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Part-Time Merchandiser, Stevenage

Brand: Welwyn Hatfield Times

Location: Stevenage

Closing date: June 25, 2019

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Download: Person Specification

We are looking for a part-time Merchandiser for our newspaper the Welwyn Hatfield Times. In this role you will be travelling to visit retail stores, train stations and supermarkets – anywhere that sells our newspaper. You will be checking the area where it’s displayed, improving and replenishing stock where needed and most importantly building a good rapport with retailer owners or department managers.

At the start of the day you will collect papers and other merchandise from our offices in Stevenage and using your visit plan for the day be organised enough to successfully make each call. You will use your own car to do this but will have a work phone to take pictures and provide a short report about each visit.

You work very independently over the two days and although you will have access to speak to your manager whenever you need, you may only meet with them every month for face-to-face support.


  • Enjoy talking and building relationships
  • Have a retail background (or similar)
  • Have an eye for what makes a successful display
  • Be well organised and have initiative
  • Have the confidence to work independently
  • Be prepared to use their own car for business purposes
  • Only want a part-time opportunity


  • 15hrs Wednesday & Thursday at £9.50 per hour
  • Hours to be worked between 7am til 5pm
  • Car expenses
  • 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays, pro rata
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give As You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to PLEASE explain why you are looking for something part time and why this position is ideal for you. Applications without this information will not be considered.

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.

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