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Sophie Allport is an exciting and vibrant place to be, whether you work in our head office in rural Lincolnshire, our shops or warehouse team. We are always interested in discovering and nurturing new talent.

We are a growing family business and are always looking for individuals who are passionate about retail, homewares and our brand. We want people to feel part of the family so that staff are able to grow both personally and professionally - we want people to fulfil their potential. We work in a supportive environment and have a family culture of working together as a team.

Current Vacancies

Sales Assistant (Maternity Cover)

We have an exciting opportunity for a temporary full time sales assistant to cover maternity leave. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, enjoy working in a team environment and have excellent customer service skills.

This role will require flexibility to travel between our two current stores (Stamford and Langtoft) as well as our brand new shop in Bourne which is due to open later this year. You will also be required to work weekends and Bank Holidays.

Duties include:

  • Merchandising our beautiful products.
  • Executing high levels of customer service at all times.
  • Maintaining excellent shop conditions.
  • Keeping the shop fully stocked.
  • Advising and communicating with our customers.
  • Assisting in visual merchandising.
  • Phone call handling.
  • Processing shop orders and deliveries.
  • Keeping up to date with key product information.
  • Processing transactions on our till system.
  • Cash and card transaction processing.
  • Money handling.
  • Assisting in shop opening and closing procedures.


  • Previous retail experience (not essential as full training will be given).
  • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer service practices.
  • Comfortable working with members of the public.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High levels of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should have a confident manner.
  • Must be helpful and polite.
  • Basic computer and Microsoft (word, excel) knowledge.
  • The ability to travel between shops regularly.
  • Flexibility to work weekends and Bank Holidays.


  • Various; Stamford, Langtoft & Bourne

Start date:

  • ASAP

If you’re passionate about delivering an excellent customer experience, we’d love to hear from you. To apply for this role please send a cover letter and your CV to

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