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At Essex Marine Aquatics we have a part-time position available as a general assistant, experience with aquatic animals is helpful but not essential.

Marine aquatics is a very interesting niche that offers a lot of satisfaction to those interested in the care and knowledge surrounding the many animals, habitats and products that make up this diverse hobby.

 

Primarily the successful applicant will provide friendly and helpful customer service and sales advice to our customers; alongside this they will care for the animals and maintain the appropriate level of presentation required for a successful retail environment. Duties will include giving advice relating to animal care, animal and product selection, handling aquatic animals, maintenance tasks, merchandising, cleaning duties, various water and system checks and tests, packing and assistance with inventory management. 

As a guide, we are looking to offer around 24 hours a week to someone who is able to manage some overtime when required and to help cover holidays etc. but days and hours are flexible depending on the applicant. We are also happy to consider students who currently can only work weekends and during term breaks. If you feel you are a good fit for the role and would enjoy the role please get in touch. 

Applicants should be

Passionate and caring about aquatic animals or at least pets in general.

Have good communication skills with the ability to speak well and act professionally when appropriate.

Have a ’can do’ approach to work and tasks.

Have a good level of physical fitness and be able to undertake manual work.

Take pride in their work and be able to complete tasks accurately whilst being aware of deadlines.

Comfortable handling aquatic livestock including corals, fish, crabs, snails and other invertebrates.

Confident using word, excel & common online services such as eBay, social media, email etc.

 

Salary: Varies depending on age and experience. Salaries are reviewed regularly

Training: Regular training is provided but the willingness to learn and research in your own time in order to build your personal knowledge is desirable, as marine aquatics is a huge and diverse topic.

 

Business address: Smilers Farm, Pound Lane, Bowers Gifford (Wickford), Essex, SS12 9JS.

Any questions should be via the contact form on this website and marked for the attention of Alan.

Applications taken from 17 May 2017 to 6 June 2017.