We’re recruiting, fancy working with reptiles?

With the expansion of Northampton Reptile Centre, and the pending opening of our first Realm of Reptiles Franchise in Milton Keynes, it has never been busier here! We’re going to need more people!

We will be looking to recruit both full-time and part time team members in Northampton and Milton Keynes in the near future. Main duties will include animal husbandry and professionally assisting store customers.

We won’t just employ anybody though, we only want to work with the best! If you’re average, or have nothing exceptional to contribute to reptile retail, please do not apply.

Have a read of our company 16 points of culture below, do they feel like something you could be a part of?

1. Commitment …

I give myself and everything I commit to 100% until I succeed. I am committed to the Vision, Mission, Culture and success of Northampton Reptile Centre/ Realm Of Reptiles, its current and future team, and its clients at all times. I always recommend products and services of Northampton Reptile Centre/ Realm Of Reptiles prior to going outside the company.

2. Ownership …

I am truly responsible for my actions and outcomes and own everything that takes place in my work and my life. I am accountable for my results and I know that for things to change, first I must change.

3. Integrity …

I always speak the truth. What I promise is what I deliver. I only ever make agreements with myself and others that I am willing and intend to keep. I communicate potential broken agreements at the first opportunity and I clear up all broken agreements immediately.

4. Excellence …

Good enough isn’t. I always deliver products and services of exceptional quality that add value to all involved for the long term. I look for ways to do more with less and stay on a path of constant and never ending improvement and innovation.

5. Communication …

I speak positively of my fellow team members, my clients and Northampton Reptile Centre/ Realm Of Reptiles in both public and private. I speak with good purpose using empowering and positive conversation. I never use or listen to sarcasm or gossip. I acknowledge what is being said as true for the speaker at that moment and I take responsibility for responses to my communication. I greet and farewell people using their name. I always apologise for any upsets first and then look for a solution. I only ever discuss concerns in private with the person involved.

6. Success …

I totally focus my thoughts, energy and attention on the successful outcome of whatever I am doing. I am willing to win and allow others to win: Win/Win. At all times, I display my inner pride, prosperity, competence and personal confidence. I am a successful person.

7. Education …

I learn from mistakes, both my own and others. I am approachable and open; I feel I can always ask questions and I am pleased to pass on knowledge to my colleagues and clients. I impart practical and useful knowledge rather than just theory. I am an educator and, subject to ethical considerations, I enable my clients to make their own choices and informed decisions.

8. Team Work …

I am a team player and lead where I have superior expertise. Team cohesion is priority. I work toward team achievement rather than my own individual achievement. I focus on co-operation and always aim to resolve problems and issues rather than compromising them. I am flexible in my work and able to change if what I’m doing is not working. I ask for help when I need it and I am compassionate to others who ask me.

9. Balance …

I have a balanced approach to life, remembering that my spiritual, social, physical and family aspects are just as important as my financial and intellectual. I complete my work and my most important tasks first, so I can have quality time to myself, with my family and also to renew.

10. Fun …

Fun in our interactions is healthy and life giving. In a business context, it is beneficial. It engenders teamwork, good will, productivity, and cohesive workable relationships.

11. Systems …

I always look to systems for a solution. If a challenge arises, I use a system correction before I look for a people correction. I innovate through a system solutions rather than people solutions. I follow the system exactly until it is superceded. I suggest system improvements at the first opportunity..

12. Consistency …

The benefit of consistency is assurance. I am consistent in my actions so my clients, team mates and stakeholders can invariably feel comfortable in dealing with me. I am disciplined in my work so my results, growth and success are consistent.

13. Gratitude …

I am a genuinely gracious person. I say ‘thank you’ and show appreciation, often and in many ways, so that those around me know how much I appreciate everything and everyone in my life. I celebrate my wins and the wins of my team, my clients, and other stakeholders. I consistently acclaim myself and other people doing things right.

14. Win-win …

For interactions and transactions, I use the win-win strategy, where each party emerges feeling good. This delivers bonding, goodwill and delivers the highest rate of long term success, both socially and commercially.

15. Profit awareness …

I am profit aware. The actions I take are of commercial value and make business sense in the context of the company. I understand that both my employment and the resources I use are costs the company and that my actions must bring a certain level of profit above them.

16.Abundance …

I am an abundant person, I deserve my abundance and I am easily able to both give and receive it. I allow abundance in all areas of my life by respecting my own self worth and that of all others. I am rewarded to the level that I create abundance for others and I accept that abundance only shows up in my life to the level at which I show up.

So, if you think you have what it takes to professionally assist your fellow reptile hobbyists…
Send your C.V (with a cover letter) to;

Lois Hook
Northampton Reptile Centre
159 Weedon Road
Northampton
NN5 5DA

About Gary Rolfe

Gary works within the head office at Realm of Reptiles in Northampton. Twitter at @GaryRolfe.

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