Markets & Street Trading Assistant – Streets & Open Spaces

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Markets & Street Trading Assistant – Streets & Open Spaces
CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire
Contract / Temporary

Cambridge 5220102

Posted: 23rd November 2022 12:35
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £14.63 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 07:00 – 18:00 shifts

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire,

    CB2 3QJ

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Markets & Street Trading Assistant – Streets & Open Spaces

Job Reference: Cambridge 5220102

Pay Rate: Up to £14.63 per hour PAYE depending on experience

This role includes overseeing the issuing of charity street collections and Saturday stall permits. Operational hours are between 07:00 and 18:00, 7 days a week. Candidates must be prepared to work some weekends though these are shared amongst the team. Candidates will be expected to be able to work on the following shift patterns as part of a rota with colleagues: 07:00 till 15:00, 08:00 till 16:00, 09:00 till 17:00 or 10:00 to 18:00.

Customer-facing experience and excellent customer service skills are imperative for this role

Candidates should be adaptable, with a good understanding of health and safety and compliance monitoring.

  • To maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date records (computerised or manual as appropriate) containing data on applications, waiting lists, consultation records, licences granted, licences rejected, equality monitoring, enforcement actions and any other relevant information, for:
    • Street Trading pitches
    • Market stalls
  • To assist the Market & Street Trading Manager in allocating licences for stalls and pitches, all in accordance with service standards, procedures and codes of practice.
  • To ensure, in conjunction with the departments central support service, the timely production (where appropriate) and dispatch of letters, conditions and licences etc, for the Markets and Street Trading Service.
  • To ensure, in conjunction with the departments central support service, the charges of all fees, rents, rate recharges and such other charges that may arise from time to time.
  • Walk the Market(s) and visit all street pitches on a regular basis to monitor all aspects of their operation, reporting any concerns back to the Market and Street Trading Manager.
  • To maintain adequate supplies necessary for the operation of the Market(s).


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with difficult customers is imperative
  2. Experience working in customer-facing roles or events management is desirable
  3. Experience in managing multiple small scale projects is necessary
  4. Pro-active and creative problem-solving skills
  5. Able to work unsupervised, and communicate well, both in writing and orally.
  6. ICT Skills: Basic IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Markets & Street Trading Assistant – Streets & Open Spaces
Client Category: Local Authority

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