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Weekend Cheesemonger (Part-Time)

Mons Cheesemongers
East Dulwich and/or Borough Market

Posted: 27 Jul 2022

Deadline: 28 Aug 2022

Compensation: London Living Wage

Paid Part-time

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Job description

We are looking for part-time cheesemongers and, most importantly, food lovers to join our retail team for 1 or 2 days across the weekend. There will also be a number of opportunities to take on extra shifts across our busiest periods of the year. It would be a huge bonus if prospective candidates are able to work half days as part of their 2 shifts a week.

Availability in the run up to Christmas is essential; we ask that part-time mongers chip in with a full 5 day week to help with the festive madness! Your training will take place at either our East Dulwich or Borough Market site and as part-time mongers you will likely be retailing across more than one of our sites over the course of the year.

An ideal candidate will not only be totally comfortable in a customer facing role but they'll be even more comfortable with the idea of eating and learning about cheese each day. We believe experience behind the cheese counter is the best way to learn about the production, selection and maturation of the products we work with. Through this you'll become confident in pinpointing which cheeses should be going home with each of our lovely customers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to create an inviting, positive and safe shopping experience
  • Speaking enthusiastically and honestly about our entire range in order to match the right cheese with our lovely customers
  • Adhering to strict health and safety procedures
  • Helping to drive the our retail sites towards their weekly sales targets
  • Tasting cheese daily in order to accurately gauge its flavour profile and condition

This role is well suited to an individual looking to balance work in the food industry alongside other interests. After an 8 week training period we offer a London Living Wage salary. There is comprehensive training and good opportunities for progression for an individual who can see a long future in the cheese world. Staff tastings, producer visits and cheese on tap are some of the benefits that come with this role.

So if you're a cheese lover with the potential to thrive in a bustling retail environment then please apply using the form below. Make sure to include a covering letter.

The deadline for applications is 28th August, though we will look to reply to applications as and when we receive them.

Please call 020 706 469 12 if you have any questions or send any queries to laurence.lindars@mons-cheese.co.uk

Application information

Please email laurence.lindars@mons-cheese.co.uk with a CV and covering letter.

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About Mons Cheesemongers

Mons Cheesemongers opened at Borough Market, London in 2006. We now have a stall at Brockley Market & specialist cheese shops within Bermondsey’s Spa Terminus complex & on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich. We select traditionally made Continental & British cheeses and age them in our cellars in London and on the Cote Roannaise. We also supply a range of dairy produce, cured meats, crackers, condiments, beers, wines, ciders & perries.