Careers at Abakhan

Careers at Abakhan

How to Apply

Do you have both a creative flair and a passion for providing amazing customer service? If so then you could be just the person for us!

If you're interested in applying for one of the available positions below, please click HERE to complete your application.

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Sales Assistant Opportunities

Our sales assistants are enthusiastic, motivated individuals who either have a passion for creativity or develop one while working in one of our stores. We are looking for team players who have excellent communication and customer service skills. Duties will include serving customers, calculating measurements, advising on products, cash and till work, processing customer orders, merchandising and the replenishment of stock along with other duties associated with a retail environment. Previous retail experience is advantageous, as is an interest in the products we sell. Flexibility with working hours/days including weekends & Bank Holidays is essential.

Shrewsbury Store

  • Job Reference Number: 54011
  • Temporary
  • 20hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Preston Store

  • Job Reference Number: 61095
  • Temporary
  • 10hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Hanley Store

  • Job Reference Number: 51062
  • Temporary
  • 20hrs per week plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Hanley Store

  • Job Reference Number: 51061
  • Permanent
  • 5.25hrs per week working mainly on a Sunday plus additional casual/flexi hours as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Store Supervisors

    Our Supervisors play an important part in the success of our business. Working as part of the store Management team you will be responsible for ensuring the store and sales team are fully equipped to offer all our customers both excellent service and an exceptional shopping experience.

    Our Supervisors are enthusiastic, motivated individuals who either have a passion for creativity or develop one while working in one of our stores. Duties will include serving customers, calculating measurements, advising on product requirements, cash and till work, dealing with enquiries and processing customer orders. You will also be required to merchandise products, check stock levels, incoming deliveries and replenish stock on a daily basis, along with other duties associated with a retail environment. You will be required to act as Duty Manager on a regular basis having responsibility for the whole branch in the absence of the other Management team.

    With proven leadership skills, you will manage and motivate your sales team to succeed through effective communication and will be able to demonstrate excellent service and people skills. Supervisory experience in a similar role is required. Flexibility with working hours & days is essential. The successful candidate may be required to undergo a DBS check.

    Chester Store

  • Job Reference Number: 71056
  • Joint Branch Supervisor
  • Temporary
  • 36.50hrs per week
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Catering Management Opportunities

    A role within our Catering Management team is very varied and can include serving a variety of hot and cold foods, drinks and carvery, cash and till work, clearing tables or dish washing. You will also be required to assist in cleaning duties, stock replenishment and some kitchen duties such as veg preparation and sandwich making. You should have a keen eye for detail to ensure consistency and availability of food and drink items.

    With proven leadership skills, you will manage and motivate your sales team to succeed through effective communication, recruiting and training staff as required. You will also be required to prepare the rota in accordance with budgets, manage holiday allowances and absence reporting, upholding all hygiene requirements, placing orders and checking deliveries along with other associated tasks. The role will require some administrative work so a good understanding of Microsoft Outlook & Office is preferred.

    Experience in a similar environment is preferred and you should either hold or be prepared to undertake training for a Food Safety L2 certificate. The successful candidate will also undergo a DBS check. Flexibility with working hours/days including weekends & Bank Holidays is essential. Our Café is situated at our Head Office and Retail site at Mostyn, North Wales.

    Front Of House Manager

  • Job Reference Number: 14087
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Cafe Supervisor

  • Job Reference Number: 14088
  • Permanent
  • 35hrs per week
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 20/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Security Opportunities

    Our Security Officers play an important role in maintaining the security of the branch by providing a visual deterrent and help to promote a safe environment for staff and customers alike. You will be patrolling all departments on a regular basis making security presence known, dealing with alleged shop lifters in a professional manner and checking all access points are secure. You should possess good communication skills both verbally and written and be able to write reports and statements which may be required as evidence. The ability to think and act quickly in emergency situations, or while under pressure is essential. Experience working in a similar environment would be advantageous as would a frontline SIA licence.

    Manchester Store

  • Job Reference Number: 31090
  • Permanent
  • 25hrs per week working any 5 of 7 days as required
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Cleaning Opportunities

    Our Cleaning Operatives play an important role in maintaining the general appearance and outlook of our stores. Duties include vacuuming, mopping, dusting, wiping down surfaces, emptying bins, packing up rubbish for collection and recycling. You will also be responsible for keeping welfare facilities clean, cleaning offices as well as other associated duties. Previous experience is desirable.

    Bolton Store

  • Job Reference Number: 32078
  • Permanent
  • 7.5hrs per week, any five of seven days usually 9am to 10.30am
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Preston Store

  • Job Reference Number: 61094
  • Permanent
  • 7.5hrs per week, any five of seven days usually 9am to 10.30am
  • Applicants must be flexible over working days including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Closing date: 27/01/2020
  • Please click HERE to complete your application.

    Please note, the above positions may be withdrawn earlier than the advertised closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed to the role