Job Vacancy – Part-time sales advisors (Guernsey)

posted on July 16th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We have an exciting new job opportunity for highly motivated and customer focussed part time sales advisors in our Guernsey store. You will need to be flexible and able to work weekends and school holidays. For more information please see job description.

Part Time Sales Advisor Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

Closing date for applications: 14th August 2014

Please send all applications to Toni.Sadler@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Job Vacancy – Branch Manager (Guernsey)

posted on July 16th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We are currently seeking a passionate & hardworking manager to oversee our store and individuals with previous retail & visual merchandising experience to join our team of sales advisors. Must have retail experience, proven success in achieving branch KPIs and an in depth knowledge of leading a successful team with customer service at the heart of all you do.

For more information see the job description below.

Branch Manager Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

The closing date for this position is 31st July 2014
Please send all applications to Toni.Sadler@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Job Vacancy – Part Time Sales Advisors (Penzance)

posted on July 16th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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We have two exciting new job opportunities for two highly motivated and customer focussed part time sales advisors in our Penzance store. You will need to be flexible and able to work weekends and school holidays. For more information please see job description.

Part Time Sales Advisor Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

Closing date for applications: Saturday 26th July

Please send all applications to Amanda at APilkington@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

 

 

Five Fun Facts About Cornish Gorse

posted on July 14th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Gorse is a common site across Cornwall. It fills our countryside and coast paths with gorgeous colours of yellow and green, delighting folk and inspiring artists. This year, it has also inspired our designers and gorse yellow has become a staple colour for our newest collection.

In honour of this inspirational shrub we have put together five fun facts about Gorse for you:

  • It has a wonderful, coconut aroma – some individuals experience this more strongly than others!
  • It’s edible and has a fruity, pineapple taste! You can make a rather delectable pickle with the flowers, or even a wine. Our favourite way to eat them is to simply add the raw flowers to salad for taste and colour – watch for their hefty spikes when picking though.
  • “Kissing is out of fashion when gorse is out of blossom” is a traditional Cornish proverb. (We’re a passionate bunch down here, common gorse is permanently in bloom!)
  • Gorse seeds are produced in elongated pods that noisily burst open when ripe!
  • Gorse has had many uses over the centuries, including being used as fuel, grazing stock and thatching for houses!

 

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The Seasalt guide to rockpooling in Cornwall!

posted on July 12th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt guide to rockpooling in Cornwall

The summer holidays are nearly here, and it’s time to get out and about on the beach.  As well as the usual activities of building sandcastle, taking a sea swim and playing some beach tennis, Cornish beaches are great places to go rockpooling.

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Meet the team: Adam from Finance

posted on July 11th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Seasalt? We’re going behind the scenes to show you some of the people that keep Seasalt running.
Below is a little Q&A with Adam, one of our Finance Technicians.

How long have you worked at Seasalt?
Two and a half years

What was your experience before joining Seasalt?
After completing my A-levels at Redruth School I worked full time as a yacht broker for just over 2 years until I moved to Seasalt.

What does a typical week in the Finance team entail?
In my previous role, I worked on the Sales Ledger where I particularly enjoyed speaking to our wholesale customers. In my new role in the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team I generally have a mix of project work and planning and reporting tasks which tie into our budgeting and management accounts processes. Most of these jobs entail working with colleagues from inside and outside the Finance team to ensure that the business has useful, accurate, timely information.

What have been your biggest achievements since joining Seasalt?
I am really proud to have completed my AAT qualification. This has helped me to better understand processes in the Finance team and to develop my technical skills. Another achievement has been researching, developing and helping implement a new expenses policy as part of a project group. Seeing a project through from the beginning, sharing it with the wider company and now using it day-in, day-out has really allowed me to take responsibility for this process.

What do you hope to achieve in the future?
I have just started to study for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification so I am looking forward to studying for – and in time passing! – this qualification, while building on my knowledge and experience in my new role in the Financial Planning and Analysis part of the Seasalt Finance team.

What is the best thing about working for Seasalt?
Definitely the support – whether it’s the guidance available from individuals across the business or the support provided by the company as a whole, which has allowed me to gain my qualification as well as developing my experience as the company continues to grow.

What have you learnt that has surprised you most since working for Seasalt?
I have been impressed with the opportunities available within the company and the confidence shown in both the product and members of the team. It is also great to see the attention to detail and the uniqueness of Seasalt products, right from the planning and design stages through to selling the product in our own shops and online.

Must have Seasalt product?
Bosun’s Boxers of course!!!

Job Vacancy – Graphic Designer

posted on July 11th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Grahic Design Job

We’re on the lookout for a talented graphic designer to join our busy team. You’ll have at least 3-4 years of graphic design experience, be passionate about print, and daft about brochure & catalogue design.

We are looking for someone who loves a good old fashion pencil but is totally up-to-date with Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop. Experience in a busy design studio essential, as is a relevant degree.

If you think you have a gift for print design get in touch by sending samples of your work as well as the job application form to emily.sullivan@seasaltcornwall.co.uk .

This role is full-time, based in our Falmouth office. Previous applicants need not apply.

Graphic Designer Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

Closing date: 25th July 2014

Job Vacancy – Image Retoucher

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Grahic Design Job

As an image retoucher your main responsibilities will be to maintain the high standard of Seasalt’s product images ready to be used in print and online. You will file, retouch and name images following the current Seasalt process, along with carrying out image checks and updates. You will have an eye for detail and are happy to work on your own in a fast paced environment and excel at meeting deadlines. Working in the Marketing department, you will be flexible depending on workload and photoshoot schedules.

Image Retoucher Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th July 2014

Please send all applications to mikki.stratton-monck@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

 

Job Vacancy – Part Time Sales Advisor (Totnes)

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We have a position for a motivated, well organised and customer focused Temporary Part Time Sales Advisor at our Totnes store. You will need to be flexible and adaptable, and able to work weekends and school holidays. For more details please see the job description.

Sales Advisor Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th July 2014

Please send all applications to Totnesshop@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Striped Sailor Shirts – A History

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

 

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At Seasalt striped sailor shirts are our staple garments – in fact they were the first Seasalt garment we ever made 33 years ago! But how did nautical stripes become part of our everyday wardrobe?

Stripes were popular among seafarers as they were highly visible should a sailor be unlucky enough to fall over-board. Vertically striped trousers were the garment of choice for mariners in the 1700s, with Nelson owning a rather fetching pair of striped stockings! Stripes proved so effective when out at sea that in 1858 the French Navy demanded the humble striped shirt become strict, naval uniform.

During the early 1900s stripes had started to seep into everyday clothing. Swimsuits (think vintage, strong man outfits) were a popular choice for the striped design – but the shirts had started to make their way onto the creative scene, with artists and writers including Man Ray, Ernest Hemingway and Picasso regularly wearing them – there are pictures floating around of F. Scott Fitzgerald pairing his stripes with a pair of plus fours!

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Perhaps the most famous striped top lover of them all, and the person credited with bringing the humble sailor shirt on to the radar of the fabulously fashionable, was Coco Chanel. Arguably one of the most famous and influential designers in the world, she took elements of menswear and transformed them into luxurious clothing for women. A firm believer that clothing ought to be comfortable, a strong sentiment that moved away from the constraints of women’s fashion in the early 1900s, she once said, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury” – a sentiment strongly shared by Seasalt designers today!

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Throughout the years the classic striped shirt showed no signs of abating and became synonymous with 1960s French New Wave Cinema, and the burgeoning creative art scene. Actresses Jean Seberg and Brigitte Bardot, and artist Andy Warhol were rarely seen without their nautical attire.

Even today the striped shirt is still as popular as ever – perhaps due to its magical ability to make any outfit look as though you’ve just stepped off the boat from the French Riviera, or maybe because it looks as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a floral print skirt. One thing’s for certain, the striped top shows no sign of slowing down, and we’re proud that our Sailor Shirt is the best you can buy!

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