7 seasonal vacancies for those looking for a Christmas job in Ipswich, Long Melford, Haverhill and Eye
PUBLISHED: 12:25 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:25 24 November 2016
Christmas is an expensive time of year, a time when we could all do with earning a few extra pounds.
Whether you are a student looking for a part-time work during the holidays, or a job hunter hoping to benefit from the recruitment drive in the build up to Christmas 2016, we could have the role for you at Jobs24.
Here we list some of the best opportunities around this Christmas.
Retail role ideal for someone with friendly nature
A retailer in Haverhill is seeking shop workers on a temporary basis in the lead up to Christmas.
The roles will involve arranging and displaying merchandise to promote sales, setting up large promotional displays and ensuring shelves remain well-stocked.
The successful candidates will also assist customers with queries about products and answering questions regarding the store and its products.
You will need to be a friendly person with great customer service skills although no specific experience is required.
The store is based within walking distance of the town centre and offers free parking for staff. It is also easily accessible via public transport.
There are various shifts available and the pay rate is £7.62 per hour, increasing to £11,43 on Sundays.
See more details here
Do you love Christmas?
Imagine listening to Christmas songs while you work and helping bring a little Christmas magic to someone’s day.
A Christmas tree stall in Long Melford needs you.
Duties will include netting trees, carrying them to customer’s cars and taking payment.
The successful candidate must be loyal and trustworthy and a team player. Hours are 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday and pay is £7.20 per hour.
See more here
Work part-time this Christmas
Turn Christmas shopping into an amazing experience for customers at a major high street jewellers in Ipswich,
Signet is the name behind H. Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis and this Christmas they are recruiting part time sales assistants in Ipswich.
This is an opportunity to gain fantastic retail experience, learning quickly about the products and gaining some real jewellery expertise that you can share with customers.
During Christmas, lots of customers visit the stores simply to browse - you will answer their questions, showcase the products and use your sales skills to help the team meet targets. And ensure the customer gets the perfect gift-wrap too.
A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude is essential, with a natural ability for striking up a conversation with a diverse range of customers.
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary plus a sales related commission scheme and a staff discount.
Find out more here
Help Christmas parties go with a bang
There are various bar staff and waiting roles available this Christmas and a Newmarket-based firm is recruiting for staff to work all over Suffolk and Norfolk - with pay negotiable.
Roles include waiting at weddings, making cocktails for private parties or working at local events preparing and serving food and drinks.
Although having previous hospitality experience will be valuable for certain roles it’s not always essential and candidates with proven customer service, communication skills and team work can be trained and supported through their assignments.
Shifts are often offered on an ad hoc basis, giving you the flexibility to fit these around your current commitments, and allowing you to take as many shifts as works for you.
Long term assignments are also available for those able to commit to full time hours.
Having your own transport would be advantageous due to some event locations but it isn’t essential as some of these roles will be located within towns such as Newmarket, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.
Delivering Christmas magic
Manpower is currently recruiting for a van driver to work for a successful parcel delivery company in Newmarket.
The position will involve working weekends only until January 18 to assist them throughout the Christmas peak. Working hours will be between 6am and 3pm, and the hourly rate is between £8.50 and £9.50 per hour.
The ideal applicant will have some courier driving experience and feel comfortable working in a busy environment. Applicants must be able to commit to working every weekend.
More information is available here
Bringing a smile to customer’s face
A home delivery company is seeking several drivers in Ipswich, to make multi-drop deliveries in 7.5 tonne lorry.
You could be delivering anything from children’s toys to bed side cabinets, beds and wardrobes this Christmas.
You must be prepared to work up to 12 hour shifts and you will have a mate with you to help with lifting.
It is a role that is as much about people skills as it is driving and working over Christmas means everyday will be different and offer you new and exciting challenges.
You must be willing to work some weekends and the role could lead to a temp to perm contract.
You must have the a driving licence entitling you to drive a 7.5 tonne vehicle.
More details here
Pick a better Christmas
Could you help a busy warehouse team in Eye this Christmas? They are recruiting pickers and packers to manage all aspects of handling stock, from goods-in to the on time delivery to the end user, either customer or store,
You will conduct tasks as presented, to ensure that goods are picked and packed in a timely and priority order, reporting damaged or incorrect products from any other department within the business.
You will be trained on the company’s in-house systems, and have good analytical skills and attention to detail. Hours of work will be 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. This will be an ongoing temporary assignment, lasting until at least Christmas.
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