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Store Team Member Cafe and Bakery

TJ Morris

About TJ Morris

TJ Morris runs multiple companies, including Home Bargains. They are also suppliers to the discount retail chain Quality Save.

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Job description from TJ Morris

Our Store Team Members deliver outstanding customer service by greeting customers, assisting with product queries and providing a prompt service with a smile.

Store Team Members based in the Café and/or Bakery will also cover general store duties when required.
Package
5.6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank and public holiday allowance rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years' service
Contributable Company pension scheme
Staff uniform
10% store discount
Access to social and sporting events


Employee benefits

MyHB employee benefits platform with access to:


Retail and leisure discounts plus hundreds more
Free Financial Advice
Bank your savings into an ISA
24/7 confidential counselling and advice line
Low cost voluntary insured health plans


Store Team Member rates of pay depend on age, ranging from £9.00 per hour for below 18 year olds, £11.18 for 18 - 20 year olds, and £11.88 for those 21 and over.

16 - 24 hours per week.
Job OverviewCandidates will be hardworking, enjoy working in a retail store and have experience of cash handling, processing deliveries and preferably have experience of working as a barista, in a café or similar.

Successful candidates are provided with on-the-job training and gain essential transferable retail and hospitality skills.

If you are honest and reliable and take pride in what you do then we would love to hear from you!

Main job responsibilities include:


Adherence to health and safety procedures including food preparation and hygiene
Maintain equipment including regular deep cleans
Prepare drinks and food, including hot items
Practice excellent food hygiene standards including temperature control, storage, product handling and cleaning
Cash handling and card transactions
Stock replenishment

Minimum Criteria To Apply
Demonstrate a good understanding of customer service
Experience of cash handling and working in a retail environment - experience within a similar role is preferable
Experience of manual handling and stock replenishment
Hardworking and reliable
Polite and professional


For applications to be considered, applicants are required to have a complete and up-to-date Home Bargains Careers Centre profile and to respond to the job application questionnaire when prompted.

Applicants that are invited to attend a face-to-face interview must present original documentation demonstrating their eligibility to work in the UK, along with other specified documents.

Please note, as we expect to receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, you are advised to submit your fully completed application at the earliest opportunity, as the closing date may be brought forward.
About The CompanyTJ Morris Limited trading as Home Bargains is a privately owned family run discount retailer selling top brands at the lowest possible price on the UK high street.

Having started 45 years ago in Liverpool our customers continue to be at the heart of everything we do and throughout our 580 stores we have over 5 million customers each week.

With plans to increase our store portfolio to 1,000 stores throughout the UK we are a fast-paced retailer opening 50 stores a year (nearly one every weekend) - and we wouldn't have it any other way!

Job insights from Breakroom

Retail and sales assistants:

Sales assistants help customers and sell goods and services

What you’ll do as a retail and sales assistant:

  • Serve and advise customers
  • Take delivery of goods and stock
  • Arrange and display goods
  • Check for damaged or missing items
  • Handle customer payments, returns and refunds
  • Keep the store clean and tidy

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Dealing with customers
  • Standing
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Heavy lifting
  • Cleaning
  • Physical activities

Map

A801, Almondvale Retail Park

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do TJ Morris pay sales assistants enough to live on?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do TJ Morris pay sales assistants market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    67% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do TJ Morris pay sales assistants sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do sales assistants get of their shift pattern at TJ Morris?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 75% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 17% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 8% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    83% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    70% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Needs improving
  • Hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for sales assistants at TJ Morris to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    82% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it for sales assistants to book a holiday at TJ Morris?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    58% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Okay
  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do TJ Morris managers change sales assistants shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    55% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful for sales assistants to work at TJ Morris?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    77% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    60% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do sales assistants at TJ Morris recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do sales assistants get enough training when they start at TJ Morris?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are sales assistants given support to progress at TJ Morris?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 73% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do sales assistants think TJ Morris head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    80% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do sales assistants feel well informed about how TJ Morris is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    60% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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What TJ Morris employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    4 on 4 off

    Worst thing

    Bad pay structure, no incentive, payed by the minute, no sick pay

    2.4

    TJ Morris HGV driver, July 2023

  • Best thing

    Great people

    Worst thing

    Still no respect after working there over 20 years

    4.5

    TJ Morris FLT driver, December 2022

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  • Best thing

    The workers on the same standard has me are good to talk to and make time go fast.

    Worst thing

    The management has horrible organisational skills and never have any standard for themselves so, when they’re is an inspection they force us to do extra hours when we don’t get any extra time bonus of the sort, and because of that most of the workers bail out last second when they know that their is not going to be any consequences because their is no proper hierarchy in that place, the management and the top managers of the company are all friends so even if we regular workers report them they will just ignore the reports of bad behaviour.

    1.2

    TJ Morris Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The other retail staff are awsome

    Worst thing

    Management get hired outside of company don't know what there doing and only care about treating the lower downs like dirt whilst trying to progress themself up the ladder at any cost. Favoritism is rife as well as certain people are asked to do all the work whilst others slack off and management pass there jobs onto lesser staff

    1.3

    TJ Morris Retail assistant, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Early shift

    Worst thing

    Not enough contact hours

    5.0

    TJ Morris Store assistant, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Nothing stands out

    Worst thing

    Extremely varied shift patterns. Too many chiefs.

    2.3

    TJ Morris Lead sales, February 2021

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