On the ground floor you can watch several skilled artists at work.
Alan White, our Master Potter, can be seen at his wheel throwing clay and creating unique, but classic shapes. Alan has appeared on TV many times and has been associated with Poole for over 40 years. His designs and shapes are sought after by collectors worldwide.
Jane Brewer, Nikki Massarella and Lorna Whitmarsh are three of our designers and artists. You can see Jane, Nikki and Lorna at work decorating pieces of Poole Pottery. As well as helping to design new collections, they also decorate one off pieces which are available for sale in the shop on The Quay. These one off pieces are highly sought after by collectors.
POOLE POTTERY VISITOR CENTRE
Retail Sales Manager
We currently have exciting opportunities for a Retail Sales Manager at our retail store on Poole Quay, Dorset, now part of the renowned Denby Pottery Group.
As a well-established Visitor Centre, and with a working studio, Paint a Pot, as well as 2 floors of gifts and outlet shopping, experienced retail staff are required to ensure the smooth operation of our business.
Reporting to the General Manager, the ideal candidates will have retail management experience with a proven track record of having positively influenced sales. You’ll be adaptable and possess a varied skill set covering all areas of a commercial environment. You should have a flair for merchandising, and be capable of delivering high levels of customer service and store standards
A ‘can do’ approach is essential, as are strong interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate, manage, train and develop a large team
The hours will be worked on a 7 day rota basis and will include weekend and Bank Holiday working. Applicants must be flexible in their availability for work in order to provide cover for holidays, absence and sickness.
If you have these skills and are looking for an exceptional Retail Management opportunity (not to mention working for a great Company with friendly people and fantastic products), we’d love to hear from you.
Send your current CV and covering letter to:
Alyson Smyth, General Manager, Poole Pottery, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ
Tel 01202 668 681
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28th May 2013
Note: We are unable to respond to all applicants. If we have not contacted you by
9th June 2013 please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Thank you for your interest in working for Poole Pottery.
Paint a Pot. Paint your own unique masterpiece to take home. Choose from a wide selection including mugs, plates, money and keepsake boxes, from 6 per item.
You are able to sit within the studio and decorate a model of your choice; creating your own masterpiece to remind you of your day.
The shop has the largest selection of Poole Pottery including the full range of 1st quality giftware tableware and lighting and a large selection of second quality products.
Great prices are also available on a huge range of homewares, clothes, accessories and a wide section of gifts. Enjoy up to 50% off selected lines. Ranges currently available include:
Plus a wide assortment of:
Men's and women's clothing
Men's and women's shoes
Body and bath products
Confectionary and Local Food
Cookware and Baking shop
Relax in our Pottery Cafe and enjoy our freshly made menu, choose from a wide range of lunchtime meals and specialty sandwiches. many dishes are made using local produce.
Poole Pottery Studio is on The Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ England
Tel Number: +44 (0) 1202 668 681,
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 677 528,
Opening hours 9am to 5.30pm Monday to
Saturday and 10.30 am to 4.30pm on Sundays
Group Visits and Coach Parties are welcome.
Poole Pottery Studio is wheelchair accessible and we can offer disabled assistance.
We have a cafe and also have seating available on both floors.