Some prior experience in retail sales, customer service or working in a library would be beneficial. Indeed ranks job ads based on a combination of employer bids and relevance, such as your search terms and other activity on indeed. The bookseller and the publishers association have developed these internship guidelines for publishers serious about improving diversity and making the industry more accessible. The job is largely based on the shop floor with some behind the scenes work. The job responsibilities of a bookseller are quite self explanatory. Waterstones boss warns staff job cuts will follow if uk. Waterstones locked down, but not out last week i wrote, in respect of the coronavirus, that decisions taken in good faith one day, may go bad the next. From the long hours and poor pay to the atrocious management, ive never worked in a place that can destroy a persons self esteem and. Reporting to the general manager, the bookseller is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to all customers in a friendly and helpful manner. Implemented methods to increase membership conversion, increasing business. For such a poor average paid job, being a senior bookseller was incredibly stressful.
Booksellers have a thorough knowledge of not only the books in their store, but also every format that the book is. Promoted a friendly, welcome environment for each of our customers. The nottingham branch has a little cafe on the third floor that fills the shop with the aroma of coffee, the customers and staff are generally pleasant, and its never really that busy except at christmas and when the new harry potter books come out. You can also follow the company job announcements from the active job search engine or career sites in your country. And no, booksellers do not get to read all day, or even part of the day. Positions within waterstones book stores are booksellers, assistant shop. As you apply, without fail include your cover letter for bookstore reflecting your ability and interest to handle the chores of a bookstore. Booksellers may work in specialist book retailers or in retailers where books form only part of the stock. When it comes to getting hired at an independent bookstore, a love of books is a starting point, not a qualification. Were looking for a new bookseller to join the piccadilly events team, with a focus on operational and administrative support of our fantastic events programme.
Jul 12, 2018 you can also follow the company job announcements from the active job search engine or career sites in your country. Assisted customers with checking out and securing of payment for their materials. If you love books and have a broad range of reading interests, this job could be ideal. It operates the national book token scheme in the uk and sponsors the whitbread award the ba represents 95% of british retail booksellers. Indeed may be compensated by these employers, helping keep indeed free for jobseekers. The position requires a large amount of energy, enthusiasm, curiosity, patience, and the ability to think on your feet. Students can do a job search on the waterstones website to see if there are currently any part time vacancies in a waterstones nearby. Sets and communicates clear standards of customer service to individual booksellers, addresses issues and proposes solutions. We have been receiving some suspicious activity from you or someone sharing your internet network. Standing for long periods and moving books can be tiring. Supervise cashiers and booksellers and assure smooth operation of the store. An averagesized waterstones shop sells a range of approximately 30,000 individual books, as well as stationery and other related products.
Please help us keep glassdoor safe by verifying that youre a real person. See what employees say about what its like to work at waterstones. As a fortune 500 company and the largest retail bookseller in the united states, barnes and noble sells content, digital media and educational products etc. Apply to bookseller, fws, campus bookstore, director of events and more. Very regrettable but necessary is how james daunt, managing director of the u. Selfemployment is unlikely at an early stage of a bookselling career, although it is a longerterm possibility. Working at waterstones seems like the perfect parttime job. They combine a strong customer focus with a sound knowledge of their stock and of the wider book market in order to help customers locate particular books and to offer information and advice about different books available.
We believe in a diverse and accessible book industry and aim to ensure that information on working in publishing is readily available on both our digital and physical platforms. Thank you for your interest in joining waterstones as a bookseller. Seasonal jobs are often available around the busy christmas period, for example. Waterstones has always been my dream job, and so im devastated to say that it has been the worst place ive ever worked. Promoted from bookseller to head cashier after 8 months. Bookseller careers become a bookseller waterstones. Very quick process applied on a sunday evening, had the interview tuesday morning, and was offered the position. Waterstones, formerly waterstones, is a british book retailer that operates 283 shops, mainly in the uk and also other nearby countries. Registration and newsletter options the bookseller. The bookseller s association of the uk and ireland is a trade body founded to promote retail bookselling in the united kingdom and ireland. Get instant job matches for companies hiring now for bookseller jobs in west london like retail assistant, trade counter sales assistant, part time retail advisor and more. By creating a job alert or receiving recommended jobs, you agree to our terms. At waterstones, everything we do is about our customers, and we work hard to provide them with the best possible shopping experience, one that will make them want to visit time and time again. Select your job title and find out how much you could make at waterstones.
Booksellers also make suggestions or give expert advice on. The bookseller and the publishers association have developed these internship guidelines for publishers serious about. We expect a lot from our booksellers, and this application form will take you through some of the key behaviours and skills you will need for a successful career with us. Please click on the job title below to view the job description and apply to it. Bookseller job description, duties, roles and responsibilities. Waterstones job application form and printable pdf 2020. Overall, my time at waterstones was an enjoyable one and the management great. Cover letter for bookstore if you love and have a passion towards book reading, you are sure to be interested to work in a bookstore.
My job in 5 has been taken over this week by clare davies, who tells us what its like to write grants at the books council of wales. Waterstones bookshops work very cooperatively as part of clusters five or six nearby shops who share knowledge and support each other. An opportunity has arisen for a selfmotivated, hardworking and exceptionally wellorganised individual to work for a highly successful media and publishing company in the role of assistant content editor. Booksellers buy books from publishers or wholesalers and sell them to customers. Jun 14, 2016 waterstones boss warns staff job cuts will follow if uk leaves eu. Assistant content editor greater london the bookseller. Booksellers are part of a marketing chain for not only traditional books, but for audio books, ebooks, and related electronic devices such as ebook readers and other accessories. In depth, individual customer contact opportunity to do product research, customer ordering and give tailored recommendations lovely team of booksellers, as well as regular customers patient helpful management and senior staff always willing to help new staff during the learning process. You are required to assist customers with purchasing books through the use of a standard cash register or electronic pointofsale device.
The work can be very busy and physically demanding. Registration and newsletter options register as a guest complete your details below to become a guest member of the bookseller and enjoy a limited number of select articles on the website, plus. Crosstrained in bookseller, music, and receiving departments. Our customers love books too, and love buying books and gifts from us, thanks to the fantastic environment, choice and service provided by our knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic teams. We strive to consistently deliver fantastic customer service, whether recommending a book or a gift. Also helps if you make a point of really learning the organization of the store, including what sorts of books are. The job responsibilities of a bookseller are quite selfexplanatory. Feb 14, 2020 the average salary for waterstones employees in united kingdom is. You get more responsibilities, yes, but the salary stays the same.
We strive to consistently deliver fantastic customer service, whether recommending a book or. Average waterstones salary in united kingdom payscale. Whether you work for a large retail store or a small independent retailer. Progression in the job seems impossible past the role of senior bookseller. The lowstress way to find your next bookseller job opportunity is on simplyhired. Bookstore jobs, employment skip to job postings, search close. Alongside the existing bookseller job description and rp bookseller identify shop opportunities whilst engaging with central, wider rp focus work with your shop to deliver high merchandising standards whilst using strong commercial routines develop a good working relationship with bsm and shop team to.
Waterstones considers bookselling a professional career, and expects that level of commitment, without paying the wages that reflect that. A bookseller is involved in the retail of books and associated products. Before i started answering questions, the interviewer gave me details of the job description and stated that they wanted to give the job to someone who saw working at waterstones as something that would help them achieve their goals, rather than someone who was only interested in money. Helps if you know how to provide customer service and if you really like to read and have read a lot of books of different types. The st andrews branch of the uks favourite bookseller, in the heart of the town and community. With some 270 shops across the uk and ireland, together with a presence in mainland europe, we present an unparalleled combination of. Maintained knowledge about all products and sales in store and provided this information upon request to customer. Jun 20, 2016 when it comes to getting hired at an independent bookstore, a love of books is a starting point, not a qualification. Our booksellers are the hearts of our bookshops and what makes them so unique and enticing. Waterstones student jobs and graduate careers are suited to those with a passion for books and a passion for reading. You can work for large retailers or small independent bookshops.
How to get a job thread where to find job and websites want a part time job waterstones work experience please tell us of an example when you demonstrated your commercial acumen waterstones bookseller aplication. Positions within waterstones book stores are booksellers, assistant shop managers and shop managers so there could be posts for those who are considering a full time graduate. The interview was unlike anything i had experienced before. Find and apply today for the latest bookseller jobs like store assistant, trade counter sales assistant, supermarket assistant and more.
At waterstones, everything we do is about our customers, and we work hard to. They pride themselves on knowing what their customers want from their bookshop, and deliver it through their friendliness, enthusiasm, knowledge and love of books. Basically, they sell books to people and help the customers of a bookstore or any establishment that sells books find the paperbacks, hardbacks and magazines that theyre looking for. Jan 21, 2017 helps if you know how to provide customer service and if you really like to read and have read a lot of books of different types. Waterstones job application form and printable pdf 2020 job. Student retail jobs at waterstones could be part time, weekend jobs or seasonal work. The only way you seem to get progression in waterstones is through personal relationships with your boss as some booksellers seem to progress from the bottom rank all the way to regional level in 18 months while some of us have been in the company years and had all. Basically, they sell books to people and help the customers of a bookstore or. Waterstones st andrews bookstore st andrews facebook.
Job title events bookseller waterstones piccadilly overview occupying a beautiful art deco building, formerly simpsons department store, in the heart of londons west end, waterstones piccadilly offers six huge floors of books with over 200,000 unique titles. Find books vacancies available to apply for, working full time or part time. Waterstones boss warns staff job cuts will follow if uk leaves eu. Unfortunately, waterstones printable job application form does not exist at this time. Bookseller jobs in west london bookseller job vacancies. A bookseller is also heavily involved in ordering and displaying stock, as well as working with publishing companies and representatives. Being a bookseller at waterstones our booksellers are the hearts of our bookshops and what makes them so unique and enticing. Behind our brand is a creative, inspiring, dedicated and talented team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition as. Apart from that, the company recruits on a store by store basis, whenever vacancies arise.
They currently dont advertise for jobs online so i went into a shop and asked if they had any positions available at the moment, the staff were very friendly and i was given an email address to send my cv to. Maintain customer relationships and secure loyalty by providing exceptional service. It is also host to our flagship events programme, which ranges. There are over 291 bookseller careers waiting for you to apply.
As of february 2014, it employs around 3,500 staff in the uk and europe. What is the description of a barnes and noble bookseller job. Generally, bookstores provide services of customer support. There is more to a bookseller s job than simply selling books. I interviewed at waterstones manchester, england in september 2019. You can get into this job through a retailer intermediate apprenticeship or a retail team leader advanced apprenticeship.1126 838 1296 1520 154 771 939 560 298 1252 551 951 1077 818 541 918 406 807 1486 552 631 563 545 622 1553 724 356 1287 1554 1553 1418 446 779 1251 1117 1209 604 459