Shop Floor Supervisor

  • Full time
  • Bruton, Somerset
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • October 23, 2021
  • £21k - £25k pa

The Newt Somerset

Shop Floor Supervisor

The Newt in Somerset has ancient woodland, historic gardens and far-reaching views. It is a unique destination with Hotel, Spa, Restaurants and much more.  Visitors can take a tour of the gardens, deer park and cyder press, dine in the Garden Café and visit our farm shop. Expecting to attract some 150,000 visitors per year, The Newt in Somerset is a vibrant and thriving attraction, animated throughout the seasons by special events, workshops and education programmes.


Department Description

Our shops are an important part of the experience whist visiting The Newt, we offer a high-end retail experience with something to suit every pocket. Specialising in the sales of our own products including Cyder, apple juice, cheese, bakery produce. We also have a walk-in cheese room with the finest British cheeses, our butchery counter with its own Himalayan pink salt wall for aging meats from our estate and freshly harvested vegetables from our fields.

Our House and Garden shop boasts produce from local artisan craftspeople. Everything has its own story to tell and enhancing the guest and retail experience day to day is something we strive for and you could be a part of that experience for our guests!

Position Summary

This is a great position to work in our thriving retail outlet at the Newt and would suit anyone looking to further their career in retail. The ideal candidate will be a great team member who will motivate the team, create beautiful displays and provide a fantastic guest experience. Therefore, the individual must be highly-organised and able to use their own initiative.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide cover when the manager is away, to include placing orders, signing off timesheets, making rotas and general communication
  • To build beautiful displays and ensure the shop always looks great
  • To assist with the day-to-day running of the shop, including ordering, digital stock management systems and stock counts
  • To help maintain a happy, engaged and sales-driven team
  • To provide well-informed cover for the House & Garden Shop
  • To provide training for new starters
  • To ensure that scheduled tasting activity takes place

Skills and Experience


  • Five years’ experience in retail
  • An interest in fine food and / or learning about fine food
  • Excellent eye for creating merchandising displays
  • Superlative customer service with a keenness to go the extra mile
  • Experience in stock management and reconciliation
  • Experience of placing orders and able to grasp a complex system of internal and external orders
  • Happy in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent grasp of till use

Excellent Benefits package available from day one including:

  • Exceptional working environment, fresh estate grown meal provided each day
  • 30% discount in the shops across the estate
  • 30% discount at restaurants across the estate
  • 30% discount on Newt cyder and Babylonstoren wine
  • 50% discount in the Spa
  • 15% off Mobile Newt
  • Discounted hotel stays for staff
  • Family pass to access the estate
  • Family Events 3 times per year
  • Access to internal/external training qualifications and programmes
  • Cross Training and career development opportunities


Salary £21,000 – £25,000 / Year
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 5 years of experience
Location A359, Hadspen, Bruton, Castle Cary BA7 7NG, UK
Expiry date Sat, 23 Oct 2021

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