Part Time Vacancies w/c 7/8/17

Welcome to your weekly round up of new part-time job openings in Plymouth and further afield. These positions could fit around your studies and give you the ability earn some extra money to help with the cost of university life. These could also a useful way to get your foot in the door after you’ve graduated and give you the opportunity to gain experience within your chosen industry. Vacancies are listed in alphabetical order, with a link to a more detailed description of each role provided also.

Please note: The UnderGround receives vacancy information in good faith from employers, but cannot be held responsible for its accuracy or authenticity. Please contact us if you have any doubts or queries about any of these adverts. If you are interested in any vacancies, you are advised to check the full details of the role to ensure that they are suitable before applying for jobs. Some vacancies are submitted to us without a closing date. If no date is provided please check in the first instance that the vacancy is still available. If you are looking for a part-time role to support your studies, it is worth contacting the employer before applying to find out if the hours will suit your needs.


Job Title: Sales Assistant

Company: WHSmith

Location: Plymouth Railway Station

Hours: Part time Weekends – Days (Between 6am – 6pm)

Salary: £4.44 – £7.50

Role Description: Do you thrive in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same, then look no further. We are looking for exceptional individuals used to working in a customer focused environment and highlighting promotions to join our store. Working in a team you will play an active role in providing a positive customer experience and driving sales. The Accountabilities To always deliver a friendly service, smiling, greeting and making eye contact with every customer you come into contact with Working on tills accurately and efficiently, to provide a positive customer experience. Carry out stock replenishment, ensuring all areas of the store remain tidy Working as an active member of the team, supporting colleagues in all tasks Meeting high standards of display and visual merchandising to ensure the store is well presented. Accurately following planograms Demonstrate good product knowledge to customers on key promotions and offers. Approaching customers that may require assistance if you are on the shop floor Targeted on having appropriate Till Point Conversations with every customer to add on sales and increase the average transaction value. Some roles will involve pushing loaded trolleys of stock for long distances Airport/Rail Flexibility with working hours and the availability of transport as some stores are open for 24 hours. Role will involve pushing heavy cages and moving stock over long distances The Requirements Experience gained within a retail environment preferred Confident approach towards maximising sales opportunities Flexibility towards working hours Strong communication skills and ability to participate as a key team member Airport/Rail: Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment Airside pass requirements – valid passport, 5 years continuous referencing, consent to undertake a Criminal Record Check

Closing Date: Not stated

For more information and to apply visit:



Job Title: Facilities Co-ordinator

Company: National Trust

Location: Plymouth

Hours: This role is to cover Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9.30am – 3pm

Salary: £10,594 a year

Role Description: As the Facilities Coordinator, you’ll go out of your way for others and you’ll help to make our property an extra special place to visit. You’ll turn your practical hand to all sorts of cleaning, ensuring all our facilities are kept in good working order. You’ll ensure the highest standards of customer service across the property by always implementing a ‘customer comes first’ attitude. You’ll support the team to meet its objectives by ensuring high standards are delivered and maintained at all times. You’ll be assisting with the provision of cleaning and caretaking duties, presentation of public areas and visitor facilities including car parks and grounds, preparation of meeting rooms and the co-ordination of back of house services such as deliveries and collections.
Please also read the full role profile

Closing Date: 16th August

For more information and to apply visit:



Job Title: Receptionist

Company: Plymouth University

Location: Plymouth

Hours: 30 hours per week (5 days per week)
* Usually 10:00am – 4:00pm

Salary: £10,986 a year

Role Description: As the Receptionist you will be the first point of contact for students, staff and visitors to the University of Plymouth Student’s Union. You will be professional, efficient and will deliver an effective and flexible administration front line service ensuring the provision of excellent customer service. As Receptionist, you will also be responsible for receiving and sorting mail and managing the organisational main email account ensuring information is distributed efficiently and effectively.

Closing Date: Closing date: 10 August 2017 (9am)
* Interviews: 22 August 2017 (this date cannot be changed – please be prepared to be available on this day)
* Start date: Ideally by 11th September

For more information and to apply visit:



Job Title: Design and Marketing Assistant

Company: Plymouth University

Location: Plymouth

Hours: 20 hours per week

Salary: FTE Salary £18,242, pro-rated to £9,860.54

Role Description: We are looking for a new Marketing and Design Assistant to promote the University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) and its activities and services through the design, production and distribution of promotional materials and media.

You will support the implementation of marketing plans, advertising, promotional and sponsorship strategies and also work with the Sales and Marketing Manager and Design and Marketing Coordinator to assist in all marketing campaigns.

Closing Date: 11 August 2017 9am, interviews: Monday 21 August 2017 (this date cannot be changed – please be prepared to be available on this day)
•Start date: 1st September 2017

For more information and to apply visit:



Job Title: Bar Staff, The Queen’s Head

Company: J D Wetherspoon plc

Location: Tavistock

Hours: Part time

Salary: £7.60 an hour

Role Description: At JD Wetherspoon we like to keep it simple, our bar team members are the front line in our pubs for our customers, ensuring that everyone has the best experience and customer service. We open our doors early in the morning and sometimes don`t close them until late at night, so we offer great flexibility.

As a part of our bar team you will have to work hard and engage with customers and keep up as our pubs can get pretty busy in peak times. Your role will be unique and you will get to interact with a variety of different people, both customers and our great teams, therefore a good level of conversational English is essential. Working for Wetherspoon is rewarding, and are teams our consistently maintaining our high standards and 5 star health and safety ratings but with the right attitude we know you can climb our career ladder pretty quickly!

Closing Date: 28/8/17

For more information and to apply visit:



Job Title: Information Adviser (Content & Digital Resources)

Company: Plymouth University

Location: Plymouth

Hours: 18.5 per week

Salary: £18,940 – £20,624 a year

Role Description: The post of Information Adviser:

The Charles Seale Hayne Library (Library and Digital Support) is a busy and popular study space at the heart of campus life that prides itself on its innovative outlook, and aims to be at the forefront of developments in the fast-moving and dynamic world of academic libraries.

You will be joining the Collections and Content Team, a small and active office-based team that supports and works with other teams within the library by purchasing and managing the resources, both physical and digital, required to support our users.

Closing Date: Not stated. Anticipated Interview date: Wednesday 27th September 2017

For more information and to apply visit:



Job Title: Conservation Assistant

Company: National Trust

Location: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton

Hours: 22.5 hrs pw

Salary: £9,535 pa

Role Description: As a Conservation Assistant, you’ll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the day-to-day cleaning and care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you’ll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You’ll keep accurate records too. In this visitor facing role, we’d love you to talk to visitors about the work you’re doing, and the collections we have. You’ll also be part of the wider team of employees and volunteers, helping to cover where necessary.

Closing Date: 19 August 2017

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