Thank you and good night...!

Just a quick thank you to all applicants for our part time position.  Closing day was today, but as I'm away at a trade fair until Wednesday we won't be shortlisting until then.  So, don't worry if you haven't heard from us until then - we will be contacting everyone as soon as we can after that.

Closing date...whoops

A kind friend(!) has just pointed out that the closing date for our recruitment process was apparently Monday 1 September.  It isn't - it's Friday 5th so apologies to anyone who thought they couldn't get an application in on time, and go on, do it!  You have until Friday :-)


Ginger Fig is recruiting!

Yes - we need a part time member of staff to complete our team in the run up to a certain busy time of the year... (apparently I'm not allowed to mention exactly when that is, but I think you can probably guess)

The right person will need a mix of skills - alongside good customer facing and other retail essentials, they will need to demonstrate an interest in and understanding of social media, website maintenance and general computer skills.  Financial rewards will not be enormous, but the varied nature of the work should mean you will never be bored, and there will always be biscuits, tea and coffee for the taking.

Useful Information

Hours 16 per week, Tuesday - Friday.  Actual hours to be discussed.  Initially this is a 6 month contract but ideally this will be extended and may become permanent.

Experience:  previous retail experience is preferred but not absolutely essential

Skills:  confidence dealing with the public;  a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel (basic spreadsheets); familiarity with social media (Twitter/Facebook).

Qualities:  you will need to be reliable, flexible and conscientious, with a good eye for detail, taking pride in your work.  As with all work in retail, patience and a good sense of humour are essential!

How to apply?

You can either pick up a copy of the job description from the shop, or we can email it to you.  Use the 'contact' button above, or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Then post us a copy of your CV with a covering letter, or drop it into the shop.  We would prefer not to receive these by email. 

Closing date:  Friday 5 September 2014


About time...

August 2014:  We are just about to add some information to our website after a LONG period of stagnation.  Hope that we can keep this up for the rest of the year so that you can see all the new goodies we have in stock and will have in stock in the next few months.  We also have some recruitment news which will be the next post on this page, so watch this space...


Just to let you know that our landline is currently out of action (or at least for taking calls) so many apologies if you have been trying to contact us that way.  You CAN get in touch with us either via email, on Facebook (Ginger Fig Gifts and Gallery) or Twitter (@gingerfig).  If you have my mobile number please feel free to use that but preferably not too late in the evening!  Once the phone is back in action I will let you know...


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