Job description

Market Stall Trader

  • £10 / hour
  • 2-3 days / week
  • Weekends
  • For immediate start


GingerBeard’s Preserves is looking for a part-time, reliable, enthusiastic Market Stall Trader to book, prepare and trade at events in the South West.

The successful candidate needs to be self-motivated, organised and have excellent customer service. The right person will be keen to be part of a small, independent and growing enterprise and passionate about the local food and drink scene (beard not compulsory!).


GingerBeard’s Preserves was founded in a one-bed basement flat in Montpellier, Bristol in 2014 by Harry Calvert and Claire Charras. The mission is to bring our awesome tasting preserves and sauces to the people of Bristol and beyond. We are a small batch and independent, now producing around 60,000 units a year, by hand, in our unit in Kingswood, Bristol.

The role:

As Market Stall Trader you will be responsible for all aspects of running a market stall, from booking events to attend, preparing the stock to setting up the stall and serving customers.

You will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and packing your stock
  • Setting up and breaking down the stall
  • Keeping the stall clean, tidy, well-presented and well-stocked
  • Serving customers & taking payments using iZettle (via your smartphone, a battery pack will be provided)
  • Booking and finding events to trade at (after settling-in period)

Hours may vary depending on the duration of each market. You will be expected to work 3 of out 4 weekends and every weekend during November and December.

There are opportunities for lots of overtime during the Christmas period and for progression within the business.

You will be expected to travel across the South West and must have a clean driving licence and occasional use of your own vehicle to go to events (mileage reimbursed).

Person specification:

You will have excellent customer service and sales experience, good communication skills and a desire to become an ambassador for the company.

You will be able to work independently with minimum supervision whilst displaying a team player attitude. You will have the ability to take initiative and work proactively.

This can be a physically demanding role so you will need to be physically fit.

You will need to be flexible with working hours and willing to travel.

You will be interested and willing to learn about all our product range in order to skillfully inform customers on the market stall.

You will be confident, trustworthy, self-motivated and well organised.

A passion for local food, drink and cooking is a bonus!

Some experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential. A full, clean driving licence is essential.

Salary & Company Benefits

£10 p/hour, flexible working hours – ability to work weekends essential.

There will be opportunities to work over-time over our peak period (Christmas). Paid annual (pro-rata) + bank holidays.

You will be auto-enrolled into the company pension, and take home some delicious preserves! You will be fully trained up.

How to apply:

Please send a copy of your CV and brief covering letter explaining why you would like to work for us by 6 August. Interviews may be offered before the closing date and the shortlisted candidates will be invited to a trial shift.

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GingerBeard’s Preserves values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace.