Alpkit Kingston Upon Thames - New Store Roles Available Jobs

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We've got exciting news – we're opening a brand-new store in Kingston upon Thames! We're on the hunt for our new team. We're looking for an awesome Store Manager, an amazing Assistant Manager, a spectacular Key Holder, and a great bunch of Store Heroes to head up our first London home. If you have a passion for the outdoors, come and help us Go Nice Places, Do Good Things. 

Location: Alpkit Kingston
Position: Permanent, Full-time & Part Time Positions available
Hours: 40hrs per week, Full Time Roles, Part Time Roles, Casual Roles

About the Retail Team

Our heroes on the customer front line play a huge part within Alpkit. This is an exciting opportunity for the individual who loves the outdoors, wants to grow a retail location, and wants to work in a vibrant store, offering real service with personality.

Think of one of our stores as a base camp, a well-equipped gear store with the entire Alpkit product range inside. We've got a wetsuit to try on, bike packing luggage to fit for size and sleeping bags packed up to show their pack sizes. You can hire a bouldering mat, demo a bike, or book your tired and weary kit in for repair. Alternatively, you can just come in and hang out when you're soggy and tired after a full day running, biking or hiking!

We are champions of sustainability and are world class at what we do. This comes by choosing to do the right thing and continuously aiming to do better. These guiding principles are embraced throughout our Retail Team.

Our AKtivism Values

We enjoy serving customers and enjoy closing a sale. We are helpful, cheery, engaging, and knowledgeable. We feel pride when we get a review, see customers with our products in use, and win awards.

About the Roles

Store Manager:
You'll work as part of a team of incredibly passionate, hardworking retail heroes. Your job is to share your knowledge and expertise. Our leadership team will work to align job responsibilities, culture, and product knowledge so the team deliver amazing service every day. You'll have proven experience with leadership. 

Assistant Manager: 
You will want to get involved with both Sonder and Retail and have a passion for the whole outdoors. This role will involve you being a duty manager in the absence of the Store Manager, so this is a great opportunity to develop your retail leadership skills and experience through taking on additional responsibilities and greater involvement in commercial decision making.

Key Holder: 
As a key holder for the store you will support the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager in driving sales and providing world class customer service. You will love being on the shop floor with our customers, whilst sharing your knowledge of the outdoors, advising on the best kit for the adventures they are going on and sharing the best of the local area.

The role will involve being responsible for opening and closing the store when the Store Manager/Assistant Store Manager are absent and assisting with deliveries.

Store Heroes: 

As a member of the store team, you will support the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager in driving sales and providing world-class customer service. Do you love being on the shop floor with our customers? You'll love sharing your knowledge of the outdoors, advising on the best kit for our customers' adventures and sharing the best of the local area.

About you

  • Take pride in offering great service and love being on shop floor
  • Motivated to get things done
  • Entrepreneurial & work with the team to build something a bit different & special ( if you've been to one of stores, you know what we mean!)
  • You're a people person; making people passionate about our gear and the outdoors describes you down to a T!
  • Have an awareness across a range of outdoor gear and activities
  • Your values align with Alpkit

Perks of the job

Option to buy extra holiday, Alpkit discount for you, your family and friends, life insurance, critical illness cover, cycle to work scheme, enhanced pension contributions, green travel commuting subsidy, 5 paid volunteer days.

Sustainability is written deeply in our DNA, and we promote a learning culture. We are passionate about encouraging personal career development through, weekly training, Adventure Training, and paid study support for professional qualifications.

About Alpkit

We value all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, Alpkit is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team, so be yourself, join our community and help us "Go Nice Places, Do Good Things."

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example: she/her, he/him, they/them, etc).

How to apply

If you think you can wear the Alpkit red t-shirt and want the opportunity to really help build & influence a store, then email your CV and covering letter to telling us why you think you'd fit in well at our Alpkit Kingston Store along with your CV.

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