Develop your career with a job at Waterstones

Do you love books and want to get involved in a leading UK bookshop? Apply with YoungCapital and develop your career with a job at Waterstones.

8 - 40 hours per week
Between £10.00 and £20.00 Per Hour

What are you going to do:

Waterstones is always on the lookout for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for books, literature, and retail. Waterstones offers a variety of jobs at their stores that suit all kinds of people; from full-time sales positions to part-time stockroom assistant roles. Whatever your skill set or experience level, there’s something for everyone. Plus, they’re active in almost every major city – you can find Waterstones jobs in Glasgow, Manchester, Edinburgh, and more.

To be considered for any of the job vacancies Waterstones offers, you must be literate and numerate, possess excellent customer service skills, and have an eye for detail. You should also be able to work as part of a team and independently, have the ability to use computers, and have sufficient physical strength to lift heavy items. However, the required skills will depend on the role – some specialised roles may require a degree or relevant work experience, while other Waterstones careers may not have any requirements at all.

The tasks that come with a job at Waterstones are varied and can include anything from stocking shelves with new books to helping customers find specific titles or recommendations. With a job as a Waterstones bookseller, you may be expected to process payments both quickly and accurately, provide advice on special offers available in store, and keep displays neat and tidy. You may also assist with café orders when needed, provide general information about events taking place in store, hand help to ensure health and safety compliance regulations are met.

Generally speaking, working hours for careers at Waterstones tend to range between 10am-7pm on weekdays (Monday-Saturday), but depending on the role, you may need to work later hours or weekends (Sunday). The pay for Waterstones jobs will vary depending on the position you’re applying for, but typically start from minimum wage upwards, with additional benefits such as staff discounts available. Furthermore, you may also be eligible for bonuses should your performance exceed expectations.

Waterstones celebrates diversity within its workforce which is why they strive to provide equal opportunities regardless of race, gender identity, or sexual orientation. On top of this, they're committed to creating an environment in which every employee is valued and given the chance to develop both personally and professionally within their chosen field of work. Eager to get started? Develop your career and explore all jobs with Waterstones on this page.

What we offer:

  • A job with one of the UK’s top bookshops
  • An excellent employee benefits package
  • Plenty of opportunities for growth and development
  • Personalised support from leadership
  • A competitive salary package
  • Flexibility in working hours

What we ask:

  • No minimum education required
  • No experience required
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to empathise with customers
  • A passion for books and retail


You may be curious and wondering ‘where do I find a Waterstones job near me?’ Well, all you have to do is fill out your city in your profile. That way, our recruiters can match you with Waterstones careers in your area. Apply today!

Extra information

Education Level
College, Secondary School, University, Other
Working hours per week
8 - 40
Type of Contract
Part-time jobs, Evening jobs, Weekend jobs, Summer / seasonal jobs
Salary indication
Between £10.00 and £20.00 Per Hour
Responsible for
Helping customers out with their purchases at the till, managing the social media of Waterstones, or processing incoming orders, depending on the role.
Published at
Profession type
Sales, Retail
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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