sales team providing customer service at the Woodshop in Abingdon. The Woodshop operations involves making sales, assisting customers with choosing materials and ancillary or manufactured products, booking deliveries, processing sales and re-sizing materials in line with company policy to enable customers to pay for and carry away their order.

Reports to: The Saturday Sales Supervisor.

Core responsibilities.
To contribute to the sales team at OWR in delivering high quality customer service and maximising Saturday sales of timber, manufactured and ancillary products.
o Operating opening and closing procedures at The Woodshop
o Serving customers at the sales desk and in the warehouse.
o Clearly record and process orders for manufacture, wood processing and delivery.
o Cutting timber to size for customers, using bench equipment.
o Maintaining a clean, tidy and safe sales floor and workshop.
o Responding to sales enquiries by phone, social media and email.

Other activities.
o To work with the Health and Safety Officer to implement safe working practices on site (training given).
o Updating the Ebay shop to reflect items sold on Friday evening or Saturday.

Essential attributes.
An interest in the social and environmental objectives of the organisation.
Customer service skills and experience.
An interest in wood and woodworking.
Ability after training, to operate a till and credit card machine.
Ability after training to operate saws (for resizing timber)
Ability to safely lift and carry materials.
Basic Administration skills and experience.
Computer literate.

Not essential, but desirable attributes.
Knowledge of timber and woodworking
Basic wood working skills. Using social media.

To apply, please contact: Laura Whitehead at Oxford Wood Recycling. 4, Suffolk Way or email with CV and a short cover letter stating why you wish to work for OWR.