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Seasonal Jobs

Perfect if you are taking a gap year or looking for short term employment
Based in Shaftesbury in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside, we are one of the largest companies in the niche hamper industry despatching over 400,000 hampers during the Christmas period.

Due to our heavily seasonal business, we need lots of extra pairs of hands in the lead up to Christmas and also for a short while afterwards.
If you would like to apply for any of our seasonal opportunities below please complete the application form and upload your CV at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please contact our HR Manager E: hrmanager@virginiahayward.com or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post.

Should your initial application be successful, you will be invited to attend our offices to meet the team for an interview and a tour of our facilities relevant to the role you apply for. Interviews are likely to commence around June for our Production team. Interviews for our Customer Contact Centre will take place from mid-July onwards.

All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

Warehouse Based Roles
Virginia Hayward WarehouseWarehouse based roles have various start dates from late July/mid-August through until October. Applicants will need to be available until at least Christmas Eve.
It is an essential part of this employment that you are prepared to adopt a flexible approach to the work and be prepared to undertake duties, as and when necessary, in any area to facilitate the smooth running of the business. Bearing in mind the nature of the business, our workload increases dramatically as Christmas approaches, you may be asked to work extra hours, i.e. evenings and weekends. Extra hours would be by mutual agreement but we would expect your co-operation in this respect.

Standard working hours:
8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday
Weekend hours as requested
Extra hours will be requested during the season

Pay rates:
Competitive rates of pay plus attractive overtime rates are available.

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

WAREHOUSE CLERK

PACKING LINE ASSISTANT

DESPATCH ASSISTANT

Office Based Roles
Call CentreApplicants for the office based roles will need to be available from mid September/early October until at least the 8th January 2019.
It is an essential part of this employment that you are prepared to adopt a flexible approach to the work and be prepared to undertake duties, as and when necessary, in any area to facilitate the smooth running of the business. Bearing in mind the nature of the business, our workload increases dramatically as Christmas approaches, you may be asked to work extra hours, i.e. evenings and weekends. Extra hours would be by mutual agreement but we would expect your co-operation in this respect.

Standard working hours:
9am-5pm Monday to Friday
Weekend hours as requested
Extra hours will be requested during the season

Contact Centre opening times
From 4th December: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm
Extra hours will be requested during the season
Staff will only be requested to work one weekend day and we endeavour to accommodate which day you would prefer.

Pay rates:
Competitive rates of pay plus attractive overtime rates are available.

CONTACT CENTRE AGENT

Contact Centre Agents are customer facing and suitable for confident individuals.
Primary duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Handling sales enquiries
  • Data inputting
  • Processing and checking orders via email, post and over the phone
  • Providing outstanding customer service
Additional duties if required:
  • Assisting with the despatch admin team as and when required
  • Assisting in other areas of the business as and when required
If you would like to apply for this position please contact our HR Manager E: hrmanager@virginiahayward.com or T: 01747 852598 who will be happy to supply these documents to you via email or post. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and no approach will be made to any person without your permission.

DESPATCH ADMIN ASSISTANT


To apply for any of the positions above, please complete this form
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  • What date would you be able to work until?
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