Retail Assistant
Closes : Monday 23rd April @ 09:00

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This is a Casual, Part-Time role.

We are looking for warm and welcoming students to join our Shop team. You’ll be working in a busy environment, serving a range of customers everything from lunchtime meal deals to Heriot-Watt hoodies. You’ll be part of a close team making sure our customer service is the best it can be.

This is a part time job. Shifts available will be discussed at your interview. Usual hours will be term-time only.  Flexibility is expected depending on what we have going on.

Who are we?

We are Heriot-Watt University Student Union. We’re based at Riccarton and our main goal is to make sure that Heriot-Watt students have THE BEST TIME whilst studying here. As well as the bar, we have a café, nightclub and shop, plus we work with Students to make their time at Heriot-Watt the best it can be.

You’ll join a friendly, hardworking and professional team and have a real opportunity to make a difference to our Union Shop.

What do you get?

You will be paid £7.38 per hour, plus holiday pay, gain invaluable retail experience and get that warm fuzzy feeling when you know you’ve made a difference to someone’s day.

Is this job for you?

If you answer yes to these questions, then apply now!

  • Are you able to smile at every single person in the queue?
  • Can you work out the change from a £10 note?
  • Do you work well under pressure?
  • Do you enjoy chatting to people?

If you’re not yet sure and want to have an informal chat about the job please contact Stewart MacDonald, Store Manager on 0131 451 3476.

Sounds great, what next?

If you think this sounds like the job for you then go to our website at and fill in our application form. If you want to really stand out please take the time to tell us why we should pick you to work for us.

Please note to comply with licensing legislation, applicants must be over 18.

Informal Chat

For and informal chat about this role, please contact Stewart MacDonald, Retail Manager on 0131 451 3476.

How to Apply

Please return your completed application form to Gillian Fortune, Executive Assistant, at or hand in to the Student Union Reception.