Job details

Kickstart Scheme: Product Administrator (Home & Tech)

Job reference: 004386

Closing date: 28/11/2021

Salary: £4.62 to £8.91 per hour + benefits

Department: Buying

Hours per week: 25

This role is part of the UK government’s Kickstart scheme initiative. 

Are you aged between 16 to 24, unemployed and currently claiming Universal Credit? If you have answered "yes" to these questions, then this could be perfect role for you! Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on this link to find out more about the Kickstart Scheme: Want a Kickstart? - Job help (

Who are we?

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We’re a top ten UK clothing and footwear digital retailer, with a home proposition, serving customers across our five strategic brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, Ambrose Wilson, Jacamo and Home Essentials. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 160 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

The Role and responsibilities

We’re looking for three Product Administrators to join our Home and Tech departments, working with our Product Coordinators to support the administration and systems processes for Product paper and Influencer activities. This role will be important to help us deliver a profitable and customer-focused online and paper offer and provide day to day administrative support. They are based at our headquarters in the Northern Quarter and will:​​​​​​​

  • Support the Product Coordinators in creating best-seller reports that will be shared with employees at weekly meetings, as well as take notes and confirm actions for any other meetings.
  • Work with employees from our Brand and Creative and wider Product divisions, in particular our Buying teams, and be an important point of contact between these areas, supporting with any queries, collating information and completing any tasks required.
  • Keep information up to date and correct in all relevant systems and database’s to help ensure the smooth running of the team.
  • Learn about various processes, including our paper, samples management and influencer requests processes and complete any activities needed.

What will you get?

  • You'll develop your technical skills as you will be trained on how to use internal systems relating to our processes as well as Microsoft software.
  • You'll develop many skills: communication (verbal and written), analytical skills, attention to detail, organisation, self-management and relationship-building skills.

As well as this, you will have:

  • Regular meetings with your Manager.
  • Regular feedback on your work from colleagues so you can learn and adapt.
  • A buddy to support you when you join and throughout your time with us.
  • Training and development support from us and from the Prince's Trust, youth employability experts, to build your skills for the working world and your future!

What are we looking for?

Do you have an interest in retail; Home, Tech and Fashion? Do you consider yourself to be driven, motivated and happy to work on a variety of different tasks? If so, then this could be the role for you. 

  • We’d love people with “can-do”, positive attitudes that likes to work with others, has good communication skills (verbal and written) and likes building relationships with people.
  • We’re looking for people who are organised, who also feel comfortable, with the support of the team, to work to tight deadlines at times. 
  • For experience and qualifications, we’re looking for people who are IT literate and able to use Microsoft softwares, for example Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • It would be desirable to have had some experience of working in retail, however it’s not essential.

How to apply...

Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on "Apply now" to create your profile and answer a few questions in order to apply today!

Please do not apply for this role unless you have been referred by your Work Coach.


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