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We are hiring - Milnthorpe Showroom

Position: Showroom Assistant

Location: Milnthorpe Showroom, Unit 4 Princes Way, LA7 7RP

Contract: Part time

Hours: 2-4 days a week (to be agreed) including some Saturdays

Salary: £9.20 per hour

About Rees Tiles & Flooring

Rees Tiles and Flooring is a family run business based in the North West. We have been trading for over 20 years and have two showrooms located in Lancaster & Milnthorpe, as well as a Warehouse near Levens. As a business, we serve the whole of the local area as well as distributing all over Cumbria, the North West and Yorkshire so there is always plenty going on and the business is growing each year. Our showrooms are open to both trade and public and we have strong relationships with a variety of local businesses. Rees Tiles specialise in all aspects of wall and flooring solutions such as ceramic and porcelain tiles and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) as well as all products for tile application, LVT installation and underfloor heating. 

Job Description

We are looking for a part-time Showroom Assistant to work in our Milnthorpe Showroom. The successful candidate will work between 2-4 days per week including some Saturdays and we are happy to discuss and agree on how many days suit best. The working hours per day are Saturday 9am-3pm and Weekdays 8am – 5pm. This position will be involved in all aspects of the business throughout the working week. It is a very people focused position and you will be in regular contact with members of public and tradespeople, both on the phone and face to face. You will be required to use a computer daily, specifically ‘Sage Accounts’ and ‘Microsoft Office’, so previous experience of this would be a bonus however full training will be given. A lot of our paperwork and communication is electronic so it is essential that the successful candidate is computer literate and comfortable on the phone. Retail customers often come with measurements and from them we must work out the meterage they require - it is important you can complete the necessary calculations confidently. You will also be required to lift and handle heavy items such as tiles and bags of adhesive. There may be the possibility of extra hours to cover holidays and during busier periods of the year. Full training will be given to the successful candidate.

Key responsibilities

Below are some of the key responsibilities of the Showroom Assistant position:

  • Assisting retail customers in the showroom
  • Dealing with trade and distribution customers
  • Creating quotes for customers on the system
  • Placing successful customer orders through the system
  • Loading customer orders into vehicles when required
  • Taking telephone orders from distribution customers over the phone
  • Ensuring displays are labelled, well presented and alternative colour samples are available
  • Maintaining a tidy showroom
About the Candidate

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about getting involved in a new opportunity. They should be motivated, be good at thinking ahead, have a good eye for design and be confident around people.


  • Confident, personable and enthusiastic
  • Fit and healthy – you will need to be able to lift heavy tiles, bags of adhesive etc
  • Good people skills
  • Self-motivated and a proactive thinker
  • Computer literate – able to use Microsoft Office
  • Polite and punctual
  • Comfortable using a telephone
  • A good understanding of basic mathematics


  • Have an interest in home interiors and design
  • Previous retail sales experience
  • UK Driving Licence (only to get to work)
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Excel
  • Understand Sage Accounts
Apply via email to [email protected] 

Come and visit us!

Lancaster Showroom

Rees Tiles and Flooring Ltd
Unit 2
Lake Enterprise Business Park

T: 01524 36153
E: [email protected]

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday : 8.00 - 17.00
Saturday : 10.00 – 16.00

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Milnthorpe Showroom

Rees Tiles and Flooring Ltd
Unit 4
Princes Way
Leasgill, Milnthorpe

T: 015395 63422
E: [email protected]

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday : 8.00 – 17.00
Saturday : 9.00 – 15.00

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